FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

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
-
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course -
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 Description 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
Portfolio
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
0
Study Hours Out of Class
15
2
30
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
10
20
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
1
10
10
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
15
15
Final Exam
1
24
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 offer a professional level of architectural services.

2

To be able to take on responsibility as an individual and as a team member to solve complex problems in the practice of design and construction.

3

To be able to understand methods to collaborate and coordinate with other disciplines in providing project delivery services.

 

4

To be able to understand, interpret, and evaluate methods, concepts, and theories in architecture emerging from both research and practice.

5

To be able to develop environmentally and socially responsible architectural strategies at multiple scales. 

6

To be able to develop a critical understanding of historical traditions, global culture and diversity in the production of the built environment.

7

To be able to apply theoretical and technical knowledge in construction materials, products, components, and assemblies based on their performance within building systems.

8

To be able to present architectural ideas and proposals in visual, written, and oral form through using contemporary computer-based information and communication technologies and media.

9

To be able to demonstrate a critical evaluation of acquired knowledge and skills to diagnose individual educational needs and direct self-education skills for developing solutions to architectural problems and design execution.

10

To be able to take the initiative for continuous knowledge update and education as well as demonstrate a lifelong learning approach in the field of Architecture.

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Architecture 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

 


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