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

General Description
Ege University Graduate School of Health Sciences , chair of Neuroscience
Qualification Awarded
Second Cycle
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
Students, who don’t have health sciences bachelor degree, will take scientific preparatory courses during the first half semester and have general information about normal human structure and function. Students will take elective courses in accordance with the area they want to improve themselves, as well as the compulsory courses and complete the course period at the first year of the program. At the second year, students will work on thesis, meanwhile they will graduate by gaining team working, research performing, scientific thinking and criticizing abilities.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates of this program can attend neuroscience PhD program as well as another PhD program. Graduates who prefer to leave university life may have to work possibilities in pharmaceutical companies or research-development departments of different 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
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading: Assessment and grading methods for each course are described 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 )
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Ege Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü Müdürlüğü Ege Üniversitesi Kampüsü 35100 Bornova,İzmir Telefon: 0232 342 17 45 dahili:2517 Faks: 0232 342 95 38 Eposta:
Students of this multi-disciplinary department will benefit from laboratory facilities of all departments who support the establishment of department. Laboratories which served for Neuroscience Department: departments of Neurology, Brain Surgery, Pharmacology, Medical Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, Histology and Embryology, Biophysics and Biochemistry of Medical faculty, Center for Brain Research, Faculty of Pharmacy Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science Department of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Engineering, departments of Biotechnology and Bioengineering. Some examples of experiments which are performed in these laboratories: cell culture, behavior, electrophysiological, biochemical, histochemical and molecular experiments.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Interpreting basic biological concepts
2Describing the structure and function of nervous system at molecular, cellular, systemic and behavioral levels.
3Discussing the basic concepts on implementation of neuroscience to human and human health
4Acquiring general information about current approach and methods on neuroscience research and employing at least one of these methods
5Critical reading and discussing of scientific papers
6Acquisition of basic skills on preparing and presenting of poster and oral presentations, and writing a scientific paper
7Possession of basic knowledge, supply and attitude about working with research animals
8Acquisition of team working behavior and attitude
9Acquisition of working in good practices and ethical frame awareness

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 930802SEÇ.YL1 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 18
2 9308025012013 Fundamental Neuroanatomy Compulsory 2 0 0 6
3 9308025032011 Physiology of Nervous System Compulsory 2 0 0 6
Total 4 0 0 30
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9308025042011 Computer Technology Applied Biostatistics Compulsory 3 0 0 6
2 930802SEÇ.YL2 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 9
3 BAT102 Fundamentals of Scientific Research Compulsory 2 0 0 3
4 SBEYLSEM500 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
5 9308025022011 Transition Membranes and Signal Transduction Compulsory 2 0 0 6
Total 7 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
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