Forensic medicine is normally defined as "nature and medical science serving the judicial system". Forensic medicine must be absolutely independent of authorities, public institutions and private persons.
The Department of Forensic Medicine is housed by the university of this particular reason, as no other employment form would be able to guarantee independence. Furthermore, there is a need for research within the area, development of new methods, collecting and communicating knowledge to the society.
Forensic medicine is dealing with documentation of facts, and therefor we do not treat patients. Treating patients might influence the independent estimation of a situation.
Head of Department:
Professor, Chief Forensic Pathologist Peter Mygind Leth, DMSc
Tel. +45 6550 3003
Tel. + 45 6550 3000
Research areas within Forensic Medicine:
Alcohol and drug abuse