LAW334 Forensic Medicine

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
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LAW334 Forensic Medicine 3 0 5 Tuesday 12:00-14:50
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Course Objectives Students become familiar with the basic concepts of forensic medicine, as well as the basic institutions of the discipline. Gaining of basic knowledge in this field is based on contemporary views of theory and practice, science and profession, dealing with the phenomena of mentally abnormal people, potential criminal offenders and forensic aspects of health damage and death.
Textbook "1. Forensic Medicine, Bernard Knight, London: Arnold, 2004 Additional materials provided by lecturer"
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand the patology of human being and its connection with law.
  2. Summarize and differ causes of death.
  3. Recognise and compare forms of injuries.
  4. Differenciate patological conditions and their consequences.
  5. Understand medical reports used within criminal procedure.
Teaching Methods Class lectures with examples. Active learning through class discussion and individual assigments.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction to Forensic Medicine. Relation with law. Chapter 1, pp. 3-9
Week 2 Forensic aspects of death I. Chapters 2, 3, 4; pp. 9-32.
Week 3 Forensic aspects of death II. Chapter 4, pp. 32-35
Week 4 Murder, suicide or accident. Chapter 9, pp. 73-80.
Week 5 Wounds and injuries I (examination of wounds) Chapter 6, pp. 44-56.
Week 6 Wounds and injuries II (Regional, firearm and transportation injuries) Chapters 7, 8 and 9, pp. 56-71.
Week 7 Midterm exam.
Week 8 Effects of injuries. Chapter 13, pp. 100-105
Week 9 DNA in forensic medicine. Chapter 5, pp. 38-44
Week 10 Forensic medicine and infants. Chapter 16, pp. 121-131.
Week 11 Forensic aspects of abortion. Chapter 15, pp. 113-121.
Week 12 Forensic medicine and sexual offences. Chapter 17, pp. 131-139.
Week 13 Medico-legal aspects of mental disease. Chapter 20, pp. 150-155.
Week 14 Medical ethics and medical malpractice. Chapters 21 and 22, pp. 155-171.
Week 15 Review.
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 35 1,2,3,4,5
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Attendance 15 10
Midterm Exam 1 30 1,2,3
Homework 1 5 2
Term project and presentation 1 20 4
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture hours 3 15 45 In-term exam study 15 1 15
Assignments 6 2 12 Assignments 6 2 12
Home study 1 14 14 Term project/presentation 6 2 12
        Total Workload Hours = 125
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 5
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 04/03/2020
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