Anno Accademico 2023/2024

  • Docente: Paolo Fais
  • Crediti formativi: 2
  • SSD: MED/43
  • Lingua di insegnamento: Inglese
  • Moduli: Arianna Giorgetti (Modulo 1) Paolo Fais (Modulo 2)
  • Modalità didattica: Convenzionale - Lezioni in presenza (Modulo 1) Convenzionale - Lezioni in presenza (Modulo 2)
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 9210)

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

Summarize the legal aspects of confidentiality, informed consent, and medical liability towards patients. Comply with the obligations imposed by law with regard to the preparation of certificates and medical reports, and the mandatory disclosure of information to competent authorities for major crimes of medico-legal interest. Describe the basic principles of forensic traumatology, and thanatology. Compare and contrast the principles of legal and forensic medicine in different countries. Discuss legal issues related to social insurance, work-related injuries and disability.


The medico-legal field and the evaluation of individual damage.

The principal crimes of medico-legal interest: crimes against life, health,maternity, gender violence.

The evaluation of penal and civil responsability of health professionals: analysis of the law evolution.

The confidentiality in the patient-doctor relationship

The informed consent and the informed choice by shared decision making

The relationship with Judicial Authorities

Forensic pathology, genetics and toxicology.

Disability and social insurances


Scientific articles on PubMed.

Law text and international debate documents on the issues.

Forensic Medicine - Fundamentals and Perspectives
Dettmeyer - Verhoff - Schutz • 2014

Knight's Forensic Pathology - Saukko Knight 2015

Metodi didattici

Lessons and analysi of casework or sentences.

Group meeting

Modalità di verifica e valutazione dell'apprendimento

Written test: questions with multiple choice: 32 questions.

Correct answers of 32: 30 cum laude

Correct answer of 30 questions: 30.

Each answer is worth one point

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

Slides, Video

Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Paolo Fais

Consulta il sito web di Arianna Giorgetti