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Graduate School of Health Sciences - Anatomy - Second Cycle Programme with Thesis

General Description
Ege University Faculty of Medicine, chair of Morphology was founded by Assoc.Prof.Dr.Ismail ULUTAS in 1955.In 1933, chairof Morphology was divided in to two departments such as Anatomy and Histology-Embryology.Currently, the department of Anatomy continues to be.
Qualification Awarded
The Master's Degree in Anatomy
Level of Qualification
Second Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a undergraduate degree and willing to enroll in the graduate programme may apply to the Directorate of Graduate School with the documents. 1-Sufficient score (at least 55 out of 100) from the Academic Staff and Graduate Study Education Exam (ALES) conducted by Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) or GRE Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score equivalent to ALES score of 55. 2-English proficiency (at least 70 out of 100 from the Profiency Exam conducted by Ege University Foreign Language Department, or at least 55 out of 100 from ÜDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to UDS score of 55. The candidates holding Bachelor's or Master's Degree taught totally in English are exempted from English proficiency requirement. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 15% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) 10 % of academic success in the master's programme and 25% of interview grade. The required minimum interview grade is 60 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 65 at least are accepted into the Doctorate programme. The results of the evaluation are announced by the Directorate of Graduate School.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
The rules for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. A student who is currently enrolled in a Doctorate Degree programme in the same discipline at another institution and has successfully completed at least one semester, upon submitting all required documents before the deadline, may transfer to the Doctorate Programme at EGE University upon the recommendation of the department administration and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The decision taken will also include eligibility for exemption from some course requirements of the graduate program. Students who transfer from another university must be successful in the EGE University English Proficiency Exam or in an equivalent English examination. Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Ege University is not an exception to this.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The second cycle gradute programme consists of a minimum of seven courses, with a minimum of 21 national credits, a qualifying examination, a dissertation proposal, and a dissertation. The period allotted for the completion of the Doctorate programmes is normally eight semesters (four years). However, while it is possible to graduate in a shorter time, it is also possible to have an extension subject to the approval of the graduate school. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 240 ECTS. A student may take undergraduate courses on the condition that the courses have not been taken during the undergraduate program. However, at most two of these courses may be counted to the Doctorate course load and credits. The PhD students are required to take the Doctoral Qualifying Examination, after having successfully completed taught courses. The examination consists of written and oral parts. The Doctoral Qualifying Committee determines by absolute majority whether a candidate has passed or failed the examination. Students who fail the Qualifying Examination may retake the examination the following semester. Students failing the Examination a second time are dismissed from the program. Students must register for thesis work and the Specialization Field course offered by his supervisor every semester following the semester, in which the supervisor is appointed. A dissertation supervisor who must hold the minimum rank of assistant professor is appointed for each PhD student. When the nature of the dissertation topic requires more than one supervisor, a joint-supervisor may be appointed. A joint-supervisor must hold a doctoral degree. Periodic monitoring of research work by a thesis monitoring committee is required to be awarded the Doctoral degree. A student who has completed work on the thesis within the time period, must write a thesis, using the data collected, according to the specifications of the Graduate School Thesis Writing Guide. The thesis must be defended in front of a jury. The thesis jury is appointed on the recommendations of the relevant Department Chairperson and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The jury is composed of the thesis supervisor and 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to two may be selected from another Department or another University. The co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. Thesis defense by the candidate is open to all audience and a jury decides to grant/deny the Doctoral degree. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to six months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
In a wider context, the mission of the Anatomy program is to prepare professionals that will practice their profession with the firm purpose to advance basic and applied knowledge in the field of Anatomy , through their professional and scholarly activities contributing in solving the daily health related problems of our society which results in human benefit. 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. The Doctorate programme is a four-year degree which encompasses both coursework and research. The first two year involves mainly coursework and preliminary research preparation followed by Master of Science Thesis.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Higher Education will be given the apportunity to start an academic career in universities.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who succesfully completed graduate degree may apply to both in the same or related disciplines in higher education institutions at home or abroad to get a position in academic staff or to governmental R&D centres to get expert position.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Student assessment methods are separately proposed detailly in “indivudual course description” for each course.
Graduation Requirements
Student assessment methods are separately proposed detailly in “indivudual course description” for each course.
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Ege University Faculty of Medicine Department of Anatomy Phone : +902323881098 Fax : +902323881098
Faculty member, theater, classrooms, laboratories ( on the model and cadaver training apportunity )

Key Learning Outcomes
1Having comprehensive knowledge of fundamentals of human anatomy and the capability of transferring this information
2Acquiring adequate terminology background and using this learning
3Having the capability of comprehension of the interdisciplinerary interaction between anatomy and other science departments
4Acquiring knowledge on systematical and topographical anatomical structures, their functions and relationships among each other
5Acquiring the skill of dissecting a cadaver and applying this skill topographically and systematically
6Having the competence of literature browsing, scientific manuscript reading and following current information
7Having the competence of preparing a manuscript and making presentations in anatomy discipline
8Acquiring the awaraness of professional ethics and responsibilities, understanding the moral principles of academic life

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
TYYÇKey Learning Outcomes
COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1

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 930101SEÇ.YL1 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 18
2 9301015032013 Locomotor System Compulsory 4 2 0 9
3 9301015012013 Terminology and Basic Concepts of Anatomy Compulsory 2 0 0 3
Total 6 2 0 30
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 930101SEÇ.YL2 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 12
2 BAT102 Fundamentals of Scientific Research Compulsory 2 0 0 3
3 9301015022013 Nervous System Compulsory 4 2 0 9
4 SBEYLSEM500 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 6 2 0 30
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 SBEYLUAD501 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 4
2 SBEYLTEZ501 Thesis Compulsory 0 0 0 26
Total 0 0 0 30
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 SBEYLUAD502 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 4
2 SBEYLTEZ502 Thesis Compulsory 0 0 0 26
Total 0 0 0 30
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