Nutrition and Dietetics
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code: PRE112
Course Name: Ethics in Health Profession
Semester: Fall
Course Credits:
ECTS
3
Language of instruction: English
Course Condition:
Does the Course Require Work Experience?: No
Type of course: Compulsory Courses
Course Level:
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE:6. Master`s Degree QF-EHEA:First Cycle EQF-LLL:6. Master`s Degree
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator: Dr. Öğr. Üy. TAYYİBE BARDAKCI
Course Lecturer(s): Asst. Prof. Üyesi Tayyibe Bardakçı
Course Assistants:

Course Objective and Content

Course Objectives: -Understand a variety of ethical theories and frameworks utilized in evaluating and judging significant contemporary bioethical decisions.
-Learn to recognize and evaluate the philosophical arguments.
-Learn some significant and enduring issues in medical ethics, and to have a grasp of the most central tensions in the debates.
-Develop the skill of evaluating ethical scenarios based on a variety of different (and often competing) perspectives (i.e. from the perspective of patient, physiotherapist, physician, nurse, family, administration, etc.)
Course Content: This course will explore the major ethical issues confronting the practices of medicine and physiotherapy and rehabilitation. From the question of how ethical principles apply to the delivery of healthcare to the very recent debate on emerging technologies in medicine and the future of health profession, this course spans some of the most important ethical and social questions of our time: Could an embryo be called a person? Is there any moral difference between active and passive euthanasia? Should we accept organ donation from children? Should physicians always tell the truth to the patients? Does physiotherapy raise novel ethical problems unlike other areas of medicine?
In this course, we will become familiar with ethical and legal positions, consider and debate opposing arguments on the various topics, and examine relevant case studies. We are not merely interested in what certain people believe, but also, and more to the point, whether the reasons they give for their beliefs are good ones. Class sessions consist primarily of lectures and discussion activities.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1) Sınıf tartışmasında kendi görüşlerinizi net bir şekilde ifade edin ve başkalarının görüşlerine katılın.
2) Think clearly and carefully through your own positions on important issues in contemporary medical ethics and the compatibility of these positions with broader philosophical commitments.
3) Achieve familiarity with some basic ethical frameworks and understand how these ethical frameworks can help us in physiotherapy profession.

Course Flow Plan

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction to philosophy, ethics, and medical ethics Lecture notes
2) Normative ethical theories Lecture notes
3) Principles of biomedical ethics Lecture notes
4) Health professional (physician, physiotherapist, nurse, etc)-patient relationship Lecture notes
5) Truth-telling to the patient Lecture notes
6) Confidentiality and privacy in healthcare Lecture notes
7) International declarations and publication ethics Lecture notes
8) Midterm -
9) Ethical issues at the beginning of life Lecture notes
10) Ethical issues at the end of life Lecture notes
11) Ethics in pediatrics Lecture notes
12) Ethics in psychiatry Lecture notes
13) Transplantation ethics Lecture notes
14) Ethical principles in physiotherapy profession Lecture notes
15) Final week
16) Final week -

Sources

Course Notes / Textbooks: Lecture notes, recommended articles, books, and movies throughout the semester.
References: T. Beauchamp and J. Childress (2012), Principles of Biomedical Ethics, Oxford University Press, 7th Edition.
B. Steinbock, A. London, & J. Arras (Eds), Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine, McGraw-Hill, 2013.
World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Declaration of Principle.
Patient-‐Physician Relationship, AMA Code of Medical Ethics.
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy https://plato.stanford.edu
(TR) S. Metin (2019). Biyotıp Etiği ve Hukuk, İstanbul: BETİM Kitaplığı.
(TR) H. Ertin (2020). Modern Tıp ve Etik I, İstanbul: BETİM Kitaplığı.

Course - Program Learning Outcome Relationship

Course Learning Outcomes

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Program Outcomes
1) To be able to evaluate the basic knowledge and evidence-based developments in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics, research, implementation, accuracy, reliability and validity.
2) To be able to develop an individual-specific nutritional plan and program in accordance with the rules of adequate and balanced nutrition, determination of energy and nutrient requirements of individuals with scientific methods.
3) Develop the nutritional and nutritional plan and policy for the protection, improvement and improvement of health by using methods for determining the nutritional status of the population.
4) To be able to evaluate the factors affecting the nutritional quality of the individual and society in production consumption chain and apply standards and legal regulations on food safety and security.
5) To use the current technologies, computer and information processing skills in the process of gathering and implementing basic information about Nutrition and Dietetics, having the ability of problem solving and decision making, creating a research project, information gathering and report preparation process.
6) Defines, evaluates, interprets, produces solutions, produces medical nutrition therapy, makes team work with all national and international stakeholders in health and social fields, acts according to ethical rules by using current knowledge and skills acquired in Nutrition and Dietetics field.
7) Taking into consideration the energy and nutrient requirements of the target group, evaluating the Nutrition and Dietetic aspects, makes menu planning in the institutions which are mass-fed and takes care of the food safety at all stages from the purchase of food to the service, and utilizes the technological developments in providing the appropriate service delivery.
8) Develops and implements strategies to encourage individuals and communities to choose safe and healthy foods, and prepares and updates relevant educational materials.
9) Makes laboratory applications for product development, nutrient analysis and factors affecting quality, evaluates and evaluates according to legal regulations.
10) Plans, manages, evaluates, monitors, reports and leads teamwork and supports the creation of national and international nutritional and nutritional plans and policies to promote healthy nutrition awareness of individuals and society throughout the life cycle.
11) Plans, implements, monitors and evaluates the appropriate medical nutrition therapy in an interdisciplinary approach, taking into account the sociocultural and economic structure of patients with different age groups. Participates in clinical trials.
12) Uses English at an adequate level to follow professional developments and to communicate with colleagues, patients and the community.
13) Uses current informatics and communication technologies effectively to reach and disseminate information in the field.
14) All field studies and scientific studies work in teams with their colleagues and different professions.
15) Performs his / her duties within the framework of Professional Responsibility and ethical values, adopts the importance of lifelong learning and continuously develops himself / herself by following the developments in science, technology and health, and ensures the progress and development of the profession of dietician.

Course - Learning Outcome Relationship

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Average 3 Highest
       
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to evaluate the basic knowledge and evidence-based developments in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics, research, implementation, accuracy, reliability and validity.
2) To be able to develop an individual-specific nutritional plan and program in accordance with the rules of adequate and balanced nutrition, determination of energy and nutrient requirements of individuals with scientific methods.
3) Develop the nutritional and nutritional plan and policy for the protection, improvement and improvement of health by using methods for determining the nutritional status of the population.
4) To be able to evaluate the factors affecting the nutritional quality of the individual and society in production consumption chain and apply standards and legal regulations on food safety and security.
5) To use the current technologies, computer and information processing skills in the process of gathering and implementing basic information about Nutrition and Dietetics, having the ability of problem solving and decision making, creating a research project, information gathering and report preparation process.
6) Defines, evaluates, interprets, produces solutions, produces medical nutrition therapy, makes team work with all national and international stakeholders in health and social fields, acts according to ethical rules by using current knowledge and skills acquired in Nutrition and Dietetics field.
7) Taking into consideration the energy and nutrient requirements of the target group, evaluating the Nutrition and Dietetic aspects, makes menu planning in the institutions which are mass-fed and takes care of the food safety at all stages from the purchase of food to the service, and utilizes the technological developments in providing the appropriate service delivery.
8) Develops and implements strategies to encourage individuals and communities to choose safe and healthy foods, and prepares and updates relevant educational materials.
9) Makes laboratory applications for product development, nutrient analysis and factors affecting quality, evaluates and evaluates according to legal regulations.
10) Plans, manages, evaluates, monitors, reports and leads teamwork and supports the creation of national and international nutritional and nutritional plans and policies to promote healthy nutrition awareness of individuals and society throughout the life cycle.
11) Plans, implements, monitors and evaluates the appropriate medical nutrition therapy in an interdisciplinary approach, taking into account the sociocultural and economic structure of patients with different age groups. Participates in clinical trials.
12) Uses English at an adequate level to follow professional developments and to communicate with colleagues, patients and the community.
13) Uses current informatics and communication technologies effectively to reach and disseminate information in the field.
14) All field studies and scientific studies work in teams with their colleagues and different professions.
15) Performs his / her duties within the framework of Professional Responsibility and ethical values, adopts the importance of lifelong learning and continuously develops himself / herself by following the developments in science, technology and health, and ensures the progress and development of the profession of dietician.

Assessment & Grading

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Midterms 1 % 40
Final 1 % 60
total % 100
PERCENTAGE OF SEMESTER WORK % 40
PERCENTAGE OF FINAL WORK % 60
total % 100

Workload and ECTS Credit Calculation

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 14 28
Study Hours Out of Class 4 12
Midterms 1 5
Final 1 5
Total Workload 50