Second Cycle Programmes    (Master's Degree)
Master (with thesis) - Institute of Health Sciences - Surgical Disease Nursing - Forensic Nursing
General Description  |  Key Learning Outcomes  |  Course Structure Diagram with Credits
General Description ^
History
Master of Science in Forensic Nursing Program at Surgical Nursing Department started in 2008. Forensic Nursing Department is about on research of criminal cases. This department aims to educate qualified researchers who have enough eccumulation of knowledge. It aims to educate also scientists on forensic nursing for long time education programs as doctorate.
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in in Forensic Nursing (second cycle in Forensic Nursing ) is awarded to the graduates who have successfully fulfilled all programme requirements.
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Bachelor's Degree and willing to enroll in the Master's programme may apply to the Directorate of the Graduate School with the documents: 1-Sufficient score (at least 60 out of 100) from the Academic Staff and Graduate Study Education Exam (ALES) conducted by Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM).The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 20% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ),%15 of Professional knowledge assesment note and 15% of interview grade. The results of the evaluation are announced by the Directorate of Graduate School.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
To be graduated from Faculty of Health Science Nursing Division or School of Nursing or School of Health. Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Marmara University is not an exception to this.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The programme consists of a minimum of seven courses delivered within the graduate programme of the department and in related fields, one seminar course, and thesis, with a minimum of 21 local credits. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. A student may take uppergraduate courses on the condition that the courses have not been taken during the undergraduate program. However, at most two of these courses may be counted to the Master's course load and credits. Students must register for thesis work and the Specialization Field course offered by his supervisor every semester following the semester, in which the supervisor is appointed. A student who has completed work on the thesis within the time period, must write a thesis, using the data collected, according to the specifications of the Graduate School Thesis Writing Guide. The thesis must be defended in front of a jury. The Master's thesis jury is appointed on the recommendations of the relevant Department Chairperson and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The jury is composed of the thesis supervisor and 3 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to one may be selected from another Department or another University. In case the jury consists of 3 members, the co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". The Department Chairperson will inform the Director of the Graduate School, in writing, of the jury's decision within 3 days. To correct or change a thesis found incomplete and/or inadequate by the jury, the jury must specify in its report that such corrections are necessary. A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to three months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
Gathering knowledge and skills for comprehensive understanding of principles of forensic nursing, applying humanistic and holistic approach to the patients in nursing and creating expert of forensic nursing in national and international scale within ethical, intellectual, professional leadership and problem-solving skills
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Nurses with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree on Surgical Nursing can serve as clinical nurse specialists or nursing managers in public hospitals, university hospitals or private hospitals. Besides, they can further advance their academic careers in nursing, midwifery or health officers departments in Surgical Nursing Departments at Faculties of Medical Science or Schools of Nursing
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who successfully completed the Master's Degree, and by taking note ALES valid, providing English language competence, may apply to doctorate (third cycle) programmes in related disciplines.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Students are required to take a mid-term examination and/or complete other assigned projects/homework during the semester and, additionally, are required to take a final examination and/or complete a final project for course evaluation. The final grade is based on the mid-term examination grade, the final examination grade and/or evaluation of final project, with the contributions of 40% and 60%, respectively. To pass any course, a Master's student must receive at least 65 out of 100. Students must repeat courses they have failed or may substitute courses the Department accepts as equivalent. The assessment for each course is described in detail in “Individual Course Description”.
Graduation Requirements
The programme consists of a minimum of seven courses delivered within the graduate programme of the department and in related fields, one seminar course, and thesis, with a minimum of 21 local credits. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. A student may take uppergraduate courses on the condition that the courses have not been taken during the undergraduate program. However, at most two of these courses may be counted to the Master's course load and credits. Students must register for thesis work and the Specialization Field course offered by his supervisor every semester following the semester, in which the supervisor is appointed. A student who has completed work on the thesis within the time period, must write a thesis, using the data collected, according to the specifications of the Graduate School Thesis Writing Guide. The thesis must be defended in front of a jury. The Master's thesis jury is appointed on the recommendations of the relevant Department Chairperson and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The jury is composed of the thesis supervisor and 3 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to one may be selected from another Department or another University. In case the jury consists of 3 members, the co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". The Department Chairperson will inform the Director of the Graduate School, in writing, of the jury's decision within 3 days. To correct or change a thesis found incomplete and/or inadequate by the jury, the jury must specify in its report that such corrections are necessary. A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to three months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Aysel GÜRKAN, RN, PHD. ASSİSTANT PROFESSOR Marmara Unıversty Dean of Health Sciences Faculty Surgical Nursing Department Tıbbiye Cad. No: 49 Üsküdar/İstanbul Phone: 90 216 330 20 70 /1168 Fax: 90 216 418 37 73 E. Mail: agurkan@marmara.edu.tr
Facilities
Computer laboratory, klinical skill laboratory, clinical practice in the Training and Research Hospital. They are expected to participate in researches and projects carried out by the department. They also contribute to the academic congresses and meetings in accordance with their field of interest.
Key Learning Outcomes ^
1 Know the basic concepts of forensic nursing
2 Recognize the forensic cases and the properties
3 Plan to medical and psyco-social care of the forensic cases
4 Provide medical and psyco-social care of the forensic cases
5 Accept legal responsibilities responsibilities in forensic cases
6 Use risk management skills in forensic cases
7 Sytenthesize currrent knowledge gained from nursing literature and research
8 Contribute towards personal and professional advancement thorough continuing education
9 Conduct scientific investigation
Course Structure Diagram with Credits ^
T : Theoretical P: Practice
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ADH701 Introduction to Forensic Nursing Compulsory 2 0 7
2 ADH703 Basic Psychopathology Compulsory 2 0 7
3 ADH-S1-YL Elective - 1 Elective 3 0 9
4 PRF-S1,2,3 Elective - 1,2,3 Elective 3 0 9
Total 10 0 32
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ADH700 Seminar Compulsory 0 2 2
2 ADH702 Criminal Law Compulsory 2 0 2
3 ADH704 Family Violence: Wife/Elder Abuse Compulsory 2 2 6
4 ADH706 Child Abuse and Neglect Compulsory 2 2 6
5 ADH-S3-YL Elective - 3 Elective 3 0 6
6 ADH-S4,5-YL Elective - 4-5 Elective 4 0 8
Total 13 6 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 Thesis Compulsory 60
Elective
1 . Semester > ADH-S1-YL Elective - 1
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ADH751 Forensic Nursing and Health Compulsory 2 2 9
2 HEM749 Research Methods Compulsory 3 0 9
1 . Semester > PRF-S1,2,3 Elective - 1,2,3
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ADH753 Holistic Care Compulsory 2 0 9
2 ADH755 Ethic Concepts in Forensic Nursing Compulsory 2 0 9
2 . Semester > ADH-S3-YL Elective - 3
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 CEH756 Patient Safety in Surgery Compulsory 3 0 6
2 HEM750 Study Methods in Health Compulsory 3 0 6
2 . Semester > ADH-S4,5-YL Elective - 4-5
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 ADH752 Role of Forensic Psychiatric Nurse Compulsory 2 0 4
2 ADH754 Legal Responsibility of Nursing Compulsory 2 0 4
3 ADH756 Injury and Death Compulsory 2 0 4
4 ADH758 Culture and Violence Compulsory 2 0 4

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