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Course Code: 
FHS 212
Course Type: 
Elective
Theoric: 
3
Practice: 
0
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Coordinator: 
Course Objectives: 
This course will provide a general overview of the concept of critical thinking, and will assist the learner in developing these skills for use in the workplace.
Course Content: 

Focus is given to developing caring attitudes of nursing students applying critical thinking strategies specific to problem solving related to human response patterns.

Course Methodology: 
1. Lecture 2. Question-answer 3. Discussion 4. Labratory study 5. Field work 6. Clinical practice 7. Projects 8. Assesment/survey 9. Role playing 10. Demonstration 11. Brain storming 12. Home work
Course Evaluation Methods: 
1. Lecture 2. Question-answer 3. Discussion 4. Labratory study 5. Field work 6. Clinical practice 7. Projects 8. Assesment/survey 9. Role playing 10. Demonstration

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

Define the concept of critical thinking

1,2

1,2,3,11,14

2,7,8

Identify the common characteristics of a critical thinker

1,2,6

1,2,3,11,14

2,7,8

Describe factors that can positively and negatively impact critical thinking ability

1,2,6,7

1,2,3,11,14

2,7,8

Explain how to use the critical thinking skills in daily and work life

1,2,7,9

1,2,3,11,14

2,7,8

 
 
 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Course introduction / What is thinking and critical thinking?

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2

Beginning to Think Critically

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3

Thinking in New Boxes

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4

Mind Map

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5

Six Hat Thinking Model

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6

Six Hat Thinking Model

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7

Discussion and exercise

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8

Midterm Overview

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9

Deductive Validity And Inductive Force

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10

History And Philosophy (Theories) Of  Thinking

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11

History And Philosophy (Theories) Of  Thinking

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12

History And Philosophy (Theories) Of  Thinking

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13

Critical Thinking Exercises- The Dilemma Of Theory And Practice

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14

Truth, Knowledge And Belief

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15

General Overview

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Recommended Sources

Textbook

 

Additional Resources

1. Tracy Bowell and Gary Kemp, 2010, Critical Thinking. 3rd Edition, A Concise Guide.

2. Epstein, R.(2006) Critical thinking.  3rd ed. Belmont, CA : Thomson Wadsworth, Australia.

3. Flood RL., Romm NRA. (Eds)(1996) Critical systems thinking : current research and practice. Plenum New York : Plenum Press. USA.

4. Gambrill E. (2005) Critical Thinking in Clinical Practice.2nd Ed. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New Jersey, USA.

5. Ruggiero, VR. (2008) Beyond feelings : a guide to critical thinking.  8th ed. McGraw-Hill Higher Education. Boston, USA.

6. Wilkinson JM. (2012) Nursing Process and Critical Thinking. 5th Ed., Pearson Education Inc., New Jersey, USA.

7. Brink-Budgen, RVD. Critical Thinking for Students. 4th Ed., Spring Hill House,Oxford,UK.

8. Mason, M. Critical Thinking and Learning, Blackwell publishing, Malden, USA.

9. Paul, R., Elder,L. (2006) Critical Thinking-Learn the Tools the Best Thinkers Use. Concise Ed., Pearson-Prentice Hall., New Jersey, Columbus, Ohio, USA.5. ANGELI C, VALANIDES N. Instructional effects on critical thinking: Performance on ill-defined issues. Learning and Instruction 19 (2009) 322-334.

 
 

Material Sharing

Documents

Related articles, Data bases

Assignments

Reports, presentation

Exams

Final, Assignment evaluation

 

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Assignments / Quizzes / Classroom activities

1

60

Final Exam

1

40

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

Total

 

100

 
 

 

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 
 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

1

Gain basic, theoretical, practical knowledge, skills and attitudes in line with the reflections of developments in science, technology and health to nursing.

       

X

2

Collects data using a holistic approach according to the health needs of an individual, family or society, determine nursing diagnosis, applies current and evidence-based interventions, evaluates the outcomes and keeps necessary records.

       

X

3

Takes an active role and leads the health team in providing and developing safe, cost effective and high quality health care.

       

X

4

Implements necessary interventions for health promotion, protection, improvement and increasing the quality of life practices while respecting human rights and dignity.

 

X

     

5

Advocates for individuals, family, society and nursing profession by acting in accordance with professional values, ethical principles and relevant legislation.

 

X

     

6

Gains the ability of verbal and written communication, writing reports and presentations by using the native and foreign languages effectively.

     

X

 

7

With the awareness of the necessity of lifelong learning, gains the ability to follow innovative and creative developments in science and technology in health care and to develop themselves continuously.

     

X

 

8

Knows the research and publication process for the production of scientific knowledge specific to nursing, takes part in research, uses and shares the results of researches.

     

X

 

9

Use critical thinking skills and scientific problem-solving approach in professional practice.

       

X

10

Are sensitive to social and professional problems, set an example to colleagues and society with professional behavior.

 

X

     
 

  

 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 15x Total course hours)

15

3

45

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

15

3

45

Assignments / Quizzes / Classroom activities

1

15

15

Presentation

4

2

8

Final examination

1

2

2

Total Work Load

 

 

115

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

4.6

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

5