Department of Nutrition & Dietetics
A dietitian studies in the field of nutrition and dietetics, evaluates nutritional habits of individuals and communities, so determines and implements appropriate diet therapy for them, and also makes nutrition plans and policies.
A dietitian investigates health problems related to nutrient and nutritional issues, refers to food sources economically available and appropriate to health and hygiene rules. This is the only authorized occupation for edifying and raising awareness of individual and public about nutrition, planning proper nutrition programs for diseases, special cases and medical and surgical treatments, giving education, enforcing and monitoring them.
Dietetics and Nutrition Science is a discipline which gives the knowledge and skills for determining nutritional status of the community, detecting and assessing nutritional problems, searching, suggesting and implementing solutions to improve country's nutritional level, identifying and guiding country's food and nutrition plans and policies.
Additional knowledge and professional skills imparted by this department are food chemistry, various foods analyzes, determining the nutrition requirements of different age groups, medical nutrition therapy of several metabolic diseases, regulation and implementation of diets for degenerative and chronic diseases associated with human life span extension. Another importance of this department appears in public food service management and organization.
Dietetics is an evolving science as its applications expand by the developments in health care services. Nutrition and dietetics education began in 1922 in USA, the first in the world, and in 1962 in Turkey. Graduates, besides being academics, can also give service as therapists, researchers, and educators in inpatient treatment institutions, children and elderly care centers, maternal and child health, community health, private diet clinics. Graduates can also work as managers, researchers, and instructors in other public food institutions, and nutrient and nutrition related private or public organizations.
Department of Midwifery
A midwife is an authorized health care professional who provides care, counseling and education at pregnancy, childbirth, post-partum and new born periods. She performs normal and breech delivery in the absence of physician, applies an episiotomy, does appropriate intervention at emergency, provides maternal-child health and family planning service. In addition, midwife provides immunization, 0-6 age child care and follow-up and control of infectious diseases. She is a health consultant and trainer for women, family and society. Students of midwifery must perform 40 normal deliveries for getting diploma. This is why they are preferred in the health sector.
Department of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Physiotherapists are members of the professional health care team, who plan and implement appropriate treatment methods and programs identifying the need for physical therapy and rehabilitation via measurement and evaluation methods. They perform a series of application to prevent, correct, develop and minimize physical impairments in the lack of movement, functional impairment, pain and mental deficiencies.
Physiotherapists plan and apply physiotherapy and rehabilitation program for the patients examined by specialist physician. They also apply special exercise and training programs to healthy people to increase their physical adaptation so as to enable the prevention of diseases and disabilities.
Students must complete a four-year undergraduate program to gain ‘Physiotherapist’ title and ‘Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation License’ which is approved by Ministry of Health.
In recent years, health promotion approach has enhanced the role of physiotherapists and preventive physiotherapy has been joined with therapeutic physiotherapy in developed countries. So they deserve an important place in the health targets of the countries.
Physiotherapists can be employed in many areas of medicine. They work in public, private or university hospitals, the outpatient clinics, long-term health care clinics, education and research centers, rehabilitation centers, sports and physical fitness centers, health care and training centers for children and geriatrics, burn centers. hand surgery centers, rehabilitation centers for visual and auditory impairments, private physiotherapy centers and spas.
Physiotherapists work in units of orthopedics, neurology, neurosurgery, rheumatology, cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, pulmonology, thoracic surgery, pediatric neurology, geriatrics, audiology, orthotics-prosthetics, anesthesia-reanimation, plastic and reconstructive surgery, hydro-climatology and physical therapy.
Department of Nursing
Department of Nursing was established on June, 13, 2007 within the Faculty of Health Sciences by publishing in Official Gazette number 26551. Department of Nursing began its education activities in 2008-2009 academic years at Haydarpaşa Campus of Marmara University. The department produced its first graduates in spring semester of 2011-2012 academic years. Education language is Turkish and also an English preparation class is available depending on students’ willingness. Education period of the department is four years consisting of eight semesters. The department has nine chairs including Fundamentals of Nursing, Medical Nursing, Surgical Nursing, Obstetric & Gynecologic Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Nursing Education, and Nursing Management.
The curriculum contains vocational and practical courses (fundamentals of nursing, medical nursing, surgical nursing, obstetric & gynecologic nursing, pediatric nursing, psychiatric nursing, community health nursing, nursing education, and nursing management), basic scientific courses (anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, etc.) and elective courses (cinema, photography, psychodrama, leadership, etc.). These courses, with the directions of contemporary educational philosophy, aim to develop evidence-based practices to improve individual and community health, to train modern students, to satisfy the needs of Turkey, to accommodate changing circumstances and developing technologies. In addition, the department has an internship program at the senior year which contains projects related with vocational courses prepared in the cooperation with instructors. Students who are successful in this program deserve to have undergraduate diploma.
Nursing department has very wide range of job opportunities in a whole range of health institutions and organizations as occupational health nursing, drug industry, home health care services, preventative health services, and managing positions in private and public hospitals.
Nursing students are able to build career with master’s and doctoral educations. The need for nurses is extremely high in Turkey according to the data of Ministry of Health and nurses also are required to be employed abroad.
Department of Health Management
In line with the World Health Organization’s standpoint that highlight the impact of health management professionals on the quality of health care services, lack of qualified health managers was determined to be the most important barrier in realizing health care reforms in our country. Creation of significant added value from community's scarce resources is possible only if health care institutions can actualize modern management concept.
Wide range of health management includes several specific topics like health care organization, health insurance, health economics, health law, health care quality, health care marketing, strategic management of health, health communication, human resources management, data collection and evaluation.
The vision of the department is to produce graduates who are well-equipped about health care system and policies of our country and, who speak the same language with health care workers, think strategically and have problem-solving skills and deontological point of view. Graduates of the department gain ‘health manager’ title.
Graduates can work in the Ministry of Health, the Social Security Administration and other central and provincial government agencies, private health sector, private insurance companies, pharmaceutical and medical device companies and medical research centers. They can also receive an active role in planning and implementation of national health policies.