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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) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.