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 Successfully applies theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in Culinary Arst and Management
2 Professionally applies artistic knowledge and skills that are required in the field of Culinary Arts
3 Carries best practices in terms of work and food security, safety and hygiene in food production
4 Appreciates, evaluates and makes decisions regarding to visual, textual and nutritional data with respect to food production and presentation
5 Recognizes and evaluates the impact of gastronomy on culture and society
6 Possesses visual thinking skils and effectively conveys visual concepts
7 Assumes responsibility for solving complex problems that may occur in the field of Culinary Arts and management, both individually and as a team member
8 Initiates culinary projects and can assume leadership for success
9 Critically evaluates the knowledge and skills possessed in Culinary Arts and Management, defines learning requirements and directs own learning
10 Informs individuals and organizations on topics related to Culinary Arts and Management and effectively conveys opinions in verbal or written ways
11 Shares opinions with experts or nonexperts by supporting them with quantitative and qualitative data
12 Possesses necessary knowledge and skills in relevant fields such as gastronomy, design and management and effectively applies them to the practice of Culinary Arts
13 Follows the developments in field and communicates with colleguages by fleuntly using a foreign language
14 Speaks a second foreign language in intermediate level
15 Effectively uses technological equipment related to the field
16 Possesses ethical values in the field of Culinary Arts and Management

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