00701 - Legal Medicine

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  • Teacher Susi Pelotti

  • Learning modules Susi Pelotti (Modulo 1)
    Paolo Fais (Modulo 2)

  • Credits 6

  • SSD MED/43

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures (Modulo 1)
    Traditional lectures (Modulo 2)

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Cesena

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Applied cognitive psychology (cod. 0991)

    Also valid for Campus of Bologna
    Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Law (cod. 9232)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale

  • Course Timetable from Sep 19, 2022 to Nov 23, 2022


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being Gender equality

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

The knowledge of medico-legal issues for the education of  lex operators. 

Course contents

Definition and medico-legal fields. Individual's damage. Causality. Imputability and forensic psycopathology. Crimes against life and against individual safe, sexual crimes. Abortion. Traumatology. Thanatology. Crime scene investigation. Forensic genetics and toxicology. Health reports and certificate. Social insurance. Professional confidentiality. Reports to the Courts. Informed consent. professional liability.

The same contents will be provided for Erasmus students.


Upgraded books of forensic medicine.

Principal laws of medico legal interest

Teaching methods

Lessons, worshop, group meeting

Assessment methods

Oral examination:

18-19 limited preparation and capacity of analysis 

20-24 limited preparation and autonomy in capacity of analysis

25-29 extended preparation, autonomy in the analysis of medico-legal issues

 30-30L full preparation, autonomy in the analysis of medico-legal issues, full knowledge of the terminology and capacity to discuss medico-legal aspects.


For erasmus students: Forensic thantology and traumatology, forensic genetics.


a short dissertation on Italian law about a medico-legal issue compared to the law of the student's countries. 


Teaching tools

Slides, video.

Office hours

See the website of Susi Pelotti

See the website of Paolo Fais