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BIY3033Health And Society2+0+0ECTS:4
Year / SemesterFall Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
Status Elective
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of Delivery
Contact Hours14 weeks - 2 hours of lectures per week
LecturerProf. Dr. Birsel Canan DEMİRBAĞ
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
The aim of the course:
Evaluation of student about health, basic concepts/ issues related to health, learning assessment of health, relationship between individual and community health
Learning OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
LO - 1 : will have a scientific knowledge, skill, attitude and having understanding, management areas related to health,2,5,7,91,5,
LO - 2 : devoloping problem solving, critical and creative thinking, leadership, decision making, change and skills such as conflict management2,5,7,91,5,
LO - 3 : Ability to work independently and take responsibility for gaining competence2,5,7,91,5,
LO - 4 : to recognize their own learning needs, lifelong learning and continuous improvement approach to adopt2,5,7,91,5,
LO - 5 : To organize projects and activities for the environment with social responsibility2,5,7,91,5,
LO - 6 : Self-knowledge, verbal and have developed a high level of written communication skills and presentation skills2,5,7,91,5,
LO - 7 : have a according to the level required by today's conditions, computer, foreign language, have knowledge of research and statistics2,5,7,91,5,
LO - 8 : Recognition of society, in line with guidance of the ethical principles of scientific work2,5,7,91,5,
LO - 9 : The legislation related to the field (health, administration, tax law, etc.), To dominate and had not followed recent developments2,5,7,91,5,
LO - 10 : ave a ability for disciplinary and interdisciplinary work2,5,7,91,5,
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

Contents of the Course
Concepts of health and disease, dimensions of health, factors determining health level, social determinants of health, conditions and risk factors affecting health, risk groups in society, concepts and behaviors of health protection and promotion, international conferences for health protection and development, healthy lifestyle behaviors and importance, some basic health-related indicators and their national and international statistics.
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1Meet the general promotion of health management degree program
 Week 2The introduction of the contents of Community and Health course Health concept
 Week 3Dimensions of Health Physical, mental, social and spiritual health
 Week 4The factors that determine the level of health a. Environment (biological, physical, social three.) b. Behavior (values, attitudes, habits)
 Week 5The conditions and the risk factors affecting health The risk groups in the community
 Week 6 Health protection levels The concept of health promotion studies to improve health in the world (Alma-Ata, the Ottawa Declaration, the Conference on Health promotion, Health 21 goals)
 Week 7Social Determinants of Health
 Week 8Compared to Turkey and some other countries in basic health indicators from the WHO web site (Core Health Indicators)
 Week 9midterm exam
 Week 10Healthy Lifestyle behaviors and benefits (Health protects and develops applications)
 Week 11Health concerning work / policies a. Population studies, b. The work of local government,
 Week 12organization of health services in our country Protector (for the people; for the environment) Therapeutic Rehabilitation services,
 Week 13Contemporary Health Services Approach
 Week 14Its Position in the organization of health-related health (WHO, TMA, IHD, patient associations, etc.)
 Week 15Student presentations
 Week 16Student presentations
Textbook / Material
1Sağlık ve Toplum DergisiSürekli Tıp Eğitimi Dergisi http://www.ttb.org.tr/STEDTıp Dünyası Dergisi
Recommended Reading
1http://www.ttb.org.trFişek, N.H.: Halk Sağlığına Girişhttp://www.who.int/en/ ve http://www.who.int/countries/tur/en/Kent ve Sağlık Sempozyumu Bildiri Kitabı 2006
2L F. Novick et al. Public Health Administration: Principles for Population-Based Management 2007
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 7 23.01.2022 1 30
Presentation 10 7.12.2021 1 10
End-of-term exam 15 16.01.2021 1 60
Student Work Load and its Distribution
Type of workDuration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term
Yüz yüze eğitim 2 14 28
Arasınav için hazırlık 5 5 25
Arasınav 1 1 1
Ödev 5 5 25
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 6 6 36
Dönem sonu sınavı 1 1 1
Diğer 1 1 4 4
Total work load120