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Training in assessment of personal injury based on biomechanical analysis. 1st Edition


This online course has been developed within the Areyoufine project, an initiative funded by the European Union within the Erasmus + Program. The course gives an introduction on the general legal-medical aspects in the assessment of bodily harm at a European level. Introduces the student in the application and utility of biomechanics for the assessment of bodily harm. It explains the use of biomechanical assessment tests as a complementary medical test for the evaluation of the musculoskeletal system that helps to explain the lack of objectivity in medical-legal criteria. 

Dates: From 16th April to 18th May 2018 
Duration: 40 hours

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247,93 €



To professionals of the health sector and other related professionals with special interest in the bodily harm assessment: forensic doctors, medical experts, damage assessment doctors, rehabilitation doctors and lawyers specialized in damage assessment.


• Provide an overview of medico-legal procedures applicable in Europe in case of bodily harm.
• Introduce basic principles of legal medicine and assessment of bodily harm at European level.
• Introduce the function and utility of clinical biomechanics for the assessment of body damage.
• Know some of the instrumental techniques for the biomechanical analysis utility in the clinical practice.
• Start to interpret the results of clinical biomechanical analysis, including in the field of simulation.
• Know requirements for the development of a clinical biomechanical assessment report.
• Know the usefulness of clinical biomechanical assessment tests through cases.


Module 1: Introduction to the medico-legal frame at EU level

• Session 1: Medico-legal general issues on personal injurydamages
• Session 2: Personal injury damages compensation

Module 2: Introduction to biomechanical assessment in bodilyharm assessment

• Session 1: Introduction to biomechanical assessment
• Session 2: Introduction to the concept of malingering
• Session 3: Relevance and application of the biomechanicalassessment

Module 3: Clinical cases

• Case study 1: Lumbar spine
• Case study 2: Shoulder
• Case study 3: Cervical spine

Module 4: Additional contents

DATES: From 16th April to 18th May 2018 

DURATION: 40 hours