Faculty of Health Sciences
Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
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Biological Aging

Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
FTR2008 Biological Aging 2/0/0 DE Turkish 2
Course Goals Teaching the basic concepts of gerontology. Knowing the basic needs of the elderly, it is in this direction to gain the ability to meet the needs of the elderly and at the same time to be able to approach the elderly as a whole.
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Instructor(s) Assist. Prof. Dr. Tümer Ulus,
Course Assistant(s)
Schedule Friday, 14.00-15.45, Şirinevler Campus C Block
Office Hour(s) Friday, 15.45-16.15, Şirinevler Campus C Block
Teaching Methods and Techniques -Oral presentation, discussion, presentation
Principle Sources Canatan, A. Sosyal Yönleriyle Yaşlılık, Palme Yayınevi, Ankara, 2008

Tufan, İ. Türkiye’de Yaşlanmak ve Yaşlılık. Antalya: GeroYay, 2006.

Onur, B. Gelişim Psikolojisi; Yetişkinlik, Yaşlılık, Ölüm, İmge Yayınları, Ankara, 2008

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Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week The definition of aging and the history of the science of aging (gerontology). Verbal lecture
2. Week Physiological, psychological, social, economic and chronological definitions of aging. Verbal lecture
3. Week Theories of aging Verbal lecture
4. Week Aging-related physiological and psychosocial changes Verbal lecture
5. Week Common problems in old age (social, psychological, economic, physical problems) Verbal lecture
6. Week Aging and Ethics Verbal lecture
7. Week Midterm
8. Week Nursing homes and elderly care centers in Turkey Verbal lecture
9. Week Aging and ergonomics Verbal lecture
10. Week Gender in old age Verbal lecture
11. Week Psychological problems in old age Verbal lecture
12. Week Active aging Verbal lecture
13. Week Watching movie Verbal lecture
14. Week Evaluation of the course Verbal lecture
15. Week Fınal Exam
16. Week Fınal Exam
17. Week Fınal Exam
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 1 40
Final Exam 1 60

Program Outcomes
PO-11. Analyze the interactions of structures (cells, tissues, organs), organs, segments, construction body at the micro and macro level.
PO-22. Can measure and evaluate the human body on the basis of physical structure.
PO-33. Can determine the conditions that cause functional impairment, the extent of functional impairment and the effects of people on their lives.
PO-44. Takes an active role in consultation, patient follow-up and treatment processes in growth and developmental disorders.
PO-55. Takes an active role in consultation, patient follow-up and treatment of chronic progressive diseases (cancer, muscular diseases, nervous system diseases, metabolic diseases), reducing the effects of the disease (pain, functional impairment).
PO-66. Takes an active role in determining, predicting, preventing, following and treating the problems that come from the old age.
PO-77. Has an active role in hospitals, private clinics, health centers, rehabilitation centers, disabled and elderly care diseases and follow-up processes.
PO-88. Can act as an active role or autonomous to identify, prevent and monitor health-related risk factors.
PO-99. Improvement of disease areas and functional areas, improvement and improvement processes.
PO-1010. To make it possible to evaluate, develop and improve public health.
PO-1111. They can take an active role in project development and the related centers for the treatment of persons with disabilities, rehabilitation center, professional rehabilitation center establishment.
Learning Outcomes
LO-1 Learns the biological, psychological, sociological components of the aging phenomenon.
LO-2Learns the changes in old age.
LO-3Understanding gender in old age.
LO-4He / she can list the entrance conditions to nursing home and care center.
LO-5Be able to learn concepts related to aging and ethics.
Course Assessment Matrix:
Program Outcomes - Learning Outcomes Matrix
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