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



General Description
History
Ege University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacognosy was founded in 1982 and Phytotherapy Master of Science Program of Pharmacognosy Department started in 2009-2010 period.
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in Phytotherapy (second cycle in Phytotherapy ) 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
Phtotherapy 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, understand Phytotherapy, conduct phytoterapy researches and evaluate the results of these studies.. Also, to train the experts, equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge of phytotherapy, who can identify herbal drugs used in phytotherapy and have a command of monograph analysis related with the drugs used in phytotherapy and who meets the need for the specialists in the sector of drugs of biological origin.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Education and research in universities, consultant about herbal drugs at Ministry of Health, production, research, product development, trainer and management at herbal pharmaceutical industry.
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, 3112525, 3747762
Facilities
For literature search Access to database fors open for the university and 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 the field of medicine and pharmacy, usually based on the proficiency level of license and along with expansion and deepening of the information of pharmacognosy and phytotherapy, with scientific dignity, in the field of phytotherapy, to be able to process the research, detect, apply and conclude indepently on an original issue,
2To be able earn a high level of mastery for the methods and skills in the field of phytotherapy research
3To be able to understand and have a systematic approach to new knowledge in the field of phytotherapy
4In the field of phtotherapy, to be capable of publishing at least a part of an original or innovative work on science with a known or a developed method
5To be able to participatie in science by expanding the knowledge boundaries in the fied of phytothearpy
6To be able to comprehend the field of phytotherapy just on scientific assesment
7To be able to use the gained information for the health of community and to improve the quality of life
8To plan work processes in the application areas of phytotherapy, to be able to be a member of the team, participate in collaborative studies, and to manage work
9To have the concept of functioning, maintaining and pathology of biological systems which form the basis of human health
10By combining the basic and applied sciences with applications of phytoherapy, to be able to use them in pharmacy and medicine
11To be able to combine the information from different disciplines with that the information in the field of phytotherapy, to interpret, analyze and bring proposals for solutions.
12To have the sufficient information and application skills for the research, development and production issues of phytotherapeutics and medicinal products
13To have the sufficient information and application skills for the physical, chemical, biological, microbiological and toxicological analysis of drug active and auxiliary agents, pharmaceutical preparations and medical products
14Prior to submission to patients, to have necessary knowledge and be able to use the information about phtotherapeutics for the most appropriate dose, routes of administration and the incompatibility with the prescribed drugs
15Within the framework of pharmaceutical care and clinical pharmacy applications to provide the most appropriate way to encourage the use of phytotherapeutics, to be able to participate in the evaluation of the patient drug treatment for the decision and change stages and to have sufficient knowledge and practical skills in this area
16To promote the correct use of phytotherapeutics, to be able to monitor the trends of use, to be able to asses and have skills to develop solutions
17In field of health education, to be able to give education and be able to make counseling and supervision about phytotherapeutics
18To have sufficent knowledge and skills about the the various technological tools, information resources, and software applications required by the fields of Phtotherapy application.
19To be able to to have necessary knowledge about the recognition and determination of medicinal plants in terms of ethnobotany
20Using at least one foreign language, to be able to follow the information and developments in the areas of pharmacy practice and medicines of biological origin and be able to communicate with colleagues

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
2
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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 9303145012012 Basic Concepts in Phytotherapy  Compulsory 3 0 0 5
2 930314SEÇ.YL1 ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 20
3 9303145022012 Herbal Medicines Used in Phytotherapy I Compulsory 4 0 0 5
Total 7 0 0 30
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 930314SEÇ.YL3 Elective - - - 14
2 BAT102 Fundamentals of Scientific Research Compulsory 2 0 0 3
3 9303145102012 Herbal Medicines Used in Phytotherapy II Compulsory 4 0 0 7
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 9303145032013 Medical Drug Morphologic and Microscopic Analysis I Elective 2 4 0 12
2 9303145042015 Pharmacopeia Analyses I Elective 2 4 0 12
3 9303145052013 Basic Pharmacognosy I Elective 2 4 0 12
4 9303145092014 Production and Analysis of Herbal Drugs Elective 4 4 0 16
5 9303145112013 Medical Drug Morphologic and Microscopic Analysis II Elective 2 4 0 12
6 9303145122015 Pharmacopeia Analyses II Elective 2 4 0 12
7 9303145132013 Basic Pharmacognosy II Elective 2 4 0 12
8 9303145142013 Screening Methods in Scientific Literature Elective 1 0 0 2
9 9303145162013 Aromatherapy Elective 2 2 0 8
10 9303145182013 Diseases Knowledge Elective 2 0 0 4
11 9303145202012 Balneotherapy and Herbal Products Used In Balneotherapy Elective 2 0 0 4
12 9303145212012 Herbal Medicines and Food Supplements Elective 2 0 0 4
13 9303145222012 Phytocosmeceuticals Elective 2 0 0 4
14 9303145232012 Herbal Drug Licensing Regulations Elective 2 0 0 4
15 9303145242012 Nutraceuticals and Phytotherapy in Nursing Practices Elective 2 0 0 4
16 9303145252012 Phytotherapy Clinical Applications and Case Presentations Elective 2 2 0 8
17 9303145262015 Phytotherapy In Veterinary Practice Elective 3 2 0 10
18 9303145272015 Raional Phytotherapy Elective 3 4 0 14
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9303145032013 Medical Drug Morphologic and Microscopic Analysis I Elective 2 4 0 12
2 9303145042015 Pharmacopeia Analyses I Elective 2 4 0 12
3 9303145052013 Basic Pharmacognosy I Elective 2 4 0 12
4 9303145092014 Production and Analysis of Herbal Drugs Elective 4 4 0 16
5 9303145112013 Medical Drug Morphologic and Microscopic Analysis II Elective 2 4 0 12
6 9303145122015 Pharmacopeia Analyses II Elective 2 4 0 12
7 9303145132013 Basic Pharmacognosy II Elective 2 4 0 12
8 9303145142013 Screening Methods in Scientific Literature Elective 1 0 0 2
9 9303145162013 Aromatherapy Elective 2 2 0 8
10 9303145182013 Diseases Knowledge Elective 2 0 0 4
11 9303145202012 Balneotherapy and Herbal Products Used In Balneotherapy Elective 2 0 0 4
12 9303145212012 Herbal Medicines and Food Supplements Elective 2 0 0 4
13 9303145222012 Phytocosmeceuticals Elective 2 0 0 4
14 9303145232012 Herbal Drug Licensing Regulations Elective 2 0 0 4
15 9303145242012 Nutraceuticals and Phytotherapy in Nursing Practices Elective 2 0 0 4
16 9303145252012 Phytotherapy Clinical Applications and Case Presentations Elective 2 2 0 8
17 9303145262015 Phytotherapy In Veterinary Practice Elective 3 2 0 10
18 9303145272015 Raional Phytotherapy Elective 3 4 0 14
 
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