Demystifying death

Dip your toes into the world of Forensic Medicine with this lecture on Demystifying Death! This lecture is for the curious, so come along if you’re interested in the specialty that forms the interface between law and medicine. By the end of the session, you should be able to recall the medical definition of death, how death is diagnosed in a clinical setting, and be aware of the natural changes that occur to a body after death.


Be aware of the procedures in place needed to legally and medically diagnose death
Understand that death is a process
Understand the mechanisms behind characteristic changes the body undergoes after death, and how these can be used to estimate the time since death in a forensic setting

It was brought to our attention that a small number of students were able to view some copyrighted pictures in the copy of the slides that were uploaded in advance of this session. If you downloaded these slides, we ask that you kindly delete these as soon as possible. We will upload a brand new copy for you to use along with the recording in the next couple of days, on the ‘Recordings’ page of the ‘Members’ Corner’. Thank you so much for your kind support!


Mar 09 2021


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm