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Faculty of Science - Biochemistry - First Cycle Programme



General Description
History
The Department of Biochemistry at the University of Ege in Turkey was first founded in 1978 as “Biochemistry and Biochemical Engineering Department” under the constitution of Faculty of Chemistry. In 1982, the biochemistry education was originated as a division of Science Faculty Chemistry Department. At last, the unique department of Biochemistry in Turkey was established in 1996-1997, and is one of the basic science departments in the Science Faculty of Ege University with teaching responsibilities and has a proud tradition of excellence in research. Department offers programs leading to BSc., MSc. and Ph.D. Degrees in Biochemistry. Biochemistry has been defined as “The study of the organization and function of biological systems at the molecular and atomic levels”. Biochemistry has always been a subject of central importance in science, due to its position as a link between chemistry and biology, medical sciences and biotechnology. Biochemistry therefore has close links to many other sciences and has given rise to the new disciplines which has brought about many of the exciting, rapid advances in the biological and medical sciences, and has enabled the development of biotechnological industries that are playing an increasingly important role in the global economy. The program is of interest to those wishing to use cutting edge laboratory and/or computational approaches to address research problems in biology, biochemistry or biomedical disciplines. Specialized research areas are; Biosensors, Biotechnology, Protein / Enzymology, Protein Engineering, Computational Biochemistry and Polymer / nanotechnology.
Qualification Awarded
The Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry is awarded to students who have successfully completed all courses in the curriculum of two main fields of study ("Biochemistry" or "Biotechnology Branch of Biochemistry"), including one month internship period with a title conferred "Biochemist".
Level of Qualification
First Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
Students are required to be a graduate of high school or equivalent and to take the selection and placement test held annually by the Turkish Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM). The instruction medium is partially in English. Students not comprehensive in English must attend a one year Preparatory Program offered by the School of Foreign Languages. Once the proper comprehension level in English is obtained, students can then begin the first year in the department.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
The rules and regulations for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. Transfer can be made among the institutions of which equivalency is recognized by Higher Education Council. Also successful vocational school graduates to continue their educaiton to obtain Bachelor’s degrees if they are successful in the selection and the placement examination (DGS, i.e. vertical transfer examination) are admitted. The courses to be taken by these students are determined by the relevant department, on the basis of courses they have completed in the programs from which they have graduated. Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Exams of exemption are organised at the start of each year at the University for the courses of English Language and Computer Skills. The students who have completed the proficiencies for these courses on his/her own or through other means, and believe that they have achieved the learning outcomes specified are given the right to take the exemption exam. The students who achieve a passing grade from these exams are held exempt from the related course in the curriculum.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The Bachelor’s Degree is awarded to Students who must complete one month internship and all courses in the curriculum of each optional programme (“Biochemistry” or “Biotechnology Option”) with a minimum of 142 credits (240 ECTS credits). Students whose Cumulative Grade Point Avarage(CGPA) values are below 2.00 on a 4.00 scale are considered unsuccessfull. Starting from the end of the second term, Students’ GPAs have to be at least 1.80 to be able to take classes of the upper terms.
Profile of The Programme
The Biochemistry Department offers a high quality undergraduate specialist Program in Biochemistry which includes 1 year English Language preparation period followed by 4 years. The last two years, students optionally prefer either Biochemistry or Biotechnology Option as main fields of study for qualification. At the end of the Biochemistry Bachelor of Science program, they are awarded as “Biochemist”. Department also offers programs leading to MSc. and PhD. Degrees. These research-intensive programs are complemented by courses on selective topics in Biochemistry. The courses for all levels are taught by department teaching staff and a few outside lecturers from other departments. In the biochemistry degree programs, we aim to provide teaching in the subject area that is broad based, intellectually coherent and multidisciplinary; that builds on skills and knowledge acquired previously within the program and is informed by a research base of international standard. We intend to produce graduates who are good scientists and who have the intellectual and technical skills necessary to enter careers as biochemists. We also aim to meet the needs of students with different levels of ability and sometimes changing interests. Students will also develop the skills, self-confidence, knowledge and ability that are needed to innovate and will be encouraged to develop an appreciation of the value of different perspectives and approaches, including some which derive from disciplines other than biochemistry.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Biochemists are in demand in a wide range of areas and the employment rate for new graduates is excellent. Graduates of Biochemistry may apply to the following main fields of work or employment; Research; Biochemists might join a research team in a university, research institute or pharmaceutical company, using their scientific skills and practical ability, besides some councils such as agricultural, medical and natural environmental and etc. Industry: Another largest area of employment for biochemists offers a wide variety of work from laboratory based research for those with intellectual and practical scientific talents, to sales, marketing, purchasing and production for those who have a commercial and managerial affair. About half of the biochemistry graduates who work for industry go into laboratory based jobs. The possible industries are; pharmaceutical, food, and brewing. Besides those, there are jobs in the laboratories and in other functions which appeal to biochemists in other industries. Examples of these include; Hospitals; Biochemists can work in a clinical laboratory, providing a diagnostic service in a hospital; National Health Service Laboratories and in university departments of Clinical Biochemistry as scientists and technicians, Education; this is a major area of employment again covering the spectrum of academic ability. A biochemistry degree provides an ideal basis for entering the teaching profession. In terms of numbers, most biochemists that follow an educational career enter secondary school teaching, for which the best route is via a degree course and post-graduate certificate in education. However, the requirements are dependent and changeable according to the government policy of Turkish Ministry of Education. On the other hand, at the upper end of the academic spectrum, there are positions in Universities as lecturers.
Access to Further Studies
Students holding B.Sc. degrees are eligible to apply for the M.Sc. programs, and those holding M.Sc. degree are eligible to apply for the Ph.D. programmes according to the conditions defined by individual programmes. A valid score from ALES, administered by the Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) of Turkey and Language Proficiency test is required in English.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Student assessment methods are separately proposed detailly in “indivudual course description” for each course, being based on regular midterm exams, reports and performance in laboratory work and final examinations.
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements in section Qualification Requirements and Regulations is satisfactory.
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Head of Department: Sinan AKGOL, Prof. Dr. Tel : +90 232 3111711 e-mail: sinan.akgol@ege.edu.tr ECTS Coordinator; Serap EVRAN, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tel : +90 232 3111773 e-mail: serap.evran@ege.edu.tr Address: Ege Üniversitesi, Fen Fakültesi, Biyokimya Bölümü, 35100 Bornova-IZMIR/TURKEY http://biyokimya.ege.edu.tr Tel/Fax: +90 232 3438624 e- mail: biyokimya@mail.ege.edu.tr
Facilities
The Biochemistry Department has been located under Faculty of Science buildings. The facilities consist of undergraduate student Laboratory, cold room and 6 research Laboratories (Biosensor, Biotechnology, Protein / Enzymology, Protein Engineering and Polymer / nanotechnology). The students are being instructed by the staff of 9 full time Professors, 5 Associate Professors, 1 Dr. Lecturer, 2 Lecturers, 4 Dr. Research Assistants and 1 Research Assistant. Due to its interdisciplinary structure, instructions at all levels are supported by lecturers from different related Faculties.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Be able to use basic knowledge of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics in life sciences and related fields
2Be skilled in using the data from basic science in biochemistry related issues on a molecular basis
3Be able to connect biochemistry to other life sciences
4Be skilled in using biochemistry knowledge in molecular biology, genetics, medicine, biotechnology and industrial fields such as food and chemistry
5Improve the integration of biochemical data to scientific research areas in health, environment and food from a global and social framework
6Be able to design and carry out experiments, evaluate and interpret data
7Be skilled in using, developing modern techniques and computational tools necessary for biochemistry and biochemistry related fields
8Be able to collaborate effectively as a team worker in disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields
9Behave individually with the capacity for leadership and innovation
10Self improvement through following up innovations in science, technology and current issues with awareness of the importance of lifelong learning
11Communicate using clear, concise language through written and oral formats with the ability to work professionally as an individual and decide independently
12Have awareness of professional and ethical responsibility
13Be able to follow up recent results in national and international fields
14Be aware of quality related issues
15Have knowledge of social responsibility

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
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Course Structure Diagram with Credits
T : Theoretical P: Practice L : Laboratory
1. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FEN103 COMPUTER COURSE Compulsory 3 0 0 3
2 KİM183 GENERAL CHEMISTRY-I Compulsory 3 0 2 6
3 BKM101 LIFE SCIENCES Compulsory 2 0 0 2
4 MAT155 MATHEMATICS-I Compulsory 3 1 0 5
5 FİZ159 PHYSICS Compulsory 3 0 2 7
6 ATA101 PRINCIPLES OF ATATURK AND RECENT TURKISH HISTORY I Compulsory 2 0 0 2
7 FEN101 SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH I Compulsory 2 0 0 3
8 TUR101 TURKISH LANGUAGE I Compulsory 2 0 0 2
Total 20 1 4 30
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 İST154 BASIC STATISTICS Compulsory 2 1 0 4
2 BİY194 GENERAL BIOLOGY Compulsory 3 0 2 7
3 KİM184 GENERAL CHEMISTRY-II Compulsory 2 0 0 5
4 MAT154 MATHEMATICS-II Compulsory 3 1 0 5
5 ATA102 PRINCIPLES OF ATATURK AND RECENT TURKISH HISTORY II Compulsory 2 0 0 2
6 FEN102 SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH II Compulsory 2 0 0 3
7 ÜYG102 TRANSITION INTO UNIVERSITY LIFE Compulsory 2 0 0 2
8 TUR102 TURKISH LANGUAGE II Compulsory 2 0 0 2
Total 18 2 2 30
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FEN.ÜNİV.SEÇ.I Elective - - - 3
2 KİM293 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY Compulsory 3 0 2 6
3 THU201 COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES Compulsory 2 0 0 2
4 BİY293 MICROBIOLOGY Compulsory 2 0 2 5
5 BKM201 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETICS Compulsory 2 0 2 6
6 KİM291 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY Compulsory 3 0 3 8
Total 12 0 9 30
 
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FEN.ÜNİV.SEÇ.II Elective - - - 3
2 BKM204 BASIC TECHNIQUES IN BIOCHEMISTRY Compulsory 2 0 0 5
3 BKM210 BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY Compulsory 0 0 6 8
4 BKM202 BIOCHEMISTRY-I Compulsory 4 0 0 6
5 BKM206 BIOINORGANIC CHEMISTRY Compulsory 2 0 0 3
6 BKM208 BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY Compulsory 3 0 0 5
Total 11 0 6 30
 
5. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 BKM.ALAN.I Elective - - - 8
2 FEN.FAK.SEÇ.I Elective - - - 3
3 BKM1301 BIOCHEMISTRY-II Compulsory 4 0 3 8
4 BKM1303 ENZYMOLOGY Compulsory 2 0 3 6
5 BKM1307 PRACTICAL TRAINING (APPRENTICESHIP) Compulsory 0 0 0 1
6 BKM1305 STRUCTURE DETERMINATION OF BIOMOLECULES Compulsory 2 0 0 4
Total 8 0 6 30
 
6. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 BKM.ALAN.II Elective - - - 12
2 FEN.FAK.SEÇ.II Elective - - - 3
3 BKM1302 BIOCHEMISTRY-III Compulsory 2 0 3 6
4 BKM1304 BIOTECHNOLOGY Compulsory 2 0 0 5
5 BKM1306 IMMUNOLOGY Compulsory 2 0 0 3
6 BKM1308 PRACTICAL TRAINING (APPRENTICESHIP) Compulsory 0 0 0 1
Total 6 0 3 30
 
7. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 BKM.ALAN.III.TUR Elective - - - 16
2 BKM.ALAN.III.ING Elective - - - 4
3 BKM1403 BIOCHEMICAL PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY Compulsory 2 0 0 4
4 BKM1401 FOOD CHEMISTRY Compulsory 2 0 3 6
Total 4 0 3 30
 
8. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 BKM.ALAN.IV.TUR Elective - - - 12
2 BKM.ALAN.IV.ING Elective - - - 8
3 BKM1404 CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY Compulsory 2 0 3 6
4 BKM1402 INDUSTRIAL BIOCHEMISTRY Compulsory 2 0 0 4
Total 4 0 3 30
 
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FEN021 JEWELLERY ART AND PRODUCING WITH DIFFERENT MATERIALS I Elective 3 0 0 3
2 FEN035 TEMEL HUKUK Elective 2 0 0 3
3 FEN037 BİLİMSEL ARAŞTIRMA TEKNİKLERİ Elective 2 0 0 3
4 FEN039 ÖZEL BAHÇE BİTKİLERİ YETİŞTİRİCİLİĞİ Elective 2 2 0 3
5 FEN049 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND MARKETS Elective 2 0 0 3
6 FEN051 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY Elective 2 0 0 3
7 FEN053 HISTORY OF ANATOLIAN ART Elective 2 0 0 3
8 FEN055 MYTHOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 3
9 FEN057 KONUŞMA EĞİTİMİ Elective 1 0 0 3
10 FEN059 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND QUALITY Elective 2 0 0 3
11 FEN063 MUSIC AND SOCIETY I Elective 1 1 0 3
12 FEN067 İNSAN İLİŞKİLERİ VE İLETİŞİM Elective 1 0 0 3
13 FEN069 KİŞİLER ARASI İLİŞKİLER Elective 1 0 0 3
14 FSM404 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INTRODUCTION TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS Elective 2 0 0 0
15 INV401 INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP Elective 2 0 0 0
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FEN018 DANS EĞİTİMİ Elective 2 0 0 3
2 FEN034 JEWELLERY ART AND PRODUCING WITH DIFFERENT MATERIALS II Elective 3 0 0 3
3 FEN040 BÖLGESEL İKTİSAT VE GELİŞME Elective 3 0 0 3
4 FEN042 YARATICI DÜŞÜNCE YÖNTEM VE TEKNİKLERİ Elective 3 0 0 3
5 FEN044 KİŞİSEL GELİŞİM Elective 3 0 0 3
6 FEN046 DİJİTAL FOTOĞRAFÇILIK Elective 3 0 0 3
7 FEN048 GİRİŞİMCİLİK Elective 2 0 0 3
8 FEN060 MEDIA LITERACY Elective 2 0 0 3
9 FEN062 NOVEL AND STORY IN MODERN TURKISH LITERATURE Elective 2 0 0 3
10 FEN064 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT Elective 2 0 0 3
11 FEN066 SIGN LANGUAGE Elective 2 0 0 3
12 FEN070 MUSIC AND SOCIETY II Elective 1 1 0 3
13 FEN074 LATEX İLE DÖKÜMAN HAZIRLAMA Elective 1 0 0 3
14 FEN081 ACADEMIC TURKISH Elective 2 0 0 0
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 BİY393 HISTOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 4
2 BKM1309 ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES IN BIOCHEMISTRY Elective 2 0 0 4
3 BKM1311 PHYSIOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 4
4 BKM1313 ORIGIN OF LIFE Elective 2 0 0 4
5 KİM381 ENSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS Elective 2 0 0 4
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 AST004 INTRODUCTION TO ASTROBIOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 3
2 BİY001 MODERN BIOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 3
3 BİY003 GOOD LABORATORY PRACTICES Elective 2 0 0 3
4 FİZ001 NANOTECHNOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 3
5 FİZ317 BIOPHYSICS Elective 3 0 0 3
6 FİZ328 PHYSICS IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE Elective 3 0 0 3
7 KİM001 CHEMICAL PRODUCTS AND LIFE Elective 2 0 0 3
8 KİM003 CHEMOMTRY Elective 2 0 0 3
9 KİM007 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HELATH-CHEMICAL RISK FACTORS Elective 2 0 0 3
10 KİM223 HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND CHEMISTRY Elective 2 0 0 3
11 MAT005 MODELLING TECHNIQUES Elective 3 0 0 3
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 BKM1310 PUBLIC HEALTH Elective 2 0 0 4
2 BKM1312 FOOD HYGIENE Elective 2 0 0 4
3 BKM1314 BIOLOGYCAL MEMBRANES AND FUNCTIONS Elective 2 0 0 4
4 BKM1316 ECOLOGICAL BIOCHEMISTRY Elective 2 0 0 4
5 BKM302 INTRODUCTION TO NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 4
6 BKM304 INTRODUCTION TO BIOSENSORS Elective 2 0 0 4
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 BİY006 GENETİKTE GÜNCEL KONULAR Elective 2 0 0 3
2 FİZ320 BIOMECHANICS Elective 3 0 0 3
3 FİZ324 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY Elective 3 0 0 3
4 FİZ410 RADIATION AND HEALTH PHYSICS Elective 3 0 0 3
5 FİZ412 PHYSICS OF MEDICAL Elective 3 0 0 3
6 FİZ418 MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL TECHNIQUES Elective 3 0 0 3
7 FİZ430 SPECTRAL ANALYSIS METHODS Elective 3 0 0 3
8 KİM002 LABORATORY SAFETY AND WASTE MANAGEMENT Elective 2 0 0 3
9 KİM004 MODERN CHROMATOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES Elective 2 0 0 3
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 BKM1421 EXPERIMENT ANIMALS IN BIOCHEMISTRY Elective 1 0 2 4
2 BKM1423 EXERCISE BIOCHEMISTRY Elective 2 0 0 4
3 BKM1425 PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY Elective 2 0 0 4
4 BKM1427 GENERAL VIROLOGY Elective 2 0 0 4
5 BKM1429 OXIDATIVE DAMAGE AND METABOLIC DISODERS Elective 2 0 0 4
6 BKM1431 TISSUE BIOCHEMISTRY Elective 2 0 0 4
7 BKM401 REFERENCE SEARCH TOOLS (DIPLOMA PROJECT I) Elective 0 2 0 8
8 BKM405 FOOD QUALITY CONTROL Elective 2 0 0 4
9 BKM409 CELL AND TISSUE CULTURE PREPARATION TECHNIQUES Elective 1 0 2 4
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 BKM403 INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS Elective 2 0 0 4
2 BKM411 GENE TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS Elective 2 0 0 4
3 İST451 APPLIED BIOSTATISTICS Elective 2 2 0 4
4 KİM457 CHEMOMETRY Elective 2 0 0 4
5 KİM481 INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL INSTRUMENTATION Elective 2 0 0 4
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 BKM1408 BIOETHICS Elective 3 0 0 4
2 BKM1420 ANATOMY Elective 2 0 0 4
3 BKM1426 BIOCHEMICAL DIAGNOSTICS Elective 2 0 0 4
4 BKM402 DIPLOMA PROJECT-II Elective 0 2 0 8
5 BKM410 WASTE ASSESSMENT AND PURIFICATION METHODS Elective 2 0 0 4
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 BKM1410 CLINICAL BIOCHEMICAL GENETICS Elective 2 0 0 4
2 BKM1412 NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMISTRY Elective 2 0 0 4
3 BKM404 TECHNICAL INVESTIGATION Elective 0 3 0 4
4 BKM406 BIOCHEMICAL IMAGING TECHNIQUES Elective 2 0 0 4
5 BKM412 BIOMATERIALS Elective 2 0 0 4
6 BKM414 COMPUTATIONAL BIOCHEMISTRY Elective 2 0 0 4
 
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