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Course Code: 
NHS 305
Course Type: 
Area Elective
Theoric: 
2
Practice: 
4
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
4
ECTS: 
5
Course Coordinator: 
Course Objectives: 
The aim of the course is to provide the necessary knowledge and skills about the aging process and the biological, psychological and social changes occurring in this process and their reflections on nursing care.
Course Content: 

Aging and aging process, old age and health problems, physiological and psychosocial health care in elderly care, principles of drug management in elderly, the importance and effects of drug administration, health and social services offered to elderly people in our country, clinical and home care in the elderly.

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. Midterm 2. Final exam 3. Labratory work assessment 4. Project study evaluation 5. Field work evaluation 6. Clinical practice evaluation 7.Assignment/reports evaluation 8. Seminary evaluation 9. Learning diary

Vertical Tabs

Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program Outcome

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

Know the basic concepts of elderly and old age and the health indicators of the elderly in our country

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

1,2,3,6,13,17

1,2,3,5,6,13,17

Explain the duties and responsibilities of nurses in elderly care centers and other areas

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

1,2,3,6,13,17

1,2,3,5,6,13,17

Applies the health problems / needs of elderly individuals and methods used in health diagnostics

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

1,2,3,6,13,17

1,2,3,5,6,13,17

Use the principles of physiological and psychosocial health promotion in elderly care.

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

1,2,3,6,13,17

1,2,3,5,6,13,17

Evaluate the principles of drug management in the elderly, the importance and effects of drug administration.

1,2,3,4,5,6,7

1,2,3,13

1,2,7,15

Have information about the elderly care institutions and organizations.

1,2,3,4,5,6,7

1,2,3,13

1,2,7,15

 
 
 

Course Flow

 

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Demographic characteristics of aged population in the Turkey

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2

Normal Change of Aging

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3

Theories of aging,

  • Biological theories of aging/effects of nursing
  • Aging sociological theories/effects of nursing
  • Aging psychological theories/effects of nursing
  • Age-related psychological and psychosocial  changes

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4

 Introduction to Geriatric Nursing

ü  Overview of Geriatric Nursing

-  Geriatric Nursing Practice Setting

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5

Comprehensive geriatric assessment

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6

Some basic needs of elderly people

-  Nutrition and Hydration of elderly individuals

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7

Rest and sleep in older people

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8

 Mental health in older people

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9

Midterm  Date

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10

Safe environment and prevention of falls 

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11

Prevention and Management of the common geriatric syndromes

-  Urinary and fecal incontinence

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12

Prevention and Management of the common geriatric syndromes

- Polypharmacy

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13

Neglect and abuse in elderly care

 Ethical aspects of elderly care

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14

Health and social services for elderly individuals

Management of aged care institutions

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15

Course appraisal

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Recommended Sources

Textbook

Arıoğul S, Cankurtaran MG, Yavuz BB:Geriatri ve Gerontoloji. MN Medical and Nobel, Ankara, 2006.

Aslan D., Kutsal Yeşim. Güncel Geriatri El Kitabı. Nobel Tıp Kitabevi, İstanbul, 2017.

Birinci Basamak sağlık hizmetlerinde çalışan hekimler için yaşlı sağlığı tanı ve tedavi rehberi 2010, Editörler:Y.Gökçe Kutsal, K.Biberoğlu, T.Atlı, D.Aslan, T.c.SB TSH Genel Müd.yayınları.

Eliopoulos C. Gerontological Nursing Sixth Edition. Lippincott Willams&Wilkins. 2005

Eti Aslan F. Sağlığın Değerlendirilmesi ve Klinik Karar Verme, Akademisyen Tıp Kitabevi, Ankara, 2017.

Fındık Ü., Erol Ö. Geriatrik hasta ve Hemşirelik Bakımı, Nobel Kitabevi, İstanbul, 2010.

Hoffmann Wold G : Basic Geriatric Nursing. 5Th Ed.Elselvier Mosby, St. Louis, 2012.

Işık A.T., Soysal P. Geriatri Pratiğinde Ölçekler, İstanbul Tıp Kitabevi, 2016.

Kaptan G. Geriatriye Çok Yönlü Bakış. Nobel Tıp Kitabevi, İstanbul, 2016.

Karadakovan A. Yaşlı Bakım Hemşireliği. Nobel Yayın Dağıtım, İstanbul, 2015.

Karadakovan A. Yaşlı Sağlığı ve Bakımı.Akademisyen Kitabevi, İstanbul, 2014.

Kim SW, Kim BY, Han JJ, Hwang JH, Jung K, Kim M,  Kim SW. Major Factors Affecting Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Mar; 67(Suppl 1): 114–118.

Meiner Se, Lueckenotte AG: Gerontolojik Nursing.6th Ed. Lipincott Williams and Wilkins, 2006.

Miller CA: Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults.5th Ed.Walter Kluwer, 2009.

Yang MC, Lin CY, Lan CC, Huang CY,  Huang YC,  Lim CS, Liu Y, Wu YK. Factors Affecting CPAP Acceptance in Elderly Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Taiwan. Respiratory Care September 2013, 58 (9) 1504-1513; DOI: https://doi.org/10.4187/respcare.02176.

Türk Geriatri Derneği

Additional Resources

Birinci Basamak Sağlık Hizmetlerinde Çalışan Hekimler İçin Yaşlı Sağlığı  Tanı ve Tedavi Rehberi 2010. Editör; Yeşim Gökçe Kutsal, Kutay Biberoğlu, Teslime Atlı, Dilek Aslan. T.C. Sağlık Bakanlığı Temel Sağlık Hizmetleri Genel Müdürlüğü.

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Material Sharing

Documents

Realted references, data bases

Assignments

Case reports

Exams

Midterm, Final, Practise exam

 
 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

2

30

Clinical Practice Exam

1

15

Reports

1

15

Final

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

Have basic knowledge and skills for the nursing activities and interventions

       

X

2

Aware of and competent to practice professional roles and responsibilities

       

X

3

Competent to assess, diagnose, apply evidence-based and right interventions, evaluate  outcomes toward the health related needs of individual, family and community

       

X

4

Competent to work in a team and apply the team work principles during the professional practices 

     

X

 

5

Apply ethical principles and rules into their professional practices

     

X

 

6

Have life-long learning information and skills and who can apply this knowledge in their professional life

       

X

7

Contribute to the development of nursing profession by using scientific principles and methods

     

X

 

8

Have basic writing and verbal communication skills

   

X

   

9

Produce policies to contribute to the development of health services and who take into account the national and international Laws, Directories and Legislations

   

X

   

10

Be role-model in their professional work and in general

       

X

11

Attend the professional and scientific activities, and who take active roles in the professional associations

       

X

12

Believe in universal social rights and who are respectful to the values of individuals, families and community

       

X

13

Sensitive to social problems and who can contribute the solutions

     

X

 

14

Follow the improvements of knowledge and technology and who are sensitive to the changing health needs

     

X

 
 
 
 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

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

15

2

30

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

15

4

60

Mid-terms

2

4

8

Practise exam

1

4

4

Reports evaluation

1

15

15

Final examination

1

2

2

Total Work Load

 

 

119

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

4,76

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

5