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Graduate School of Health Sciences - Medical Biology - Second Cycle Programme with Thesis



General Description
History
Medical Biology Department is about research on Molecular mechanisms of genetic diseases, especially on Cell Biology. This department aims to educate qualified researchers who have enough eccumulation of knowledge. It aims to educate also scientists on using advanced biology and molecular biology laboratories for long time education programs as doctorate.
Qualification Awarded
Master’s Degree in Medical Biology (second cycle in Medical Biology ) 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
Department includes compulsory and non-compulsory courses on Cell Biology, Molecular Mechanisms in Cells and Molecular Biological Methods.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates may work at research laboratories as Medical Biology Specialist and they may doctorate in Medical Biology Programme.
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
Prof. Dr. Nejat Topçuoğlu Ege University faculty of Medicine Medical Biology Department Bornova İzmir Turkey Phone: 232 390 22 60 Fax: 232 342 05 42 e-mail: nejat.topcuoglu@ege.edu.tr
Facilities
Cell and tissue culture laboratory, molecular biology research laboratory, asbestos research laboratory and scaning electron microscop laboratories.

Key Learning Outcomes
1To be able to use the knowledge about Medical Biology research area and related disciplines.
2To have the knowledge about the methods and applications used in Molecular Biology discipline.
3To have the knowledge about the methods and applications used in Cell Biology discipline.
4To have the ability of determining aims and targets in order to make innovation in science or to improve a scientific method.
5To be able to issue critical assessments on published researches on Medical Biology.
6To be conscious of life long learning and research and to have the habit of keeping knowledge uo-to-date.
7To realize application protocols of Medical and Molecular Biology, analyze and read the results.
8To integrate the knowledge in Medical Biology with other disciplines and set multidisciplinary areas of study.
9To have the ability to read the analysis results in Molecular Biology applications, to be able to make team work and to work at a shared laboratory.
10To make a contribution to solution of social, scientific, cultural and ethical problems in Medical Biology Science and improve these values.

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
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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 930109SEÇ.YL1 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 12
2 9301095012001 Medical Biology ant Genetics I Compulsory 2 2 0 9
3 9301095282016 SCIENTIFIC WRITING AND REPORTING TECHNIQUES Compulsory 2 2 0 9
Total 4 4 0 30
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9301095242017 Computer Applications in Medical Biology-II Compulsory 3 0 0 9
2 9301095082001 Cytogenetics Compulsory 2 2 0 6
3 930109SEÇ.YL2 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 12
4 9301095022013 Medical Biology and Genetics II Compulsory 2 2 0 6
5 SBEYLSEM500 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 7 4 0 39
 
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 9301095032013 The Basic Principles and Methods of Biology Laboratory Elective 2 2 0 9
2 9301095042013 Regulation of Gene Expression Elective 2 2 0 9
3 9301095052005 Computer Applications in Medical Biology-I Elective 2 2 0 9
4 9301095062005 Cell and Tissue Culture and Techniques Elective 2 2 0 9
5 9301095072015 Introduction to Molecular Biology and Research Methods Elective 3 2 0 12
6 9301095102005 Light Microscopic Preparation tion Technicques Elective 2 2 0 9
7 9301095112005 Cell Components and Biomolecules Elective 2 0 0 6
8 9301095122001 Preparation Technics for Transmission Electron Microscopy I Elective 2 2 0 9
9 9301095142001 Preparation Technics for Scanning Electron Microscopy I Elective 2 2 0 9
10 9301095152004 Biological Control Systems Elective 2 0 0 6
11 9301095162001 Medical Photograpy and Documentation Technics Elective 2 2 0 9
12 9301095182001 Model Organisms Elective 2 0 0 6
13 9301095252016 Molecular Biology of Organelle Related Diseases Course Suggested Elective 3 0 0 9
14 9301095262016 Cellular interactions and their role in cancer Elective 3 0 0 9
15 9301095272016 Cell Death Elective 3 0 0 9
ELECTIVE COURSES
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9301095032013 The Basic Principles and Methods of Biology Laboratory Elective 2 2 0 9
2 9301095042013 Regulation of Gene Expression Elective 2 2 0 9
3 9301095052005 Computer Applications in Medical Biology-I Elective 2 2 0 9
4 9301095062005 Cell and Tissue Culture and Techniques Elective 2 2 0 9
5 9301095072015 Introduction to Molecular Biology and Research Methods Elective 3 2 0 12
6 9301095102005 Light Microscopic Preparation tion Technicques Elective 2 2 0 9
7 9301095112005 Cell Components and Biomolecules Elective 2 0 0 6
8 9301095122001 Preparation Technics for Transmission Electron Microscopy I Elective 2 2 0 9
9 9301095142001 Preparation Technics for Scanning Electron Microscopy I Elective 2 2 0 9
10 9301095152004 Biological Control Systems Elective 2 0 0 6
11 9301095162001 Medical Photograpy and Documentation Technics Elective 2 2 0 9
12 9301095182001 Model Organisms Elective 2 0 0 6
13 9301095252016 Molecular Biology of Organelle Related Diseases Course Suggested Elective 3 0 0 9
14 9301095262016 Cellular interactions and their role in cancer Elective 3 0 0 9
15 9301095272016 Cell Death Elective 3 0 0 9
 
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