Public Health Nursing (NURS402) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Public Health Nursing NURS402 4 8 0 8 15
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is; teaching the knowledge of basic concepts, rules and principles related to Public Health Nursing, teaching the nursing services to be given to individual, family and community for the protection, promotion and improvement of health with basic health care principles and gain skills to nursing students.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Know the basic philosophy of public health nursing,
  • Know the duties, powers and responsibilities of the public health nurse,
  • Has knowledge about health services to individuals in all age groups, as a public health nurse,
  • Aile Hemşireliği Sürecini kullanarak amaca uygun ev ziyaretleri planlamayı ve gerçekleştirir.
Course Content Historical development of public health nursing, the aims, functions and roles of community health nursing, basic health services, community recognition process and home visits,maternal child health, environmental health, school health nursing, occupational health nursing, home care, public health in disasters and extraordinary events, assessment of risk groups, traditional practices and alternative medicine.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 In the world and Turkey Historical Development of Public Health Nursing Objectives, Functions and Roles of Community Health Nursing Reading the subject from references
2 Basic Health Services and Health Transformation Program Reading the subject from references
3 Community Recognition Process in Public Health Nursing, Communication and Families Recognition and Aim and Priority of Home Visit Reading the subject from references
4 Maternal and Child Health Services Reading the subject from references
5 Midterm
6 Maternal and Child Health in Turkey Reading the subject from references
7 Environmental Health Reading the subject from references
8 Health Promotion and Health Education Reading the subject from references
9 School Health Nursing Reading the subject from references
10 Midterm
11 Occupational Health and Occupational Health Nursing Reading the subject from references
12 Homecare and Elderly Health Reading the subject from references
13 Olağanüstü Olaylar ve Afetlerde Halk Sağlığı Hemşireliği Reading the subject from references
14 Assessment of Risk Groups in the Community Reading the subject from references
15 Traditional Practices and Alternative Medicine Reading the subject from references
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Stanhope M&Lancaster J. (2016) Public Health Nursing: Population Centered Healthcare in The Community. Elsevier Health Sciences
2. Maurer FA, Smith CM. (2012) Community/Public Health Nursing Practice: Health for Families and Populations. Fourth Edition. 2009, Elsevier Inc.
3. Nies MA., Mcewen M. (2014). Community/Public Health Nursing. Elsevier
4. Güler Ç, Akın L. Halk Sağlığı Temel Bilgiler. Hacettepe Üniversitesi Yayınları, Ankara
5. Alkaya, SA. (2017). Sağlığın Geliştirilmesi, Hedef CS Yayıncılık ve Mühendislik, Ankara
6. Gözüm, S. (2016) Okul Dönemindeki Çocukların Sağlığının Geliştirilmesi, Hemşireler ve Okul Sağlık Ofisi Çalışanları İçin Okul Toplumunun Sağlığı, Vize Yayıncılık, Ankara

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application 1 25
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 25
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 50
Percentage of Final Work 50
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has the necessary current information to meet individual, family and community health needs in an individual and holistic approach in the direction of the nursing process. X
2 Has knowledgeable and capable of evaluating the validity, validity and reliability of scientific knowledge. X
3 Has the skills to perform nursing care using theoretical, evidence-based and practical knowledge to maintain, develop and treat illnesses. X
4 Demonstrates nursing care in the direction of scientific research, evidence, developing technology and current health policies. X
5 Respects human rights and dignity in nursing education, practices, research and management. X
6 Carries out nursing practices in accordance with legislation, professional values, standards and ethical principle. X
7 Uses critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills in the nursing care process. X
8 Continues self management activities as an individual and a team member within the scope of its managerial role. X
9 Takes part in researches, projects and events in the association with the health team and the other disciplines with a sense of social responsibility X
10 Uses English in a way that can comprehend literature, communicate effectively in written and verbal manner. X
11 Leads to innovation and changing with adopting the philosophy of lifelong learning for personal and professional development. X
12 Become a model to professional colleagues and communities by acting in accordance with professional ethics principles and values. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 4 64
Application 14 8 112
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 7 98
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 3 10 30
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 20 40
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 25 25
Total Workload 369