1. NAME OF COURSE  / MODULE FORENSIC MEDICINE
2. COURSE CODE PAK4012
3. NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF
  • Prof Dr Hayati Abd Rahman (coordinator)
  • Dr Mohd Shah B. Mahmood.
  • Dato Dr Zahari B. Noor
  • Dr Nurliza Abdullah
  • Dr Abd Halim B. Hj Mansar
  • Dr Siew Sheu Feng
  • Dr Abd Karim  Hj Tajudin
  • Dr Khairul Azman Hajj Ibrahim
  • Dr Nursyarina Rahim
  • Dr Khairul Anuar Zainun
4. RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME  Compulsory programme course
5. SEMESTER & YEAR OFFERED Semester 1  / Year 4
6. TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) Face to face:

L S/CP PV/CH O
20 13 14 2

L=lecture ;  S=Seminar; CP=Case Presentation

PV=Postmortem viewing; CH=Court hearing; O=Others (Exam)

Total Guided and Independent Learning:

49+45=94
7. CREDIT VALUE 94/40= 2.35  (2 credit )
8. PREREQUISITE (IF ANY) Nil
9. OBJECTIVES By the end of the course, the students are expected to :

  1. Acquire basic skills in post-mortem examination.
  2. Recognize the post-mortem findings in common forensic cases and clinical post-mortems on dead bodies.
  3. Acquire basic skills in writing autopsy report.
10. LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify cases that require post-mortem examinations. (LO3, C4)
  2. Interpret autopsy findings in forensic cases and clinical post-mortems. (P4, CTPS4)
  3. Prepare a medico-legal report within the ethical and legal framework. (LO6, LO7, LL3, A4)
11. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS
  • Effective communication
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Teamwork
  • Lifelong learning
12. TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY Teaching-learning strategy:

 Presentation, case write-up  and discussion

Discovery learning / investigations

Problem-based learning

 Assessment strategy:

Formative and summative assessment

13. SYNOPSIS This course includes Forensic pathology that deals with the dead and Clinical Forensic Medicine that deals with the living such as child abuse, sexual abuse. This course provides exposure and guidelines to enable students to perform post-mortem confidently and independently upon graduation. At the end of the posting students are expected to give justification for doing post-mortem and identify post-mortem findings of common forensic cases. Students are also expected to write a medico-legal report. Teaching and learning methods include lectures, seminars and post-mortem viewing.
14. MODE OF DELIVERY Lecture, seminar presentation, case discussion, post-mortem viewing, court hearing.
15. Assessment methods and types
Summative Assessment (100%)
Category Percentage Assessment method
Continuous Assessment 50% Presentation,

case write –up, logbook.

End of Posting Examination 50% MCQ, SEQ
16. MAPPING OF THE COURSE/ MODULE TO THE PROGRAMME AIMS Refer Appendix A
17. MAPPING OF THE COURSE/ MODULE TO THE PROGRAMME learning outcomes Refer Appendix B
18. Content outline of the course/module and SLT per topic
Topics FACE TO FACE SELF-STUDY TOTAL SLT
Lecture SCL  Postmortem viewing/Court hearing Assignment/ SLP /SDL  Library search Self-study
Input 1:  Introduction To Forensic Medicine. 1 1 2
Input 2: Post-Mortem Changes 1 2 3
Input 3 : Medico-Legal  Autopsy  1 1 2
Input 4: Types Of Wounds & Injuries 1 1.5 2.5
Input 5:  Natural Deaths & Suicides 1 1.5 2.5
Input 6 : Child Abuse 1 1.5 2.5
Input 7: Thermal, Electrical & Lightning Injuries 1 1.5 2.5
Input 8. Sudden Death 1 2 3
Input  9: Medico-Legal Investigation Of Death 1 2 3
Input 10: Poisoning And Toxicology 1 2 3
Input 11:  Clinical Forensic Medicine 2 2 4
Input 12:  Medico-Legal Specimen Handling & Autopsy Report 1 1.5 2.5
Input 13:  Gunshot Wounds 1 1.5 2.5
Input 14:  Forensic Anthropology 1 1.5 2.5
Input 15:  Forensic Orthodontology 1 1.5 2.5
Input 16 :  Court Procedures And Expert Witness 1 1.5 2.5
Input 17:  Medical Negligence 1 1.5 2.5
Input 18 :  Asphyxia and Strangulation 1 1.5 2.5
Input 19:  Medicolegal Examination Of Neonatal Death 1 1.5 2.5
Input 20:  Identification Of Human Remains 1.5 1.5 3
Input 21:  DNA Fingerprinting And Its Medicolegal  Significance 1.5 1.5 3
Seminar/ case presentation / postmortem viewing / court hearing / 10 10 4 4 28
Assessment (2 hrs) & preparation 2 8 10
Total 20 13 10 4   45 94
19 References 1.   Saukko, Pekka and Knight, Bernard. 2004. Knight’s Forensic Pathology. Arnold.

2. Melay.W. D. S.  2009. Clinical Forensic Medicine. Greenwich.

3. Robbins and Cotran  Pathological Basis of Disease.

4. Stark, Margaret, M. 2005. Clinical Forensic Medicine, A Physician Guide. Humana  Press.

5. Sharma,R.K.  2008. Concise Textbook of ForensicMedicine and Toxicology. Oxford University Press.

20. OTHER ADDITIONAL INFORMATION nil

 

Appendix A

Matrix of Course Learning Outcomes (CLO) vs Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

Faculty :           FACULTY OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES

Programme:     MBBS

Course:            Forensic Medicine

Cource Code:   PAK4012

Course Learning Outcomes  Compliance to PEO Delivery Assessment

Key Performance Indicators/Index

PEO-1 PEO-2 PEO-3

PEO-4

1 Explore relevant history and identify relevant signs Lecture

Post-mortem viewing

Seminar

Case presentation Case hearing

Written Examination

Logbook

Case write up

80% should pass
2 Formulate a plan for investigations to determine the provisional diagnosis and rule out relevant differential diagnoses
3 Plan and suggest the initial, definitive management and follow up
4 Demonstrate good patient-doctor relationship through good communication skills, ethical and Islamic practice and appropriate bedside manners with a high degree of professionalism.
5 Apply critical thinking and learning skills in the pursuit of life-long learning and continuous professional development.
Total 3 1 1 1

 

 Appendix B

Matrix of Course Learning Outcomes (CLO) vs Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

Faculty :           FACULTY OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES

Programme:     MBBS

Course:            Forensic Medicine

Cource Code:   PAK4012

Course Learning Outcomes  Compliance to PLO Delivery Assessment Key Performance Indicators/Index 
LO-1 LO-2 LO-3 LO-4 LO-5 LO-6 LO-7 LO-8

 LO-9

1 Explore relevant history and identify relevant signs C4 P3 A5 Lecture

Post-mortem viewing

Seminar

Case presentation Case hearing

Written Examination

Logbook

Case write up

80% should pass
2 Formulate a plan for investigations to determine the provisional diagnosis and rule out relevant differential diagnoses C5
3 Plan and suggest the initial, definitive management and follow up C4 S2 A3
4 Demonstrate good patient-doctor relationship through good communication skills, ethical and Islamic practice, and appropriate bedside manners with a high degree of professionalism. C5 S2
5 Apply critical thinking and learning skills in the pursuit of life-long learning and continuous professional development. C4 A2
Total 5     2 1 2 1