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Modern Death Investigation Course

Course Directors: Dennis C. Dirkmaat, Ph.D., D-ABFA; and Joe Adserias-Garriga, DDS, Ph.D., D-ABFO

Mercyhurst University and HD Forensics is presenting the 2022 Pennsylvania Coroner’s Basic Education Course at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania from 12 to 17 December. This course provides the Basic Education which all newly elected coroners are required to attend prior to assuming office.  Chief deputies and full-time deputies are required to attend the Basic Education Course within six months of appointment.  The Board also authorizes courses as acceptable for fulfillment of the eight credit hours of continuing education required annually of all coroners and full-time deputies. 

Address of Pennsylvania Hershey Lodge:


325 University Drive

Hershey, PA 17033

For a copy of the syllabus, click here!

December 12-17, 2022

Course Options:

6 Day Course (32hr Cont Ed)


1 Day Course (8 hr Cont Ed)



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