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
BME4010 Healthcare Facility Guidelines and Standards Fall 3 0 3 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: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Prof. Dr. ALİ YEKTA ÜLGEN
Course Objectives: To learn the design and certification requirements for Hospitals, Health Care Facility Management and Safety.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Guidelines and Minimum Requirements for Design and Construction of Hospital and Health Care Facilities

Course Content

Guidelines and Minimum Requirements for Design and Construction of Hospital and Health Care Facilities; Sterilization, Medical Gas Pipeline System, Earth Grounding, Clean air systems, Hazardous materials and Risk Control, Patient Safety.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Guidelines for Design of Health Care Facilities (AIA)
2) Hospital Accreditation and JCI Standards; QHA Trent Accreditation Standards
3) Design Requirements for ICU, OR, X-Ray Department, PET Shielding Requirements
4) "Medical Gas Pipeline System, Guidelines for Testing Medical Gases (O2, N20 and Medical Air), Medical-surgical vacuum systems, Design of the Vacuum Pump System, Waste Anesthetic Gas Disposal"
5) Clean-air Systems and Classification, Hospital clean-air zones, Airborne Infection, ISO 14644
6) Particle Counting, Active/Passive Air Sampling, Isolation Rooms Design Requirements
7) Midterm Exam I
8) Earth Grounding System, Isolated Power Systems and Line Isolation Monitor, Conductive Flooring
9) "Guidelines for Design of Sterilization Department, Sterilization Validation, Sterility and Shelf Life, Bowie-Dick test, Chemical indicators, Biological indicators"
10) Sterilization Techniques (EtO, Formaldehyde, Ozone, Plasma , Gamma) Compaing EtO and Plasma sterilization techniques
11) Sterilization Department Design Guidelines, Validation in Sterilization
12) Health Devices IPM System for Medical Device Performance and Safety Measurements
13) Waste Management, Management of Hazardous Materials
14) Midterm Exam II


Course Notes / Textbooks: Ders Notları; Power Point sunumlar.
References: Joint Commission International Accreditation Standards for Hospitals, 6th Edition, Sterilization, Part 1: Sterilization in Health Care Facilities, AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation ), 2015 Edition; EN ISO 14644 Standards; EN ISO 7396; Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities, American Institute of Architects and the Facility Guidelines Institute, 2014; NFPA 99 Standard For Healthcare Facilities, 2015 edition; ECRI Health Devices IPM.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Homework Assignments 3 % 20
Midterms 2 % 40
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 12 3 36
Study Hours Out of Class 14 5 70
Homework Assignments 4 7 28
Midterms 2 3 6
Final 1 2 2
Total Workload 142

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.