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University of the Philippines COLLEGE OF LAW

Malcolm Hall, Diliman, Quezon City

MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE
LAW 118
Prof. J.D.C. Gumpal

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MODULE 1: Introduction to Medical Jurisprudence 1.1. Definition - branch of science and medicine involving the study and application of scientific and medical knowledge to legal problems, such as inquests, and in the field of law;1 application of medicine to law and vice versa. Legal bases 1.2.1. R.A. 2382 (Medical Act of 1959) as amended by R.A. 4224 (1965) & R.A. 5946 (1969) 1.2.2. Section 5 of Rule 138 (Attorneys & Admission to BAR) 1.3. History 1.3.1. The History of Legal Medicine by Cyril H. Wecht, MD, JD <http://www.jaapl.org/ content/33/2/245.full.pdf+html> 1.4. Course modules 1.4.1. 1.4.2. 1.4.3. 1.4.4. 1.4.5. 1.4.6. 1.4.7. 1.4.8. Introduction to Medical Jurisprudence Basic anatomy Reproduction Pregnancy & Abortion Biometrics & Behaviometrics DNA Paternity & Filiation Child-related issues: milk wars, bullying, child abuse 1.4.9. Virginity, rape & the battered spouse 1.4.10. Mental incapacity & Insanity 1.4.11. Human sexuality 1.4.12. Drugs & poisons 1.4.13. Physical injuries 1.4.14. Death & dying 1.4.15. Practice of medicine 1.4.16. Medical negligence

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Theodric Romeyn Beck and William Dunloop. (1825.) Elements of Medical Jurisprudence, 2 ed., Oxford University Press.
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Bases of grades 1.5.1. Recitation (30%) 1.5.2. Mid-terms (35%) 1.5.3. Final exam (35%)

!! ! ! ! ! Basis for grading the mid-terms and final exams. 1.6. Attendance (University policy-absences allowed not to exceed 20% of total class hours)

! ! ! ! ! ! ! Total hours = 16 hours ! ! ! ! ! Allowable absences not to exceed = 3 hours2 2. MODULE 2: GROSS ANATOMY 2.1. Gross descriptions 2.1.1. Somatotypes Reference:http://global.britannica.com/ EBchecked/topic/553976/somatotype 2.1.2. Body shapes 2.1.3. Face shapes 2.1.4. Facies Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Facies_(medical) 2.1.5. Nose shapes 2.1.6. Ear attachments 2.2. Identifying features 2.2.1. 2.2.2. 2.2.3. 2.2.4. 2.3. Race Reference:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Race_(human_classification)#Morphologically_dif ferentiated_populations Read: ! Introduction and Complications & various definitions of the concept Birthmarks Moles Imperfections Tattoos

excused or unexcused (for 4 or more hours of absences, the student shall be forced dropped and given a grade of 5.0 if majority of the absences are unexcused- University policy on absences)
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Directional terms 2.4.1. 2.4.2. 2.4.3. 2.4.4. 2.4.5. 2.4.6. 2.4.7. Anterior/posterior Ventral/dorsal Rostral/Caudal Medial/lateral Proximal/distal Superior/Inferior Cephalad/Caudad

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Body planes 2.5.1. Transverse 2.5.2. Sagittal 2.5.3. Coronal

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Reference lines 2.6.1. Anterior/posterior median lines 2.6.2. Mid-clavicular lines 2.6.3. Mid-scapular lines

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Basic anatomical structures 2.7.1. Head (cranium & face) 2.7.1.1. Nasal 2.7.1.2. Frontal 2.7.1.3. Temporal 2.7.1.4. Occipital 2.7.1.5. Parietal 2.7.1.6. Vertex 2.7.1.7. Buccal 2.7.1.8. Mandibular 2.7.1.9. Maxillary 2.7.1.10. Orbital 2.7.2. Neck (cervical and nuchal) 2.7.3. Chest 2.7.4. Abdomen 2.7.5. Arms and legs 2.7.6. Upper and lower back 2.7.7. Inguinal area 2.7.8. Gluteal region 2.7.9. Hands and feet

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Prominences and angles 2.8.1. 2.8.2. 2.8.3. 2.8.4. 2.8.5. 2.8.6. 2.8.7. 2.8.8. 2.8.9. Glabella Superciliary arch Zygomatic prominence Angle of mandible Philtrum Mental protruberance Oral commissures Laryngeal prominence Acromial prominence (acromion)

2.8.10. Clavicle 2.8.11. Sternal angle 2.8.12. Costal margin 2.8.13. Costal angle 2.8.14. Anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS) 2.8.15. Posterior iliac crest 2.8.16. Olecranon 2.8.17. Calcaneus 2.8.18. Malleolus 2.8.19. Patella 2.9. Fossae (hollows/concavities) 2.9.1. 2.9.2. 2.9.3. 2.9.4. 2.10. Muscles 2.10.1. Sternocleidomastoid muscles 2.10.2. Pectoralis major 2.10.3. Serratus anterior 2.10.4. Rectus abdomini 2.10.5. Deltoid 2.10.6. Biceps 2.10.7. Triceps 2.10.8. Gluteus maximus 2.10.9. Gastrocnemius 2.11. Skeletal system 2.11.1. Skull 2.11.1.1. 2.11.1.2. 2.11.1.3. 2.11.1.4. 2.11.2. Face 2.11.2.1. 2.11.2.2. 2.11.2.3. 2.11.2.4. 2.11.3. Thorax 2.11.3.1. 2.11.3.2. 2.11.3.3. 2.11.3.4. 2.11.4. Spine 2.11.4.1. 2.11.4.2. 2.11.4.3. 2.11.4.4. 2.11.4.5. 2.11.5. Pelvis 2.11.5.1. 2.11.5.2. Suprasternal notch Axillary fossae Umbilicus Popliteal fossae

Frontal Temporal Parietal Occipital Maxilla Mandible Zygomatic Nasal Clavicle Sternum Ribs Scapula Cervical Thoracic Lumbar Sacrum Coccyx Ilium Ischium

2.11.5.3. 2.11.6. Arms 2.11.6.1. 2.11.6.2. 2.11.6.3. 2.11.6.4. 2.11.7. Legs 2.11.7.1. 2.11.7.2. 2.11.7.3. 2.11.8. Feet 2.11.8.1. 2.11.8.2. 2.11.8.3. 2.11.8.4. 2.12.

Pubis Humerus Radius Ulna Hands 2.11.6.4.1.Phalanges 2.11.6.4.2.Metacarpals Femur Tibia Fibula Phalanges Metatarsal Calcaneus Malleolus

Circulatory system 2.12.1. Heart 2.12.2. Aorta 2.12.3. Vena cava 2.12.4. Jugular vein 2.12.5. Pulses (arteries) 2.12.5.1. Carotid 2.12.5.2. Brachial 2.12.5.3. Radial 2.12.5.4. Femoral 2.12.5.5. Popliteal 2.12.5.6. Dorsalis pedis Medical Examiner diagrams 2.13.1. Skull http://www.wizardsofaz.com/waco/ pg14.gif 2.13.2. Skull http://www.realcrimes.com/ Prescott/Curtis.hd_shot_diagram.jpg 2.13.3. Autopsy diagrams: http://www.afmes.mil/ index.cfm? pageid=resources.autopsy_diagrams

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Recommended reference: GetBodySmart.com www.getbodysmart.com/index.htm

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Cases: Use the autopsy diagrams in http:// www.afmes.mil/index.cfm? pageid=resources.autopsy_diagrams to indicate site of wounds People v. Moises et al., G.R. No. L-32495 August 13, 1975

People v. Deang et al.,G.R. No. 128045, August 24, 2000