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Second Cycle Programmes (Master's Degree)

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



General Description
History
Department of Stem Cell Research and Application and consequently post graduate programs at Ege University Institute of Health Sciences were established in 5.5.2011.
Qualification Awarded
Master's Degree programme
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
Undergraduate education [Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering and Health Science (Pharmacy,Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Health Officer) with the relevant departments of the Faculties of Agriculture] candidates who have completed the program applied: Lessons to be determined that potential improvements of stem cells can be used in practice to make, new the development of stem cell therapies, understanding of the ethical and legal situations, identification of new strategies in practice.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates of this training, such as the stem cells participate in the PhD program in a different also can transfer to the Ph.D. program. Graduates will have the opportunity to work in biomedical companies or the organizations capable of cellular therapy and their departments of research.
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
Measurement and evaluation form for each course "Course Curriculum" in detail in stated.
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
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Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Prof.Dr.Şükran DARCAN, Ege University Institute of Health Sciences department of Stem Cell , Associated Prof Dr Ayhan DÖNMEZ Ege University Department of Heamatology.
Facilities
The students of the multidisciplinary department can benefit from laboratory facilities of all faculties which contribute to the establishment of this department.The laboratories was opened for use of the department of stem cell: Ege University pediatric stem cell transplantation Hematology Unit, Ege University faculty of medicine center of therapeutic apheresis, Nevvar – Salih İşgören department of internal medicine (departments of stem cell processing and storage, information, patient admission and exam room), Tissue typing laboratory , department of analytical chemistry, department of physiology, Institute of nucleer science, faculty of engineering, department of bioengineering, laboratory of cell culture and tissue engineering, faculty of science department of biology and moleculer biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Laboratory (FABAL)

Key Learning Outcomes
1Ability to interpret advanced basic concepts
2Ability to understand the basic structural and functional properties of cells and stem cells
3Ability to understand the therapeutic potential of stem cells
4Ability to read and discuss critical article
5Ability to prepare and present poster and oral presentation, and to obtain the basic skills related with the article converted from a study
6Ability to understand the ethical and legal status resulting from research and therapy
7Ability to apply basic molecular biological techniques
8Ability to obtain the appropriate behavior and attitudes of the multidisciplinary team work

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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KNOWLEDGE1
2
SKILLS1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
2
3
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 9300015012015 Advanced Cell Biology Compulsory 2 0 0 2
2 930001SEÇ.YL1 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 20
3 9300015252015 Signal Transduction in Stem Cell Compulsory 2 0 0 2
4 9300015022015 Stem Cell Biology Compulsory 2 0 0 2
5 9300016232015 Stem Cell Literature and Research Planning I Compulsory 2 0 0 4
Total 8 0 0 30
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 930001SEÇ.YL3 Elective - - - 9
2 9300015042015 Cell Culture Methods Compulsory 2 0 0 2
3 BAT102 Fundamentals of Scientific Research Compulsory 2 0 0 3
4 SBEYLSEM500 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
5 9300016242015 Stem Cell Literature and Research Planning II Compulsory 2 0 0 4
6 9300015222015 Types of Stem Cells: Embryonic and Adult Stem Cells Compulsory 2 0 0 3
7 9300015262015 Types of Stem Cells: Mesenchymal Stem Cells and IPS Cells Compulsory 2 0 0 3
Total 10 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
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9300015032015 Moleküler Biyolojiye Giriş Elective 2 0 0 6
2 9300015052015 Bilim Felsefesi Elective 2 0 0 6
3 9300015072011 Embryonic Stem Cells Elective 2 2 0 8
4 9300015082011 Adult Stem Cells Elective 2 2 0 8
5 9300015092011 Molecular Identification and Isolation of Cancer Stem Cells Elective 1 0 0 6
6 9300015102011 Cell Signaling Transduction Elective 2 0 0 6
7 9300015112011 Membran Biyolojisi Elective 2 0 0 6
8 9300015122011 Technics of Stem Cell Imaging Elective 2 2 0 8
9 9300015132011 Stem Cell Immunology Elective 2 0 0 6
10 9300015142011 Plant Stem Cell Elective 2 2 0 8
11 9300015152011 Metabolism of Stem Cell Elective 2 0 0 6
12 9300015162011 Statistical Methods in Stem Cell Research Elective 2 2 0 8
13 9300015172011 Cell Evolution Elective 2 0 0 6
14 9300015182011 Preparing Scientific Project and Report Elective 2 4 0 12
15 9300015192011 Animal Model Elective 1 2 0 6
16 9300015212012 Receptor Signal Transduction Protenis, Clinal Important Elective 3 0 0 6
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9300015032015 Moleküler Biyolojiye Giriş Elective 2 0 0 8
2 9300015052015 Bilim Felsefesi Elective 2 0 0 6
3 9300015072011 Embryonic Stem Cells Elective 2 2 0 8
4 9300015082011 Adult Stem Cells Elective 2 2 0 8
5 9300015092011 Molecular Identification and Isolation of Cancer Stem Cells Elective 1 0 0 6
6 9300015102011 Cell Signaling Transduction Elective 2 0 0 6
7 9300015112011 Membran Biyolojisi Elective 2 0 0 6
8 9300015122011 Technics of Stem Cell Imaging Elective 2 2 0 8
9 9300015132011 Stem Cell Immunology Elective 2 0 0 6
10 9300015142011 Plant Stem Cell Elective 2 2 0 8
11 9300015152011 Metabolism of Stem Cell Elective 2 0 0 6
12 9300015162011 Statistical Methods in Stem Cell Research Elective 2 2 0 8
13 9300015172011 Cell Evolution Elective 2 0 0 6
14 9300015182011 Preparing Scientific Project and Report Elective 2 4 0 12
15 9300015192011 Animal Model Elective 1 2 0 6
16 9300015212012 Receptor Signal Transduction Protenis, Clinal Important Elective 3 0 0 6
 
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