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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Health Sciences - Sports Medicine - Third Cycle Programme



General Description
History
The Sports Medicine PhD program was first started in September 1995. Five out of the first six students who enrolled in the program received their degrees between 1999 and 2001. The program was restarted in September 2010 following full revision of its curriculum. Upon application, the Directorate for Higher Education has approved the program's name change into "Biomedical Applications in Sport", on November 30th, 2011.
Qualification Awarded
A PhD degree in "Biomedical Applications in Sport" is awarded upon completion of the program.
Level of Qualification
Third Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Master's Degree and willing to enroll in the Doctorate program may apply to the Directorate of Graduate School with the necessary documents. 1-Sufficient score (at least 55 out of 100) from the Academic Staff and Graduate Study Education Exam (ALES) conducted by the Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) or GRE Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score equivalent to an ALES score of 55. 2-English proficiency (at least 70 out of 100 from the Profiency Exam conducted by the Ege University Foreign Language Department, or at least 55 out of 100 from ÜDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) exam; or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to an UDS score of 55. The candidates holding a Bachelor's or Master's Degree taught totally in English are exempt from the English proficiency requirement. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to an interwiev. The assessment for admission to Doctorate programs is based on: 50% of ALES, 15% of academic success in the undergraduate program (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ), 10% of academic success in the Master's program, and 25% of the interview grade. The minimum interview grade required is 60 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 65 at least are accepted into the Doctorate program. 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 Doctorate Degree program in the same discipline at another institution and has successfully completed at least one semester, may transfer to the Doctorate Program at EGE University upon the recommendation of the department administration and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, upon submitting all required documents before the deadline. 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 a preliminary stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Ege University is not an exception to this fact.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The doctorate program consists of a minimum of seven courses, with a minimum of 21 national credits, a qualifying examination, a dissertation proposal, and a dissertation. The period allotted for the completion of the Doctorate programs is normally eight semesters (four years). However, while it is possible to graduate in a shorter time, it is also possible to acquire an extension subject to the approval of the Graduate School. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 240 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 included in the Doctorate course load and credits. The PhD students are required to take the Doctoral Qualifying Examination, after having successfully completed taught courses. The examination consists of written and oral sections. The Doctoral Qualifying Committee determines by absolute majority whether a candidate has passed or failed the examination. Students who fail the Qualifying Examination may retake the examination the following semester. Students failing the Examination a second time are dismissed from the 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 PhD 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 in awarding the Doctoral degree. A student who has completed work on the thesis within the time period, must write a thesis using collected data, 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 upon 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 fivre faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to two may be selected from another Department or University. The co-supervisor cannot be a jury member. Thesis defense by the candidate is open to all audience, and a jury decides to grant/deny the Doctoral 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 accorded up to six months to complete the corrections, by decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
The program's profile involves extra-clinical fields of the Sports Medicine discipline, such as exercise physiology, exercise biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics, and training science. The student is expected to become a scientist who is able to perform individual or group research, and to deduce solutions to defined hypotheses and problems in these fields.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Job opportunities of the graduates include research staff positions in the field in State and Private Universities, Research and Education Centers, and sports clubs.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who would succesfully complete the PhD degree may apply to academic staff positions in similar or related disciplines in local or foreign higher education institutions, or to expert positions in governmental R&D centres or health establishments.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Given in the course planning section.
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
Ege University Health Sciences Institute and Faculty of Medicine Sports Medicine Department. The Head of the Department is the programme director and ECTS coordinator, and may appoint another academic staff for the latter duty.
Facilities
The Sports Medicine Department consists of four full Professors and an Assistant Professor, and receives external academic support from related disciplines. Sports performance, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, and biochemistry laboratories, an on-site library are present. The Department is home to the Turkish Sports Medicine Association headquarters too.

Key Learning Outcomes
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6To be able to relate and interprete theoretical knowledge in the biomedical fields of exercise physiology, exercise biochemistry, nutrition and ergogenic aids, molecular biology and sports genetics.
7To be able to relate and interprete theoretical knowledge in the biomedical fields of exercise physiology, exercise biochemistry, nutrition and ergogenic aids, molecular biology and sports genetics.
8To be able to relate and interprete theoretical knowledge in the biomedical fields of exercise physiology, exercise biochemistry, nutrition and ergogenic aids, molecular biology and sports genetics.
9To be able to relate and interprete theoretical knowledge in the biomedical fields of exercise physiology, exercise biochemistry, nutrition and ergogenic aids, molecular biology and sports genetics.
10To be able to relate and interprete theoretical knowledge in the biomedical fields of exercise physiology, exercise biochemistry, nutrition and ergogenic aids, molecular biology and sports genetics.
11To be able to relate and interprete theoretical knowledge in the biomedical fields of exercise physiology, exercise biochemistry, nutrition and ergogenic aids, molecular biology and sports genetics.
12To be able to relate and interprete theoretical knowledge in the biomedical fields of exercise physiology, exercise biochemistry, nutrition and ergogenic aids, molecular biology and sports genetics.
13To be able to relate and interprete theoretical knowledge in the biomedical fields of exercise physiology, exercise biochemistry, nutrition and ergogenic aids, molecular biology and sports genetics.
14To competently design and apply experiments and tests in the biomedical areas concerning sports, and to assess experimental data and results.
15Following testing, to be able to make exercise and training suggestions to persons of different performance levels, gender, age, environment and health conditions.
16Through use of molecular biology and sports genetics markers related to exercise performance or metabolic disorders, to be able to decide which type of exercise practice would be beneficial.
17In conducting independent or associate research and projects of national or international scale, to be able to accomplish teamwork with various units.
18To be aware of the place of exercise and sports in public health, and to apply it; to have the skills in providing basic life support, and to keep knowledge in the area up to date.
19To improve capacity to inquire, to be able to use incentive and creativity.
20To accept the need of life long learning and self-improvement in other scientific, technological, social and philosophic areas, in addition to own field.
21To be able to convey theoretical and applied knowledge in written or verbal form according to the needs of the reader or audience in a clear and concise style, and to be able to thoroughly communicate.
22To acquire sound professional ethics, anti-doping attitude and environmental consciousness.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
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COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1
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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 9301104032010 Seçmeli Ders Grubu 1DR Elective - - - 0
Total 0 0 0 0
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9301106042010 Egzersiz Fizyolojisi II Compulsory 2 2 0 4
2 9301106182010 Genetikte Tıbbi Uygulamalar Compulsory 2 2 0 3
3 9301104042010 Seçmeli Ders Grubu 2DR Compulsory 0 0 0 0
Total 4 4 0 7
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9301106082010 Egzersiz Biyokimyası Compulsory 3 0 0 4
2 9301104052010 Seçmeli Ders Grubu 3DR Compulsory 0 0 0 0
3 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
Total 3 0 0 9
 
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9301104062010 Seçmeli Ders Grubu 4DR Compulsory 0 0 0 0
2 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
Total 0 0 0 5
 
5. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Compulsory 3 0 0 4
2 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Compulsory 3 2 0 6
3 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
4 DRTEZ693 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 15
Total 6 2 0 30
 
6. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
 
7. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
 
8. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
 
 
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