Department of Basic Sciences

The Department of Basic Sciences was established in 2011 with the aim of enhancing the relationship between clinical disciplines and basic sciences. The department is in charge of teaching theoretical and applied courses of basic sciences in subjects as varied as immunology, physiology, nursing information technology, medical information systems, computer application in medical sciences, computer, using medical libraries, biochemistry, nutrition, pharmacology, genetics and anatomy at bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Participating in congresses and conferences, giving lectures, holding workshops, authoring and translating basic science books, publishing papers in ISI-indexed journals as well as advising and supervising students’ dissertations constitute some other activities of the Department of Basic Sciences. At the experimental level, it is possible to do research projects in different areas using the facilities available in the laboratory of the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

The aims of the Department of Basic Sciences are as follows:

• Starting the collaboration of department members in teaching the first virtual nursing course
• Involving department members in teaching theoretical courses through the distance learning system of the University (25% of the whole course)
• Authoring and publishing papers in prestigious national and international journals
• Involving motivated students in basic science research projects
• Translating and authoring basic science books based on nursing and midwifery students’ curricular needs
• Supervising the quality of basic sciences exam questions meticulously
• Facilitating the presentation of research projects in different disciplines of basic sciences and applying them clinically
• Maintaining an effective and continual relationship with other departments of the School especially with regard to doing research projects and students’ dissertations
• Expanding interdisciplinary applied research
• Planning basic science courses more effectively
• Attracting projects related to basic sciences thanks to the facilities and devices in the laboratory of the School of Nursing and Midwifery
• Identifying existing potentials in research based on information technology