General electives can be selected from all the courses offered at Koç University.

HSGN 511 / BASIC CONCEPTS IN CHILD HEALTH
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

In this course the student will examine global and regional aspects of child health, children?s health education, basic health services, child health nursing, current status, dependent and independent functions, crisis situations and the child, nursing and the family, needs of hospitalized children, chronically ill children and the family, multidisciplinary and family-centered approaches.

HSGN 512 / SEMINAR IN WOMEN'S HEALTH
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition:

Issues in global and country-wide developments and current practices in women?s health nursing are oriented to meet individual student needs.

HSGN 513 / DEVELOPMENTAL PEDIATRICS
Sınıf: Credit: 2Precondition:

In this course the student will examine growth and development in childhood, general principles of growth and development, the role of nurses in healthy growth and development of the child, developmental care by periods of child development, the evaluation of growth and development, and impairment of growth and development in children.

HSGN 514 / PRACTICE IN PEDIATRIC NURSING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

In this course the student will examine the role of the pediatric nurse as care-giver, counselor and educator: nursing diagnosis of the physical, emotional and social responses of the family and the child to acute and chronic health problems, and the planning and application of nursing care towards the needs of the family and the child.

HSGN 515 / MEDICAL NURSING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

In this course the student will examine the prevention of health problems within the framework of internal medical nursing through the promotion of healthy life-style behavior, early diagnosis, effective treatment and management of illness.

HSGN 516 / SEMINAR IN PEDIATRIC NURSING
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition:

Issues in regional and global practice and developments in child health and disease are oriented to meet individual student needs.

HSGN 518 / TEACHING PRACTICES IN PEDIATRIC NURSING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

The student is expected to gain teaching experience in pediatric nursing within the scope of basic concepts, principles and methods of clinical training and education in the field.

HSGN 519 / ONCOLOGY NURSING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

This course aims to provide the student with the knowledge and skills on epidemiology, risk factors, physiopathology, classification, treatment methods and early diagnosis of cancer as well as care of the cancer patient, symptom control, and support of the patient and the family. The student will examine epidemiology, the definition and historical developments of cancer around the world and in Türkiye, carcinogenesis and classification of cancers, the systemic examination, precipitating factors, symptoms, diagnosis, rehabilitation, care and treatment methods of cancer, symptom control and care in cancer patients, preventive health services, current progress and nurses? responsibilities, cancer emergencies, self-care and quality of life in cancer patients, protecting caregivers of cancer patients, problems of terminally-ill cancer patients and relatives, and case presentations.

HSGN 520 / PRACTICE IN MEDICAL NURSING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

In this course the student will examine comprehensive care-giving for the adult and the family with acute and chronic health problems: health promotion, prevention of illness and disability, optimization of function in illness and disability, analysis of clinical findings, clinical decision making and systematic thought-processing skills.

HSGN 521 / DIABETES NURSING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

This course aims to provide the student with the knowledge and skills in the fields of prevention, early diagnosis and effective management of diabetes.

HSGN 522 / SEMINAR IN MEDICAL NURSING
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition:

Issues in regional and global practice and developments related to medical nursing are oriented to meet individual student needs.

HSGN 523 / HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Sınıf: Credit: 2Precondition:

This course aims to provide the student with the necessary knowledge and skills needed for assessing health through an assessment model.

HSGN 525 / COMMUNICATION IN HEALTH SERVICES
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

This course aims to provide the student with concepts, principles, theory and processes in the field of communication as well as the importance of communication in health services. The student will examine theories and concepts of communication, therapeutic communication, bridges and barriers in the therapeutic relationship, critical thinking and decision making, the professional nursing role, the values, qualities and behaviors associated with professionalism in nursing practice, communication in health professionals, transcultural communication, communicating in groups, communicating with families, resolving conflict, communicating in health teaching, communicating with clients experiencing a communication deficit, and communicating with clients under specific conditions.

HSGN 527 / PSYCHIATRIC NURSING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

In this course the student will examine the theoretic and practical dimensions of psychiatric nursing: theories of psychiatric nursing, aetiology and epidemiology, counselling and help skills, handling emergencies, care-planning for the mental-health patient, treatment methods used in psychiatry, accommodation and rehabilitation of the patient, legal and ethical issues in psychiatry, protection and promotion of mental health, community mental-health services, organization and policy in mental health, mental health of the adolescent and child, and socio-cultural aspects of nursing care.

HSGN 529 / NURSING MANAGEMENT
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

In this course the student will examine the fundamental concepts, theories, historical evolution, philosophy and practice of nursing management and the responsibilities of the nurse manager: data collection and planning (goals, standards, policy, procedures, budgeting), organization (organizational charts, job descriptions, human resource planning, task organization), orientation (motivation, job satisfaction, communication, problem solving and decision making, conflict management), control phases of the management process (quality assurance, performance evaluation), adjusting to change in health services, and developing leadership skills in nurses to meet the needs of the individual/ family and society.

HSGN 530 / PRACTICE IN PSYCHIATRIC NURSING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

The aim of this course is to provide the student with the skill to apply psychiatric nursing theory into the clinical setting.

HSGN 531 / HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN NURSING SERVICES
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

HSGN 532 / SEMINAR IN PSYCHIATRIC NURSING
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition:

Issues in regional and global practice and developments related to psychiatric nursing are oriented to meet the individual student needs.

HSGN 536 / SEMINAR IN NURSING MANAGEMENT
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Issues in regional and global practice and developments related to nursing management are oriented to meet individual student needs.

HSGN 542 / CARE IN MENTAL DISORDERS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Symptoms, aetiology and epidemiology of mental disorders, types of treatment for mental illness, nursing care process for patients with mental illness.

HSGN 544 / PRACTICE IN NURSING MANAGEMENT
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

The aim of this course is to improve the students' leadership and management skills related to the implementation of the data collection, planning, organization, directing and control phases of the management process.

HSGN 545 / PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING I
Sınıf: Credit: 6Precondition:

This course aims to provide the students with the capacity to discuss basic definitions and historical development of public health and public health nursing concepts, the role of the public health nurse, economic and cultural factors that affect health, environmental health issues, public health policies and various organizational models regarding the provision of health services.

HSGN 546 / PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING II
Sınıf: Credit: 7Precondition:

The aim of this course is to provide the students with knowledge and skills in the subjects of public health nursing process, home care, community mental health, health education and promotion of health, adult health in the global setting and in Türkiye, women’s health, pediatric and school health, health of the adolescent and the elderly, occupational health nursing, nutritional habits of the community, poverty and health, inequalities in healt

HSGN 547 / EPIDEMIOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 2Precondition:

This course discusses basic principles of epidemiology, application areas of epidemiological methods, data collection instruments, reporting and surveillance systems, infectious disease epidemiology, epidemiological criteria, field research, case control studies, cross-sectional studies, cohort studies and intervention studies.