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Graduate School of Health Sciences - Fundamental Oncology - Cancer Biology and Immunology - Second Cycle Programme with Thesis



General Description
History
Department of Cancer Biology and Immunology Application and consequently post graduate programs at Ege University Institute of Health Sciences were established in 2013.
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
Applicants who were graduated from biology, bioengineering, medical biology, science, health sciences, and pharmacy can apply to Cancer Biology and Immunology master’s program. Master’s program lessons were set to educate researchers in the field of basic oncology.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates of this training, such as the cancer biology 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. Ayfer Haydaroğlu, Ege University Institute of Health Sciences Department of Basic Oncology Department. Doç. Dr. Ayşe Caner, Ege University Institute of Health Sciences Department of Basic Oncology Department.
Facilities
The students of the multidisciplinary department can benefit from laboratory facilities of all faculties which contribute to the establishment of this department.

Key Learning Outcomes
1To know the features of the immune responses against tumor and the current approaches used in immune therapy
2To be able to synthesize mechanisms of carcinogenesis by assimilating well with described different approaches
3To be able to do cell culture, molecular techniques and / or animal experiments
4To recognize common cancers in clinical oncology
5To be able to learn to dominate contemporary literatures, ask original questions and critical perspective during at meetings and make new proposals
6To application correctly ethical concepts on this area and to go along with teammates
7To be able to independently solve emerging problems during thesis
8To be able to prepare and evaluate scientific projects
9To be able write scientific reports, posters, presentations and articles.
10To preparation a thesis project proposal, to perform tests by themselves or a team, Evaluate the results, Be able to gain the skills to answer questions and criticisms of the scientific
11To get educated on the use and maintenance of devices in the laboratory, to improve their skills related to the establishment of new devices.
12To must be aware of the rules of laboratory safety and accreditation on their area and fulfilled the certification conditions. To be able use their knowledge and skills on emerging issues
13To be able to prepare and present a seminar presentation each semester
14To be able to develop the ability to solve problems.
15To comprehend the basic mechanisms of cancer formation biological, immunological, biochemical, etiology and cytological direction with multidisciplinary approach
16To know in basic degree cancer biology the difference from a normal cell biology and natural and acquired immunity functions
17To know basic immunological concepts.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
TYYÇKey Learning Outcomes
000
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 9308055052018 Basic Immunology Compulsory 2 0 0 6
2 9308055012013 Cell Biology Compulsory 2 2 0 6
3 930805SEÇ.YL1 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 18
4 9308055032018 Introduction to Clinical Oncology I Compulsory 3 0 0 9
Total 7 2 0 39
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9308055042013 Cancer Biology and Pathogenesis Compulsory 2 2 0 8
2 9308055062018 Cancer Immunology Compulsory 2 0 0 6
3 930805SEÇ.YL2 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 9
4 BAT102 Fundamentals of Scientific Research Compulsory 2 0 0 3
5 9308055022018 Introduction to Clinical Oncology II Compulsory 3 0 0 6
6 SBEYLSEM500 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 9 2 0 38
 
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 9308055072013 Molecular Biology Elective 3 2 0 10
2 9308055082013 Cancer Biostatistics Elective 2 0 0 4
3 9308055092013 The Basic Principles of Cancer Genetics Elective 1 0 0 2
4 9308055102018 Cell Signalling Mecanism in Carcinogenesis Elective 3 0 0 9
5 9308055112013 Biochemistry of Cancer Elective 2 0 0 4
6 9308055122013 Sources of Stem Cells Elective 1 0 0 2
7 9308055132013 Cell Line Applications Elective 2 2 0 8
8 9308055152018 Radiobiology Elective 2 0 0 6
9 9308055162013 Oncology, Genetic Methods Elective 1 2 0 6
10 9308055172013 Viral Carcinogenesis Elective 1 0 0 2
11 9308055182018 Cancer Stem Cell Elective 2 2 0 8
12 9308055192013 Good Manufacturing Practises and Validation Master Plan Elective 1 0 0 2
13 9308055202013 Bioinformatics Methods in Oncology Elective 1 2 0 6
14 9308055212018 Onkolojide Nanotıp Uygulamaları Elective 2 2 0 8
ELECTIVE COURSES
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9308055072013 Molecular Biology Elective 3 2 0 10
2 9308055082013 Cancer Biostatistics Elective 2 0 0 4
3 9308055092013 The Basic Principles of Cancer Genetics Elective 1 0 0 2
4 9308055102018 Cell Signalling Mecanism in Carcinogenesis Elective 3 0 0 9
5 9308055112013 Biochemistry of Cancer Elective 2 0 0 4
6 9308055122013 Sources of Stem Cells Elective 1 0 0 2
7 9308055132013 Cell Line Applications Elective 2 2 0 8
8 9308055152018 Radiobiology Elective 2 0 0 6
9 9308055162013 Oncology, Genetic Methods Elective 1 2 0 6
10 9308055172013 Viral Carcinogenesis Elective 1 0 0 2
11 9308055182018 Cancer Stem Cell Elective 2 2 0 8
12 9308055192013 Good Manufacturing Practises and Validation Master Plan Elective 1 0 0 2
13 9308055202013 Bioinformatics Methods in Oncology Elective 1 2 0 6
14 9308055212018 Onkolojide Nanotıp Uygulamaları Elective 2 2 0 8
 
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