Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
DYZ2012 Mental Health Problems of Dialysis Patients Spring 2 0 2 3
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: Turkish
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Instructor ZEYNEP GÜL
Course Lecturer(s): Instructor AYBİKE ELİF BOLCAN
Recommended Optional Program Components: Dialysis Centers
Course Objectives: This lesson aims to inform about fundamental concepts of mental health, mental health disorders, the influences on mental health of chronic patients.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
The students at the end of this lesson;

1- Explain the fundamental concepts of mental health.
2- Indicate ideas about loss and death of hemodialysis patients.
3- Describe crisis and know the intervention methods for crisis.

Course Content

This lesson contains the subjects like chronic diseases and family, anxiety disorders and depression, general principles about regulation of social lives of hemodialysis patients.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Fundamental Concepts of Mental Health
2) Health, Disease, Mental Health, Hope-Adaptation, Self Knowledge, Behavior, Manner, Personality Development and Personality Disorders
3) Culture and Psychiatri
4) Chronic Disease and Family, Ideas About Loss and Death in Hemodialysis Patients
5) Crisis and Intervention to Crisis
6) Organ donation and psycho-social approaches
7) Mental Disorders of Hemodialysis Patients
8) General Symptoms, Psychosomatic Diseases
9) Anxiety Disorders and Depression
10) Suicidal Attempts
11) Sexual Problems
12) General Principles About Regulation of Social Lives of Hemodialysis Patients
13) Care in Home
14) Social Support, Work Life, Organisation Membership


Course Notes / Textbooks: Weekly distributed by the course lecturer.
References: 1- Linda M. Gorman; Donna F. Sultan (2007) Psychosocial Nursing for General Patient Care.Edition: 3. Publisher: F.A. Davis
2- Patricia D. Barry (1996) Psychosocial Nursing: Care of Physically Ill Patients and Their Families. Edition: Third. Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Quizzes 1 % 10
Homework Assignments 1 % 10
Midterms 1 % 20
Final 1 % 60
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 2 28
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Homework Assignments 3 5 15
Quizzes 1 1 1
Midterms 1 1 1
Final 1 2 2
Total Workload 75

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.