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Offered three times each year, this five day program teaches individuals how to conduct scientific, systematic and thorough death scene and telephone investigations for Medical Examiner and Coroner offices. This training is equally valuable to police officers, physicians, nurses, emergency medical personnel, attorneys, forensic scientists and others who are involved with the investigation of violent, suspicious or unexpected deaths that fall under the jurisdiction of medicolegal authorities. Lectures will be presented by forensic specialists on all major categories of deaths that occur in medicolegal jurisdictions with particular emphasis placed on the investigator's role in the death investigation.The course is designed to teach the 29 national guidelines as set forth in the National Institutes of Justice 1999 publication, Death Investigation: A Guide for the Scene Investigator. At the conclusion of the course, students will be assessed as to knowledge gained. This course emphasizes the medical aspects of death investigation and is not designed to be a homicide seminar. Completion of this course qualifies the attendee to participate in the Master's Courses, a series of advanced death investigation conferences. This is a training course, not a certification program.