This program will enable you to acquire technical skills and abilities in expert examination nursing, through a powerful audiovisual system and the opportunity to do online simulation and/or specific specialization workshops” 

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This Professional Master’s Degree allows students to unite the scientific application with the practical part already practiced, adding at the same time an adaptation to new technologies with the implementation of online education. It enables students to learn the basic principles required to study forensic thanatology, forensic pathology, forensic sexology, forensic toxicology, forensic psychiatry, damage assessment, anthropology, and criminology.

This high-level specialization meets the needs of professionals who demand adequate knowledge to enable them to carry out forensic assessments and expert reports, as well as the ability and fluency to ratify their opinion and understand the stages in legal proceedings when required. At the same time, it offers students the opportunity to learn how to assess not only personal or bodily injury, but also to quantify negligence, assess and determine disabilities.

Currently, law firms and private clients require a forensic expert examination for most of their procedures. It is for this reason, in addition to the lack of existing professionals, that TECH considers it appropriate to implement a correct, up-to-date, and especially useful syllabus for daily practice in this professional area.

The program includes practical activities to facilitate students' acquisition and mastery of the theory learned, supporting and complementing the knowledge acquired in the theoretical teaching. The contents are presented in an attractive and dynamic way and in multimedia packages that include videos, images and diagrams that serve to reinforce knowledge.

After passing the assessments for the Professional Master’s Degree, graduates will have acquired the necessary professional competences to conduct quality and up-to-date praxis.

With this specialization you will learn to identify whether injuries are vital, perimortal or post-vital, quickly and effectively”

This Professional Master’s Degree in Expert Appraisal and Personal Injury Assessment for Nursing contains the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market. The most important features include:

  • Case studies presented by experts in Expert Appraisal and Personal Injury Assessment for Nursing
  • The graphic, schematic, and practical contents with which they are created, provide scientific and practical information on the disciplines that are essential for professional practice
  • Practical exercises where the self-assessment process can be carried out to improve learning
  • Its special emphasis on innovative methodologies
  • Theoretical lessons, questions to the expert, debate forums on controversial topics, and individual reflection assignments
  • Content that is accessible from any fixed or portable device with an Internet connection

This Professional Master’s Degree is the best investment you can make when selecting a refresher program, for two reasons: in addition to updating your knowledge of Expert Appraisal and Personal Injury Assessment for Nursing, you will obtain a qualification endorsed by TECH Technological University”

The teaching staff includes professionals from the field of Forensic Nursing, who bring their experience to this program, as well as renowned specialists from leading scientific societies. 

Thanks to its multimedia content, developed with the latest educational technology, professionals will benefit from situated and contextual learning, namely, a simulated environment that will provide immersive learning programmed to learn in real situations.

This program is designed around Problem-Based Learning, whereby the professional must try to solve the different professional practice situations that arise throughout the program. For this purpose, professionals will be assisted by an innovative, interactive video system developed by renowned experts in the field of Forensic Nursing who also have extensive teaching experience.  

Increase your decision-making confidence by updating your knowledge through this Professional Master’s Degree"

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Throughout these months of specialization, you will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to classify types of blood stains and correctly process samples"


The contents have been designed and structured by a team of professionals from the best forensic centers and universities in the country, who are aware of the current relevance of specialization to be able to intervene in situations that require a forensic and legal approach from nursing professionals, and who are committed to quality teaching through new educational technologies.

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Expert curriculum and quality content are the key to your learning success”

Module 1. Introduction to Forensic Nursing

1.1. Identifying Injuries

1.1.1. Concept of the Problem
1.1.2. Methodology
1.1.3. Legal Applications of Expert Evidence

1.2. The Role Played by Forensic Nurses

1.2.1. Simulation Detection Simulation vs. Factitious Disorders

1.2.2. Dissimulation Detection

1.2.3. Syndromes Münchhausen Syndrome Münchhausen Syndrome by Proxy Medea Syndrome

1.3. Phytotoxicology

1.3.1. Introduction
1.3.2. Drug Intoxications
1.3.3. General Phytotoxicology

1.4. Forensic Evidence Collection in Nursing

1.4.1. Evidence Collection Blood Semen Hair Pollen Exudates (Other Samples)

1.4.2. Storage and Transport of Samples Chain of Custody Concept Documentation Assessment Sheet Functional Patterns Requirements Nurses Report

Module 2. Causes and Phenomena of Death

2.1. General Aspects

2.1.1. Concept of Thanatology
2.1.2. Concepts of Death
2.1.3. Degrees of Death

2.2. Legal Transcendence
2.3. Mortuary Progression

2.3.1. Agony Indicators
2.3.2.  Precedence in Multiple Deaths

2.4. How Is a Diagnosis of Death Established?

2.4.1. Concept and Methodology

2.5. Death Demonstrated

2.5.1. Encephalic Death
2.5.2. Death in Cardiac Arrest

2.6. Cadaveric Phenomena

2.6.1. Concept
2.6.2. Classification

2.7. Cooling

2.7.1. The way they are formed

2.8. Dehydration, Lividity, and Hypostasis

2.8.1. The way they are formed

2.9. Stiffness and Spasm

2.9.1. Production Mechanism

2.10. Autolysis and Putrefaction

2.10.1. Chronology of Putrefaction

2.11. Preservative and Transformative Phenomena of the Cadaver. Saponification

2.11.1. Concept and Classification

2.12. Preservative and Transformative Phenomena of the Cadaver. Mummification

2.12.1. Concept
2.12.2. Phases of the Process

2.13. Preservative and Transformative Phenomena of the Cadaver. Corification

2.13.1. Concept
2.13.2. Phases of the Process

2.14. Other Cadaveric Phenomena

2.14.1. Concept
2.14.2. Phases

2.15. Duration of Death

2.15.1. Concept and Importance
2.15.2. Routines and Means of Dating Death

2.16. Criminal Judicial Autopsy and Civil Judicial Autopsy

2.16.1. Definition and Methodology
2.16.2. Forms of Action

2.17. Autopsy Times

2.17.1. External Cadaveric Examination
2.17.2. Internal Cadaveric Examination

2.18. Auxiliary Techniques for Forensic Medical Necrodiagnosis

2.18.1. Classification and Concept

2.19. Vital, Perimortal, and Postvital injuries

2.19.1. Origin
2.19.2. Routines
2.19.3. Diagnostic Methods

2.20. Discovery of the Corpse

2.20.1. Removal of the Corpse
2.20.2. Site Inspection

Module 3. Forensic Pathology I

3.1. Death due to Injury

3.1.1. Classification
3.1.2. Destruction of Vital Centers
3.1.3. Hemorrhages

3.2. Traumatic Shock and Embolisms

3.2.1. Concept
3.2.2. The way they are formed

3.3. Multiorgan Dysfunction Syndrome

3.3.1. Definition and concept

3.4. Mechanisms of Natural Death

3.4.1. Concept and Classification

3.5. Natural Death of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Origin

3.5.1. Concept and Classification

3.6. Natural Death of Neurological Origin

3.6.1. Concept and Diagnosis

3.7. Natural Death of Digestive and Metabolic Origin
3.8. Sudden Infant Death

3.8.1. Classification
3.8.2. Possible Disguised Deaths (Abuse)

3.9. Sudden Adult Death

3.9.1. Concept and Classification

3.10. Study of Contusions

3.10.1. Signs of Struggle
3.10.2. Signs of Defence

3.11. Stab Wounds

3.11.1. Types of Wounds
3.11.2. The Way they are Formed

3.12. Gunshot Wounds

3.12.1. Types of Wounds Entry Wounds Exit Wounds The Way they are Formed

3.13. Electrical Injuries

3.13.1. Concept
3.13.2. The Way they are Formed

3.14. Cold, Radiation, and Atmospheric Pressure Injuries

3.14.1. Concept
3.14.2. Classification
3.14.3. The Way they are Formed

3.15. Heat Injuries and Burns

3.15.1. Concept
3.15.2. Classification
3.15.3. Identification

3.16. Fire Injuries

3.16.1. Concept
3.16.2. Classification
3.16.3. Identification

3.17. Blast Injuries
3.18. Major Disasters

Module 4. Forensic Pathology II

4.1. Domestic Abuse

4.1.1.  Concept
4.1.2.  Detection
4.1.3. Diagnostics

4.2. Child Abuse

4.2.1. Concept
4.2.2. Detection
4.2.3. Diagnostics

4.3. Child Sexual Abuse

4.3.1. Concept
4.3.2. Detection
4.3.3. Diagnostics

4.4. Abuse in Relationships

4.4.1. Concept
4.4.2. Detection
4.4.3. Diagnostics
4.4.4.  Possible False Abuse

4.5. Elder Abuse

4.5.1. Concept
4.5.2.  Detection
4.5.3.  Diagnostics

4.6. Traffic Accident Injuries

4.6.1. Concept
4.6.2. Classification

4.7. Forensic Medical Investigation of Aircraft Accidents

4.7.1.  Concept
4.7.2.  Basic Notions

4.8. Mechanical Asphyxiation

4.8.1. Concept
4.8.2. Classification

4.9. Mechanisms of Death

4.9.1. Common Injuries in Deaths due to Asphyxiation

4.10. Hanging

4.10.1. Concept
4.10.2.  Classification
4.10.3.  Diagnostics

4.11. Strangulation

4.11.1. Concept
4.11.2.  Classification
4.11.3. Diagnostics

4.12. Suffocation

4.12.1. Concept
4.12.2. Diagnostics

4.13. Submersion

4.13.1. Concept
4.13.2. Diagnostics

4.14. Violent Death in Infants

4.14.1.  Concept
4.14.2.  Relevant Aspects to Identify Possible Aggressions
4.14.3.  Relevant Aspects to Identify Possible Aggressors

4.15. Natural and Violent Pathology in Relation to Work

4.15.1.  Common Disease
4.15.2.  Professional Disease
4.15.3.  Occupational Disease
4.15.4.  Common Accidents
4.15.5.  Occupational Accidents

4.16.  Causal Links in the Production of Injuries
4.17.  Contents of the Medical Report to Aid the Courts

Module 5. Damage Assessment

5.1. Appraisal and Valuation

5.1.1. Delimitation of Terms
5.1.2. Expert Examination
5.1.3. Expert Appraisal

5.2. Basic National Regulations

5.2.1. Organic Law 6/1985, July 1, 1985, on Judicial Power
5.2.2. Law 1/2000, January 7, 2000, on Civil Procedure
5.2.3. Criminal Procedure Law of 1982
5.2.4. Law 1/1996, January 10, 1996, on Free Legal Aid

5.3. Judicial and Extrajudicial Evidence

5.3.1. Concept of Proof
5.3.2. Means of Proof
5.3.3. Types of Proof
5.3.4. Fields of Action
5.3.5. Time at which the Expert Evidence is Requested
5.3.6. Proof Practice

5.4. Expert Appraisers

5.4.1. Concept
5.4.2. Types of Expert Appraisers
5.4.3. Procedure for the Appointment of Expert Appraisers
5.4.4. Conditions to be Met by Expert Appraisers
5.4.5. Impartiality Control of Experts Appraisers
5.4.6. Expert Appraiser Fees

5.5. Expert Assessment

5.5.1. Recognition
5.5.2. Expert Examination
5.5.3. Judicial Expert Opinions and Reports
5.5.4. Evaluation of Expert Evidence
5.5.5. Performance of the Experts at the Trial or Hearing

5.6. Legislation

5.6.1. Operation and Legislation
5.6.2. Code of Ethics for Judicial Experts

5.7. Liability

5.7.1. Concept
5.7.2. Types
5.7.3. Civil Liability Insurance

5.8. Preparation of Report/Opinion

5.8.1. Characteristics and Structure
5.8.2. Requirements
5.8.3. Advice

5.9. Evaluation of Expert Evidence

5.9.1. Concept
5.9.2. Evaluation of Evidence by Judges and Tribunals

5.10. Expert Reports

5.10.1. Medico-Legal
5.10.2. Psychological Techniques/Tactics

Module 6. Investigating Accidents

6.1. Traffic Accidents

6.1.1. Concept
6.1.2. Phases
6.1.3. Vehicle Classification
6.1.4. Classification of Accidents

6.2. Elements Involved

6.2.1. Concept
6.2.2. Roads or Paths
6.2.3. People
6.2.4. Environment
6.2.5. Intensity

6.3. Accident Reconstruction

6.3.1. Accident Analysis
6.3.2. Reconstruction Procedure
6.3.3. Objectives
6.3.4. Physical Principles
6.3.5. Simple Sliding
6.3.6. Calculation of Speed from Sliding
6.3.7. Physical Fundamentals Applicable to Vehicle Crashes
6.3.8. Collision Elasticity
6.3.9. Speed Assessment
6.3.10. Kinematic Sequences
6.3.11. Graphical Representations
6.3.12. Impact Speed Estimation Methods

6.4. Claims Fraud

6.4.1. Concept
6.4.2. Fraud Analysis
6.4.3. Types of Fraud
6.4.4. Role of Forensic Medicine in Accidents

6.5. Damage Assessment System

6.5.1. General Criteria
6.5.2. Indemnifications
6.5.3. Secuelas
6.5.4. Temporary Injuries

Module 7. Forensic Science

7.1. Historical Introduction

7.1.1. Relation between Forensic Science and Criminology
7.1.2. Historical Periods in Criminal Investigation
7.1.3. Major Moments in Criminal Investigation
7.1.4. Criminal Investigations
7.1.5. Areas of Scientific Knowledge in Criminal Investigation

7.2. Human Identification

7.2.1. Identification
7.2.2. Lofoscopy
7.2.3. Dactyloscopy
7.2.4. Papillary Ridges Systems

7.3. Ocular Inspection

7.3.1. Evidence Protection
7.3.2. Methodology
7.3.3. Technical-Ocular Police Inspection

7.4. Necroidentification and Other Techniques in Forensic Science

7.4.1. Necroidentification
7.4.2. New Techniques in Forensic Science
7.4.3. Forensic Ballistics

7.5. Crime Scene Analysis

7.5.1. Number and Types of Scenes
7.5.2. Geographical Analysis
7.5.3. Global Crime Scene Analysis
7.5.4. Study of the Weapons used at the Scene
7.5.5. Subtraction of Objects from the Crime Scene
7.5.6. Ritual Behaviors
7.5.7. Psychological Imprint

Module 8. Criminology

8.1. Identification in Forensic Science

8.1.1. Identification of People
8.1.2. Identification of Recent and Old Corpses and Remains
8.1.3. Identification from Clues

8.2. The Study of Prints

8.2.1. Zuckerman
8.2.2. Eynsenck
8.2.3. Cloninger

8.3. Bloodstain Investigation

8.3.1. Social Personality
8.3.2. Deviant Personality
8.3.3. Antisocial Personality

8.4. Other Biological Stains

8.4.1. Egocentrism
8.4.2. Aggressiveness
8.4.3. Lability
8.4.4. Emotional Indifference

8.5. Forensic Genetics

8.5.1. Origin of Criminology Definitions of Interest

8.5.2. Personality Criminology

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