Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
220003082014ELDERLY CARE IN THE COMMUNITYElective365
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Aim of this study to able to describe the aging process, identfying physical, pyschological, social factors influencing the health of elderly, describing activities and participation of elderly and identifying nursing actions that adress the needs of elderly at home care.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Ayla Bayık TEMEL
Learning Outcomes
1Be able to describe the aging process
2Be able to identfy physical, pyschological, social factors influencing the health of elderly
3Be able to describe physical, pyschological,social problems of elderly
4Be able to describe activities and participation of elderly
5Be able to describe preventive measures for the health problems common among older adults
6Be able to identify nursing actions that adress the needs of elders at home care
7Be able to discuss community health services for the elderly
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Demographic changes in the population Growing old in today's world Theories of aging Impact of normal aging and interruptions in fuction Impact of aging on body systems Evalution of functional performance Health promotion and wellness Community health services for the elderly
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction Demographic changes in the population Growing old in today's worldSelf study,Discussion
2Theories of aging Impact of normal aging and interruptions in fuctionReading, Question-answer
3Impact of aging on body systems Self study,Discussion
4Physical health problems of elderly Social health problems of elderly Physological health problems of elderly Culture and agingReading, Question-answer
5Activities and participation Selfcare, leisure, work and retirement, community, mobility,interaction and relations, sexualitySelf study,Discussion
6Evaluation of functional performanceIndividual Study for Mid term Examination
7Mid term examReading, Question-answer
8Health promotion and wellnessSelf study,Discussion
9Community health services for the elderlyReading, Question-answer
10Roles and responsibilities of community health nurses for the elderly careSelf study,Discussion
11Home health careReading, Question-answer
12Products and technology for the elderlySelf study,Discussion
13Rehabilitation- Long term care, the end of life for the elderlyReading, Question-answer
14Rehabilitation- Long term care, the end of life for the elderlyIndividual Study for Final Examination
15Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Fletcher, K., Westley, C.J., (2000) Elderly Health, (Ed. M.Stanhope ve J.Lancaster), Community Public Health Nursing, VI.Edition, Printed in The United States of America, s.597-613. Clark MJ (2003) Older Clients As Aggregate. Community Health Nursing: Caring For Population, 4th Edition, New Jersey. Porche D.J. (2004) Public&Community Health Nursing Practice, A Population Based Approach, USA. Bonder B.R., Bello-Haas V.D. (2009). Functional performance in older adults.Edition 3, F.A.Davis Company
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
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Discussion6530
Question-Answer6530
Self Study6318
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11212
Individual Study for Final Examination12222
Reading6530
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)145
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