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Second Cycle Programmes (Master's Degree)

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



General Description
History
Biochemistry Institute was established together with the foundation of Ege University School of Medicine in 1955 and the institute continued to operate as Biochemistry Chair as from 1961. In 1992, as the result of arising necessity, Division of Clinical Biochemistry was established within the chair, which was renamed as the Department of Biochemistry in accordance with Law No. 2547. Department of Biochemistry provides 1st and 2nd year medical students with theoretical and applied education and training as the basic knowledge of medical sciences. The department of biochemistry also provides education and training to Health Occupation Schools, Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Engineering. Department of Biochemistry is preparing the medical students for specialisation in biochemistry and clinical biochemistry branches and a doctoral programme in affiliation with the Institute of Medical Sciences is also provided, which is open to medical doctors and master’s degree researchers.
Qualification Awarded
Master of Science (MSc)
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
During the study in Master’s Degree Programme, student must attend National/International Medical Biochemistry congresses, follow seminars, symposiums, and congresses, and conduct and publish at least one national or international study. This programme consists of minimum seven courses, provided that the total of credits is not less than twenty-one and one seminar and one thesis study. Seminar and thesis study do not have a credit and they are evaluated as successful or unsuccessful. Apart from the compulsory courses, other courses can be selected among the elective courses determined by the Department of Medical Biochemistry. Courses administered in the other higher education institutions can also be selected if recommended by the chair of the department and approved by the Administrative Committee of the Institute.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
There are no graduates up to now, since none of the students have completed the recent program yet.
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
Master’s degree programme is completed in four semesters. At the end of four semesters, students not having completed the courses and the seminar successfully or not having obtained the minimum average score determined by the Institute of Medical Sciences or having failed in thesis study for twice in succession or three times in subsequent attempts are dismissed. A student, who have completed the courses and the seminar successfully, however, have not attended the thesis exam because of not having completed the thesis study until the end of 4th semester, is granted an extension of maximum two semester with the suggestion of the chair of the department and approval by the Administrative Committee of the Institute. Concluding Master’s Degree Thesis: A student attending this programme must defend orally before a convened jury his/her thesis, which has been written based on the findings and in accordance with the guidelines for preparation of thesis determined by the Senate of Ege University. Jury consists of minimum three or five members, one of which is the thesis advisor assigned by the suggestion of the Department of Medical Biochemistry and approval by the Administrative Committee of the Institute, and other members at least one of which has been participated from another department within the same higher education institute or another institute. If the jury consists of three members, second thesis advisor can not participate in the jury. Jury administers qualifying examination within one month upon submission of the thesis. The thesis defence is comprised of two parts; thesis presentation and a part in which the knowledge of the student on biochemistry is examined. Thesis defence is limited to 90 minutes. At the end of the thesis defence, jury decides with the absolute majority whether the thesis is “accepted”, “rejected” or “revision required”. This decision is reported to the Institute of Medical Sciences with an official record prepared by the Department of Medical Biochemistry within three days following the thesis defence. If the thesis is rejected, student is dismissed from the Master’s Degree programme. Thesis asked for revision must be revised and re-defended against the same jury in maximum three months. If this second thesis defence concludes with rejection, the student is dismissed from the Master’s Degree programme.
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 Universitesi Tıp Fakultesi, Tıbbi Biyokimya Anabilim Dalı. Bornova İZMİR Prof. Dr. Taner Onat
Facilities
Infrastructure and laboratory capabilities of the Department of Medical Biochemistry of Ege University School of Medicine.

Key Learning Outcomes
1To have the basic theoretical and practical knowledge in biochemistry and related areas ans the necessary skills to serve in the area of medical biochemistry
2To be able to have a basic knowledge of medical biochemistry
3To define the biochemical processes on a macro-molecular basis
4To be able to design a research project, carry out experiments, interpret data, evaluate results in the area of medical biochemistry
5To be skilled in using, developing modern techniques necessary for the applications of medical biochemistry
6To collaborate effectively as a teamworker in disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields.
7Self improvement through following up innovations in science, technology and current issues with awareness of the importance of life long learning
8Communicate using clear, concise language through written and oral formats with the ability to work professionally as an individual and decide indepently.
9Have awareness of professional and ethical responsibility
10Be aware of quality and quality assurance issues.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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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 9301035432018 Cell: Organelles, Membranes and Biochemical Functions Compulsory 2 0 0 3
2 930103SEÇ.YL1 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 12
3 9301035772018 Introduction to Molecular Biology Techniques Compulsory 2 0 0 2
4 9301035422018 Laboratory Safety Compulsory 3 0 0 6
5 9301035752018 Solution and Concentration Concepts and Applications Compulsory 3 0 0 0
6 9301035632018 Structure and Function of Carbohydrates Compulsory 2 0 0 3
7 9301035642018 Structure and Function of Nucleic Acids: Genetic and Epigenetic Regulation Mechanism Compulsory 2 0 0 3
Total 14 0 0 29
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 930103SEÇ.DR2 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 13
2 BAT102 Fundamentals of Scientific Research Compulsory 2 0 0 3
3 9301035682018 Nutrition and Vitamins Compulsory 2 0 0 4
4 SBEYLSEM500 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
5 9301035612018 Structure and Function of Aminoacids and Proteins Compulsory 2 0 0 3
6 9301035622018 Structure and Function of Lipids Compulsory 2 0 0 3
Total 8 0 0 32
 
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
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9301035112015 The Biochemistry of Hematopoietic System Elective 3 0 0 6
2 9301035192013 Tissiue Biochemistry-II Muscle Elective 2 0 0 4
3 9301035202015 Cell Culture Laboratory Practices Elective 3 0 0 6
4 9301035222015 Extracellular Matrix Elective 3 0 0 6
5 9301035232015 Special Tıssue Biochemstry.I (Nerve-Sensory Systems) Elective 3 0 0 6
6 9301035242015 Stem Cells Elective 3 0 0 6
7 9301035262015 Experimental Animal Atudies/ Tissue Extraction and Homogenization Elective 2 0 0 4
8 9301035272015 Biochemistry of Digestive System Elective 3 0 0 6
9 9301035282013 Biochemical Approach to Diabetes, Obesity and Osteoporosis Elective 2 0 0 4
10 9301035322013 Functional Foods Elective 2 0 0 4
11 9301035342015 Method Selection and Assessment Elective 4 0 0 8
12 9301035352013 Inborn Errors of Metabolism Elective 2 0 0 4
13 9301035362015 Oxidative Stress/Antioxidants Elective 3 0 0 6
14 9301035382015 Bioinformatics Elective 3 0 0 6
15 9301035472013 Evidence Based Laboratory Medicine Elective 2 0 0 4
16 9301035512018 Applied Project Writing Elective 4 0 0 8
17 9301035562015 Molecular Basic of Genetic Diseases Elective 3 0 0 6
18 9301035582015 Bioinformatics- I Elective 3 0 0 6
19 9301035592015 Scientific Research Methods Elective 3 0 0 6
20 9301035662015 Biochemistry of the Endocrine System Elective 2 0 0 4
21 9301035702015 Cancer Genes and Growth Factors Elective 3 0 0 6
22 9301035712015 Xenobiotic and Drug Metabolism- Detoxifications Elective 2 0 0 4
23 9301035722013 Biochemistry of Menopause Elective 2 0 0 4
24 9301035732015 Elisa and Ria Principles Elective 3 0 0 6
25 9301035952015 Iinroduction to Mass Spectrometry and Advanced Applications Elective 3 0 0 6
26 9301035962015 Reanl Fuctions and Biochemical Properties of Urine Elective 3 0 0 6
27 9301035972015 Quality Control and Accreditation in Laboratory( TS EN 15189 and TS EN 17025) Elective 8 0 0 8
28 9301035982015 Effective Presentation Skills Elective 2 0 0 6
29 9301036932014 Nutrition and Antioxidants Elective 2 0 0 4
30 9301036952014 Introduction to Mass Spectrometry and Advanced Applications Elective 2 1 0 6
31 9301036962014 Kidney Functions and Urine Biochemical Properties Elective 2 1 0 6
ELECTIVE COURSES
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9301035112015 The Biochemistry of Hematopoietic System Elective 3 0 0 6
2 9301035192013 Tissiue Biochemistry-II Muscle Elective 2 0 0 4
3 9301035202015 Cell Culture Laboratory Practices Elective 3 0 0 6
4 9301035222015 Extracellular Matrix Elective 3 0 0 6
5 9301035232015 Special Tıssue Biochemstry.I (Nerve-Sensory Systems) Elective 3 0 0 6
6 9301035242015 Stem Cells Elective 3 0 0 6
7 9301035262015 Experimental Animal Atudies/ Tissue Extraction and Homogenization Elective 2 0 0 4
8 9301035272015 Biochemistry of Digestive System Elective 3 0 0 6
9 9301035282013 Biochemical Approach to Diabetes, Obesity and Osteoporosis Elective 2 0 0 4
10 9301035322013 Functional Foods Elective 2 0 0 4
11 9301035342015 Method Selection and Assessment Elective 4 0 0 8
12 9301035352013 Inborn Errors of Metabolism Elective 2 0 0 4
13 9301035362015 Oxidative Stress/Antioxidants Elective 3 0 0 6
14 9301035382015 Bioinformatics Elective 3 0 0 6
15 9301035472013 Evidence Based Laboratory Medicine Elective 2 0 0 4
16 9301035512018 Applied Project Writing Elective 4 0 0 8
17 9301035562015 Molecular Basic of Genetic Diseases Elective 3 0 0 6
18 9301035582015 Bioinformatics- I Elective 3 0 0 6
19 9301035592015 Scientific Research Methods Elective 3 0 0 6
20 9301035662015 Biochemistry of the Endocrine System Elective 2 0 0 4
21 9301035702015 Cancer Genes and Growth Factors Elective 3 0 0 6
22 9301035712015 Xenobiotic and Drug Metabolism- Detoxifications Elective 2 0 0 4
23 9301035722013 Biochemistry of Menopause Elective 2 0 0 4
24 9301035732015 Elisa and Ria Principles Elective 3 0 0 6
25 9301035952015 Iinroduction to Mass Spectrometry and Advanced Applications Elective 3 0 0 6
26 9301035962015 Reanl Fuctions and Biochemical Properties of Urine Elective 3 0 0 6
27 9301035972015 Quality Control and Accreditation in Laboratory( TS EN 15189 and TS EN 17025) Elective 8 0 0 8
28 9301035982015 Effective Presentation Skills Elective 2 0 0 6
29 9301036932014 Nutrition and Antioxidants Elective 2 0 0 4
30 9301036952014 Introduction to Mass Spectrometry and Advanced Applications Elective 2 1 0 6
31 9301036962014 Kidney Functions and Urine Biochemical Properties Elective 2 1 0 6
 
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