Profession coroner

Coroners oversee the examination of deceased individuals in order to determine the cause of death in uncommon circumstances. They ensure records are maintained of the deaths within their jurisdiction, and facilitate communication with other officials to ensure the investigation is complete.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Human anatomy

    The dynamic relationship of human structure and function and the muscosceletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, integumentary and nervous systems; normal and altered anatomy and physiology throughout the human lifespan.

Skills

  • Perform forensic examinations

    Perform forensic examinations on a scene or in a laboratory of gathered data, in a manner compliant with forensic procedures, and to analyse the data using forensic methods.

  • Document evidence

    Document all evidence found on a crime scene, during an investigation, or when presented in a hearing, in a manner compliant with regulations, to ensure that no piece of evidence is left out of the case and that records are maintained.

  • Provide testimony in court hearings

    Provide testimony in court hearings regarding a variety of social matters and other events.

  • Determine cause of death

    Determine the cause of death of a recently deceased individual in order to assess whether the death was from natural or abnormal causes, and to aid government officials in investigations related to the individual or circumstances of their death.

  • Carry out an autopsy

    Open the deceased person`s body and remove the organs for examination, interpreting the findings in the context of the clinical history.

  • Compile legal documents

    Compile and collect legal documents from a specific case in order to aid an investigation or for a court hearing, in a manner compliant with legal regulations and ensuring records are properly maintained.

  • Maintain work area cleanliness

    Keep the working area and equipment clean and orderly.

  • Comply with legal regulations

    Ensure you are properly informed of the legal regulations that govern a specific activity and adhere to its rules, policies and laws.

Optional knowledge and skills

crime scene preservation diagnostic methods in medical laboratory perform toxicological studies keep up to date with diagnostic innovations think analytically examine crime scenes evidence-based approach in general practice assist police investigations apply scientific methods court procedures investigation research methods conduct health related research pathology write work-related reports follow clinical guidelines advise on legal decisions maintain operational communications analyse legal evidence