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Graduate School of Health Sciences - Pharmaceutical Toxicology - Second Cycle Programme with Thesis

General Description
Department of Pharmaceutical Toxicology, which was established in 1982 in the Faculty of Pharmacy of Ege University, exist under Division of Pharmacy Profession Sciences. Theoretical and practical education and training is being given at undergraduate, master and PhD level at the department. To date, 12 master and 2 PhD. degrees were given. The research topics are: Systemic toxicity studies of various drugs and herbal extracts in animals, Oxidative stress, DNA damage, cytotoxicty, Occupational and environmental toxicology, Characterization of reactive intermediates formed from drugs upon biotransformation and establishing their possible relations with adverse drug reactions, In vitro and in vivo investigation of potential estrogenicity of herbal and/or chemical mixtures.
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Toxicology (second cycle in Pharmaceutical Toxicology) 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
In Pharmaceutical Toxicology Graduate Program students about basic concept and principles of toxicology, toxicity tests, toxicological analysis methods, drug-drug interaction, biochemical toxicology, food and metals toxicity have specific information or accessing this information to ensure and do research and this research aims to use different areas for the benefit of human health.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
The graduates completed the master degree Program of pharmaceutical toxicology take positions in the divisions required toxicology knowledge such as from toxicological analyses to certification of drugs and medical devices, from poisoning control centers to related official consulting commissions of Ministries of Health, Environment, and Agriculture etc. They also take positions in various related departments of the universities which are established frequently for the last decades in Turkey. In addition, the graduates are getting positions mostly in pharmaceutical industry and also the other chemical 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
Students are required to take a mid-term examination and/or complete other assigned projects/homework during the semester and, additionally, are required to take a final examination and/or complete a final project for course evaluation. The final grade is based on the mid-term examination grade, the final examination grade and/or evaluation of final project, with the contributions of 40% and 60%, respectively. To pass any course, a Master's student must receive at least 70 out of 100. Students must repeat courses they have failed or may substitute courses the Department accepts as equivalent. 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 )
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Prof.Dr. Ferzan Lermioğlu Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Toxicology. Bornova 35100 IZMIR TURKEY e-mail: Phon:0 232 3739173
Members of the Department are: 1 full, 3 associated and 2 assistant proffesors, and 2 research assistants. GC with ECD and MS detectors, HPLC, spectrophotometer, cell culture lab., and other regular lab equipments are available in the department. Various analytical instruments and equipments are available in the center laboratory and other departments of the faculty.

Key Learning Outcomes
1To have comprehensive and up to date toxicology knowledge
2To be able to reach to scientific literature and toxicology information
3To be capable of performing basic research and presentation
4Ability to translate interactions between chemical and phyical agents (ionizing radiation etc.) with biological systems and adverse effects
5To have basic toxicity outcomes which may be associated with drugs, industrial and environmental chemicals and their biotransformation, toxic effects, toxicity mechanisms, their isolation from biological specimen, analysis thechniques and methods, theoretical basis for poisoning treatment, and genetic factors
6To be able to perform basic laboratory techniques that would be useful in thesis studies and to interpret the data
7To be able to participate and/or to coordinate joint research
8To be able to use his/her toxicology knowledge in problem solving in other disciplines
9To gain scientific ethics
10To be able to serve as toxicology consultant in public, governmental organisations or companies

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 930303SEÇ.YL1 Elective - - - 22
2 9303035012015 Basic Concept and Principles of Toxicology I Compulsory 4 0 0 8
3 9303035242010 Toxicological Analysis Methods I Compulsory 2 4 0 10
Total 6 4 0 40
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 930303SEÇ.YL2 Elective - - - 6
2 9303035302016 Research Design and Presentation Technigues Compulsory 2 2 0 8
3 SBEYLSEM500 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 2 2 0 20
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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