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Second Cycle Programmes (Master's Degree)

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



General Description
History
The Department has started training within Ege University Izmir Ataturk School of Health in the 1998-1999 academic years. The Department of European Union Midwifery Directives (80/154/EEC-80/155/EEC) has started to carry out the Master's Program since 2003.
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in Midwifery (second cycle in Midwifery) 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
Objective of the MA Program; is to train Scientist midwives who have social, cultural, physical and psychological dimensions of midwifery practices and advanced knowledge, skills and attitudes. This program includes compulsory courses about Midwifery profession and the general knowledge. In addition to compulsory courses in the curriculum there are elective courses for them to choose according to their preferences.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Midwives work in public and private sector. They Work In Ministry Of Health Hospitals And Basic Health Care Services, Private Medical Centers and University Hospitals.
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
Midwifery MA Deparment: Assistant Prof. Nazan Tuna Oran Address: Ege University Izmir Ataturk School of Health E.U. Campus - Bornova/İzmir Phone: (0232) 3882851 Fax: (0232) 3427975 E-Mail: nazan.oran@ege.edu.tr Program Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Nazan Tuna Oran Address: Ege University Izmir Ataturk School of Health E.U. Campus - Bornova/İzmir Phone: (0232) 3882851 Fax: (0232) 3427975 E-Mail: iasaglik@mail.ege.edu.tr
Facilities
Three professor, four associate professors, two assistant professors and fourteen research assistants are serving in the department Two skills lab sections (1 on Fundamental Principles and Applications Clinical Skills Laboratory and Laboratory of Obstetrics and Family Planning Counseling Skills) are available in the department. Ege University Faculty University Medical Faculty Hospital, the Health Ministry Education and Research Hospitals, State Hospitals and Maternal Hospitals, Maternal and Child Health and Family Planning Centers and local government owned health institutions are used as a practice area.

Key Learning Outcomes
1To be able to realize the evidence-based studies about Midwifery and birth practices by knowing their importance
2To be able to discuss the concepts of midwifery
3To be able to have the knowledge of Health care theories and develop midwifery-specific theories
4To be able to apply the methods of study skills
5To be able to develop a critical perspective of scientific studies
6To be able to practice transcultural midwifery care to overcome cultural barriers that affect the maintenance of service
7To be able to write research projects that can provide national and international evidence for Midwifery Profession
8To be able to make scientific studies in the field of midwifery and neonatal care.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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KNOWLEDGE1
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SKILLS1
2
3
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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4
COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1
2
3

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 9306015042018 Advanced Practices on Birth Compulsory 2 6 0 6
2 930601SEÇ.YL1 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 20
3 9306015062018 Neonatal Health and Disease Compulsory 2 6 0 6
Total 4 12 0 32
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 930601SEÇ.YL2 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 11
2 9306015022018 Midwifery and Community Health Compulsory 2 6 0 6
3 9306015052018 Reproductive Health Compulsory 2 6 0 6
4 9306015232018 Research Methods and Techniques Compulsory 2 0 0 2
5 SBEYLSEM500 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 6 12 0 31
 
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 9306015012019 Epidemiology Elective 2 0 0 0
2 9306015032019 Computer Applied Biostatistics-1 Elective 3 0 0 0
3 9306015072019 Health Education and Education Skills Elective 3 0 0 0
4 9306015082019 Health and Society Elective 2 0 0 0
5 9306015092019 Conceptual Framework in Midwifery Elective 2 0 0 0
6 9306015102019 Bioistatistics in Midwifery Elective 3 0 0 0
7 9306015112019 Physical and Mental Complementary Practices Elective 2 0 0 0
8 9306015122019 Science Philosopy Elective 3 0 0 0
9 9306015132019 Family Planning Counselling and IUD Practices Skill Elective 2 6 0 0
10 9306015152019 Community Education Practices Elective 2 0 0 0
11 9306015162019 Mental Health and Midwifery Elective 2 0 0 0
12 9306015172019 Article Reading and Writing Elective 2 0 0 0
13 9306015192019 Non-Communicable Dsease control and Midwifery Services Elective 2 0 0 0
14 9306015212019 Health Prevention, Sustainability, Development Elective 2 0 0 0
15 9306015252019 Growth and Development Elective 2 0 0 0
16 9306015262019 Physiopathology in Risky Pregnancies Elective 2 0 0 0
17 9306015292019 Ethics and Midwifery Elective 2 0 0 0
18 9306015302019 Evidence Based Midwifery Practices Elective 2 0 0 0
19 9306015312019 Transcultural Midwifery Elective 2 0 0 0
20 9306015322019 Alternative Delivery Methods and Positions Elective 2 0 0 0
21 9306015332019 Managment and Leadership Elective 2 0 0 0
22 9306015342019 Science Ethics Elective 2 0 0 0
23 9306015352019 History of Midwifery Elective 2 0 0 0
24 9306015362019 Gynecologic Diseases and Midwifery Elective 2 2 0 0
25 9306015372019 Gender Equality Elective 2 0 0 0
26 9306015382019 Academy and Life Elective 2 0 0 0
27 9306015392019 Patient and Employee Safety in Maternity Services Elective 2 0 0 0
28 9306015402019 Training in Midwifery Skills Laboratories Elective 2 4 0 0
29 9306015412019 Reproductive Health in Emergency and Disaster Elective 2 0 0 0
30 9306015422019 Media and Children Elective 2 0 0 0
31 9306015432019 Riskli Gruplarda Üreme Sağlığı Elective 2 0 0 0
32 9306015442019 Research Planning Elective 2 0 0 0
ELECTIVE COURSES
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9306015012019 Epidemiology Elective 2 0 0 0
2 9306015032019 Computer Applied Biostatistics-1 Elective 3 0 0 0
3 9306015072019 Health Education and Education Skills Elective 3 0 0 0
4 9306015082019 Health and Society Elective 2 0 0 0
5 9306015092019 Conceptual Framework in Midwifery Elective 2 0 0 0
6 9306015102019 Bioistatistics in Midwifery Elective 3 0 0 0
7 9306015112019 Physical and Mental Complementary Practices Elective 2 0 0 0
8 9306015122019 Science Philosopy Elective 3 0 0 0
9 9306015132019 Family Planning Counselling and IUD Practices Skill Elective 2 6 0 0
10 9306015152019 Community Education Practices Elective 2 0 0 0
11 9306015162019 Mental Health and Midwifery Elective 2 0 0 0
12 9306015172019 Article Reading and Writing Elective 2 0 0 0
13 9306015192019 Non-Communicable Dsease control and Midwifery Services Elective 2 0 0 0
14 9306015212019 Health Prevention, Sustainability, Development Elective 2 0 0 0
15 9306015252019 Growth and Development Elective 2 0 0 0
16 9306015262019 Physiopathology in Risky Pregnancies Elective 2 0 0 0
17 9306015292019 Ethics and Midwifery Elective 2 0 0 0
18 9306015302019 Evidence Based Midwifery Practices Elective 2 0 0 0
19 9306015312019 Transcultural Midwifery Elective 2 0 0 0
20 9306015322019 Alternative Delivery Methods and Positions Elective 2 0 0 0
21 9306015332019 Managment and Leadership Elective 2 0 0 0
22 9306015342019 Science Ethics Elective 2 0 0 0
23 9306015352019 History of Midwifery Elective 2 0 0 0
24 9306015362019 Gynecologic Diseases and Midwifery Elective 2 2 0 0
25 9306015372019 Gender Equality Elective 2 0 0 0
26 9306015382019 Academy and Life Elective 2 0 0 0
27 9306015392019 Patient and Employee Safety in Maternity Services Elective 2 0 0 0
28 9306015402019 Training in Midwifery Skills Laboratories Elective 2 4 0 0
29 9306015412019 Reproductive Health in Emergency and Disaster Elective 2 0 0 0
30 9306015422019 Media and Children Elective 2 0 0 0
31 9306015432019 Riskli Gruplarda Üreme Sağlığı Elective 2 0 0 0
32 9306015442019 Research Planning Elective 2 0 0 0
 
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