This is my Forensic Pathology lecture given in a forensics class about what a Medical Examiner does to determine the cause of death. It also describes several of the methods used to estimate postmortem interval, or how long it has been since someone died.
- Roles in the crime lab
- Algor Mortis
- Rigor Mortis
- Livor Mortis
The prezi above is available for free and there is a student note-guide available in my TPT store:
This lecture takes approximately 75 minutes depending on how much detail and examples are given. It is good to use in a Forensics course in high school or introductory college level setting. I use this in my Human Remains unit where we also discuss Forensic Anthropology (or bones!)
Another activity that the students enjoy with this topic is the virtual autopsy.