Pulmonary Diseases I (MED407) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Pulmonary Diseases I MED407 18 18 0 2 3
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.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To acquire the skills of approaching the patient with respiratory system problems (Cough, sputum, hemoptysis, chest pain, dyspnea, wheezing), taking anamnesis, doing physical examination and ordering the right tests; the knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory system diseases at the primary level; gaining the attitude, the knowledge and skill of protecting from the respiratory system diseases and transferring the patient to the right section at the right time for the diseases that can’t be solved at the primary level.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • State the clinical anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system.
  • State the mechanism and the reasons of the symptoms (cough, sputum, dyspnea, chest pain, hemoptysis) and its relation with the other systems.
  • State the reasons, functional disorders and clinical findings of the common respiratory system diseases threatening the life.
  • State the clinical features and principles of clinical approach (diagnosis, treatment and protection) to respiratory system disorders.
  • Take history from a patient with the complaints of respiratory system.
  • Perform the physical examination of the respiratory system.
  • Analyze the findings from the symptom and examination of the respiratory system.
  • Plan the laboratory tests which will direct to the diagnosis and treatment, depending upon the findings from anamnesis and examination.
  • Interpret the results of the diagnostic laboratory tests (spirometer, arterial blood gases, chest radiography, complete blood count, biochemical tests) on the respiratory system.
  • Differentially diagnose the respiratory system diseases with anamnesis, physical examination findings and laboratory results.
  • Diagnose the common respiratory system diseases, conduct emergency and basic treatment and transfer to the specialist doctor.
  • Train the patients for inhalation therapy and long term oxygen therapy.
  • Be aware of the importance of the indications of the long term oxygen therapy.
  • Specify the patients who require special tests such as bronchoscopy, pleural puncture, respiration rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary exercise tests and transfer them to the specialist.
  • Be aware of the importance of being a role model to the society on non-smoking and fight against smoking.
Course Content Respiratory system infections, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, tuberculosis, asthma, pulmonary embolism, lung cancer, pleural and interstitial lung diseases, sarcoidosis, occupational lung diseases, respiratory failure, pulmonary hypertension, chronic cor pulmonale, toxic inhalations.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Respiratory system symptoms and physical examination The importance of respiratory diseases in the world and in our country Blood gases Pulmonary function tests Lower respiratory tract infections pneumonia Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease bronchiectases Tobacco Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome Tuberculosis: (Clinical diagnosis, treatment and prevention) Pulmonary function tests: Case examples Normal lung PA graph Consolidation Atelectasis Increased transparency and linear shadows Diaphragm, mediastinum, hilus Seminar -
2 Asthma Chronic treatment of asthma Treatment of asthma attacks Pulmonary embolism Lung cancer Pleural diseases Interstitial lung diseases and sarcoidosis Occupational lung diseases Pulmonary hypertension and chronic corpulmonale Toxic gas inhalations Bronchoscopy Pleura Pulmonary infiltration Nodule, mass, cavity Exam -


Course Book 1. Clinical Respiratory Medicine. Albert, Spiro, Jett (eds). Mosby Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2008.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application 1 20
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 80
Toplam 2 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
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.
19 Chooses the correct sources of learning to improve the healthcare services that they offer, and regulates their own learning process.
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.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 2 18 36
Application 2 18 36
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 1 1 1
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 2 2
Total Workload 75