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.
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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