Public Health (MED106) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Public Health MED106 4 1 1 4 0
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Distance, Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Drill and Practice, Observation Case Study, Role Play.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To gain knowledge about the concepts of health, social medicine and public health, determinants of health, indicators of health level, health management and economics, occupational safety and health, major environmental health problems, management of public health disaster and epidemics, vaccines, immunization programmes, sterilization, disinfection, antisepsis, drug development, tobacco use, hypothesis testing
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explains the concepts of health and disease.
  • Describes the development of public health discipline in developed and developing communities.
  • Defines the determinants of health.
  • Explains and compares national and international health policies.
  • Lists national and international health organizations, and explain their responsibilities.
  • Explains health management.
  • Explains health economics. Lists the social and economic indicators of health.
  • Describes health level indicators.
  • Explains the concepts of occupational health and safety in national and international dimensions.
  • Explains the management of medical waste.
  • Describes healthy environment, psyco-social and biological environment.
  • Describes major environmental health issues and public health disasters, management of epidemics.
  • Explains safe diet and balanced nutrition.
  • Explains the principles of protection of health.
  • Explains the importance of the food and water safety.
  • Describes the importance of physical activity.
  • Describes the harmful effect of substance use.
  • Defines the basic principles of vaccination.
  • Describes the types of vaccines, give examples, and explain their differences in effectiveness.
  • Explains the new drug development.
  • Defines the pharmacogenetics
  • Explains the Modern Science in Medicine and Features of the 20th Century Medicine.
  • Defines the history of Tukish Medicine after republic.
  • Describes the vaccine hesitancy and activities against it.
  • Describes the hypothesis testing.
  • Defines antiseptic, aseptic, bactericidal, bacteriostatic, disinfectant, germiside, sterilization.
  • Describes the general effects chemical and physical agents have on membranes, proteins, and nucleic acids which are lethal to cells.
  • Discusses the pros and cops using boiling, pasteurization, and autoclaving ionizing and nonionizing radiation to control microbial growth.
  • Explains the mechanisms of action and uses of the following in conrolling microbial growth effects difference between cationic and anionic detergents (list examples).
Course Content Introduction to public health, health and disease concepts, public health in developed countries, public health in developing countries, globalization and health, components of health, socioeconomic differences and public health, food and water safety, environmental health and inspection, access to health services, human rights and health.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Public Health Committee Introduction to Public Health Concepts of Health and Disease New drug development General Principles of Vaccination The WHO Public Health in Developed Countries Food and Water Safety Vaccine Types Control Programs by MoH Globalization and Public Health Immunization and Public Health The ILO Water Microbiology Pharmacogenetics Health and Physical activity Socioeconomic Differences and Public Health Access to Health Services -
2 Modern Science in Medicine and Features of the 20th Century Medicine History of Turkish Medicine Before the Turkish Republic History of Turkish Medicine After the Turkish Republic Public Health Disasters Environmental Health and Inspection Management of Epidemics Human Rights and Health Public Health and Infectious Diseases Health Economics International Health Healthcare Management Public Health Ethics Food Microbiology Sterilization, disinfection, antisepsis Pregnant Health Epidemiologic Research Methods in Medicine Medical Wastes for Public Health Demography and Public Health Tobacco use -
3 Management of substance abuse: Alcohol, drugs and addictive behaviours Community and mental health Vaccine Technologies, Future Vaccine Technologies Childhood vaccination Adolescent vaccination Adult Vaccination Vaccination of Risk Groups Health Level Indicators Community Health and Nutrition -
4 Medical Law Community Health and Education Community Screening Programs Role Play: Vaccine Hesitancy Occupational Diseases and Work Accidents Physical Injury and Chemical Injury Small-groups Application-based Learning: Sterilization and Disinfection in Medical Microbiology Laboratory Exam preparation and General exam -


Course Book 1. Oxford Textbook of Public Health, 6th Edition Roger Detels,‎ Robert Beaglehole,‎ Mary Ann Lansang,‎ Martin Gulliford
2. Textbook of Family Practice, 9th Edition Robert E. Rakel, David P. Rakel
3. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology (14th Edition); Bertram G. Katzung,‎ Anthony J. Trevor; McGraw-Hill, 2018.
4. Medical Microbiology (8th Edition); Patrick Murray, Ken Rosenthal, Michael Pfaller; Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, 2016.
5. Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. John Bennett Raphael Dolin Martin J. Blaser. 9 th edition., 2019
6. Robbins Basic Pathology (10th Edition); Vinay Kumar, Abul K. Abbas, Jon C. Aster; Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, 2018.
7. Park’s Textbook of Preventive and Social Medicine (23rd Edition); K. Park; Bhanot, 2015.
8. Evaluating Public and Community Health Programs (2nd Edition); Muriel J. Harris; John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2016.
9. Comparative Health Systems: A Global Perspective (2nd Edition); James A. Johnson, Carleen Stoskopf, Leiyu Shi; Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Burlington, 2018.
10. Epidemiology (5th Edition); Leon Gordis; Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, 2014.
11. Jawetz, Melnick, & Adelberg's Medical Microbiology, 28e, McGraw-Hill Education, 2019.
12. Medical Physiology 3rd Edition by Boron MD PhD, Walter F, Boulpaep MD, Emile L. (2017).

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 15 2
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work 1 10
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 8
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 80
Toplam 18 100
Percentage of Semester Work 20
Percentage of Final Work 80
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 Integrates and utilizes the information, skills, and approaches obtained from basic, clinical, and medical sciences, behavioral sciences, and social sciences when offering healthcare services. X
2 Offers healthcare services to patients with a biopsychosocial approach where the sociodemographic and sociocultural backgrounds of these individuals are taken into consideration, focusing on the universal human values, ethical principles, and professional duties; without exercising discrimination on the basis of language, religion, race, or sex. X
3 Aims to protect, improve, and develop individual and public health when offering healthcare services. X
4 Performs the necessary studies in sustaining and improving health, taking into the individual, public, social, and environmental factors to affect it. X
5 Trains healthy individuals/ patients, their relatives, and other healthcare workers in healthcare upon determining the features, requirements, and expectations of their target audience. X
6 Exercises a safe, rational, and effective approach in the procedures of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and rehabilitation; while offering healthcare services. X
7 Implements interventional and/or non-interventional practices in a way that is safe and effective for patients during the procedures of diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and rehabilitation. X
8 Offers healthcare services taking into account the health and safety of patients and employees. X
9 Takes the regional and global changes in physical and socioeconomic settings to affect health, as well as the changes in the individual features and behaviors of patients referring to them into account, while offering healthcare. X
10 Takes the good medical practices into account while performing their duties. X
11 Undertakes the tasks and duties within the framework of their professional ethical rules, as well as their legal rights and duties. X
12 Stands for the improvements in the manner in which healthcare services are offered, taking into account the concepts of social reliability and social duty, in an effort to protect and improve individual and public health. X
13 Evaluates the effects of health policies and healthcare practices on public health indicators, and, where required, amends their evaluation on the grounds of scientific and social needs; in an effort to help improve the quality of healthcare services. X
14 Leads their healthcare team while offering healthcare services, in a participative, and collaborative manner. X
15 Establishes positive relationships within their healthcare team; and where needed, easily adapts to various positions among their team. X
16 Exercises effective communication with patients, the relatives of patients, healthcare professionals, and groups from other professions, as well as institutions and organizations. X
17 Plans and conducts scientific studies on the society to which they serve, and use the results of these, or those from other studies, to benefit the society. X
18 Accesses the current literature on their profession, and evaluates them with a critical approach. X
19 Chooses the correct sources of learning to improve the healthcare services that they offer, and regulates their own learning process. X
20 Demonstrates the skills of obtaining and evaluating new information, integrating newer pieces of information with their current ones, as well as adapting to changing conditions throughout their professional life. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 4 17 68
Application 1 2 2
Special Course Internship 1 3 3
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 4 6 24
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 5 5
Homework Assignments 1 1 1
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 4 6 24
Total Workload 127