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 1- to define and list the physical, environmental, social and psychologic health problems of those concerning global health, 2- to inform students about how to provide and sustain a healthy lifespan of their own and the public.
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 1-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. 2-The course content is designed to give students 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 Harms of tobacco use and tobacco addiction treatment options 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. Donatelle, Rebecca, Health: The Basics (10th edition). San Francisco, CA Pearson Ed. Inc.. 2013. p.246-266.
2 Abuse of alcohol and other substances 1. 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 2. Donatelle, Rebecca, Health: The Basics (10th edition). San Francisco, CA Pearson Ed. Inc.. 2013. p.231-246.
3 Healthy sex life- Discussion 1. Donatelle, Rebecca, Health: The Basics (10th edition). San Francisco, CA Pearson Ed. Inc.. 2013. p.135-201.
4 Sexually transmitted infections / HIV-acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) / 1st Assignment 1. 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. 2. Vermund SH, Solomon S.HIV-acquired immunodeficiency syndrome In: Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.1122-1144.
5 Mental Health and problems Stress and ways to cope with stress Quiz 1. Donatelle, Rebecca, Health: The Basics (10th edition). San Francisco, CA Pearson Ed. Inc.. 2013. p.66-96
6 Lifestyle Medicine and Preventing Diseases a.Diabetes mellitus b.Obesity c.Importance of physical activity 1. James M. Rippe, Lifestyle Medicine (Second Edition), CRC Press, 2013. p.421-455. p.515-583. p.209-223.
7 Lifestyle Medicine and Preventing Diseases -Cardiovascular diseases -Cancers 1. Reddy KS. Prevention and control of non-communicable 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.
8 Occupational Diseases Midterm Exam 1. 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.
9 Nutrition Ergonomics 1. Rakel RE, Rakel D: Textbook of family medicine, 8th ed. edn: Elsevier Health Sciences; 2011. 2. Willems, S., De Maesschalck, S., Deveugele, M., Derese, A., & De Maeseneer, J. (2005). Socio-economic status of the patient and doctor–patient communication: does it make a difference?. Patient education and counseling, 56(2), 139-146. 3. 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. 4. 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.
10 Exercise 1. Laura Larsen, Health Reference Series, Fitness and Exercise Sourcebook (4th edition), Omnigraphics Inc. 2010. p.275-383.
11 Sleep 2nd Assignment 1. Donatelle, Rebecca, Health: The Basics (10th edition). San Francisco, CA Pearson Ed. Inc.. 2013. p.96-109.
12 Water and hygiene Effects of radiation on human health 1. Kheifets L, Green A, Wakeford R.Radiation and public health.. In: Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. p.840-857.
13 Indoor and outdoor air pollution Biological and chemical factors affecting individual and public health 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
14 Planetary Health and Politics Environmental Health Problems 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. 2. https://www.planetaryhealthalliance.org/planetary-health
15 Discussion and general review of the course
16 Final Examination

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
  1. Donatelle, Rebecca (2013). Health: The Basics (10th edition). San Francisco, CA Pearson Ed. Inc.. ISBN: 9780321774347.
  2. Detels R, Gulliford M, Karim QA, Tan CC. Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health. 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. ISBN:. 978-0198810131
  3. James M. Rippe, Lifestyle Medicine (Second Edition), CRC Press, 2013. ISBN: 9781439845448
  4. Laura Larsen, Health Reference Series, Fitness and Exercise Sourcebook (4th edition), Omnigraphics Inc. 2010. ISBN: 9780780811423
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
0
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
0
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
0
Final Exam
1
0
    Total
0

 

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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