Reporting a Death to the Coroner Part 1: Duties of the Medical Examiner

This is the first micro skills course in a series of seven that examine the medical examiner’s duty to report appropriate deaths to the coroner.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Identify the purpose of reporting a death to the coroner;
  2. Describe the importance of full and prompt reporting;
  3. Demonstrate the necessity to identify potential homicide in the chain of causation;
  4. Describe factors to be taken into consideration when making the decision to refer to the coroner, and those pressures that the medical examiner cannot take account of

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.