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

  • Investigative / Conventional

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

  • 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.

  • Maintain work area cleanliness

    Keep the working area and equipment clean and orderly.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Provide testimony in court hearings

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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

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