4 ECTS credits
5th year
Total 3 weeks
Lectures: 12 h/week
Clinical practice:24 h/week
in Turkish
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Hamdi MUZ
Prof. Dr. Figen DEVECİ
Doç. Dr. Teyfik TURGUT
Doç. Dr. Gamze KIRKIL
Yrd. Doç. Dr. Erdal İN
Aims and Objectives of the Course
Respiratory diseases are the most common diseases physician would come across during
his/her clinical practice. In this training period; medical students are educated about the
diagnosis and treatment of the respiratory diseases listed below. Practical sessions aim to
teach the evaluation of respiratory symptoms and findings, principles of physical examination
so that a proper dialogue between the physician- to be and patient could establish.
Course contents
. Diagnostic methods for chest diseases
. History
. Physical examination
. Pulmonary function tests
. Arterial blood gases
. Radiology (normal and pathologic)
. Asthma
. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
. Acute respiratory dystress syndrome
. Respiratory failure
. Tuberculosis
. Lung cancer
. Pleural effusions
. Pneumothorax-empyema.
. Mediastinal disease
. Pulmonary embolism
. Pneumonia
. Occupational diseases
. The parasitic diseases of the lung
. Diffuse interstitial lung diseases (general introduction)
. Lung abcess
. Bronchiectasis
. Sarcoidosis
. Acute bronchitis and bronchiolitis
.Sleep Apnea Syndrome
. Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema
Practical Lessons
Daily visits to the patients and practical interventions are carried out between 08.00-12.00
Assessment Methods
One written and one clinical practice exams are scheduled at the end of the course and the
lower limit of success is 60 over 100.
Textbook/Recommended Reading
1. Klinik Solunum Sistemi Hastalıkları, Ed Numan Numanoğlu, Antıp AŞ , 1997, Ankara
2. Fishman’s Pulmonary Disease and Disorders, Mac Graw Hill Company, 1998
3. Murray J.F., Nadel J.A., ‘‘ Textbook of Respiratory Medicine ’’ , W. B. Saunders
Company , (2000)