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Second Cycle Programmes (Master's Degree)

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



General Description
History
Ege University Faculty of Pharmacy Biochemistry Department has been founded as Biochemistry Discipline until 1982. Afterward it has been a Department with undergraduate and graduate programs under Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences Section. Biochemistry I, Biochemistry II, Biochemistry III and Biology II courses are given by our department. Until 1985 Biochemistry Gradaute Program included 4 year Ph.D. program, and after 1985 Graduate Program has been continued with 4 year Ph.D program for students with master degree and 2 year Master program with thesis.
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in Biochemistry (second cycle in Biochemistry ) is awarded to the graduates who have successfully fulfilled all programme requirements.
Level of Qualification
Second Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Bachelor's Degree and willing to enroll in the Master's programme may apply to the Directorate of the 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 50 out of 100 from ÜDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to UDS score of 50. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 25% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) and 25% of interview grade. The required minimum interview grade is 50 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 60 at least are accepted into the Master's 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 Master's 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 Master's 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 programme consists of a minimum of seven courses delivered within the graduate programme of the department and in related fields, one seminar course, and thesis, with a minimum of 21 local credits. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The duration of the programme is four semesters. The maximum period to complete course work in a masters program with thesis is 4 semesters. However, with the approval of their advisors, students can in subsequent semesters take additional departmental courses with or without credits. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 120 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 Master's course load and credits. 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 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 Master's 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 3 to 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to one may be selected from another Department or another University. In case the jury consists of 3 members, the co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". The Department Chairperson will inform the Director of the Graduate School, in writing, of the jury's decision within 3 days. To correct or change a thesis found incomplete and/or inadequate by the jury, the jury must specify in its report that such corrections are necessary. A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to three months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
The aim of this Master Program is to graduate Masters or future academicians who are eligble to manage basic biochemical researches, to have knowledge and experience for interpreting the results.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Master degree students might apply to Ph.D. programs or work in community/hospital pharmacies or R&D departments of Pharmaceutical Industries.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who successfully completed the Master's Degree may apply to doctorate (third cycle) programmes in the same or in related disciplines.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
The examinations of master courses are evaluated over 100 points. Each course has at least one mid-exam. 70% attendance to courses and 80% attendance to practical part of thesis are required. The sum of 40% of mid-exam and 60%of final exam has to be minimum 70. The assessment for each course is described in detail in “Individual Course Description”.
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Ege University Faculty of Pharmacy Department of Biochemistry Bornova, Izmir, Turkey Prof. Dr. Aysun Pabuççuoğlu Program Director
Facilities
Our Department consists of 4 faculty members and 3 research assistant. 3 Research Laboratory of our department are equipped with sufficient infrastructure and equipments required for advanced research projects on Basic Biochemistry and Moelcular and Cellular Biology.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Being able to utilize theoretical and practical knowledge on Biochemistry gained during undergraduate education
2Being able to perform a research project independently and evaluate the results
3Being able to comprehend the interdisciplinarity of Biochemistry and interpret the knowledge from other disciplines by integrating with Biochemistry knowledge
4Being able to present personal research and up-to-date progress related to Biochemistry in a systematic manner

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
TYYÇKey Learning Outcomes
1111
KNOWLEDGE1
2
SKILLS1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
2
3
4
COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1
2
3

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 9303025112010 Basic Biochemistry I Compulsory 3 0 0 8
2 9303025011992 Biochemical Technics Compulsory 2 4 0 10
3 930302SEÇ.YL1 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 12
Total 5 4 0 30
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9303025122010 Basic Biochemistry II Compulsory 3 0 0 8
2 930302SEÇ.YL2 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 13
3 BAT102 Fundamentals of Scientific Research Compulsory 2 0 0 3
4 SBEYLSEM500 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 5 0 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
 
 
Ege University, Bornova - İzmir / TURKEY • Phone: +90 232 311 10 10 • e-mail: intrec@mail.ege.edu.tr