Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9304175052015Epidemiology in Nursing (General)Elective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To increase the student knowledge and skills using the basic principles of epidemiology and research methods to develop solutions to the problems of public health in Turkey and the world.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aynur Uysal , Assist. Prof. Dr. Şafak Ergül
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to explain basic epidemiological concepts
2To be able to realize the importance of the science of epidemiology in planning health services
3To be able to calculate rates of incidence and prevalence of diseases important for Public health
4To be able to interpret epidemiological rates and percentages
5To be able to know death and life criteria
6To be able to identify the disease and deaths about methods of classification
7To be able to know Epidemiological research methods
8To be able to plan an Epidemiological research
9To be able to list basic concepts of epidemiology of infectious disease
Mode of Delivery
Evening Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Definition of epidemiology, history, approaches and strategies Health and disease criteria Demographic criteria The classification of diseases and deaths Standardization techniques of disease prevalence Epidemiological research methods The main components of infectious diseases Protection of robust persons Protection of source
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Course IntroductionReading
2The development of the science of epidemiology(Definition of epidemiology, history, approaches and strategiesSelf Study
3Health Services planning and health policies the importance of the science of epidemiology Self Study
4Measure of health, health criteria Disease criteria (the disease incidence rate, prevalence rates, disease rates)Self Study
5Criteria of death, survival, demographic criteria Indirect measures, non-medical criteria, criteria for positive health, confidence intervalSelf Study
6The classification of diseases and deaths, health recordsSelf Study
7Standardization techniques of disease rates Life table techniques and the use Self Study
8Strategies in Epidemiology Plan an Epidemiological research Descriptive epidemiology(person, place, time factors)Individual Study for Homework Problems
9Analytic epidemiology (case control, cohort, cross-sectional)Report Preparation
10MIDTERM EXAM
11Experimental research Methodological researchReport Preparation
12Discussion of the research samples Plan an Epidemiological researchCriticising Paper
13Basic concepts, the chain of infection, agent, host, environment relationshipSelf Study
14Protection of robust persons (Resistance, immunization)Self Study
15Protection of source Evaluation of Field studiesSelf Study
16FINAL EXAM
Recommended or Required Reading
1)Aksakoğlu D.: Bulaşıcı Hastalıklarla Savaş İlkeleri, Hacettepe Üniv.DSÖ Hiz. Araştırma Merkezi Yayını no:3, Ankara, 1983. 2)Gülesen Ö.: Epidemiyoloji. Bursa Ü. Yayınları No: 23. üniversite basımevi 1981. 3)Akbulut T., Sabuncu M.: Epidemiyoloji Prensip ve Uygulamaları Sistem Yayıncılık, İstanbul, 1993. 4)Tezcan S.: Epidemiyoloji, Tıbbi Araştırmaların Yöntem Bilimi. Halk Sağlığı Vakfı, Meteksan, Ankara 1992. 5)Bertan M., Güler Ç.: Halk Sağlığı Temel Bilgileri, Güneş Kitapevi 1995. 6) Dirican R., Bilgel N.: Halk Sağlığı (Toplum Hekimliği) 3.baskı, Uludağ Üni. Basımevi, Bursa. 1993. 7)Ucvghan,J,P., M R.H.Bölge Sağlık Yönetiminde Epidemıyoloji El kitabı Prof. Dr. Münevver Bertan Dr. Tayfun Enünlü, Dünya Sağlık Örgütü, Hacettepe Üni. Tıp Fak..Halk Sağlığı ABD. yayın no 90151, 1990 8)Güler, Ç., Akın L. (2006) Halk Sağlığı Temel Bilgiler, Hacettepe Üniversitesi Yayınları, Ankara 9)Bilir. N Güler.Ç. Epidemiyoloji Hatiboğlu Yayınevi 1989.
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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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Problem Solving13113
Question-Answer14114
Team/Group Work717
Report Preparation155
Criticising Paper11010
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Homework Problems11010
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
Reading14456
Homework14228
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)228
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