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Course Code: 
NHS 361
Course Type: 
Free Elective
Theoric: 
3
Practice: 
0
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Coordinator: 
Course Objectives: 
This course aims to apply the nursing process, which includes collecting data, diagnosing, planning, implementing and evaluating the quality of life of the individuals diagnosed with cancer and their families.
Course Content: 

This course covers the basic concepts in oncology nursing, the roles and responsibilities of the oncology nurse, the etiology and epidemiology of cancer, the diagnosis of cancer patient, the use of different treatment methods and the effective nursing interventions in the management of side effects.

Course Methodology: 
1. Lecture Method 2. Case Study 3. Problem Solving Method 4. Discussion Method 5. Demonstration Method 6. Group work
Course Evaluation Methods: 
1. Presentation 2. Homework 3. Application

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program

Outcomes

Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
Defines the basic concepts of oncology nursing. 1,2,3 1,3,4,5,6 1,2,3
Understands the importance of risk factors, prevention and early diagnosis in cancer. 1,2,3,4 1,3,4 1,2,3
Understands the role and responsibilities of nurses in cancer treatment methods (chemotherapy, radiotherapy). 5,6,7 1,2,3,4,5,6 1,2,3
Understands symptom control in oncology nursing. 5,6,7,8,9,10 1,2,3,4,5,6 1,2,3
Understands the maintenance applications of all systems in oncology nursing. 5,6,7,8,9,10 1,2,3,4,5,6 1,2,3
Understands the applications of care for psychological problems in oncology nursing. 5,6,7,8,9,10 1,2,3,4,5,6 1,2,3

 

Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Basic Concepts in Oncology Nursing Related literature
2 Roles and Responsibilities of Oncology Nurses Related literature
3 Etiology and Epidemiology of Cancer Related literature
4 Prevention of Cancer Related literature
5 Diagnosis Approaches in Cancer Related literature
6 Radiotherapy Treatment in Patients with Cancer, Chemotherapy Treatment in Cancer Patients Related literature
7 Midterm Related literature
8 Complementary Therapy in Cancer Patients Related literature
9 Symptom Management in Cancer Patients Related literature
10 Hematological Toxicities and Symptoms Management in Cancer Patients Related literature
11 Gastro-Intestinal Toxicities and Symptoms Management in Cancer Patients Related literature
12 Skin Toxicities and Symptom Management in Cancer Patients Related literature
13 Psychological Problems and Symptom Management in Cancer Patients Related literature
14 Palliative Care in Cancer Patients Related literature
15 Course Evaluation  

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook
  1. Dünya Sağlık Örgütü Uluslararası Kanser Araştırmaları Kurumu, Dünya Kanser Raporu, http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2009/ 9789283204237_tur_p1-104.pdf,
  2. Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Sağlık Bakanlığı Sağlık İstatistikleri yıllığı http://www.tusak.saglik.gov.tr/saglik_istatistikleri_yilligi_2010.pdf,
  3. Can G.Onkoloji Hemşireliğinde Kanıta Dayalı Bakım, 2010 İstanbul Konsensusu, Nobel Tıp Kitapevleri Ltd. Şti, İstanbul 2010.
  4. Kurt S. (2008). Kanserli hastalarda semptom kontrolünün değerlendirilmesi. T.Ü. Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü Hemşirelik Anabilim Dalı İç Hastalıkları Hemşireliği yüksek Lisans Tezi, Edirne.
  5. Aydıner A, Can G. Akciğer Kanserinde Tedavi ve Bakım, İpomet Matbaacılık San ve Tic. Ltd Şti, İstanbul 2010.
Additional Resources
  1. Can G, Enç N, Akkaya S. Onkoloji Hemşireliğinde Kanıta Dayalı Semptom Yönetimi Konsensus'07, 3P-Pharma Publication Planning, Mavi İletişim Danışmanlık AŞ Medikal Yayıncılık, İstanbul 2008.
  2. Can G. Onkoloji Hemşireliğinde Kanıta Dayalı Semptom Yönetimi, 3P-Pharma Publication Planning, Mavi İletişim Danışmanlık AŞ Medikal Yayıncılık, 2007
  3. Kanser Kemoterapi Rehberi ve Uygulamaya Yönelik Öneriler. Çev. G Can, Çev. Ed. Z Durna, A Aydıner, Nobel Tıp Kitapevleri 2003.
  4. Topuz E, Aydıner A, Karadeniz AN. Klinik Onkoloji, İstanbul Üniversitesi Onkoloji Enstitüsü Yayınları, ISBN 975-404-580-1, İstanbul 2000.
  5. Topuz E. Kanserde Alternatif ve Tamamlayıcı Tıp (Bilimsel Yaklaşım), İletişim Yayınları, İstanbul 2005.
  6. Smeltzer SC, Bare GB, Hinkle JL, Cheever KH. (Eds). Brunner & Suddarth?s Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing. 11th ed. USA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;2008. 

 

Material Sharing

Documents Photocopy, related presentations, book chapters
Assignments Course presentations
Exams Performance evaluation, final exam, student presentations

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Homework 1 30
Mid-Project 1 30
Final Project 1 40
Total 3 100
Ratio of the Final to Success   40
Ratio of Year to Success   60
Total   100

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 The students have the basic, theoretical, practical knowledge, skill and attitude in the light of the reflections of developments in science, technology and health on nursing.       X  
2 Collect data from a holistic point of view in accordance with the health needs of an individual, family or community, performs nursing diagnostics, applies current and evidence-based interventions, evaluates the results and keeps the necessary records.         X
3 Lead the development and maintenance of safe, cost-effective and high-quality health care.         X
4 Respect and maintain human rights and dignity in research, training and management activities and act in accordance with relevant legislation, professional values ​​and ethical principles.     X    
5 Act in accordance with values ​​and ethical principles and defend individuals, family, society and profession.       X  
6 Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills, know at least one foreign language, can write and comprehend sufficient reports, and make presentations.   X      
7 With the awareness of continuous professional development, the students gain the ability to follow the innovative-creative developments in science and technology in health care and to renew themselves continuously.       X  
8 Know the process of research and publication for the production of nursing-specific scientific knowledge, take part in the research, use and share the research results.       X  
9 Use critical thinking skills and scientific problem-solving approach in professional practice.         X
10 They are sensitive to social and occupational problems and set an example for their colleagues and society with their professional behavior.         X

 

ECTS

Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Duration of Course (Including the exam week: 15x Total course hours) 15 3 45
Out-of-Class Study Time (Pre-study, reinforcement) 15 1 15
Homework 1 10 10
Mid Project 1 15 20
Final Project 1 25 30
Total Work Load     120
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     4,8
ECTS Credit of the Course     5