Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
402024192001EPIDEMIOLOGYElective484
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to give information about environment-health relations and environmental protection; relationships between higher organisms and microorganisms; general microbial diseases, general host resistance mechanisms, antibacterial antibiotics and their mechanisms of action; antifungal antibiotics and their modes of action; public health by giving informations about epidemiology, its general perspectives and terminology.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Alev Haliki UZTAN
Learning Outcomes
1Learning the general aspects of the principals of epidemiology and its terminology
2Comprehending the sources of microbial diseases and their transmission ways
3Carrying out evaluations about the health problems and being able to idenfy their relations with the environment
4Comprehending the concept of biological war and the techniques of provision
5Apprehending the parameters of public health and ecological pollution
6Learning the infectious diseases, their sources, the control methods and being able to carry out the control methods
7Comprehending the human-microbe interactions
8Apprehending the virulence factors of pathogen microorganisms and learning their modes of action
9Learning the general host defence mechanisms (non-spesific immunity)
10Comprehending the sources of sistemic microbial diseases in humans and their transmission routes
11Learning the nosocomial infections and their control methods
12Learning the modes of action of antibiotics
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Epidemiology, Principals and terminology of epidemiology; Enivronment and Health relations and environmental protection; Public Health; interactions between higher organisms and microbes; General Host defence mechanisms; General Microbial Diseaes; Antibacterial antibotics and their modes of action; Antifungal antibotics and their modes of action
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definition of epidemiology and principals and terminology of epidemiology
2Sources of the infectious diseases and the direct and idirect transmission ways
3Enivronment and Health relations and environmental protection, risk assesments, air, water and soil pollutions, types of threats and their mechanisms of action
4Epidemiology and public Health, source control, The control of dispersal of the pathogen (immunisation, quarantine, surveillance, pathogen eradication, vaccines) Factors affecing the global public health
5Biological war
6Human – Microbe interactions; Normal Flora (Skin, Oral cavity, Gastrointestinal system, Respiration system, Urogenital system), Host-Parasite interactions
7Infectious diseases and their sources, Specific adherence, Invasion, Colonisation and growth
8Midterm Exam
9Virulence and virulence factors (The virulence factors of Gram Positive and Gram negative pathogen bacteria, Pathogen yeasts and Pathogen Fungi)
10The toxins which are virulence factors, their modes of action (bacterial and fungal toxins) bacterial toxins (Exotoxins, Endotoxins, Enterotoxin) fungal toxins (Mycotoxins and toadstool toxins)
11General host defence mechanisms (Non-spesific immunity) : Natural resistance. Age, Stress and Nutrition, Physical and chemical defence. Tissue specifity, fever and inflamation
12The airborne infections, Sexually transmitted infections, infections that are transmitted by direct contact, Infections transmitted by animals and insects, Foodborne and waterborne diseases, soilborne infections
13Nosocomial infections
14Antibacterial antibotics and their modes of action
15Antifungal antibotics and their modes of action
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Mikroorganizmaların Biyolojisi Çeviri Editörü Prof.Dr.Cumhur Çökmüş, 2017 "Madigan,M.T., Martinko,J.M. and Parker,J., “T.D.Brock, Biology of Microorganisms”, Eleventh Ed., Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458"
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
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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
Attending Lectures14228
Report Preparation428
Report Presentation122
Self Study12336
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
Reading14228
Report122
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)128
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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