COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Forensic Medicine
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUK 299
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
3
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Turkish
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
-
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Discussion
Q&A
Field trip / Observation
Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to evaluate the basic concepts of forensic medicine, legal regulations, common problems encountered in forensic medicine applications during the judgement process.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explain the structure of forensic medicine in our country.
  • Define the medical, ethical and legal principles of expertise.
  • Explain the legal responsibilities of physicians.
  • Discuss child abuse, relevant national and international laws and conventions, legal regulations on forensic autopsy, postmortem methods and the Minnesota Autopsy Protocol.
  • Define the forensic medical evaluation of individuals subjected to sexual violence, identification, forensic psychiatry, wounds etc.
Course Description The course includes the stages of obtaining, preserving and analysing the evidence and findings of forensic science in the judicial process, especially in the criminal procedure phase, in accordance with legal standards.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Objectives of Forensic Medicine Courses and Importance of Forensic Medicine in Law Practice, Structure and Scope of Forensic Sciences Erdem Özkara, Hukuk Öğrencileri ve Uygulayıcıları İçin Adli Tıp, p.13-35.
2 Expertise and Forensic Medicine Expertise Erdem Özkara, Hukuk Öğrencileri ve Uygulayıcıları İçin Adli Tıp, p. 35-57.
3 Approach to Cases with Allegation of Torture Erdem Özkara, Hukuk Öğrencileri ve Uygulayıcıları İçin Adli Tıp, p.57-75
4 Legal Responsibilities of Healthcare Professionals and Medical Malpractice Erdem Özkara, Hukuk Öğrencileri ve Uygulayıcıları İçin Adli Tıp, p. 75-87
5 Forensic Problems Related to Alcohol Use Erdem Özkara, Hukuk Öğrencileri ve Uygulayıcıları İçin Adli Tıp, p. 87-117
6 Turkish Criminal Code and Crimes Against Body Immunity Erdem Özkara, Hukuk Öğrencileri ve Uygulayıcıları İçin Adli Tıp, p.117-129
7 Medico-legal (Forensic Medical) Evaluation of the Victim and the Accused Erdem Özkara, Hukuk Öğrencileri ve Uygulayıcıları İçin Adli Tıp, p.129-209
8 Midterm Exam
9 Gender Inequality and Violence against Women and Crimes against Sexual Immunity Erdem Özkara, Hukuk Öğrencileri ve Uygulayıcıları İçin Adli Tıp, p. 209-221
10 The Role of Judicial Authorities and Lawyers in Crime Scene Investigation Erdem Özkara, Hukuk Öğrencileri ve Uygulayıcıları İçin Adli Tıp, p. 235-247
11 Basic Concepts in Forensic Psychiatry Erdem Özkara, Hukuk Öğrencileri ve Uygulayıcıları İçin Adli Tıp, p. 247-273
12 Identification in Forensic Cases Erdem Özkara, Hukuk Öğrencileri ve Uygulayıcıları İçin Adli Tıp, p. 273-285
13 Postmortem Changes, Postmortem Methods in Investigation of Cause of Death and Origin of Death and Value of Forensic Autopsy, Forensic Autopsy and Related Legal Regulations Erdem Özkara, Hukuk Öğrencileri ve Uygulayıcıları İçin Adli Tıp, p. 297-333
14 Euthanasia: Basic Concepts and Current Developments Erdem Özkara, Hukuk Öğrencileri ve Uygulayıcıları İçin Adli Tıp, p. 235-365
15 Review of the Semester
16 Final Exam
Course Notes/Textbooks

Erdem Özkara, Hukuk Öğrencileri ve Uygulayıcıları İçin Adli Tıp, 3. Baskı, Seçkin Yayıncılık, Ankara, 2020, ISBN: 9789750258695.

Suggested Readings/Materials

Yener Ünver, Adli Tıp ve Ceza Hukuku, Seçkin Yayıncılık, Ankara, 2012, ISBN: 9789750218101; 

Filiz Berberoğlu Yenipınar/ Murat Akbaba, Adli Tıp Hukuku Dersleri, 3. Baskı, Seçkin Yayıncılık, Ankara, 2020, ISBN: 9789750271076.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
30
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
4
1
4
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
4
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
4
Final Exams
1
30
    Total
90

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to possess the knowledge in legal terminology, concepts and principles.

2

Solves the legal problems with an analytic and integral point of view.

3

Evaluates the legal knowledge and abilities obtained with a critical approach.

4

Evaluates the developments in legal theory and practice by monitoring local, international and interdisciplinary dimensions.

5

Is conscious of social, professional and scientific principles of ethic behaviour.

X
6

Takes responsibility in solving problems by creative and innovative thinking.

7

Interprets the sources of law by ways of legal methodology.

X
8

To be able to interpret the legal norms with a sense of justice respectful to human rights and in the light of principles of democratic, secular and social state of law.

X
9

To be able to use the daily scientific sources and court judgments in the framework of life time learning approach.

10

Informs the related persons and institutions about legal matters both verbally and in written.

11

Monitors the daily legal information/court decisions and interacts with the colleagues in a foreign language (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale” Level B1).

12

Uses the information and communication technology together with the computer programs in a level required by the area of law (“European Computer Driving Licence, Advanced Level”).

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest