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Forensic Psychiatry

Code: MML119     Acronym: MML119

Keywords
Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Social Science
OFICIAL Health Sciences
OFICIAL Legal Sciences
OFICIAL Criminology

Instance: 2017/2018 - 2S

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Behavioural Sciences
Course/CS Responsible: Master Degree in Forensic Medicine

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MML 22 Oficial Plan Bolonha 2008 1 - 7 63 175

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Maria José Carneiro de Sousa Pinto da Costa

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students

Objectives

Provide the student the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in this branch of knowledge, namely the importance in employment law, civil law and criminal law in connection with actual practice in various fields.

Learning outcomes and competences

Those who successfully master this gives the student a curriculum more valuable to develop into various types of medical-legal framework activities and ability to orient in this branch of science several of her members.

Working method

Presencial

Program

Concept and extent of the importance of Forensic Psychiatry Forensic Psychology . Historical Overview . Organization forensic psychiatric and psychological in Portugal . Anthropological perspective of human behavior , most notably , aggressive behavior . The Code of Criminal Procedure and psychiatric expertise and personality . Compulsory detention - Law No. 36/98 of 24 July 1998. Stress as anti -social behavior The burn-out factor. His medico-legal importance . Addiction and consequent behavioral changes . Disruption of posttraumatic stress . Notions of accountability , unaccountability , danger , interdiction . The psychological autopsy . Bullying . Medicolegal considerations . Psychopathy . Theories of Deviant Behavior : Sociological Component . Victimology . The importance of psychological tests as a supplementary means of examination of forensic psychiatry . Cognitive and intellectual deterioration . Dementias .

Psychology of Testimony . Gerontology versus Criminology domestic violence . Its importance in social crime . The role of shelters . The role of the expert. The preparation of the report of Forensic Psychiatry . Serious mental illness and delinquent and criminal behavior. The Portuguese murderers . Analysis of an expert and his report. Impulse disorders : pathological gambling , kleptomania , pyromania .

Maltreatment of minors. Their medicolegal importance

Changes in behavior / delinquency / crime in childhood and adolescence: The importance of child psychiatry in Forensic Psychiatry . Personality disorders and criminal behavior. Deviant behavior not made aware . The perception of time and intertemporal decision- making in psychopaths

Suicidal behavior . Medico-legal aspects . The importance of psychology in prisons . Medicolegal aspects of psychopharmacology

Discussion of expert reports

Mandatory literature

Abrunhosa, R.; Delinquência, Crime e Adaptação à Prisão. Coimbra: Quarteto., 2000
Abrunhosa, R., Machado, C. ; Violência e Vítimas de Crimes. Coimbra: Quarteto., 2002
Almeida, F. ; Homicidas em Portugal. Maia: Ed. Publismai., 1999
Almeida, F., Isabel A., Castro A. S., Coelho C., Palha J., Carneiro L, Pereira M., Rebocho M. F., Madureira R., Gonçalves S., Alves V. ; Internamentos Compulsivos no Hospital de Magalhães Lemos. Revista da Sociedade Portuguesa de Psiquiatria e Psicologia, 2008
Cordeiro, J. C. ; Psiquiatria Forense. Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian., 2003
Costa, J. P. ; Instruções Regulamentares para os Exames Médico-Legais. Porto: IML., 1987
Hollin C. R. ; The Essential Handbook of Offender Assessment and Treatment. Chichester: Wiley., 2005
Howitt, D. ; Introduction to Forensic & Criminal Psychology (3th ed.). Harlow: Pearson Ed., 2009
Levy, A., Nachshon, D., Carmi, A. ; Forensic Psychiatry. Tel-Aviv: Yozmot Publishers., 1999
MacMurran, M., Hhalifa, N., Gibbon, S.; Forensic Mental Health. Devon: Willan Publishing., 2009
Neves, S. & Fávero, M. ; Vitimologia: Ciência e Activismo. Coimbra: Almedina., 2010
Rosner, R. ; Principles & Pratice of Forensic Psychiatry (2th ed.). Londres: Arnold., 2003
Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A. ; Kaplan & Sadock Compêndio de Psiquiatria (9th ed.). Porto Alegre: Artmed. (publicado na versão original em 2003). , 2007

Teaching methods and learning activities

Lectures of two hours with discussion of practical cases. Practical experience in the areas chosen by the student, whenever possible and in various types of public and private institutions.

Introduce the student to the curriculum of various disciplines together with the most important themes and subjects considered essential for the formation of a Masters Degree in Forensic Medicine.

Conducting theoretical and practical work as a teaching themes, and Where To review scientific articles.


Discussion of expert reports

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Defesa pública de dissertação, de relatório de projeto ou estágio, ou de tese 25,00
Exame 70,00
Participação presencial 5,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

Designation Time (hours)
Elaboração de relatório/dissertação/tese 36,00
Estudo autónomo 108,00
Frequência das aulas 72,00
Total: 216,00

Eligibility for exams

By controlling for pupil attendance by signing the attendance register in each class. Be considered valid frequency presence in two thirds of the number of lessons in each

Lectures of two hours with discussion of practical cases. Practical experience in the areas chosen by the student, whenever possible and in various types of public and private institutions.

Introduce the student to the curriculum of various disciplines together with the most important themes and subjects considered essential for the formation of a Masters Degree in Forensic Medicine.

Conducting theoretical and practical work as a teaching themes, and Where To review scientific articles.

Calculation formula of final grade

The classification is done theoretical d quantitatively on a scale from 0 to 20 points and also in a qualitative way into four grades, can not satisfy enough satisfies satisfies satisfies good very good. In the theoretical part of each question is scored the highest rating of proof shall be fourteen values. To this is added a rating information for teaching the module that could reach a point. The research work done and submitted individually by each student for each student will have a rating of five points. The final grade will be used in a range of vi is obtained by following the Regulations of Masters from the University of Porto.

Examinations or Special Assignments

The type monographic literature review or scientific research experimental context on topics chosen by the student work can be performed.

Internship work/project

Students can perform a voluntary internship in public or private institutions and prepare the respective probation report. At this stage it is intended that the student deepen their knowledge in AEA and preferably that area is related to the topic of your thesis. The completion of this stage can replace the elaboration of theoretical and practical work.

Special assessment (TE, DA, ...)

In exceptional cases provided for by law or in duly justified cases an assessment outside the usual context and schedule, which can traverse just an oral test on the clearance level of student knowledge relative to theoretical practice can be performed. This type of evaluation will be determined by the Coordinating Committee of the Master to inform the student about the subject. With regard to research work any special assessment shall be subject to review by the Coordinating Committee of the Master.

Classification improvement

The student may request, in the following semester, improving the final classification of each of the theoretical modules of the Master. Regarding the final classification of the Master, it included the classification obtained in the presentation of your dissertation, just released repetition of public proof of submission of Master's Thesis may be granted if this violates any statutory provision.

Observations

Students who have successfully completed the Course of Specialization in Medical-Legal Sciences will receive preference in selection as students of the Master Course in Forensic Medicine of this Institute.

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