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



General Description
History
Ege University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacognosy was founded in 1982 and Master of Science Program of Pharmacognosy Department started in this year.
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in Pharmacognosy (second cycle in Pharmacognosy) 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
Pharmacognosy postgraduate program is established to determine the identification of herbal medicinal drugs, preparation of tea samples from herbal drugs and different pharmaceutical preparations from herbal drugs (extract, tincture etc.) to be used for medical treatment. Standardizations of the preparations through a standard substance, standardization, stabilization, qualitative and quantitative analysis, biological activity studies, interactions and biotechnological studies on herbal preparations. The aim of this program is to train experts who are included in the scope of this program and potential to reinforce the knowledge of Pharmacognosy, Also, to train the experts, equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge of pharmacognosy,
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Education and research in universities, consulting at Ministry of Health, production, research, product development, trainer and management at pharmaceutiacl industry, pharmacy services and administration at health care institutions, pharmacy services and administration at public institutions.
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 )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Ege University Faculty of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacognosy 35100 Bornova Izmir-TURKEY, Prof. Dr. Bijen KIVÇAK tel: +90232- 3113966, 3112520, 3747762
Facilities
Computer hardware that provides access to databases open for the university and for literature search. Laboratory equipments: herbarium, microscope, mill, extraction equipments, centrifuge, water baths, rotary evaporatory devices, lyophilizator,oven, precision scales, ash furnace, laminar flow hood, -80 degree deep freezer, spectrophotometer, HPLC (DAD, Uv detector) pletismometer, microplate reader, laminar flow biosafety II cabinets, autoclaves, incubators, pH meter, polarimeter, refractometer, meting degree measurement device

Key Learning Outcomes
1In accordance with existing laws and regulations, and within the framework of ethical and deontological principles to be able to apply pharmacognosy and be iniative in regards of needs.
2To be able to use the gained information for the health of community and to improve the quality of life
3To be able to manage pharmacognosy application processes and interpersonal relationships, and use skills of communication.
4To be able to plan work processes in the application areas of pharmacognosy, to be able to be a member of the team, be able to participate in collaborative studies and be able to manage these studies
5Being aware of the problems of universal health care, to be able to produce new policies to improve the quality of national health
6To have the concept of functioning, maintaining and pathology of biological systems which form the basis of human health
7By combining the basic and applied sciences with applications of phytoherapy, to be able to use them in pharmacy and medicine
8To be able to combine the information from different disciplines with that the information in the field of pharmacognosy, to interpret, analyze and bring proposals for solutions.
9To be able to have sufficient information and application skills for the research, development and production of active constituents and excipients of biological origin
10To be able to have sufficient information and application skills for the research, development and production of phytotherapeutics,homeopatics,aromotherapeutics and phytocosmetics
11To be able to have sufficient information and application skills for the physical, chemical, biological, and toxicological analysis of drug active and auxiliary agents, pharmaceutical preparations and medicinal products
12For primary health care, to be able provide pharmaceutical services about biologicallly derived medicines
13Prior to prescription, to be able to have necessary knowledge and be able to use the information about biologically originated drugs for the most appropriate dose, routes of administration and the incompability with the prescribed drugs
14By using the information about metabolism, indications and uses of drugs and phytotherapeutics, homeopatics, to be able to supply the appropriate prescriptions to patients
15Within the famework of pharmaceutical care and clinical pharmacy applications to provide the most appropriate way to encourage the use of biologically derived drugs, to be able to manage patient records and to be able to make counseling about drugs to patients and health stuff.
16To promote the correct use of biologically originated drugs, to be able to monitor the trends of use, to be able to asses and have skills to develop solutions
17In the field of health education, to be able to give education and be able to make counseling and supervision about biologically derived drugs
18To have sufficient knowledge and skills about the various tools, information sources and software applications required by the fields of pharmacognosy application
19Using at least one foreign language, to be able to follw the information and developments in the areas of pharmacy practice and medicines of bilogical origin and be able to communicate with colleagues
20Being aware of lifelong learning, in respect of pharmacognosy applications, science, technology and contemporary thought and behavior to be able to have updated information and to develop and improve these informations
21In the case of complex unforeseen circumstances, by taking responsibility, to be able to solve a problem and develop new strategic approaches in the field of Pharmacognosy
22To be capable of publishing at least a part of an original or innovative work on science with a known or a developed method in national and/or international publications

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
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COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
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COMPETENCES (Field Specific 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 9303045292012 Basic Methods in Analytical Pharmacognosy I Compulsory 4 0 0 8
2 930304SEÇ.YL1 ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 22
Total 4 0 0 30
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9303045242012 Basic Methods in Analytical Pharmacognosy II Compulsory 4 0 0 8
2 930304SEÇ.DR2 ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 13
3 BAT102 Fundamentals of Scientific Research Compulsory 2 0 0 3
4 SBEYLSEM500 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 6 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
 
ELECTIVE COURSES 1
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9303045041995 Basic Methods and Important Drugs Used in Homeopathy Elective 2 0 0 4
2 9303045172003 Basic Methods of Aromapaharmacy and Important Drugs and Remedies of Aromapharmacy Elective 2 0 0 4
3 9303045262014 Macroscopic and Microscopic Investigation of Drugs II Elective 4 4 0 16
4 9303045282005 Basic Principles in the Production of Drugs of Biological Origin Elective 4 0 0 8
5 9303045302005 Basic Principles in the Quality of Drugs of Biological Origin Elective 2 0 0 4
6 9303045312015 Macroscopic and microscopic investigation of Drugs I Elective 4 4 0 16
7 9303045322005 Ouality Controls of Drugs by Physical, Chemical and Other Methods Elective 0 4 0 8
8 9303045332015 Herbal Teas Elective 3 2 0 8
9 9303045342005 Basic Methods and Important Drugs of Phytotherapy Elective 3 0 0 6
10 9303045352013 Substances and Products of Plant Origin Used in Perfumery and Phytocosmetology Elective 2 0 0 4
11 9303045362005 Fixed Oils and Oily Seeds Elective 2 0 0 4
12 9303045372015 Screening Literature In Pharmacognosy Elective 2 2 0 6
13 9303045382012 Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms Elective 2 0 0 4
14 9303045392012 Industrial Pharmacognosy Elective 2 0 0 4
15 9303045402015 Phytopharmacy Elective 2 2 0 6
16 9303045412012 Traditional Herbal Treatment Methods Elective 2 0 0 4
17 9303045422012 Important Families In Terms of Natural Sources of Pharmaceutical Raw Materials Elective 2 0 0 4
18 9303045432012 Bioactive Substances From Marine Organisms Elective 2 0 0 4
ELECTIVE COURSES 1
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9303045041995 Basic Methods and Important Drugs Used in Homeopathy Elective 2 0 0 4
2 9303045172003 Basic Methods of Aromapaharmacy and Important Drugs and Remedies of Aromapharmacy Elective 2 0 0 4
3 9303045262014 Macroscopic and Microscopic Investigation of Drugs II Elective 4 4 0 16
4 9303045282005 Basic Principles in the Production of Drugs of Biological Origin Elective 4 0 0 8
5 9303045302005 Basic Principles in the Quality of Drugs of Biological Origin Elective 2 0 0 4
6 9303045312015 Macroscopic and microscopic investigation of Drugs I Elective 4 4 0 8
7 9303045322005 Ouality Controls of Drugs by Physical, Chemical and Other Methods Elective 0 4 0 6
8 9303045332015 Herbal Teas Elective 3 2 0 8
9 9303045342005 Basic Methods and Important Drugs of Phytotherapy Elective 3 0 0 6
10 9303045352013 Substances and Products of Plant Origin Used in Perfumery and Phytocosmetology Elective 2 0 0 4
11 9303045362005 Fixed Oils and Oily Seeds Elective 2 0 0 4
12 9303045372015 Screening Literature In Pharmacognosy Elective 2 2 0 6
13 9303045382012 Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms Elective 2 0 0 4
14 9303045392012 Industrial Pharmacognosy Elective 2 0 0 4
15 9303045402015 Phytopharmacy Elective 2 2 0 6
16 9303045412012 Traditional Herbal Treatment Methods Elective 2 0 0 4
17 9303045422012 Important Families In Terms of Natural Sources of Pharmaceutical Raw Materials Elective 2 0 0 4
18 9303045432012 Bioactive Substances From Marine Organisms Elective 2 0 0 4
19 9303045442012 High Pressure Liquid Chromatography Investigation Methods of Natural Origin Substances Elective 2 4 0 12
 
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