Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Medical Geology * JS   314 6 2 2 3

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Assoc.Prof.Dr. Mustafa AKYILDIZ
Doç.Dr.MUSTAFA AKYILDIZ1. Öğretim Grup:A
Introduction of mineral deposits formed by the effect of external events, Effects on mineral deposits in geological and chemical events, knowledge of alterations, Explanation of these mineral deposits, with examples from Turkey and the world
Introduction to medical geolgy, Geological factors affect human health, Asbestos, zeolite issue and its effects on human health and environmental problems associated with arsenic, Silicosis, the environment and the effects on public health and stone mining operations, Natural carbon dioxide and problems, Problems with soil and clay eating habits, and iodine deficiency problems, problems with Flor, kidney Stones Anthropogenic factors the geography of disease

Learning Outcomes

Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
Uses Fundamental Geological information, having necessary information in Mathematical and Natural sciences and employs theoretical and applied information in these areas in engineering solutions. Identifies, formulizes and solves geological problems. Real
Uses necessary techniques and instruments for geological applications Identifies rock types, draws geological maps and cross sections. Investigates and reports all kinds of natural resources and geological hazards
Thinks, interprets, analyzes and synthesizes geological events in 3D. Chooses and applies necessary methods and instruments for engineering applications. Uses the information technology effectively.
Designs and performs experiments, collects data and interprets the results.
Works and undertakes responsibility in solving geological problems both individually and in multidiciplinary working groups
Investigates to obtain scientific information, and uses data bases and other data sources actively. Has an awareness of life long learning; follows developments in science and technology to keep up to date
Initiates effective interactions in Turkish both orally and in written form, and speaks at least one foreign language. Defines necessities in learning in scientific, social, cultural and artistic areas and improves himself/herself continuously.
Knows job related and ethical responsibilities, project management, office applications and safety, and realizes juridical responsibilities of engineering applications. Knows the universal and societal effects of engineering solutions and applications. Ha

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Medical Geology definition, scope, history and research methods research
2 Minerals and their effects on human health research
3 Asbestos and zeolite issue and its effects on human health3- Asbestos and zeolite issue and its effects on human health research
4 Arsenic and environmental problems research
5 Silicosis risk, Fluorine research
6 Environmental dust problems and selenium related problems research
7 Natural radioactivity and natural radiation research
8 Mid-Term Exam
9 Heavy metals and environmental issues research
10 Problems with soil and clay eating habits research
11 Geothermal and mineral waters research
12 Iodine deficiency and problems, kidney Stones research
13 Environmental and public health effects of mining and stone industry research
14 Coal and human health research
15 Final preparation for the exam.
16-17 Term Exams

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