Forensic Autopsy Medical Examiner Terms: Notes + Activity

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Description

Teach the terms used by Forensic Pathologists / Medical Examiners when they perform an Autopsy! Great addition to your Death Investigation Unit. Includes Interactive Google Slides, Printable Notes and Hands on Activity!

Students will learn and practice the terms:

  • Superior and Inferior
  • Proximal and Distal
  • Lateral and Medial

Resource includes:

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  • Printable Notes
  • Playdoh John Doe Medical Examination Activity: Students make a playdoh body, add injuries to the body, and then describe the location of the injuries using the Autopsy Terms! Includes modifications of the activity if playdoh is not available!

Includes comprehensive Teaching Guide with instructions for using the resource and tips for grading.

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