Working in Forensics — Forensic Pathologist

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The Working In… series compiles a selection of fascinating STEM jobs in a multitude of fields. They are designed to highlight the variety of STEM careers available to students that they may not have considered, or been aware of before now. Find out where your future career may lie here.

Neil is a Forensic Pathologist who works with coroners on suspicious cases to understand how somebody died. He is a doctor and performs medical analysis on dead bodies through autopsy.

There are not many forensic pathologists, but Neil thinks he is well suited to his job, thanks to his interest in understanding how the human body works.

Learn about how Neil uses biology and medicine to solve mysteries about death with this resource for Year 8 and 9 Biology students learning about how the body works.

Working In… Forensics — Forensic Pathologist

Video Length: 3:57 mins

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Years: 8, 9


Biological Sciences – The Body, Lifecycles, Living Things

Additional: Careers, Technology.

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Form and Function