This course is designed to introduce students to veterinary forensic pathology, an emerging discipline in veterinary forensic science. Upon completion of this course the student should be able to define, describe and accurately detect postmortem changes, mechanisms and lesions of trauma, neglect and perianesthetic death in animals. Although the focus is on the postmortem lesions of trauma and neglect, many of the patterns and principles discussed are applicable to live animals.
This course is comprised of 15 modules: .each module contains lessons, textbook and journal readings, discussions and assignments.
Those taking this course must be knowledgeable of material taught in prerequisite VME 6577, Veterinary Forensic Pathology I including: how to perform a forensic postmortem, write a forensic postmortem report, describe the basic diagnostic process and reactions to cellular injury, describe lesions, understand and explain hemostasis, edema, wound healing and understand and describe color changes in tissues. Knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology are required.
|Module 1||Postmortem Changes, Interval and Postmortem Artifacts|
|Module 2||Pathology of Trauma and Blunt Force Trauma I|
|Module 3||Blunt Force Trauma II – Fractures & Traumatic Brain Injury|
|Module 4||Sharp Force Trauma|
|Module 5||Projectile Injuries|
|Module 7||Drowning & Bodies Recovered From Water|
|Module 8||Mid-term Examination|
|Module 9||Thermal, Electrical and Caustic Injuries|
|Module 10||Environmental Causes of Injuries and Death|
|Module 11||Neglect & Starvation|
|Module 12||Animal Sexual Abuse|
|Module 13||Animal Conspecific Fighting & Bite Wounds|
|Module 14||Sudden Death & Peri-anesthetic Death|
|Module 15||Final Examination|