About the Course
Death has fascinated humanity as much as life, so much so that the study of death gained momentum following the publication of several subject-related books in the later half of the previous century. The study itself came to be known as Thanatology.
Bodily changes that accompany death and the attendant post-mortem changes, as well as wider social aspects related to death have formed the framework for this study and this short course on thanatology deals with all these aspects and more like different causes and modes of death and their medico-legal significance, etc. in great detail; even special situations of death like thermal deaths, death due to starvation, anesthetic deaths, etc. are also covered.
Medical students – Allopathy, Dental.
Alternative Medicine students – Homeopathy, Ayurveda.
Para/Allied medical students – Nursing, Physiotherapy, BSc Forensic Science.
Post graduate students – Family medicine, MD/MSc/PhD Forensic Medicine.
Course Delivery Format
This course is delivered entirely online. It consists of a series of comprehensive lectures by a professor in the subject, appropriately annotated with slides, animations and wherever necessary, interactive content. The delivery offers tremendous flexibility. You may pause a teacher while you refer to your textbooks (not includes) and to take notes. You may also rewind a segment to listen to the teacher again or you may skip a slide or two if you already know that bit. You may bookmark a segment that you wish to return to later, maybe to refresh just before your exams. While the lessons in this course may be arranged in a particular order based on our curriculum, you have the flexibility to take them in order of your preference based on your personalized learning needs.
While this course is to help you learn the subject from an online faculty, it may help you in several ways even if you are already enrolled in some medical, dental or paramedical school. Many of our students felt that the format in which this course is delivered has helped them to cope up against the fast paced lectures in actual class – it’s like having a TV remote in class to self-pace your teacher. Animations help understand concepts better by making concepts easy to understand… and difficult to forget.