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Award Winning Anatomy for Lawyers CLE Series To Be Expanded Into a Joint Certificate Program from Temple School of Medicine and Temple School of Law

Hodge Picture FinalAnatomy for Lawyers, the award winning CLE series developed and taught by Professor Samuel D. Hodge, Jr. (pictured, left) will expand in January 2014 into an eight week CLE  offering that will provide a joint certificate in Medicine and Law. 

This 18 hour course will be a collaborative effort among the Temple Schools of Law and Medicine and the Fox School's Legal Studies Department. Professor Hodge, who chairs that department, will co-teach the course with Virginia Graziani, M.D., J.D., Steven Popoff, Ph.D ., and the anatomy faculty from the medical school. Classes will be held one night each week at the medical school and will include classroom lectures, hands-on instruction, and actual dissections of the body in the anatomy lab, and diagnostic imaging reviews.

Following an introductory lecture and a discussion of medical ethics, the course will cover dissections of:
• The spine and spinal cord
• Upper extremities
• Lower extremities
• Thoracic cavity
• Abdomen and pelvis
• Head and neck

Professor Hodge explained the reasons for expanding the popular CLE series:   "Lawyers are trained to recognize or defeat theories of liability. That, however, is only a part of a claim. Medical issues, such as causation and damages, play an equally important role, but most attorneys are not educated in medical matters. This joint certificate program is designed to help attorneys better understand the nuances of medicine. Attorneys will obtain 'hands on' experience in the dissection lab as they learn the intricacies of the human body while being exposed to how the human systems work individually and collectively as a unit."

Upon successful completion of the program, attorneys will receive the appropriate CLE credits and certificates in Medicine and Law from both the law and medical schools.

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