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The Body of the Deceased

The Body of the Deceased

Human Tissue Act 2004 Part 1: Overview

 

00_01.jpgThis session provides an overview of the Human Tissue Act 2004 and the Human Tissue Authority, its codes of practice and issues of consent and licensing relating to the use and disposal of human tissue.

 

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Human Tissue Act 2004 Part 2: Regulations for Post Mortems and Human Tissue

 

00_01.jpgThis session expands on the introduction to the Human Tissue Act 2004 covered in session Have completed session Module 06/Body of the Deceased/The Human Tissue Act 2004 Part 1, covering regulations governing post mortem examinations and the storage, use and disposal of human tissue.

          

 

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Tissue Donation and Organ Transplant Part 1: Introduction

 

00_01.jpgThis session describes what the medical examiner needs to know about tissue donation and organ transplantation.

            

 

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Tissue Donation and Organ Transplant Part 2: The Donation Process and Coronial Law

 

00_01.jpgThis session highlights inter-professional working, the hierarchy of consent, the level of training the Human Tissue Authority require of practitioners and defines licensable activities.

            

 

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Tissue Donation and Organ Transplant Part 3: The Role of the Pathologist

 

00_01.jpgThis session explains the interaction between the donation process and the Human Tissue Act (2004). It also examines the factors affecting the decision-making process for professionals and families.

            

 

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External Examination of the Body

 

00_01.jpgThis session describes a practical approach to the examination of the body that covers post mortem changes, marks and injuries which may suggest referral to the coroner and possible further investigation by the police.

             

 

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Implications of Serious Infectious Diseases

 

00_01.jpgThis session describes what the medical examiner needs to know about the public health implications of serious infectious diseases (e.g. notifiable infections), and the arrangements for reporting notifiable and other serious infectious diseases.

             

 

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Post Mortem Examination Part 1: Consent

 

00_01.jpgThis session explains the consent required for carrying out post mortem examinations that are not ordered by the coroner. It focuses on the procedures as defined by the Human Tissue Act of 2004.

            

 

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Post Mortem Examination Part 2: Autopsy Practice

 

00_01.jpgThis session describes what the Medical Examiner (ME) needs to know about the procedure of post mortem examination, and its limitations.

             

 

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Post Mortem Examination Part 3: Investigations After the Autopsy

 

00_01.jpgThis session indicates the various kinds of specimens that may be removed at post mortem examination in both consent and coroner's autopsies. This information may help the medical examiner (ME) to answer queries from relatives of the deceased.

            

 

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Non-invasive and Minimally-invasive Post Mortems

 

00_01.jpgThis session provides medical examiners with the background information necessary for informed discussions regarding the alternatives to traditional autopsy.

 

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Disposal of the Body Part 1: Legal Disposal Methods

 

00_01.jpgThis session provides an overview of the various possible methods of the legal disposal of the body, both past and present.

             

 

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Disposal of the Body Part 2: Statues, Procedures and Limitations

 

00_01.jpgThis session complements the session Disposal of the Body Part 1. It sets out the statutory and procedural requirements associated with body disposal and outlines the key limitations in the process.

            

 

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Donating Bodies for Anatomical Examination

 

00_01.jpgThis session describes the procedures for donating a body for medical science, what happens after the death of a potential donor, and what can often prevent a body from being accepted for anatomical examination.

            

 

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Faith Considerations Part 1: Abrahamic Faiths

 

00_01.jpgThis session explores Abrahamic faith considerations that medical examiners (and the Medical Examiners Service) will need to take into account to carry out a rigorous, consistent, proportionate and equitable scrutiny of the cause(s) of death certified by the attending doctor who prepares the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death.

            

 

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Faith Considerations Part 2: Dharmic Faiths

 

00_01.jpgThis session explores Dharmic faith considerations that medical examiners (and the Medical Examiner Service) will need to take into account to carry out a rigorous, consistent, proportionate and equitable scrutiny of the cause(s) of death certified by the attending doctor who prepares the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death.

          

 

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Faith Considerations Part 3: Far Eastern Faiths

 

00_01.jpgThis session explores Far Eastern faith considerations that medical examiners (and the Medical Examiner Service) will need to take into account to carry out a rigorous, consistent, proportionate and equitable scrutiny of the cause(s) of death certified by the attending doctor who prepares the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death.

           

 

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Faith Considerations Part 4: Other Traditions

 

00_01.jpgThis session explores other tradition faith considerations that medical examiners (and the Medical Examiners Service) will need to take into account to carry out a rigorous, consistent, proportionate and equitable scrutiny of the cause(s) of death certified by the attending doctor who prepares the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death.

           

 

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