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.
Course Description 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 Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
15
5
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
20
Homework / Assignments
1
20
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
20
Final Exam
1
35
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
19
65
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
35
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical 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
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
15
Final Exam
1
24
    Total
147

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to define and discuss the history, underlying concepts and theories of cinema and digital media.

2

To be able to develop a storytelling idea for cinema and digital media arts by using creativity and critical thinking.

3

To be able to operate specialized technical equipment and competently use software in the fields of cinema and digital media arts. 

4

To be able to execute the main tasks in the pre-production, production and post-production of an audio-visual work at the basic level including screenwriting, production planning, operating the camera, sound recording, lighting and editing.

5

To be able to perform a specialized task at an advanced level either for pre-production, production or post-production of an audio-visual work.

6

To be able to discuss how meaning is made through works of cinema and digital media; in what ways economics, politics and culture affect visual representation; how the conditions of production, consumption, distribution and interpretation shape images.

7

To be able to perform specialized tasks for creating digital media narratives with interactive elements.

8

To be able to conduct a critical analysis of a film or a work of digital media arts from technical, intellectual and artistic points of view.

9

To be able to take individual responsibility of a film or a digital media work from scratch to product in a problem-solving manner.

10

To be able to work as a crewmember by following norms of ethical conduct and taking initiative to improve the ethical standards of his/her working environment.

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Cinema and Digital Media and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

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