Health Law (SY506) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Health Law SY506 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Ersen Özsoy
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Legal and criminal responsibilities of healthcare personnel are learnt in detail. Sample cases are examined and students hold an opinion about applications. Health rights are examined from the viewpoint of social segments (officials, workers, crafsmen, the old, etc.) and failing and lacking points of legal structure are elicited in detail.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To comprehend basic structure of Turkish law system
  • To idenify the responsibilities of state and healthcare professionals on the base of concepts of right to life, right to health attainment and patient rights
  • To define the legal, criminal and administrative obligations and resposbilities of doctors and the other healthcare personnels.
Course Content Concepts of health and law, their relationship and interactions, concept of health law, the place and importance of health law in public law and private law, analysis and legal features of health issues regulated with private laws, responsibilities of health agencies and institutes, legal and criminal responsibilities, rights and obligations of

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Basic Principles of law
2 Medical ethics and law
3 Conditions for the execution of the profession of medicine and the profession of medicine
4 Professional Organisations
5 Legal nature of treatment contract between physician and patient
6 Obligations under the contract of the physician and the patient's treatment
7 The legal responsibility of physician
8 The legal responsibility of private hospital and physician and legal relationship between patient, private hospital and physician
9 The legal responsibility of state hospital and physician and legal relationship between patient, state hospital and physician
10 Responsibility of medical intervention
11 Special medical interventions
12 Criminal responsibility of physicians
13 Right to health and patient rights
14 The last period of life and law
15 Forensic psychiatry, The concept of criminal responsibility
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Gözler K.”Hukuka Giriş”
2. Yılmaz B.”Hekimin Hukuki Sorumluluğu”
3. Özkan H.,Akyıldız S. “Hasta Hekim Hakları ve Davaları

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 4 20
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 6 100
Percentage of Semester Work 50
Percentage of Final Work 50
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 1.To be able to combine and use the knowledge of their undergraduate program area with the knowledge of business administration.
2 2. To acquire the ability to produce constructive solutions by taking responsibility in case of encountering unforeseen complex (crisis, etc.) situations related to the field of health institutions management.
3 3. To be able to comprehend the basic concepts and basic functions of health management at the level of expertise.
4 4. To have knowledge about research methods and techniques and to be able to use them.
5 5. An ability to set a innovative business or an ability to use the knowledge in the operations of Health Care Management(taking risk, finding resources, making market research, and preparing business plans etc.)
6 6. To be able to use the right project management techniques for effective project planning. X
7 7. To be able to produce innovative and creative ideas and to put these ideas into practice. X
8 8. To be able to reach scientific knowledge in the field of Health Institutions Management, to monitor, evaluate and apply the current literature.
9 9. To be able to transfer information about the business area by using effective verbal, written and visual communication methods.
10 10. To be aware of professional ethics, environmental awareness, sustainability, social responsibility, cultural, social and universal values.
11 11. To be able to work effectively with different disciplines or multicultural teams, to take responsibility, to make risk analysis, to keep up with change, to think critically and to use initiative in problem solving.
12 12. To have the ability to present a research problem, to develop hypotheses, to design a research, to reach a conclusion by using qualitative/quantitative methods, and to make academic publications by making the necessary literature review.
13 . X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 20 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 126