GENS 203 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Health and Life
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GENS 203
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
-
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The objective of the course is to define and list the physical, environmental, social and emotional health problems of those concerning the global health.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explain the impact of globalization on health
  • Define and list the hazards of tobacco, alcohol, licit and illicit drugs, and sexually transmitted infections on public health
  • Describe environmental health problems, including; water and sanitation, climate change, indoor and outdoor pollution, radiation, and biochemical hazards
  • Describe the health problems of global concern including; diabetes, obesity, physical inactivity, cardiovascular diseases and cancer
  • Explain the causes and management of occupational health diseases
  • List the specialized health needs in nutrition, ergonomics and women’s/men’s health
  • Explain the causes and management of occupational health diseases
  • Describe the social and major mental health problems of public concern in public health
Course Content Under the topics of physical, social, environmental and mental health, major health problems concerning most of the world’s population with their acute and/or chronic effects are evaluated throughout this course.The course content is designed to give a theoretical background about leading a healthy life

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to the course // a. The impact of urban living on health / b. Globalization / c. Qs&As 1.Syllabus 2.Lee K. Globalization. In:Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC (eds). Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.62-80.
2 Prevention and control of public health hazards -1 // a.Tobacco / b.Alcohol / c.Qs&As 1.Lam TH, Ho SY. Tobacco. In: Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC (eds). Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.1217-1233. / 2.Room R. Alcohol. In: Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC (eds). Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.1249-1262
3 Prevention and control of public health hazards-2 // a. Misuse of licit and illicit drugs / b.Sexually transmitted infections / HIV-acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) / c.Qs&As 1.Jarlais DD Feelemyer J, Hassin D. Public health aspects of illicit psychoactive drug use. In: Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC (eds). Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.1233-1249. / 2.Kamb ML, Garcia PJ. Sexually transmitted infections. In: Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC (eds). Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.1104-1122. / 3.Vermund SH, Solomon S. HIV-acquired immunodeficiency syndrome In: Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC (eds). Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.1122-1144.
4 Environmental health problems-1 // a.Climate change (film presentation related to the topic:Before the Flood) / b. QUIZ-1 1.Woodward A, Macmillan A. The environment and climate change. In: Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC (eds). Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.201-218.
5 Environmental health problems-2 // a.Water and sanitation / b.Radiation / c. Qs&As 1.Clasen T. Water and sanitation. In: Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC (eds). Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.162-180. / 2.Kheifets L, Green A, Wakeford R.Radiation and public health. . In: Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC (eds). Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.840-857.
6 Environmental health problems-3 // a.Indoor and outdoor air pollution / b.Biochemical hazards in public health / c.Qs&As 1.Gulliver J, de Hoogh K. Environmental exposure assessment:modelling air pollution concentrations. In: Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC (eds). Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.857-868. / 2.Kelley NS, Osterholm MT. Bioterrorism. In: Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC (eds). Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.1206-1217.
7 Major health problems-1 // a.Diabetes mellitus / b.Obesity / c.Importance of physical activity / d.Qs&As 1.Unwin N, Shaw J. Diabetes Mellitus. In: Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC (eds). Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.1001-1013. / 2.James WPT, Marsh T. Obesity. In: Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC (eds). Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.970-992. / 3.Soofie N, Detels R. Physical activity and health. . In: Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC (eds). Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.992-1001.
8 Midterm Exam
9 Major health problems-2 // a.NonCommunicable Diseases / b.Cardiovascular diseases and cancer in public health / c. Qs&As 1. Reddy KS. Prevention and control of non-communicabşle diseases. In: Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC (eds). Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.1476-1484. / 2.Wong ND. Epidemiology and prevention in cardiovascular disease. In: Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC (eds). Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.909-923. / 3.Zhang ZF, Boffetta P, Neugut AI, La Vecchia C. Cancer epidemiology and public health. In: Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC (eds). Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.923-945.
10 Major health problems-3 // a.Tuberculosis and chronic hepatitis in public health / b.Occupational health diseases / c.Qs&As 1.Dowdy DW, Chaisson RE. Tuberculosis. In: Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC (eds). Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.1144-1161. / 2.Van Damme P, Lernout T, Van Herck K, Marinho RT, Parana R, Shouval D. Chronic hepatitis and oyher liver disease. In: Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC (eds). Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.1175-1192. / 3.Koh D, Aw T-C. Occupational health. In: Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC (eds). Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.868-900.
11 Public health needs-1 // a.Nutrition / b.Ergonomics / c.Qs&As 1.Shetty PS. Food and nutrition. In: Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC (eds). Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.180-201. / 2.Barrero LH, Caban-Martinez AJ. Musculoskeletal disorders. In: Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC (eds). Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.1046-1060.
12 Public health needs-2 // a.Specific health problems in women and men / b. Health determinants & longevity / c.QUIZ-2 1. Payne S, Doyal L. Women, men, and health. In: Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC (eds). Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.1328-1344. / 2. Adler NE, Prather AA. Determinants of Health and Longevity. In: Kaplan R, Spittel M, David D (eds). Population Health: Behavioral and Social Science Insights. AHRQ Publication No. 15-0002. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health; 2015.p.411-25.
13 a.Mental health problems of public concern / b.Social strategies in public health / c.Qs&As 1.Wahlbeck K, Wasserman D. Public mental health and suicide. In: Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC (eds). Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.1013-1028. / 2.Quah SR. Sociology and psychology in public health. In: Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC (eds). Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.695-709.
14 a. Environmental Health Issues in Public Health 1.Chen C-J. Environmental health issues in public health. In: Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC (eds). Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.823-840.
15 General assessment of the course subjects
16 Final exam

 

Course Textbooks
References

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
15
5
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
20
Homework / Assignments
1
20
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
20
Final / Oral Exam
1
35
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
19
65
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
35
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
15
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
10
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
15
Final / Oral Exam
1
24
    Total
147

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to critically discuss and interpret the theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of media and communication discipline.
2 To have the fundamental knowledge and ability to use the technical equipment and software programs required by the mediaproduction process.
3 To be able to use the acquired theoretical knowledge in practice.
4 To be able to critically interpret theoretical debates concerning the relations between the forms, agents, and factors that play a role in the field of media and communication.
5 To be able to critically discuss and draw on theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of other disciplines complementing the field of media and communication studies.
6 To be informed about national, regional, and global issues and problems; to be able to generate problemsolving methods depending on the quality of evidence and research, and to acquire the ability to report those methods to the public.
7 To be able to gather, scrutinize and use with scientific methods the necessary data to for the processes of production and distribution.
8 To be able to use and develop the acquired knowledge and skills in a lifelong process towards personal and social goals.
9 To be able to follow developments in new technologies of media and communication, as well as new methods of production, new media industries, and new theories; and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1)
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advancedlevel computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level)

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest