ECTS - Health Policy and Planning

Health Policy and Planning (SY502) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Health Policy and Planning SY502 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Team/Group.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Dilaver Tengilimoğlu
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Health Policy and Planning is one of the most important charges of health managers. In this course, students measure demands and define the expectations of patients. Short and long term planning and health policy are the minimum standard of the course. Students are to fix service requirements and to increase service quality in this course. Defining the potential problems in the system and solving these problems are also in the context of this course as well.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To apprehend the importance of the health policy in public policy.
  • To be able to define the development of the health policy historically and features of every epoch.
  • To know interrelations among service requirements, policy and planning in health.
  • To be able to define the components of health policy and to establish a balance between choices and resources in order to set a moderate policy.
Course Content Development and transformation of health policy historically in public policy process, the health policy, the components and critical issues in the health service planning.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction; policy, planning and public policy Kamu Politikası, H.Çevik, S. Demirci, s. 11-63.
2 Public policy, actors, implements and purpose Kamu Politikası, H.Çevik, S. Demirci, s. 11-63.
3 Planning, planning system in Turkey and health planning Sağlık Hizmetleri Planlamasının İlke ve Teknikleri, Zafer Öztek, 3-23.
4 Phases of health planning and the first principles Sağlık Hizmetleri Planlamasının İlke ve Teknikleri, Zafer Öztek, 25-76.
5 Health policies in historical context in Turkey Cumhuriyet Döneminden Günümüze Sağlık Politikaları ve Sorunları”, Y.Yeginboy, Ş.Sayın
6 Analysis of the health policy actors Kamu Politikası, H.Çevik, S. Demirci, s. 35-49.
7 Health policy in plans and programs Kalkınma Planları, Yıllık Programlar ve Hükümet Programları Analizi
8 Health Systems, models and comparative analysis AB Sağlık Politikaları ve Türkiye, H.Hüseyin Yıldırım, T.Yıldırım, s. 366-409
9 mid-term exam mid-term exam
10 Health systems in EU. AB Sağlık Politikaları ve Türkiye, H.Hüseyin Yıldırım, T.Yıldırım, s. 410-558
11 Relations between health and sustainable development Sağlık Ekonomisi, Y.Çelik, s. 151-170.
12 Health service in Turkey and strategies. Ulusal Sağlık Politikası, 1993
13 Health reform and SWOT analysis “Nasıl Bir Sağlık Reformu?”, Kayıhan Pala
14 Assessment of OECD on Turkey’s health system; discussion OECD Sağlık Sistemi İncelemeleri Türkiye
15 General Assessment
16 final exam final exam


Course Book 1. Tatar, Mehtap., Sağlık Politikaları ve Planlaması, Açık Kaynak.
Other Sources 2. Yıldırım, Hüseyin H., Yıldırım, T., AB Sağlık Politikaları ve Türkiye, Sağlık-Sen, Ankara, 2011.
3. Kamu Politikası, H.Çevik, S. Demirci, Seçkin Yayınevi, Ankara, 2012.
4. Çelik, Y., Sağlık Ekonomisi, Siyasal Kitabevi, Ankara, 2011
5. Sağlık Hizmetleri Planlamasının İlke ve Teknikleri, Zafer Öztek, Sağlık Bakanlığı, Ankara, 2001.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 3 30
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 50
Percentage of Final Work 50
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
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 1.To be able to combine and use the knowledge of their undergraduate program area with the knowledge of business administration. X
2 2. To acquire the ability to produce constructive solutions by taking responsibility in case of encountering unforeseen complex (crisis, etc.) situations related to the field of health institutions management. X
3 3. To be able to comprehend the basic concepts and basic functions of health management at the level of expertise. X
4 4. To have knowledge about research methods and techniques and to be able to use them. X
5 5. An ability to set a innovative business or an ability to use the knowledge in the operations of Health Care Management(taking risk, finding resources, making market research, and preparing business plans etc.) X
6 6. To be able to use the right project management techniques for effective project planning. X
7 7. To be able to produce innovative and creative ideas and to put these ideas into practice. X
8 8. To be able to reach scientific knowledge in the field of Health Institutions Management, to monitor, evaluate and apply the current literature. X
9 9. To be able to transfer information about the business area by using effective verbal, written and visual communication methods. X
10 10. To be aware of professional ethics, environmental awareness, sustainability, social responsibility, cultural, social and universal values. X
11 11. To be able to work effectively with different disciplines or multicultural teams, to take responsibility, to make risk analysis, to keep up with change, to think critically and to use initiative in problem solving. X
12 12. To have the ability to present a research problem, to develop hypotheses, to design a research, to reach a conclusion by using qualitative/quantitative methods, and to make academic publications by making the necessary literature review. X
13 . X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 12 1 12
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 3 5 15
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 25 25
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 25 25
Total Workload 125