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
HEM3070 Epidemiology Fall 2 0 2 6
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 : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi HAYAT YALIN
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi AHU KÜRKLÜ
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: Determine the distribution of diseases that are required for the planning of health activities in the community and the factors that affecting, teach the characteristics of people, places and time of diseases and to gain skills for reviewing of these factors, make a measurable value of the concept of disease by getting help from different mathematical criteria, determine the health problems that threaten society in realistic and scientific way, improve social preventive health measures and gain skills of implementation during the students' education and professional activities by teaching the basic epidemiological information they will need.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Know the concepts related to Epidemiology.
2. Know the phenomena of Epidemiology.
3. Explain the usage areas of epidemiology.
4. Explain the strategies of epidemiology.
5. Explain the research methods of epidemiology.
6. Use the epidemiological principles in determining of the prevalence of health problems that threaten society, cause the most illness and death.
7. Understand the characteristics of people, places and time of diseases.
8. Evaluate the characteristics of people, places and time of diseases and diseases.
9. Calculate the incidence and prevalence in the distribution of diseases.
10. Use the research methods in epidemiology effectively in the scientific and professional activities.
11. Calculate the epidemiological speed and rates in the scientific evaluation and measure of health events.
12. Know the primary, secondary and tertiary preventive measures to prevent from diseases.
13. Understand the causal relationships of the diseases.
14. Know the epidemiological characteristics of infectious diseases.
15. Implement the measures such as filiacion, quarantine, hygiene etc to protect society from infectious diseases.
16. Learn the epidemiological characteristics of chronic diseases and gain social and individual skills preventing their development.
17. Plan the epidemiological researches.
18. Use the epidemiological studies planned effectively in protecting of the community health.

Course Content

The general principles of epidemiology, health issues important to our country in the light of these principles and functions of the nurse in the war with them, epidemiological research methods.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Epidemiology Definition, historical development, and uses
2) Strategies of epidemiology, classification and general characteristics of epidemiological research
3) Descriptive epidemiology
4) Analytical Research Case-control studies
5) Analytical Research Cross-sectional studies
6) Field scans
7) Analytical Research- Cohort studies
8) Midterm exam
9) Experimental research
10) The epidemiology of infectious diseases
11) The epidemiology of infectious diseases
12) Epidemiological investigation of outbreaks
13) Epidemiological data sources
14) Universe and sampling methods,Epidemiological research planning


Course Notes / Textbooks: Ders notları haftalık olarak verilecektir.
Course notes will be given weekly.
References: 1. Epidemiyoloji, Kjelstrom; O.J., Nobel Tıp Kitabevi
2. Epidemiyoloji ve Halk Sağlığı, Prof.Dr. ETİZ;S., AÖF Yayını
3. Epidemiyoloji,Prof. Dr. Sabahat Tezcan,Hacettepe Halk Sağlığı Vakfı

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Midterms 1 % 40
Final 1 % 60
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 2 28
Presentations / Seminar 2 20 40
Homework Assignments 2 20 40
Midterms 1 20 20
Final 1 20 20
Total Workload 148

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.