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Course Code: 
MED 407
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Course Objectives: 
The course aims to equip the clerkship attendees with the necessary knowledge and skills on the evaluation and reporting of forensic cases.
Course Content: 
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introductory Session

(Introduction to the General Medical Ethics Principles)


Internship materials are provided by the instructor.
1 Ders

Repeating Physician-Patient Relationship Models

Internship materials are provided by the instructor.
1 Ders

Application of Medical Ethics Principles to Different Physician- Patient Relationship Models

Internship materials are provided by the instructor.
1 Ders

Explaining the İnterdisciplinary Approach between Medical Law and Medical Ethics

Internship materials are provided by the instructor.
1 Ders

Explaining the General Perspective of Medical Law Legislations in Turkey

Internship materials are provided by the instructor.
1 Ders

Talking About Some Basic Examples of İnternational Medical Legislations Which are Different from Turkey

Internship materials are provided by the instructor.
1 Ders

Science Ethic

Internship materials are provided by the instructor.
1 Ders

Research Ethic

Internship materials are provided by the instructor.
5 Lecture and Discussion (large group)

Student Presentations

Internship materials are provided by the instructor.


Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing B: Presentation C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this term, the student should be able to:

Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1.  justify ethical principals by recognizing ethics problems and using basic ethics Approach 1.1.2,


1,2,3 B,C
2. define deontological sanctions recognizing part of medical deontology subjects besides legal subjects 1.1.3,



1,2,3 B,C
3.  outline importance of informed consent in every medical attempt 1.1.1 ,


1,2,3 B,C
4.  classify medical information systems in the framework of legal and ethical codes 1.1.5,


1,2,3 B,C
5. evaluate doctor’s attitude in terms of ethics in recognition of human rights concept in medicine (e.g. in cases of torture, convict Patients’ treatment rights, virginity control or dead penalty) 1.1.4,


1,2,3 B,C
6.1. define communication, 1.1.7,



1,2,3 B,C
6.2. classify communication techniques and concepts about communication, recognizing positive and negative aspects of various types of doctor patient relationships 1.1.6,


1,2,3 B,C
7. explain useful communication techniques in relationship with people who are desperately ill, recognizing people’s different roles and different reactions as important bases in the presence of desperate cases 1.1.9,


1,2,3 B,C
8.1. list concept of aborts and connected terms, 1.1.8,


1,2,3 B,C
8.2. describe legal and ethical responsibilities in these cases 1.1.8,


1,2,3 B,C
9.0 outline ethics Approach and value conflicts about organ donation, considering complete legal regulations and ethical codes in the world and in our country 1.1.7,


1,2,3 B,C
10. relate doctor’s responsibility with ethical principles in distribution and use of medical sources 1.1.9,


1,2,3 B,C
11. recognize respect for Patient’s privacy as a basic subject of medicine and doctors’ social responsibility. 1.1.10,


1,2,3 B,C
12. recognize ethical problems in usage of technology as new reproduction methods 1.1.11,


1,2,3 B,C
13.1. define ethical problems recognizing people’s curiosity limit and doctor’s social responsibility, 1.1.12,


1,2,3 B,C
13.2. explain importance of genetic consultancy in terms of ethics and ethical problems considering cloning and genome projects. 1.1.11,


1,2,3 B,C
14. list international and national regulations in the face of value problems that may occur in process of search and edition. 1.2.1 1,2,3 B,C
15.  define code of ethics that are important to protect the rights of experimental subjects 1.2.3 1,2,3 B,C
16. relate concepts of illness and deformity involved in plastic surgery 1.2.2 1,2,3 B,C
17. explain systematically and critically the process of making decision about end of life 1.2.3 1,2,3 B,C
18. use body language and verbal language in communication with Patient in the right way 1.2.4 1,2,3 B,C
19.  emphasize suitable and full information in order to solve a problem 1.3.2 1,2,3 B,C
20.   communicate in the right way while talking to and about Patients at the end of life 1.3.1 1,2,3 B,C
21. improve the techniques about making rapid decision concerning the end of the life 1.3.4 1,2,3 B,C
22. empathize for comprehending importance of individual privacy 1.3.3 1,2,3 B,C
23.  consult patient and or relatives without being a router 1.4.2 1,2,3 B,C
24. show respect for Patient’s privacy in academic and scientific environments 1.4.1 1,2,3 B,C
25.comprehend that honesty is the essential principle in process of research and publication stage 1.5.1 1,2,3 B,C
26.implement a sensitive policy for value conflicts and ethical dilemmas in order to justify them 1.6.1 1,2,3 B,C
27. use effective communication and conflict resolution skills being sensitive to value problems in relationship with Patient 2.1.1 1,2,3 B,C
28. conduct a team work when necessary for dealing with pressure and anxiety arising from dying Patient and relatives 2.2.1 1,2,3 B,C
29. make a multidisciplinary team work on organ donations by implementing a sensitive policy about organ donations and related value conflicts and ethical dilemmas 2.2.2 1,2,3 B,C


Recommended Sources

Textbook 1-Clinical Ethics: A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine (Shared)

2- Ethics of Health Care: A Guide for Clinical Practice  (Shared)

Additional Resources Lecture notes


Material Sharing

Documents Photocopy shareable.
Assignments Not Shareable
Exams Not shareable



Other Assessment Methods and Tools Contrubition  (Pass /Fail Decession)
Evaluation of Case Presentation (With Checklist)         50%
Research Paper Homework 50%
Total %100


Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5  
1.1.2 employs a patient-centered approach in patient management.         x  
1.1.3 recognizes most frequently occurring or significant clinical complaints, symptoms, signs, findings and their emergence mechanisms in clinical conditions. x          
1.1.5 does general and focused physical and mental examination.     x      
1.1.6 interprets findings in medical history, physical and mental examination.   x        
1.1.7 employs diagnostic procedures that are used frequently at the primary health care level.   x        
1.1.9 makes clinical decisions using evidence-based systematic data in health care service.       x    
1.1.12 keeps medical records in health care provision and uses information systems to that aim.         x  
1.2.1 throughout his/her career, communicates effectively with health care beneficiaries, co-workers, accompanying persons, visitors, patient’s relatives, care givers, colleagues, other individuals, organizations and institutions.         x  
1.2.2 collaborates as a team member with related organizations and institutions, with other professionals and health care workers, on issues related to health.         x  
1.2.3 recognizes the protection and privacy policy for health care beneficiaries, co-workers, accompanying persons and visitors.         x  


1.2.4 communicates with all stakeholders taking into consideration the socio-cultural diversity.         x  
2.1.1 performs medical practices in accordance with the legal framework which regulates the primary health care service.         x  
2.2.1 recognizes basic ethical principles completely, and distinguishes ethical and legal problems.         x  
2.2.2 pays importance to the rights of patient, patient’s relatives and physicians, and provides services in this context.         x  
2.5.2 displays a patient-centered and holistic (biopsychosocial) approach to patients and their problems.         x  



Activities Quantity/



Workload (Hour)

Course Duration (1.5 week) 29 1 29
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice, review/week) 27 1 27
Homework 1 4 4
Total Work Load     60
Total Work Load / 30 (h)     2
ECTS Credit of the Course     2