Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Elderly Menthal Health and Diease Nursing HMS 638 0 2 + 0 2 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Doctorate Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. GÜLGÜN DURAT
Course Lecturers Doç.Dr. GÜLGÜN DURAT,
Course Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective To contribute to the nursing occupation by planning and performing researches on geronto-psychiatry
Course Content Theoretical and practical skills in managing the care and treatment of senile mental disorders, geronto-psychiatry and communication skills with elderly and their care-givers.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Conducts a holistic evaluation of the elderly according to the principles and standards of psychiatric nursing. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Self Study, Testing, Performance Task,
2 Acquires the skill of communicating with the elderly and his/her relatives via learning general communication techniques. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Performance Task,
3 Recognizes psychiatric disorders seen in the elderly such as memory disorders, delirium, dementia, etc. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Performance Task,
4 Practices care that is specific to advanced age (preventive, promoting, treating) Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Testing, Performance Task,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Cognitive evaluation of the elderly patient
2 Memory disorders
3 Delirium
4 Dementia
5 Dementia
6 Schizophrenia in old age
7 Halucinatory disorders in old age
8 Paralyses (stroke)
9 Dependency in old age
10 Dependecy in old age
11 Sleeping disorders
12 Diagnosis and treatment methods in geronto-psychiatry
13 Communication with the elderly and his/her relatives
14 Care of the patient with geronto- psychiatric disorders
Course Notes
Course Resources Çam, O. , Engin, E.: Ruh Sağlığı ve Hemşireliği Bakım Sanatı. İstanbul Tıp Kitabevi. 2014, İstanbul.
O Öztürk, Ruh Sağlığı ve Bozuklukları.
B Schoen, R Johnson, Psychiatric- Mental Health Nursing-Adaptation and Growth,Lippincott Company 1997.
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Based on knowledge acquired during a Master’s degree program, the student increases his/her advanced and up-to-date knowledge to a higher level via original ideas and/or research while being aware of life-long learning. X
2 Understands interdisciplinary interactions in his/her field, analyzes and evaluates new and complex ideas. X
3 Expands knowledge in his/her field via publishing a scientific article in national and/or international peer-reviewed journals. X
4 Uses skills of creative and critical thinking, problem solving, and research and evidence based decision making when solving complex problems in the field of nursing. X
5 Can communicate and discuss in at least one foreign language at an advanced level in oral, written, and visual forms.
6 Provides solutions to social, scientific, and ethical matters encountered in the field and in the profession and supports the development of such values.
7 As an expert in the field, uses effective communication skills for defending his/her original opinions. X
8 Leads in environments that require solving original and interdisciplinary problems. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 40
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 20 20
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Workload 146
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.84
dersAKTSKredisi 6