Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
300002492015PUBLIC HEALTHCompulsory233
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle and Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course provides students with an introduction to fundamental concepts and approaches underlying public health. Topics covered include population and prevention-based perspectives on health
Name of Lecturer(s)
Aliye Mandıracıoğlu
Learning Outcomes
1To learn and evaluate health indicators (rate, ratio)
2To know expanded immunization program and vaccination for children, side effects, endications of vaccines, cold chain practices
3To learn health education practices
4To describe reproductive health
5To know family planning methods
6To know the state of communicable diseases in the world and Turkey, the surveillance system, control programs and preventive methods
7To know relationship between nutrition and health and nutrition deficiencies in Turkey and world
8To understand food sanitation
9To know the increasing importance of noncommunicable diseases in community health and to to know primary-secondary-tertiary prevention approaches for chronic diseases and to
10To define rational drug use and to discuss drug management
11To know status of children in Turkey and world and prevention of children health
12To understand defination of health, to evaluate health-related social issues objectively
13To define multisectoral relationship and teamwork in health care
14To know preventive care and prevention and primary, secondary and tertiary preventive care
15To know and understand epidemiology and its importance on public health problem solvings
16To know and carry out epidemiologic research methods
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Introduction to public health, child health, reproductive health, family planning, immunization, health care system, primary health care, health education, prevention communicable diseases, prevention chronic diseases, rational drug use, drug management, epidemiology
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to public health
2Factors affecting health condition
3Preventive medicine
4Primary health care systems
5Development of health care systems
6Reproductive health
7Family planning
8Immunization
9Epidemiology and methods of scientific research
10Health indicators
11Prevention of communicable diseases
12Prevention oj chronic diseases
13Public nutrition and prevention of malnutrition
14Risks of cigarette smoking and programmes for smoking cessation
15Rational drug use
16Drug management
Recommended or Required Reading
Lecture notes are supplied by the lecturer
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Makeup Examination122
Attending Lectures16232
Self Study122
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)90
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