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Health Information Systems Technician
Qualification Awarded

Students are awarded with a Short Cycle Degree in the relevant programme upon successful completion of all the requirements in the curriculum programme and fulfilling all other requirements for graduation.

Level of Qualification

Short Cycle Degree

With the awareness that Vocational Schools are far beyond the vocational training course, our courses aim to prepare our students for their future careers and life with content for social life, human relations, marketing, entrepreneurship beyond professional subjects. Health Information Systems Technician program is to educate qualified individuals in the health sector in the fields of information technology, computer hardware, software and health technologies.
Specific Admission Requirements

Students are accepted through an examination based on Higher Education ÖSYS (Student Selection and Placement System). The examination is held once a year and organized by the Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM). Candidates can enter the higher education institutions with YGS1 score, which is a combination of the YGS score obtained from the ÖSYS examination and the average of secondary school achievement scores.

Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

The students of our University have the right to request the recognition of their prior learning at different universities. For the recognition of their prior learning, they should submit their tranblocked and course contents to the relevant department in the first semester of their registration year.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The requirements for getting Short Cycle Degree are;

a) 120 Credit hours covering whole compulsory and elective courses as detailed in the curriculum. b) Internship

Profile of The Programme

In our vocational school, there are programs under the departments which is shown below:* Electricity and Energy- Electrical* Electronics and Automation- Electronics Technology* Motor Vehicles and Transportation- Automotive Technology* Architecture and Urban Planning-Geographic Information Systems

Program Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this program, the students will be able to;
Occupational Profiles of Graduates
The definition of work areas and occupational profiles of the graduates is as follows:• Ministry of Health central and provincial organization (including Inspection Board)• Public and private health institutions (hospitals, medical centers, outpatient clinics, home care centers, dialysis centers, diagnosis centers, oral and dental health centers etc.)• Insurance Companies• Social security institutions• Private and voluntary organizations carrying out health care at different levels (eg Red Crescent General Directorate)• Pharmaceutical and medical supplies companies,• Information / information companies in the health field.• Health-related units of press and broadcasting organizations.
Access to Further Studies
The Health Information Systems Technician program is able to take full advantage of the Computer Programming department to transition to undergraduate education.
Examination Regulations, Assesment and Grading
Each student must attend the courses, applied studies, laboratories, projects, seminars, workshops, graduation projects and other studies of the semester s/he is enrolled for. Students who have not attended at least 70 % of theoretical courses and 80% of applied and laboratory studies are not allowed to take the final exam of those courses. Once the student fulfills the attendance requirements in theoretical courses, no attendance is required if the course is to be repeated later.Examinations are generally in written form. However, the instructor of the course may decide to conduct the exam in the form of an oral exam, project or assignment on condition that s/he states it on the course information form (syllabus). Examinations are arranged and conducted by the instructors teaching the courses. A make-up exam is given to students with certified excuses accepted by the relevant executive board within seven days after the final examinations are over.
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are listed below:a) The student must have no failed coursesb) GPA must be at least 2.00 (out of c) c) The internship work must have been accepted.
Mode of Study
Full - Time
ECTS Coordinator
Lecturer  Erkan ATALAY

Mehmet Akif Ersoy Üniversitesi

Bucak Emin Gülmez Teknik Bilimler Meslek Yüksekokulu


Tel: +90 248 325 99 00

Fax: +90 248 325 99 00


Course & Program Outcomes Matrix
Course Unit Title
Advanced Table Applications in HIS
Atatürk's Principles and History of Turkish Revolation I
Atatürk's Principles and History of Turkish Revolation II
Clinical Information Systems
Computer Hardware
Content Management System
Database Management Systems I
Database Management Systems II
Elective Course 1 Semester 4
Elective Course 2 Semester 3
Elective Course 2 Semester 4
Foreign Language - I (English - I)
Foreign Language II (English II)
General Communication
Health Information Systems
Health Services Management
Health Web Project
Hospital Automation 1
Hospital Automation 2
Hospital Management Information Systems-Current Legislation
Internet Programming
Medical Documentation
Medical Terminology
Mobile Programming
Networking Basics
New Technologies in Health and Mobility
Object-Oriented Programming
Occupational Mathematics I
Occupational Mathematics II
Programming Basics
Research Methods and Techniques
Server Operating System
Software Installation and Management
SSI Information Systems
System Analysis and Design
Turkish Language I
Turkish Language II
Visual Programming I
Visual Programming II
Evaluation Questionnaires
 1. Stating the content and objectives at the beginning of the course
 2. Supplementing the course with current issues
 3. The clarity of the exam questions and their appropriateness to the course
 4. The contribution of the course to your knowledge and skills
 5. Access to the course sources
 6. The relativeness of the course compared to the other courses in the department
 7. The selection of the sources according to the objectives of the course
 8. The contribution of the assignments to the course
 THE EVALUATION OF THE INSTRUCTOR Very Good Good Average Poor Very Poor No Idea
 1. The way the instructor handles the course
 2. The instructor's competence in answering the questions in the class
 3. The instructor's encouragement to take part in the class by allowing different ideas and comments
 4. The instructor's preparation for the class
 5. The efficient use of class time
 6. The instructor's in-class management
 7. The instructor's objective evaluation of the exams and assignments
 8. The instructor's punctual and regular attendance
 9. The instructor's rapport with the students
 10. The availability of the instructor’s time except for the class time and the sufficiency of the time s/he allocates to you
Graduates who successfully complete this program;
 1. have high level information and skills supported by the course books that include the most recent information, application equipment and other scientific sources related to education technologies, teaching profession, general information and basic sciences; use these informations and skills in daily life and in jobs,
 2. examine and evaluate concepts about education technology and teaching profession, ideas and data with scientific methods; diagnose, analyze and discuss complicated problems and subjects; develop suggestions based on scientific discoveries and evidences,
 3. inform the audiences who are not expert and do not have information about education technology and teaching profession; express related ideas about these problems and solutions with written and oral,
 4. have learning to learn, self control, critical thinking, creative thinking skills and perform independent studies related to study field,
 5. get responsibilities and try to produce solutions when faced with unexpected and complicated cases in applications of education technologies and teaching professions,
 6. know students’ interests, wishes and needs; know social, cultural and economic properties of families and environment; plan, apply and manage learning and teaching process suitable for these properties; get students active participation in learning process,
 7. know information about education technologies and teaching professions and comprehend adequately; have information about foreign language in level of communicating with professional colleagues,
 8. have information about computer software and hardware in level of teaching computer and information and communication technologies courses and supporting other teachers; use information and communication technologies,
 9. consider social, scientific and ethic values in levels of gathering data, analyzing, interpreting, announcing when doing teaching professions or working in private sector, being researcher or source of data,
 10. continuously try to develop with doing self assessment; be on new information and ideas ; play affective role in developing of themselves and their intuition; know and behave according to the laws about their job, main values and principles, know the rights about job security and social security; have conscious about protecting social values and environment,
 11. evaluate students’ improvement and learning, get students to evaluate themselves and other students; use the results of evaluation for better instruction; share the results with student, family, managers and teachers.

 1. Your percentage of attendance
 2. Did you do any preparations for this course? (except some activites like quiz, homework, labs,mid-term exams, final exams)


a. If yes, preparation time per week (hour)

 3. Did you do any assignments as a part of this course?


a. If yes, number of the assignments done

b. Average time spent in preparing the assignment (hour)

 4. Did you prepare any presentations or seminars as a part of this course?


a. If yes, number of the presentation/seminar done

b. Average time spent in preparing each presentation/seminar (hour)

 5. Did you take a midterm exam in this course?


a. If yes,number of the mid-term exams you done

b. The average time you spent on preparing for each mid-term exam (hour)

 6. Did you make any projects as a part of this course?


a. If yes, number of the projects done

b. The average time you spent on doing each project (hour)

 7. Did you attend any laboratory work as a part of this course?


a.If yes, number of the laboratory works you attended

b.The average time you spent on each work (hour)

 8. Did you attend any field surveys as a part of this course?


a. If yes, number of field surveys you attended

b. If yes, the average time you spent on each survey (hour)

 9. Did you take the final exam of this course?


a. If yes, the average time you spent on the final exam (hour)


  1st  Year (Fall Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  101 Occupational Mathematics I Required 4 5
  180 Foreign Language - I (English - I) Required 2 2
  103 Programming Basics Required 4 5
  170 Atatürk's Principles and History of Turkish Revolation I Required 2 2
  107 Health Information Systems Required 3 3
  160 Turkish Language I Required 2 2
  501 Medical Terminology Elective 3 4
  503 Software Installation and Management Elective 2 3
    Total 22 26

  1st  Year (Spring Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  102 Occupational Mathematics II Required 4 5
  270 Atatürk's Principles and History of Turkish Revolation II Required 2 2
  104 Health Services Management Required 4 5
  280 Foreign Language II (English II) Required 2 2
  106 Database Management Systems I Required 4 5
  260 Turkish Language II Required 2 2
  504 Medical Documentation Elective 3 4
  502 Health Web Project Elective 4 5
    Total 25 30
    Annual Total : 47 56

  2nd  Year (Fall Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  205 Database Management Systems II Required 4 5
  207 Visual Programming I Required 4 5
   Elective Course 2 Semester 3 Elective 3 4
  505 Entrepreneurship Elective 4 4
    Total 15 18

  2nd  Year (Spring Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  202 Server Operating System Required 4 4
  204 System Analysis and Design Required 4 8
  206 Visual Programming II Required 4 4
   Elective Course 1 Semester 4 Elective 2 2
   Elective Course 2 Semester 4 Elective 4 4
    Total 18 22
    Annual Total : 33 40

* N.C.: National Credit

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