Department of Legal Medicine, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine

Clinical Forensic Education

To nurture clinicians with evidence-based diagnostic abilities in accordance with international standards, they must learn the association of basic techniques and knowledge necessary for diagnosis in a positive correlation between vertical and horizontal axes. Furthermore, without social communication skills, including legal and ethical aspects, a clinician cannot provide holistic treatment.

From the forensic perspective, it is important in initial clinical training to create a supportive environment to nurture the students’ ability to perceive unique legal problems associated with patient conditions and avoid risks posed by examination and medical treatment, and for allowing the clinicians to exert their full abilities.

We believe that creating a system which provides feedback of forensic practice to clinical studies is fundamental to postgraduate education. The role of legal medicine is to provide a place to develop social sense. To improve the clinical training system to recognise the social significance of forensic practice, it is important to learn the spirit of the law with a forensic and sociomedical perspective while acquiring knowledge of various diseases and improving clinical knowledge and clinical skills.