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Course Code: 
NHS 401
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
Theoric: 
4
Practice: 
8
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
8
ECTS: 
10
Prerequisite Courses: 
Course Language: 
English
Course Coordinator: 
Course Objectives: 
To help students understand and specialize in the field of Public Health Nursing. To develop students' nursing interventions and skills in public health.
Course Content: 
Health protection and development, population and health, the concept of public health and its historical development, organization of health services in Turkey, the definition of public health nursing, roles and responsibilities, community diagnostics, factors affecting health, health protection and promotion, early detection and screening, public role of health nurse in school health services, home visits, purpose and importance, health education and counseling, healthy child and adolescent follow-up, 15-49 age female and pregnant follow-up, accidents and their importance, monitoring of elderly and chronic diseases, occupational health nursing, occupational health and safety, infectious disease control and immunization.
Course Methodology: 
1. Lecture Method 2. Question and answer 3. Discussion 4. Field study 5. Clinical 6. Role playing 7. Demonstration 8. Brainstorming 9. Case study / report 10. Group work 11. Observation report 12. Presentation
Course Evaluation Methods: 
1. Mid-term exam 2. Final Exam 3. Field study evaluation 4. Clinical practice evaluation 5. Homework / report evaluation 6. Presentation evaluation 7. Performance evaluation

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

Tell the basic philosophy of public health nursing
1,2,3,4,5,7,9,10
1,2,3,8,9
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Apply the nursing process in public health nursing practices.
1,2,3,4, 6,7,8,9,10
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Be aware of the areas that the public health nurse serves.
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
1,2,3,8,9
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
List the responsibility of the public health nurse in family health services.
1,2,3,4,5,6, 8,9,10
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Recognize the responsibility of the public health nurse in home care services.
1,2,3,4,5,6, 8,9,10
1,2,3,8,9
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
List the responsibility of the public health nurse in environmental health services.
1,2,3,4,5,6, 8,9,10
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Writes the responsibility of public health nurse in occupational health and safety services.
1,2,3,4,5,6, 8,9,10
1,2,3,8,9
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
List the responsibility of the public health nurse in school health services.
1,2,3,4,5,6, 8,9,10
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Tells the public health nurse the responsibility for communicable diseases.
1,3,4,5,6, 8,9,10
1,2,3,8,9
1,2, 7
List the responsibility of the public health nurse in health education.

 
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Provides accurate and effective health education.

 
1, 3,4,6,7, 9,10
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Recognize the ethical problems of public health nursing.

 
1,2,3,4,5, 7, 9,10
1,2,3,8,9
1,2, 7
List the changing and developing role of public health nurse.

 
1, 4,5, 7,8,9,10
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
1,2,7
 
 
 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Introducing the course, sharing goals and expectations
Health Protection
Population and Health

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2

Public Health Concept and Historical Development Organization of Health Services in Turkey Definition,
Roles and Responsibilities of Public Health Nursing 
Community Awareness  

 

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3

Health Factors, Health Protection and Early Diagnosis and Screening Roles and Services, 

 

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4

Responsibilities of Public Health Nurses in School Health

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5

Health Education and Counseling

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6

Midterm

Related literature

7

Home visits

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8

Child and Adolescent Health

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9

15-49 Age Women and Pregnancy Follow-up

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10

Accidents and prevention of accidents

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11

Family Health

 

12

Care of Elderly and Chronic Disease Patients

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13

Occupational Health Nursing Occupational Health and Safety

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14

Infectious Disease Control and Immunization

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15

Course  evaluation

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Recommended Sources

Textbook

  1. Erdoğan S. Omaha Sistem: Halk Sağlığı Hemşireliği Uygulama Rehberi.  İ.Ü. Florence Nightıngale Hemşirelik Yüksekokulu Yayını, No.3,   İstanbul, 2000.
  2. Akdağ, R. (2009). Health transformation program in Turkey. Progress Report, Ministry of Health, MoH Publication, 749.
  3. Allensworth, D. D., & Fertman, C. I. (Eds.). (2012). Sağlığı geliştirme programları: teoriden pratiğe. Sağlık bakanlığı.
  4. Anand, S., Peter, F., & Sen, A. (Eds.). (2004). Public health, ethics, and equity. Oxford University Press on Demand.
  5. Baltaş, Z. (2008). Sağlık psikolojisi: Halk sağlığında davranış bilimleri. Remzi Kitabevi.
  6. Berk, M., Önal, B., & Güven, R. (2011). Meslek Hastalıkları Rehberi. Çalışma ve Sosyal Güvenlik Bakanlığı, Ankara
  7. Bury, M., & Gabe, J. (2002). The sociology of health and illness: a reader. Cambridge : Polity Press
  8. Erci B. (Ed) (2016) Halk Sağlığı Hemşireliği, Anadolu Nobel Tıp Kitabevleri, Ankara,.
  9. Erdoğan S, Nahcivan N, Esin N, ve ark.(2005). Halk Sağlığı Hemşireliği Dersi Uygulama Rehberi. İstanbul Üniversitesi Yayın No:4588, İstanbul.
  10. Erefe İ. (Ed)  (1998) Halk Sağlığı Hemşireliği El Kitabı, Vehbi Koç Vakfı Yayınları No:14, İstanbul.
  11. Güler Ç, Akın L (Ed) (2015) Halk Sağlığı Temel Bilgiler, Hacettepe Üniversitesi Yayınları,Ankara.
  12. Kuğuoğlu, S., Demirbağ, BC.(ed.) (2015) Aile Temelli Sağlık Yaklaşımı, Akademisyen Tıp Kitabevi, Ankara
  13. Maurer, F. A., & Smith, C. M. (2009). Community/public health nursing practice: Health for families and populations. Elsevier Health Sciences.
  14. McEwen, M (2002) Community-Based Nursing: An Introduction (2nd ed.).  Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders,.
  15. Öztek, Z., & Kubilay, G. (2008). Toplum sağlığı hemşireliği. Palme Yayıncılık.
  16. Smith, C.M, Maurer. F.A. (2000) Community Health Nursing: Theory and Practice. 
  17. Stanhope M, Lancaster J (Eds) (2008) Public Health Nursing Population-Centered Health Care in the Community, Seventh Edition, Mosby Elsevier,.
  18. Şahinöz, T.(2017) Halk Sağlığı Uygulama Kitabı, Hemşirelik Bölümleri için, Güneş Tıp Kitabevi, Ankara
  19. Yakıncı, C.,  Yeşilada E. (2012). Koruyucu Sağlık Rehberi. Türk Eczacılar Birliği, Ankara 

Additional Resources

 
 
 
 

Material Sharing

Documents

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Assignments

Case reports

Exams

Mid term, Final, Field work evaluation

 
 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

15

Field practice

1

10

Final

1

25

Clinical Practice

1

40

Group presentation

1

10

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

30

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

70

Total

 

100

 
 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 
 

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)

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

15

4

60

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

15

12

180

Clinical evaluation

1

2

2

Mid-term/s

1

10

10

Final examination

1

2

2

Total Work Load

 

 

254

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

10,1

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

10