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

HSGN 549 / FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING INSTRUCTION I
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

In this course, it is aimed for the student to develop his/her philosophy of nursing education, and achieve information, skill and attitude related to the principles, methods and planning that are used in the education of ‘Fundamentals of Nursing’. Within the scope of the course, nursing education with its historical development process, the philosophy of education, philosophy of nursing education, development of training programs, The Course of Fundamentals of Nursing, training methods and techniques, properties of the trainer, methods for the evaluation of success, and clinical practices are focused on.

HSGN 551 / ETHICS IN NURSING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

In this course, it is aimed for the student to understand the concept of ethics in nursing, its principles, declarations, laws and regulations, development process of ethics in nursing, ethics of nursing care, ethical dimension of researches and publications, properties of ethical dilemmas, the process of making ethical decisions. In the course, concepts related to ethics, bioethics, health ethics, ethical values in nursing, development of ethics in nursing, ethics of care, national/international declarations, laws and regulations related to nursing, ethical principles in nursing, research and publication ethics, properties of ethical dilemmas and the process of ethical decision making are focused on

HSGN 554 / SEMINAR IN PUBLIC HEALTH
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition:

HSGN 562 / INTENSIVE CARE NURSING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Intensive care team and nursing, intensive care unit (ICU) environment, the effects of ICU environment on the patient and family, patient care quality and safety, family-centered care, end-of-life care, rapid response team and code management, basic and advanced life support, sedation and delirium management, organ donation, ethical and legal issues and cultural diversity in ICU

HSGN 563 / PRACTICE IN INTENSIVE CARE NURSING
Sınıf: Credit: 4Precondition:

In this course, students will gain the skills to provide quality and comprehensive nursing care and conduct fast and accurate evaluation based on the priorities of critical patients who have alterations in their body system functions and monitored with different invasive or non-invasive methods and different technological devices in life-threatening acute conditions.

HSGN 564 / NTENSIVE CARE NURSING IN COMPLEX ISSUES
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Pain management, assessment, treatment and nursing care of fluid and electrolyte imbalances, acute respiratory failures and ventilatory assistance; cardiovascular alterations, gastrointestinal alterations, acute kidney failure, nervous system alterations, endocrine alterations, shock, sepsis, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome in the critically ill adult patients

HSGN 565 / ADVANCED DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT METHODS
Sınıf: Credit: 5Precondition:

The methods used in the monitoring, diagnosis and treatment of adult patients in intensive care unit (ICU): Patient monitoring and hemodynamic monitorization modalities, electrocardiography (ECG), monitoring nutritional status, hemofiltration, dialysis and intraaortic balloon pump, wound care and new technological advances in daily ICU clinical practices

HSGN 566 / HEALTH ASSESSAMENT
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

This course provides theory and technical skills to take history of the patients with holistic approach, to perform comprehensive health and physical assessment and interpret normal and abnormal assessment findings.

HSGN 567 / PHARMACOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

The science of pharmacology, the principles of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, most common used drug classifications, the action and effects of medications, management and administration of medications in intensive care unit

HSGN 568 / PHYSIOPATHOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Pathological changes at the cellular level, disease development and prevalence, changes in all tissue and organ systems in diseases and the mechanisms of pathological processes, signs and symptoms of diseases and diagnostic tests

HSGN 569 / SEMINAR IN INTENSIVE CARE NURSING
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition:

Discussion of new developments and practices on intensive care nursing in the world and in our country in line with the individual needs of the student.

HSGN 599 / MASTER'S THESIS
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition:

The student is expected to conduct original scientific research in a specific field of expertize and submit the final report in thesis format.

HSGN 601 / NURSING METHODOLOGY I
Sınıf: Credit: 4Precondition:

In this course the student will develop the skills to apply nursing theories into practice, learn the epistemology and ontology of nursing, conduct literature reviews, and prepare critiques.

HSGN 603 / THEORETICAL BASIS FOR NURSING SCIENCE I
Sınıf: Credit: 2Precondition:

In this course the student willdiscuss the scientific evolution of nursing, philosophies of nursing theorists, nursing models, and explain the state of nursing over time.

HSGN 604 / THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK FOR NURSING SCIENCE II
Sınıf: Credit: 4Precondition:

Students will develop the skills and knowledge to apply nursing models into the fields of nursing education, management, practice and research, critically evaluate the models and conduct a clinical study based on a nursing model.

HSGN 609 / PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF PEDIATRIC NURSING I
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

In this course the student will discuss the effects of the nature of knowledge underlying epistemological and ontological assumptions, laws, culture and gender roles on the old, current and future theories of pediatric nursing based on scientific research. The students are expected to develop their own points of view in line with the theory.

HSGN 611 / CHILDREN GROWING IN DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS AND NURSING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

In this course the students will assess the status of child workers, children living in the street, abused children, disabled children, delinquent children, and chronically-ill children.

HSGN 612 / PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF FAMILY HEALTH
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Students will develop the skills and knowledge to develop activities regarding comprehensive nursing-care needs based on factors affecting health status, health risks, beliefs and values among members of the family as a unit.

HSGN 615 / SCHOOL HEALTH NURSING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

In this course the student will examine the historical development and administative functions in school health nursing, theoretical models and health promotion in school health nursing, primary, secondary, tertiary prevention in the school, evidence-based approach in school health nursing, environmental and health related risks and risk management in the school, health education, technology, communication with students, teachers and families, counselling, emergency planning and policy making.

HSGN 617 / PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF WOMEN'S HEALTH NURSING I
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

In this course the student will discuss the effects of the nature of knowledge underlying epistemological and ontological assumptions, laws, culture and gender roles on the old, current and future theories of women?s health nursing based on scientific research. In this course the students are expected to develop their own points of view in line with the theory.

HSGN 621 / PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING I
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

In this course the student will discuss the effects of the nature of knowledge underlying epistemological and ontological assumptions, laws, culture and gender roles on the old, current and future theories of psychiatric nursing based on scientific research. The students are expected to develop their own points of view in line with the theory.

HSGN 622 / PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING II
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

In this course the student will discuss the effects of the nature of knowledge underlying epistemological and ontological assumptions, laws, culture and gender roles on the old, current and future theories of psychiatric nursing based on scientific research. The students are expected to develop their own points of view in line with the theory.

HSGN 623 / DEVELOPING EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE IN PSYCHIATRIC NURSING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

This course aims to provide proper conditions to prepare the student as a psychiatric nurse in future to give effective, productive and high quality care. Students are expected to gain the skills and knowledge to assess patients with mental disorders, discuss practice reports, identify the ethical and legal issues encountered in practice, evaluate the solutions, assess mental health problems in patients with physical disorders and administer nursing care plans in accordance with the principles and standards of psychiatric nursing.

HSGN 624 / PSYCHIATRIC CONSULTATION/LIAISON NURSING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

In this course the student will examine the framework, models, roles and training/education of Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison Nursing (PCLN)including the historical development, roles and practice framework of PCLN,the response of the individual to the illness and nursing intervention; psychosocial care, preparation for death, the needs of the health professional, and the care of the family and individual in life-threatening illness.