ECTS - Introduction to Clinical Medicine

Introduction to Clinical Medicine (MED306) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction to Clinical Medicine MED306 4 0 2 5 0
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 gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for the definition of healthy individual characteristics and for the protection and improvement of individual health.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explains the health and disease concepts and their determinants.
  • Lists the healthy lifestyle changes, and explains the importance of protecting community health.
  • Describes the types of nutrition and exercise that may be offered to healthy individuals and risky groups, and advices the exercise prescriptions to healthy individuals.
  • Explains the harms of smoking, alcohol and substance abuse, and makes the counseling of smoking cessation.
  • Describes the periodic health examination according to age groups.
  • Explains the aging mechanisms and the physiological changes that occur with aging.
  • Describes the principles of taking history from the elderly, relatives and caregivers, and takes a history.
  • Performs a physical examination in elderly patient.
  • Performs a physical examination in elderly patient.
  • Makes the comprehensive geriatric evaluation in the elderly.
  • Describes common chronic diseases and geriatric syndromes in the elderly.
  • Defines the preventive care services recommended in the elderly, and explains their importance.
Course Content Welcoming the patient, taking informed consent, taking history of the disease, head and neck examination, respiratory system examination; cardiovascular system examination, neurological system examination, endocrine system examination, gastrointestinal system examination, urogenital system examination; skin examination, examination of the psychiatric patient.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Health and disease; Social and behavioral determinants of health and illness; Exercise for healthy life; Healthy eating; Nutrition in risky groups; Obesity in adults; Exercise prescription for the obese subjects; Smoking and counseling for smoking cessation; Alcohol and substance addiction; Use of herbal products, Preventive services for the adult; Periodic health examinations -
2 Mechanisms of aging and physiological changes caused by aging; Comprehensive geriatric evaluation; Preventive medicine in elderly; Clinical features and treatment targets of common chronic diseases in elderly people; -
3 Geriatric syndromes Polypharmacy and rational drug use, Malnutrition and sarcopenia, Dementia, Depression, Delirium, Decubitus ulcers -
4 Urinary incontinence, Balance disorders and falls; Geriatric pharmacology; Palliative care and end-of-life care -
5 Study for the Final exam and Final exam -


Course Book 1. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology (13th Edition); Bertram G. Katzung,‎ Anthony J. Trevor; McGraw-Hill, 2015.
2. Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Geriatrics (2nd Edition); Brie Williams, Anna Chang, C. Seth Landefeld, Cyrus Ahalt, Rebecca Conant, Helen Chen; McGraw-Hill, New York, 2014.
3. Hazzard’s Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology (6th Edition); Jeffrey B. Halter, Joseph G. Ouslander, Mary E. Tinetti, Stephanie Studenski, Kevin P. High, Sanjay Asthana; McGraw-Hill, New York, 2009.
4. Lewis’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (4th Edition); Andres Martin, Fred R. Volkmar, Melvin Lewis; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2007.
5. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics (19th Edition); Robert M. Kliegman, Bonita F. Stanton, Joseph W. St. Geme, Nina F. Schor; Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, 2011.
6. Rutter's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (6th Edition); Anita Thapar, Daniel S. Pine, James F. Leckman, Stephen Scott, Margaret J. Snowling, Eric A. Taylor; Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.
7. Teaching and Learning Communication Skills in Medicine (2nd Edition); Suzanne Kurtz,‎ Juliet Draper, Jonathan Silverman; Radcliffe Publishing, Abingdon, 2005.
8. The Harriet Lane Handbook (20th Edition); Branden Engorn, Jamie Flerlage; Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, 2015.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application 15 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 16 100
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. 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) 5 14 70
Application 4 4 16
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 4 11 44
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 4 2 8
Homework Assignments 1 2 2
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 3 3
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 4 8 32
Total Workload 175