- Online, enroll anytime
- Upon registering, you have 3 months to complete the course
- Independent study
- Work at your own pace
- $79 course fee
About the Advanced Topics Online Course
This online course covers several specialized and advanced topics in death investigation. There are three major topics reviewed:
- Child and infant death investigations
- Process and importance of identification with review of types of identification used in death investigation
- Death investigation where apparent natural disease is caused by trauma and non-natural events and natural deaths which appear initially to be trauma related
Course is approved by the following for 5.1 hours of Continuing Education
- American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI)
Course is approved by the following for 5.0 hours of Continuing Education
- North Dakota Peace Officers Standards and Training (ND POST)
- Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training (MN POST)
- Montana Peace Officers Standards and Training (MT POST)
- Minnesota Department of Health, Mortuary Science Program
- International Association for Identification - Crime Scene
You'll be prompted to select a certificate during the registration process. Only select the certificate that applies to you and your discipline. If your specific discipline is not listed, please choose "certificate of completion."
What You'll Learn
- Recognize the need for infant death investigation.
- Describe steps in infant death investigation including completion and components of SUID form and approaches to doll-reenactment and documentation.
- Cite types of identification used in death investigation including the importance of identification, methods used in identification, materials needed for identification and limitations of identification.
- Recognize natural disease processes which may be associated with underlying, delayed trauma deaths and formulate investigation practices and questions to differentiate these situations.
- Recognize some unusual manifestations of natural disease processes which may appear to present as traumatic or non-natural deaths.
Mary Ann Sens, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Pathology, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Walter L. Kemp, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Sarah Meyers, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences