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



General Description
History
Department of Pharmacology, which was established in 1982 in the Faculty of Pharmacy of Ege University, exist under Division of Pharmacy Profession Sciences.
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in Pharmology (second cycle in Pharmacology ) 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
Pharmacology is a scientific discipline that investigates the interactions of drugs with the living systems. Pharmacologist deals with identification of drug targets in order to delineate how drugs work. Understanding of mechanism of action leads to development of the best substance to interact with the specific targets in prevention, diagnosis or treatment of diseases. For this purpose, pharmacologist performs in vitro experiments using cells, cellular fragments, isolated tissues and organs as well as in vivo studies on laboratory animals, ultimately conducting clinical trials on human volunteers. Pharmacology also investigates the biological fate of drugs with natural or synthetic (chemically or genetically engineered) properties in the body. Furthermore, pharmacology provides scientific principles for the use of drugs as therapeutic agents or as research tools, and both development and regulation of pharmaceuticals in medicine. During these complex and laborious processes, pharmacology has been evolved into multiple subspecialties such as clinical pharmacology, behavioral pharmacology, cardio-vascular pharmacology, molecular pharmacology, pharmacogenetics, pharmacogenomics, neuropsychopharmacology, pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Some of the M.S. holders have permanent academic positions at universities. Some graduates work as clinical research director in pharmaceutical companies.
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, Dept. of Pharmacology 35100 Bornova, Izmir, Turkey eczafarmakolojiabd@mail.ege.edu.tr
Facilities
Research laboratories adequately equipped with basic and advanced equipments used in pharmacology as well as molecular biology techniques.

Key Learning Outcomes
1have demonstrated knowledge and understanding that is founded upon and extends and/or enhances that typically associated with the first cycle (pharmacy, medicine, veterinary or other biological sciences), and that provides a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context;
2can apply their knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to pharmacology
3have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments;
4can communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and nonspecialist audiences clearly and unambiguously;
5have the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.
6Being aware of lifelong learning, in respect of pharmacology applications, science, technology and contemporary thought and behavior to be able to have updated information and to develop and improve these informations
7In the field of health education, to be able to give education and be able to make counseling and supervision about biologically derived drugs
8Using 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
9In 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 Pharmacology
10To 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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SKILLS1
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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 930307SEÇ.YL1 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 20
2 9303075272016 Local Hormones, Inflammation and Immunity Compulsory 2 0 0 4
3 9303075012013 Mechanisms of Drug Action Compulsory 3 0 0 6
Total 7 0 0 30
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 930307SEÇ.YL2 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 11
2 9303075042018 Pharmacological Research Techniques Compulsory 3 2 0 8
3 9303075022018 Pharmacology of the Autonomic Nervous System Compulsory 2 0 0 4
4 9303075282016 Scientific Research Techniques and Responsible Communication in Science Compulsory 2 0 0 3
5 SBEYLSEM500 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 9 2 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 9101055072010 Computer Based Statistics Elective 2 2 0 7
2 9303075122003 Introduction to Molecular Biology and Research Techniqes Elective 3 2 0 10
3 9303075162009 Basic Laboratory Principles and Methods Elective 3 0 0 6
4 9303075182009 Preparation, Presentation and Publishing the Scientific Data Elective 2 0 0 4
5 9303075202011 Practice in Laboratory Animals Elective 2 1 0 6
6 9303075232005 Human Physiology I Elective 3 0 0 6
7 9303075242010 Bioinformatics in Therapeutic Target Validation Elective 2 2 0 8
8 9303075252010 Extracellular Martix and Functions Elective 2 0 0 4
9 9303075282018 Data analysis in Pharmacological Research Elective 1 3 0 8
10 SBE5005 Deney Hayvanları ve Uygulama Yöntemleri Elective 1 4 0 6
ELECTIVE COURSES
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9101055072010 Computer Based Statistics Elective 2 2 0 7
2 9303075122003 Introduction to Molecular Biology and Research Techniqes Elective 3 2 0 10
3 9303075162009 Basic Laboratory Principles and Methods Elective 3 0 0 6
4 9303075182009 Preparation, Presentation and Publishing the Scientific Data Elective 2 0 0 4
5 9303075202011 Practice in Laboratory Animals Elective 2 1 0 6
6 9303075232005 Human Physiology I Elective 3 0 0 6
7 9303075242010 Bioinformatics in Therapeutic Target Validation Elective 2 2 0 8
8 9303075252010 Extracellular Martix and Functions Elective 2 0 0 4
9 9303075262018 Oxidative Stres ve Antioxidant Therapy Approaches Elective 2 0 0 4
10 9303075272018 Urogenital Pharmacology Elective 2 0 0 4
11 9303075282018 Data analysis in Pharmacological Research Elective 1 3 0 8
12 SBE5005 Deney Hayvanları ve Uygulama Yöntemleri Elective 1 4 0 6
 
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