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Graduate School of Health Sciences - Orthodontics - Third Cycle Programme



General Description
History
The Orthodontic Department of Dental Faculty of Ege University was founded in 1968. Prof.Dr.Nazmi Ertürk was the first head of the department.The first asistants were Erdal Işıksal, Necla Kardeş and Sinan Çetindağ. Until today almost 60 orthodontists were graduated from th department. Today with Prof.Dr.Erdal Işıksal as the head of the department, there are 8 professors, 3 asistant professors, 3 asistants, 10 thesis students, 3 technicians, 4 clinical nurses, 2 secretaries and 2 cleaners are working in the department. There are two clinics, two laboratories one is for students, and one seminar room.
Qualification Awarded
Dr.Med.Dent in Orhodontics title is given to the students who successfully finish this program
Level of Qualification
Third Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Master's Degree and willing to enroll in the Doctorate 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 55 out of 100 from ÜDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to UDS score of 55. The candidates holding Bachelor's or Master's Degree taught totally in English are exempted from English proficiency requirement. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 15% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) 10 % of academic success in the master's programme and 25% of interview grade. The required minimum interview grade is 60 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 65 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 Doctorate 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 Doctorate 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 doctorate programme 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 programmes is normally eight semesters (four years). However, while it is possible to graduate in a shorter time, it is also possible to have 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 counted to 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 parts. 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 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 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 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
The aim of the orthodontic program is to bring up orthodontist. For this reason for two years advanced lessons are given to the students about orthodontics. At the end of two years after being successful in qulification exam, a title about orthodontics is choosen and under the leadership of the adviser a thesis is prepared for two years. During the thesis studies in every 6 month information about the studies are given to the thesis monitoring commitee. At the end of two years thesis is completed and presented to the exam juri.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Dentists graduating from this program receives orthodontics Dr title. If there is no staff position available they can work under Ministary of Health's Hospitals, private hospital and private clinics.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who succesfully completed doctorate degree may apply to both in the same or related disciplines in higher education institutions at home or abroad to get a position in academic staff or to governmental R&D centres to get expert position.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Students completing the Phd thesis hands it to Sağlık Bilimleri Institution. Phd thesis is then sent to the juri assigned by the Sağlık Bilimleri Institution's executive board. The juri gathers within a months period and declare his opinion in written concent and the student is accepted for the Phd exam. This exam consists from presentation of the thesis research and a question and answer section following the presentation. After termination of thesis exam juri's decision based on the majority of the votes of the juri members is submittede as " accepted", " rejected", or " correction". This decision is sent to Sağlık Bilimleri Institution within three days with a preceeding. Students whose thesis is rejected is banished from the department. Students with a verdict of " correction" fufills the requirements, represents the thesis to the same juri in 6 months. Students whose thesis accepted as successful receive the right to have the Phd degree.
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.Erdal Işıksal Ege Üniversitesi Dişhekimliği Fakültesi Ortodonti Anabilim Dalı 35110 Kampüs, Bornova-İZMİR e-mail: erdalisiksal@yahoo.com
Facilities
Today with Prof.Dr.Erdal Işıksal as the head of the department, there are 8 professors, 3 asistant professors, 3 asistants, 10 thesis students, 3 technicians, 4 clinical nurses, 2 secretaries and 2 cleaners are working in the department. There are two clinics, two laboratories one is for students, and one seminar room.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Must know the transition procedure from primary dentition to permanent dentition, tooth eruption guidance, the precausions for tooth absence and bad habbits.
2May be able to diagnose the orthodontic malocclusion and able to present treatment alternatives for the case.
3May be able to apply the analysis necessary for diagnosis, such as cephalometric analysis and model analysis and must know the occlusion
4Must know the orthdontic tooth movement, the force necessary for the tooth movement, and be able to take the precausions according to the unwanted tooth movements.
5Must be able to diagnose the cleft-palate patients and treat them.
6Must be able to diagnose the temporomandibular disorders and treat them and take precausions during orthodontic treatment
7Must be able to diagnose the functional malocclusions and apply functional appliances
8Must be able to apply fixed treatment techniques used in our clinic such as edgewise, Roth, Alexander, MBT
9Must be able to treat orthodontc child, adult and teenager patients .
10Must be able to treat the othognatic patients who can t be treated with orthodontics only. with esthetic or oral surgeons.
11Must be aware of the new treatment techniques and improvements in orthodontics
12Must know how the craniofacial complex developes and be able to follow the patient s development and growth
13Mst be able to know how to apply removable appliances and their fabrication and their effects
14Must have information about extraoral appliances ,how they work and be able to apply them to the patients and also be able to estimete patients growth direction
15to be able to define ethical concerns in clinica studies
16Must know abaout the retension period for the patient in order to keep the treatment results stable.
17to be able to define patient/volunteer ethical concerns in clinical studies

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
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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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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 9302046222014 Basıc Biomechanical Principles in Orthodontic Fixed Treatment Compulsory 2 2 0 8
2 9302046222019 Basıc Biomechanical Principles in Orthodontic Fixed Treatment and Anchorage Compulsory 2 2 0 6
3 9302046011993 Development of the Craniofacial Complex Compulsory 2 0 0 4
4 9302046012019 Development of the Craniofacial Complex and Occlısion Compulsory 2 0 0 4
5 930204SEÇ.DR1 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 10
6 930204SDG1 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 8
7 9302046112019 Myofunctional And Functional Treatment and Extraoral Appliances Compulsory 2 2 0 6
8 9302046022016 Orthodontic Malocclusions, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning And Principles Compulsory 2 3 0 8
9 9302046022019 Orthodontic Malocclusions, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning And Principles Compulsory 2 3 0 6
Total 14 12 0 60
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9302046302016 Basics of Scientific Research Compulsory 2 0 0 3
2 9302046302019 Basics of Scientific Research Compulsory 2 0 0 3
3 9302046212005 Computer Oriented Biostatistics Compulsory 3 0 0 6
4 9302046212019 Computer Oriented Biostatistics Compulsory 3 0 0 4
5 930204SEÇ.DR2 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 10
6 930204SDG2 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 10
7 9302046292014 MBT Fixed Orthodontic Treatment Technique Compulsory 2 2 0 8
8 9302046292019 MBT Fixed Orthodontic Treatment Technique Compulsory 2 2 0 6
9 9302046162019 Retention Treatment Compulsory 2 2 0 4
10 SBEDRSEM600 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 3
11 SBEDRSEM600 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 3
Total 16 6 0 60
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 930204SEÇ.DR3 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 17
2 930204SDG3 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 25
3 9302046112014 Myofunctional And Functional Treatment Compulsory 2 2 0 8
4 SBEDRUAD601 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 5
5 SBEDRUAD601 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 5
Total 2 2 0 60
 
4. 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 930204SEÇ.DR4 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 17
3 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Compulsory 3 2 0 6
4 SBEDRYET601 Qualification Exam Compulsory 0 0 0 5
5 9302046162013 Retention Treatment Compulsory 2 2 0 8
6 SBEDRUAD602 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 5
7 SBEDRUAD602 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 5
8 SBEDRTEZ601 Thesis Compulsory 0 0 0 5
9 SBEDRTO601 Thesis Proposal Compulsory 0 0 0 5
Total 8 4 0 60
 
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 SBEDRYET601 Qualification Exam Compulsory 0 0 0 5
4 SBEDRUAD603 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 5
5 SBEDRUAD603 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 5
6 SBEDRTEZ601 Thesis Compulsory 0 0 0 15
7 SBEDRTEZ602 Thesis Compulsory 0 0 0 25
8 SBEDRTO601 Thesis Proposal Compulsory 0 0 0 5
Total 6 2 0 70
 
6. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 SBEDRUAD604 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 SBEDRUAD604 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 5
3 SBEDRTEZ602 Thesis Compulsory 0 0 0 25
4 SBEDRTEZ603 Thesis Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 60
 
7. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 SBEDRUAD605 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 SBEDRUAD605 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 5
3 SBEDRTEZ603 Thesis Compulsory 0 0 0 25
4 SBEDRTEZ604 Thesis Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 60
 
8. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 SBEDRUAD606 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 SBEDRUAD606 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 5
3 SBEDRTEZ604 Thesis Compulsory 0 0 0 25
4 SBEDRTEZ605 Thesis Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 60
 
ELECTIVE COURSES
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9302046032016 Orthodontic Diagnosis Elective 2 2 0 8
2 9302046042005 Treatment Principles With Removabl Ortodontic Appliances Elective 1 2 0 6
3 9302046052015 Cephalometrics and Functional Diagnosis Elective 2 3 0 8
4 9302046062013 Different Fixed Orthodontic Treatment Techniques Elective 2 2 0 9
5 9302046072005 The Biology Of Orthodontic Tooth Movement Elective 1 0 0 2
6 9302046082014 Preventive Orthodontics Elective 2 1 0 8
7 9302046092013 Mini Screw Application in Orthodontics its Biomechanics and Bone Anchorage Elective 1 2 0 6
8 9302046102013 Complications in Orthodontic Treatment Elective 1 0 0 2
9 9302046122013 Lingual Treatment in Orthodontics Elective 1 2 0 6
10 9302046132013 Interdiciplinary Treatment Approaches in Orthodontics Elective 1 2 0 6
11 9302046142013 Cleft Lip/Palete and Treatment Techniques Elective 2 2 0 6
12 9302046152013 Extra Oral Appliances Elective 2 2 0 8
13 9302046172005 Scientific Research Methods Elective 1 0 0 2
14 9302046182014 MTMJ in Orthodontics Elective 1 2 0 6
15 9302046192005 Edgewise Technique II Elective 2 2 0 8
16 9302046202013 Orthognathic Surgery and Distraction Osteogenezis Techniques Elective 2 2 0 8
17 9302046242005 Edgewise Technique I Elective 2 2 0 8
18 9302046252014 Occlusion Elective 1 1 0 6
19 9302046262013 Innovations In Orthodontics Elective 1 2 0 6
20 9302046282005 Computer Oriented Biostatistics II Elective 3 0 0 6
ELECTIVE COURSES
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9302046032019 Orthodontic Diagnosis Elective 2 2 0 0
2 9302046062019 Different Fixed Orthodontic Treatment Techniques Elective 2 2 0 0
3 9302046082019 Preventive Orthodontics Elective 2 1 0 0
4 9302046122019 Lingual Treatment in Orthodontics Elective 1 2 0 0
5 9302046142019 Cleft Lip/Palete and Treatment Techniques Elective 2 2 0 8
6 9302046182019 MTMJ in Orthodontics Elective 1 2 0 4
7 9302046202019 Orthognathic Surgery and Distraction Osteogenezis Techniques Elective 2 2 0 0
8 9302046242019 Edgewise Technique I-II Elective 2 2 0 8
ELECTIVE COURSES
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9302046032016 Orthodontic Diagnosis Elective 2 2 0 8
2 9302046042005 Treatment Principles With Removabl Ortodontic Appliances Elective 1 2 0 6
3 9302046052015 Cephalometrics and Functional Diagnosis Elective 2 3 0 8
4 9302046062013 Different Fixed Orthodontic Treatment Techniques Elective 2 2 0 9
5 9302046072005 The Biology Of Orthodontic Tooth Movement Elective 1 0 0 2
6 9302046082014 Preventive Orthodontics Elective 2 1 0 8
7 9302046092013 Mini Screw Application in Orthodontics its Biomechanics and Bone Anchorage Elective 1 2 0 6
8 9302046102013 Complications in Orthodontic Treatment Elective 1 0 0 2
9 9302046122013 Lingual Treatment in Orthodontics Elective 1 2 0 6
10 9302046132013 Interdiciplinary Treatment Approaches in Orthodontics Elective 1 2 0 6
11 9302046142013 Cleft Lip/Palete and Treatment Techniques Elective 2 2 0 6
12 9302046152013 Extra Oral Appliances Elective 2 2 0 8
13 9302046172005 Scientific Research Methods Elective 1 0 0 2
14 9302046182014 MTMJ in Orthodontics Elective 1 2 0 6
15 9302046192005 Edgewise Technique II Elective 2 2 0 8
16 9302046202013 Orthognathic Surgery and Distraction Osteogenezis Techniques Elective 2 2 0 8
17 9302046242005 Edgewise Technique I Elective 2 2 0 8
18 9302046252014 Occlusion Elective 1 1 0 6
19 9302046262013 Innovations In Orthodontics Elective 1 2 0 6
20 9302046282005 Computer Oriented Biostatistics II Elective 3 0 0 6
ELECTIVE COURSES
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9302046012019 Development of the Craniofacial Complex and Occlısion Elective 2 0 0 0
2 9302046062019 Different Fixed Orthodontic Treatment Techniques Elective 2 2 0 0
3 9302046082019 Preventive Orthodontics Elective 2 1 0 0
4 9302046122019 Lingual Treatment in Orthodontics Elective 1 2 0 0
5 9302046142019 Cleft Lip/Palete and Treatment Techniques Elective 2 2 0 0
6 9302046182019 MTMJ in Orthodontics Elective 1 2 0 0
7 9302046202019 Orthognathic Surgery and Distraction Osteogenezis Techniques Elective 2 2 0 0
8 9302046242019 Edgewise Technique I-II Elective 2 2 0 0
ELECTIVE COURSES
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9302046032016 Orthodontic Diagnosis Elective 2 2 0 8
2 9302046042005 Treatment Principles With Removabl Ortodontic Appliances Elective 1 2 0 6
3 9302046052015 Cephalometrics and Functional Diagnosis Elective 2 3 0 8
4 9302046062013 Different Fixed Orthodontic Treatment Techniques Elective 2 2 0 9
5 9302046072005 The Biology Of Orthodontic Tooth Movement Elective 1 0 0 2
6 9302046082014 Preventive Orthodontics Elective 2 1 0 8
7 9302046092013 Mini Screw Application in Orthodontics its Biomechanics and Bone Anchorage Elective 1 2 0 6
8 9302046102013 Complications in Orthodontic Treatment Elective 1 0 0 2
9 9302046122013 Lingual Treatment in Orthodontics Elective 1 2 0 6
10 9302046132013 Interdiciplinary Treatment Approaches in Orthodontics Elective 1 2 0 6
11 9302046142013 Cleft Lip/Palete and Treatment Techniques Elective 2 2 0 6
12 9302046152013 Extra Oral Appliances Elective 2 2 0 8
13 9302046172005 Scientific Research Methods Elective 1 0 0 2
14 9302046182014 MTMJ in Orthodontics Elective 1 2 0 6
15 9302046192005 Edgewise Technique II Elective 2 2 0 8
16 9302046202013 Orthognathic Surgery and Distraction Osteogenezis Techniques Elective 2 2 0 8
17 9302046242005 Edgewise Technique I Elective 2 2 0 8
18 9302046252014 Occlusion Elective 1 1 0 6
19 9302046262013 Innovations In Orthodontics Elective 1 2 0 6
20 9302046282005 Computer Oriented Biostatistics II Elective 3 0 0 6
ELECTIVE COURSES
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9302046032019 Orthodontic Diagnosis Elective 2 2 0 0
2 9302046062019 Different Fixed Orthodontic Treatment Techniques Elective 2 2 0 0
3 9302046082019 Preventive Orthodontics Elective 2 1 0 0
4 9302046122019 Lingual Treatment in Orthodontics Elective 1 2 0 0
5 9302046142019 Cleft Lip/Palete and Treatment Techniques Elective 2 2 0 0
6 9302046182019 MTMJ in Orthodontics Elective 1 2 0 0
7 9302046202019 Orthognathic Surgery and Distraction Osteogenezis Techniques Elective 2 2 0 0
8 9302046242019 Edgewise Technique I-II Elective 2 2 0 0
ELECTIVE COURSES
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9302046032016 Orthodontic Diagnosis Elective 2 2 0 8
2 9302046042005 Treatment Principles With Removabl Ortodontic Appliances Elective 1 2 0 6
3 9302046052015 Cephalometrics and Functional Diagnosis Elective 2 3 0 8
4 9302046062013 Different Fixed Orthodontic Treatment Techniques Elective 2 2 0 9
5 9302046072005 The Biology Of Orthodontic Tooth Movement Elective 1 0 0 2
6 9302046082014 Preventive Orthodontics Elective 2 1 0 8
7 9302046092013 Mini Screw Application in Orthodontics its Biomechanics and Bone Anchorage Elective 1 2 0 6
8 9302046102013 Complications in Orthodontic Treatment Elective 1 0 0 2
9 9302046122013 Lingual Treatment in Orthodontics Elective 1 2 0 6
10 9302046132013 Interdiciplinary Treatment Approaches in Orthodontics Elective 1 2 0 6
11 9302046142013 Cleft Lip/Palete and Treatment Techniques Elective 2 2 0 6
12 9302046152013 Extra Oral Appliances Elective 2 2 0 8
13 9302046172005 Scientific Research Methods Elective 1 0 0 2
14 9302046182014 MTMJ in Orthodontics Elective 1 2 0 6
15 9302046192005 Edgewise Technique II Elective 2 2 0 8
16 9302046202013 Orthognathic Surgery and Distraction Osteogenezis Techniques Elective 2 2 0 8
17 9302046242005 Edgewise Technique I Elective 2 2 0 8
18 9302046252014 Occlusion Elective 1 1 0 6
19 9302046262013 Innovations In Orthodontics Elective 1 2 0 6
20 9302046282005 Computer Oriented Biostatistics II Elective 3 0 0 6
 
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