Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Evaluation of Gender Courses Offered in Accord with the Curriculum of the Faculties of Health Sciences in Turkish Universities


Department of Nursing, Biruni University Faculty of Health Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2021; 29: 65-73
DOI: 10.5152/FNJN.2021.19033
Read: 326 Downloads: 154 Published: 01 February 2021

AIM: This study, with the presence of gender course in mind, aimed to examine the core education programs, which provide the fundamental standards for the determination of the curriculum background and needs of the Turkish undergraduate programs in healthcare and for the improvement of the quality of the curriculum.

METHODS: The research was prepared in a descriptive study. In this context, between April 1, 2018 and April 30, 2018, the study analyzed whether gender course was included in the curricula of the faculties of health sciences in 183 Turkish universities. To evaluate this, the study made use of the Bologna information system. 

RESULTS: The screening concluded that 56 faculties and departments of only 36 universities included the gender course. Courses related to gender was included in the curricula of 51 faculties and departments, and only 5 identified gender as a subject within the content of different courses rather than including the course in their curricula. 

CONCLUSION: To conclude, an analysis of the curricula of the faculties/departments that provide education in healthcare revealed that the courses related to gender were not included in the curricula at the desired level, and the gender course that is supposed to be taught in the first year was included in later semesters.

Cite this article as: Avcı, N., Çayır, G., Kızılkaya Beji, N., & Savaşer, S. (2021). Evaluation of gender courses offered in accord with the curriculum of the faculties of health sciences in Turkish universities. Florence Nightingale J Nurs, 29(1), 65-73.

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