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Post-Traumatic Personal Injury Assessment Esta formação não está ativa.

Post-traumatic bodily injury assessment, aiming to orient its proper reparation, whether judicially or extrajudiciallly, is an area that, in Portugal, is essentially assumed by legal medicine, extending often, however, to other medical specialties. So it has gained autonomy, lately, in some aspects: in fact, not only it’s demanded here the contribution of other medical specialties, but also because it’s assumed that many specialists (especially those related to trauma) may be capable of undertaking this task. This course has, then, the main goal of contributing to enhance knowledge and skills of medical doctors and dentists who dedicate or that may dedicate in the future to post-traumatic bodily injury assessment, aiming to contribute to good application of justice, in the best interest of victims (including aspects related to protection/safety, health/rehabilitation and evidence production for criminal investigation purposes, when necessary).

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It is expected that students who successfully complete this course, in both theoretical and practical aspects, will be able to give quality, independent and impartial answers, always based on evidence, to the requests that are made to them in this area, whether at a judicial or extrajudicial level, their main goal being to contribute to the good administration of justice and, in this sense, to guarantee the best interest of the victim, which, in this case, is related not only with the compensation for damages suffered but, very particularly, with their capacity of family, social and professional reintegration/reintegration and, therefore, also with their health.

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Faculty of Medicine
Type of Course
2 Semesters / 30.0 ECTS

All the information presented relates to 2023/2024