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Course Code: 
NHS 356
Course Type: 
Elective
Theoric: 
3
Practice: 
0
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
Turkish
Course Coordinator: 
Courses given by: 
Course Objectives: 
The objective of the course is to provide the necessary knowledge and skills on forensic nursing.
Course Content: 

Roles of nurses in the forensic medicine, standards of care for forensic nursing practice

Course Methodology: 
1. Lecture 2. Question-answer 3. Discussion 4. Labratory study 5. Field work 6. Clinical practice 7. Projects 8. Assesment/survey 9. Role playing 10. Demonstration 11. Brain storming 12. Home work
Course Evaluation Methods: 
1. Midterm 2. Final exam 3. Labratory work assessment 4. Project study evaluation 5. Field work evaluation 6. Clinical practice evaluation 7.Assignment/reports evaluation 8. Seminary evaluation 9. Learning diary

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

Analyze the different roles nurses fill within the forensic nursing practice.

1-10

1,2,3,12,13

1,2,7

Describe the components of the medical/forensic examination, including patient history, physical assessment, genital assessment, and collection of forensic evidence.

1-10

1,2,3,12,13

1,2,7

Identify forms of violence.

1-10

1,2,3,12,13

1,2,7

Interpret the psychodynamics of the victims and perpetrators of crime

1-10

1,2,3,12,13

1,2,7

Recognize the implications of laws related to interpersonal violence.

1-10

1,2,3,12,13

1,2,7

Identify elements of the criminal justice process.

1-10

1,2,3,12,13

 

1,2,7

 
 
 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Basic concepts of forensic science

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2

Concepts relavent to forensic nursing practice

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3

Regulations related to forensic medicine and forensic nursing

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4

Regulations related to forensic medicine and forensic nursing

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5

Historical development of forensic nursing Forensic nursing working areas,  roles and responsibilities

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6

Concept of Violence: Definitions, types, risky groups and  forensic nursing  practice

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7

Forensic problems at the health practice and nursing: Malpractice

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8

Forensic problems at the health practice and nursing: Issues related to emergency unit patients

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9

Midterm 1

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10

Forensic problems at the individual, family, community health: Identification of the risky groups

Forensic issues related to child and adolessant

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11

Forensic issues related to elder people

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12

Systematic method of forensıc evidence collection and  protect integrity of the evidence

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13

Systematic method of forensıc evidence collection and protect integrity of the evidence

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14

Documentation and reporting about forensic health problems

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15

Course Evaluation

 

 
 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

1-Amar AF, Sekula LK (2016). A Practical Guide to Forensic NursingSigma Teta Tau International.  Indianapolis USA.

2-Lynch, V, A (2005) Forensic Nursing. Elsevier Health Sciences, USA
American Nurses association (2009). Forensic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice. Silver Spring, MD: Nursesbookks.org.
3-Virginia A. Lynch, V, A. , Janet Barber Duval J, B. (2011) . Forensic Nursing Science. 2 edition. Mosby , USA
4-Hammer, R. (2005), Forensic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice. 1 edition Jones & Bartlett Publishers, USA

5-Potter AP, Perry AG, Stockert PA, Hall AM, Ostendorf WR, eds. (2017). Fundamentals of Nursing.  9th ed. St Louis, Missouri: Elseiver.

6-Weber JN, Kelley JH (2018). Health Assessment in Nursing. Sixth Edition. Wolters Kluwer Health.New York.

Additional Resources

Forensic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice Rita Hammer,Barbara Moynihan, Ph.D.,Elaine M. Pagliaro,2009

Criminalistics an introduction to forensic science,Richard Saferstein,2004

 
 

Material Sharing

Documents

The news on written media, Laws and regulations

Assignments

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Exams

Midterm  and Final exam

 

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

20

Assignment (performance) evaluation 1 20

Final EXAM

1

60

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

Total

 

100

 
 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

 

1

Gain basic, theoretical, practical knowledge, skills and attitudes in line with the reflections of developments in science, technology and health to nursing.

 

X

 

 

 

 

2

Collects data using a holistic approach according to the health needs of an individual, family or society, determine nursing diagnosis, applies current and evidence-based interventions, evaluates the outcomes and keeps necessary records.

   

X

 

 

 

3

Takes an active role and leads the health team in providing and developing safe, cost effective and high quality health care.

   

 

 

X

 

4

Implements necessary interventions for health promotion, protection, improvement and increasing the quality of life practices while respecting human rights and dignity.

   

 

 

X

 

5

Advocates for individuals, family, society and nursing profession by acting in accordance with professional values, ethical principles and relevant legislation.

   

 

 

X

 

6

Gains the ability of verbal and written communication, writing reports and presentations by using the native and foreign languages effectively.

   

 

X

 

 

7

With the awareness of the necessity of lifelong learning, gains the ability to follow innovative and creative developments in science and technology in health care and to develop themselves continuously.

   

X

 

 

 

8

Knows the research and publication process for the production of scientific knowledge specific to nursing, takes part in research, uses and shares the results of researches.

   

 

X

 

 

9

Utilize critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills in their professional practice.

   

 

X

 

 

10

Are sensitive to social and professional problems, set an example to colleagues and society with professional behavior.

   

 

 

X

 
 
 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 15x Total course hours)

15

3

45

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

15

4

60

Mid-term/s

1

2

2

Assignment

1

11

11

Final

1

2

2

Total Work Load

 

 

120

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

4,8

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

5