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

HSGN 627 / THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS IN PSYCHIATRIC NURSING
Sınıf: Credit: 2Precondition:

HSGN 628 / DEVELOPING EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE IN MEDICAL NURSING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

The topics discussed in the course are the protection and promotion of health i.e. risk assessment, early diagnosis and prevention for chronic diseases in individuals, families and communities, treatment and care of chronic diseases and its acute and chronic complications i.e. acute pulmonary edema, gastrointestinal bleeding, hypertensive crisis, stroke, acute coronary syndromes, organization of nursing care to provide optimum care in diseases, basic principles of patient and family-centered care, concepts of elderly and fragility, health problems and priorities in elderly people, chronic disease management models, strategies to improve the adherence for disease management, palliative care, complementary therapies, care of individuals who need advanced care and treatment and home care. The aim of this course is to improve the knowledge and skills of the students on improving health-promoting behaviours and the application of individual and community-based interventions for decreasing major biological risk factors i.e hypertension, high blood glucose, obesity as well as planning and implementing nursing care in the areas of medical nursing i.e.emergency unit, internal medicine departments, outpatient settings, home-care settings.

HSGN 629 / PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF MEDICAL NURSING I
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

The student will examine current topics in nursing using different perspectives and analytical methods and discuss new problem-solving approaches. Clinical decision-making and healthcare systems in medical nursing, strategy development to solve the problems, innovations, nursing care models, chronic diseases and improvement of life quality and health policies of Türkiye (i.e. socialization in health care, current health policies) will be discussed in this course.

HSGN 630 / PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF MEDICAL NURSING II
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

The student will examinecurrent topics in nursing using different perspectives and analytical methods and discuss new problem-solving approaches. Clinical decision-making and healthcare systems in medical nursing, strategy development to solve the problems, innovations, nursing care models, chronic diseases and improvement of life quality and health policies of Türkiye (i.e. socialization in health care, current health policies) will be discussed in this course.

HSGN 634 / THEORETICAL DEBATES ON ANTHROPOLOGY OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS
Sınıf: Credit: 2Precondition:

The aim of this course is to help students develop a social science perspective on common issues of health and illness in Türkiye through discussions on how the subfield of anthropology of health and illness became established in the U.S. in the 1970s and how it became institutionalized with different theoretical frameworks in different countries, including Türkiye.

HSGN 635 / THEORETICAL DEBATES ON THE HUMAN BODY
Sınıf: Credit: 2Precondition:

The aim of this course is to explore the different ways in which the human body is classified and differentiated from other bodies, as well as how the bodies are related to gender and sexuality throughout history. Social and cultural conceptions of sick and disabled bodies, how these conceptions interact with medical discourses, and popular body images from various time periods and cultural contexts are also covered.

HSGN 652 / METHODS STUDY IN NURSING PRACTICES
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

This course enables the student to examine the methods and techniques used in current nursing practices extensively and to achieve the skill to develop new techniques and methods. Within the scope of the course, examination of basic concepts like science, method, technique, standard and topics on historical development process of science, method of scientific thinking, the concept of technology and evolution process of technology, method development in nursing, process of application for a patent are focused on. The student is expected to develop a prototype of a product/technique/method.

HSGN 699 / NURSING DISSERTATION
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition:

The dissertation involves specialty level synthesis of the student?s knowledge and proficiency in defining the problem, methodological design, literature review, data collection and evaluation, statistical analysis of the data, submission of systematic progress reports and presentation of the completed study conducted in adherence to scientific ethical principles.

HSMM 501 / FUNDAMENTALS OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY I
Sınıf: Credit: 2Precondition:

Basic information on structure, classification and pathogenity mechanisms of microorganisms which cause diseases in humans.

HSMM 503 / EPIDEMIOLOGY OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Sınıf: Credit: 2Precondition:

The basic epidemiological concepts, epidemiological research designs, analysis and evaluation of research results, analysis of the epidemic.

HSMM 504 / MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY PRACTICES I
Sınıf: Credit: 4Precondition:

Rules in microbiology laboratories, bio-safety, properties of various types of microscopes and microbiological examination of microorganisms. Includes laboratory work.

HSMM 506 / CONTROL MECHANISMS OF MICROORGANISMS
Sınıf: Credit: 2Precondition:

Physical and chemical techniques used in the prevention and control of infections. Sterilization and disinfection methods, mechanisms of action of antimicrobial agents and resistance mechanisms.

HSMM 508 / BASIC PARASITOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 2Precondition:

Parasites of medical importance and their eukaryotic cell structures, pathogenity mechanisms involved in disease and methods to diagnose them. Parasitic diseases commonly seen in Türkiye.

HSMM 509 / NEW CONCEPTS IN MEDICAL MYCOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

The aim of this course is to teach the basic principles of medical mycology. The course provides deep insight into fungal pathogenesis in infectious diseases. Molecular and classical diagnostic methods, patterns of pathogenesis of main species, and extended antifungal analyzes will be provided. The course will focus on epidemiology, diagnosis criteria for infections due to common and emerging yeasts or filamentous fungi, principles of antifungal therapeutic management, practical guidelines. The assessment of the students will be performed on the basis of their performance in presentations, their participation in discussion of topics and final exam.

HSMM 590 / SEMİNAR
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition:

Bu ders kredisiz olup, disiplinlerarası tüm programlardan öğrencilerin katılımını sağlayarak öğrenciler arasındaki bilimsel etkileşimi artırmayı ve öğrencilerin sunum becerilerini geliştirmeyi hedefler. Yapılan çalışma ve araştırmaların, danışman öğretim üyesinin rehberliğiyle belirlenen teknikler çerçevesinde topluluk önünde sunumu ve soru cevap kısmından oluşan seminer dersi dönemsel olarak notlandırılır.

HSMM 595 / THESIS
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition:

This course is non-credit course which the supervisor evaluates the student's thesis work. It covers all the studies and researches to be carried out on the thesis subject determined by the guidance of the advisor and is graded each semester by the advisor.

HSMP 501 / RESEARCH TECHNIQUES IN PHYSIOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

The main objective of this course is to provide the students with practical skills on the main subjects of physiology and integrate theoretical and practical knowledge during medical physiology education. At the same time, the course will focus on teaching and practicing the methodologies that are widely used in the field of physiology research such as electrophysiology, western blot, immunofluorescence and rt-PCR as well as on learning the basics and implications of a number of applications including in vitro cell culture, in vivo animal models, and electrophysiology techniques on human beings.

HSMP 502 / MEMBRANE PHYSIOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

In this course, the basic mechanisms of transport through cell membrane as well as other biological membranes will be discussed together with their consequences at the cellular and higher levels of the mammalian organism. Membrane potentials will also be introduced and discussed in relation to the transport of charged particles across the cell membrane. In addition, emphasis will be placed on the ionic basis of the resting membrane potential, action potential generation and propagation, osmosis, regulation of voltage‐gated channels, electrogenic transporters and cellular pH regulation.

HSMP 503 / ORGAN SYSTEMS PHYSIOLOGY I
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

The goal of this course is to develop and enhance the student’s knowledge and understanding of the field of “Cell”, “Musculoskeletal System” and “Cardiovascular” Physiology. In the Cell Physiology lectures, enrolled students will learn the basic mechanisms of cell structure, function, and the general organization of the body. The basic concepts in cell physiology will be synthesized by investigating the functions of membrane components, receptors, cellular signaling pathways, second messenger systems, mechanisms of cell homeostasis and functions of each organelle.

HSMP 507 / INVESTIGATION OF HUMAN NERVOUS SYSTEM
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Research methodology including epidemiology and biostatistics. Development of scientific hypothesis, study design, data collection and management, descriptive and analytic statistics, correlation, multivariate analysis, and meta-analysis. Methodology in preparing scientific publications.

HSMP 508 / SEMI-AUTOMATIC SYSTEMS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

The methods used to investigate semi-automatic systems. In the experimental section, the methods selected during discussions will be used. Using this method the receptors contributing to either chewing or walking will be investigated.

HSMP 509 / ENDOCRINE PHYSIOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Main objective of this course is to teach the role of the endocrine system in controlling all systems of the body, with coordination with the nervous system. The similarities and the differences between the nervous and the endocrine systems with regard to the control of homeostasis will be analyzed. This class will focus on glandular secretions, the major endocrine glands and hormone-producing tissues and how their hormones govern body activities, metabolism and energy balance, control growth and development, and regulate operation of reproductive systems. This class aims to give an essential basic knowledge of endocrine physiology. On completion of this course the students will be aware of the effect of each hormone on its targeted tissue. The students will be able to explain negative and positive feedback mechanisms of hormones.

HSMP 590 / SEMINAR
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition:

This course is non-credit and aims to increase the scientific interaction between students and improve their presentation skills with the participation of students from all interdisciplinary programs. The Seminar course which is consisting of presentation of the studies and researches in front of the community within the framework of the techniques determined with the guidance of the advisor, and question and answer part are graded each semester.

HSMP 595 / MS THESIS
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition:

This course is non-credit course which the supervisor evaluates the student's thesis work. It covers all the studies and researches to be carried out on the thesis subject determined by the guidance of the advisor and is graded each semester by the advisor.