Jan 31, 2023  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

FRSC-162 Autopsy Assistant Practicum I

Credits 4 / 4 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-030 (ACSR-030), completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of RDNG-016 or ACLT-074 with a minimum grade of 3.0. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of each of the following courses with a minimum grade of 3.0 in each: BIOL-152 , FRSC-160  and FRSC-161  and signature of Autopsy Assistant program coordinator.
This course will instruct the student in preparing the body and morgue for autopsy through hands-on experience in a morgue. Students registering for this course will be assigned to a designated fieldwork site at which they will be trained in the procedures allowing for graduated responsibility. Students will be evaluated through oral practical and written examinations. During the course of the semester students will need to accumulate 200 hours in the morgue under the supervision of morgue personnel. To register for FRSC 162 students must have been accepted into the Autopsy Assistant Program and must obtain the signature of the program coordinator.

Course Outcomes
1. Demonstrate proper procedures for body identification and autopsy assignment 2. Demonstrate proper procedure for body and autopsy paperwork preparation 3. Demonstrate proper documentation of body through autopsy photography 4. Demonstrate proper procedure for obtaining, packaging, storage and cataloging of physical and photographic evidence obtained during autopsy 5. Demonstrate proper procedure for obtaining, packaging, storage and cataloging tissue evidence obtained during autopsy 6. Demonstrate proper procedure for body storage and release 7. Demonstrate proper procedure for maintenance of administrative records