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Graduate School of Health Sciences - Parasitology -

General Description
Ege University Faculty of Medicine, chair of Parasitology was founded in 1955.
Qualification Awarded
The Master Degree in Parasitology awarded to the graduates who have successfully full filled 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 programme may apply to the Directorate of 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 holding Bachelor's Degree taught totally in English are exempted from English proficiency requirement. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interview. 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 Doctorate 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 Second 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 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, with a minimum of ECTS credits, a qualifying examination, a dissertation proposal, and a dissertation. The period allotted for the completion of the programmes is normally four semesters. A student may take undergraduate courses on the condition that the courses have not been taken during the undergraduate program. 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 dissertation supervisor who must hold the minimum rank of assistant professor is appointed for each student. When the nature of the dissertation topic requires more than one supervisor, a joint-supervisor may be appointed. A joint-supervisor must hold a doctoral degree. Periodic monitoring of research work by a thesis monitoring committee is required to be awarded the Doctoral degree. 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 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 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to two may be selected from another Department or another University. The co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. Thesis defense by the candidate is open to all audience and a jury decides to grant/deny the Master degree. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to six months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
In a wider context, the mission of the Parasitology program is to prepare professionals that will practice their profession with the firm purpose to advance basic and applied knowledge in the field of Parasitology, through their professional and scholarly activities contributing in solving the daily health related problems of our society which results in human benefit. We aim to provide teaching in the subject area that is broad based, intellectually coherent and multidisciplinary; that builds on skills and knowledge acquired previously within the program and is informed by a research base of international standard.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Higher Education will be given the opportunity to start an academic career in universities.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who succesfully completed master degree may apply to both in the same or related disciplines in higher education institutions at home or abroad to start PhD.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Student assessment methods are separately proposed in detail in “indivudual course description” for each course.
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Head of Programme: Prof.Dr.Yüksel GÜRÜZ Ege University Medical School, Bornova Izmir Turkey e.mail:
The Parasitology Section has been located under Faculty of Medicine buildings. The facilities consist of lecture rooms and Laboratories. The students are being instructed by the staff of medical school and also supported by lecturers from different related Faculties.

Key Learning Outcomes
1To be able to present that they have systematic, conceptual knowledge on medical parasitology research area and related scientific areas, and to associate with the knowledge on basic sciences. To be able to improve their knowledge background and problem solving skills by the knowledge acquired on protozoology, helminthology, arthropodology and immunology areas.
2To be able to improve their commenting and practice skills by following the developments on parasitology area.
3To be able to perform professionally the feedbacks and experiences of the parasitology department in the scientific platform.
4To be able to apply the methods according to diagnosis in theory and practical way in the department of parasitology.
5To be able to contribute the solutions of the public, scientific, cultural and ethical problems about parasitology area and to be able to support the development of these values.
6To be able to gain the skill of reaching scientific information sources. To be able to compare and interpret the results and information gained by experimental study, planning and execution.
7To be able to contribute to the teamwork efficiently and to be able to show adaptation to teamwork skills.
8To be able to get information about the usage of statistic methods and scientific investigation technics.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
TYYÇKey Learning Outcomes
COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1

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 9301065072013 Direct Diagnostic Methods in Parasitology Compulsory 1 2 0 5
2 930106SEÇ.YL1 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 20
3 9301065052013 Parasitic Helminths Compulsory 1 2 0 5
Total 2 4 0 30
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 930106SEÇ.YL2 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 9
2 BAT102 Fundamentals of Scientific Research Compulsory 2 0 0 3
3 9301065022013 General Immunology Compulsory 1 0 0 2
4 9301065042013 Parasitic Arthropods Compulsory 1 2 0 5
5 9301065062013 Preparation Technigues Compulsory 1 2 0 5
6 SBEYLSEM500 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 5 4 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
Ege University, Bornova - İzmir / TURKEY • Phone: +90 232 311 10 10 • e-mail: