COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Forensic Medicine
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUK 480
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Turkish
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course aims to teach basic notions of forensic medicine, legal arrangements, forensic medicine practices, forensic documents, basic terminology and definitions.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The students who succeeded in this course; - Will have knowledge about forensic expertise and forensic institutions at national level
  • Will have knowledge about legal, moral and medical principles of forensic expertise
  • Will have knowledge about doctors' legal liabilities
  • Will be informed about the medical approach to various and specific cases
  • Will have general knowledge about the limits of medical science and doctors
  • Will have knowledge about the domestic violence and Istanbul Convention
  • Will be informed about child abuse and related national and international legal framework
  • Will be informed about forensic examination of sexually harassed people
  • Will apprehend forensic autopsy, post-mortem methods and Minnesota Autospy Protocol
  • Will have knowledge about human rights violations and Istanbul Protocol
  • Wil have knowledge about forensic psyciatry, injuries and identification.
Course Description Definition of forensic medicine, forensic procedure, forensic examination, human rights violation, loss of labour force, torture, child abuse, sexual crimes, family violence, medical malpractice, addiction, death, firearm wounds and accidents, crime scene investigation, massive deaths, poisoning, children and children rights and medical ethics will be covered during this course.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Introduction, Purposes and Application Field of Forensic Medicine Course notes and other sources
2 The Structure and the Content of Forensic Sciences Basic Principles of Forensic Psychiatry Structured Case Discussion Course notes and other sources
3 Doctors' Legal Liabilities, Forensic Expertise, Evidence Course notes and other sources
4 Turkish Criminal Code and Offences Against Physical Integrity Medico-legal Investigation of the Defendant and the Victim Course notes and other sources
5 Social Gender Inequality and Domestic Violence Structured Case Discussion Course notes and other sources
6 Medico-legal Approach to Sexual Trauma Structured Case Discussion Course notes and other sources
7 Istanbul Convention Structured Case Discussion Course notes and other sources
8 Midterm Exam
9 Crime Scene Investigation Structured Case Discussion Course notes and other sources
10 Post-mortem Bodies, Cause of Death and Origin of Death, Time of Death, Structured Case Discussion Course notes and other sources
11 Post-mortem Methods of Forensic Deaths, Legal Framework of Forensic Autopsy, Minnesota Autopsy Protocol Course notes and other sources
12 Doctors' Knowledge About Case Examples Course notes and other sources
13 Discussion of Seminars Course notes and other sources
14 Alcohol and Substance Addiction Identification on Living and Dead Bodies Course notes and other sources
15 Injuries Course notes and other sources
16 Final Exam
Course Notes/Textbooks Course notes will be given to students and advanced reading material will be suggested for each seminar.
Suggested Readings/Materials
  1. Hukuk Öğrencileri ve Uygulayıcılarına Adli Tıp, Seçkin Yayıncılık, Ankara, Ekim 2015.
  2. Froede R Ed. Handbook of Forensic Pathology, Pubished by College of American Pathologists, Northfield, Illinois, (1990).
  3. DiMaio DJ, DiMaio VJM. Forensic Pathology, Elsevier, New York, (1993)
  4. Knight B. Forensic Pathology, London , Melbourne, Auckland, (1991).
  5. Mason JK Ed. Pediatric Forensic Medicine and Pathology, Chapmann and Hall Medical, London, (1990).
  6. Polat O, İnanıcı Ma, Aksoy Me. Adli Tıp Ders Kitabı, Nobel Tıp Kitabevi, İstanbul, (1997).
  7. Soysal Z. Çakalır C. Adli Tıp Cerrrahpaşa Tıp Fakültesi Yayınevi, 1999

 

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
0
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
20
Final Exams
1
30
    Total
108

 

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.

X
2

To be able to solve the legal problems with an analytic and integral point of view.

X
3

To be able to evaluate the legal knowledge and abilities obtained with a critical approach.

X
4

To be able to evaluate the developments in legal theory and practice by monitoring local, international and interdisciplinary dimensions.

X
5

To be able to have awareness of social, professional and scientific principles of ethic behaviour.

X
6

To be able to take responsibility in solving problems by creative and innovative thinking.

X
7

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
8

Working efficiently and effectively, learning how to be a team member, taking responsibilities, being open minded, constructive, open to criticism and having self confidence

X
9

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

X
10

To be able to inform the related persons and institutions about legal matters both verbally and in written.

X
11

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

X
12

To be able to use 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”).

X

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