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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Health Sciences - Biochemistry - Third Cycle Programme



General Description
History
Ege University Faculty of Pharmacy Biochemistry Department has been founded as Biochemistry Discipline until 1982. Afterward it has been a Department with undergraduate and graduate programs under Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences Section. Biochemistry I, Biochemistry II, Biochemistry III and Biology II courses are given by our department. Until 1985 Biochemistry Graduate Program included 4 year Ph.D. program, and after 1985 Graduate Program has been continued with 4 year Ph.D program for students with master degree and 2 year Master program with thesis.
Qualification Awarded
The Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Biochemistry awarded to the graduates who have successfully full filled all programme requirements.
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 this Ph.D. Program is to graduate scientists with Ph.D. who successfully completed biochemistry and molecular biology courses, gained the ability to manage biochemical research projects
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Ph.D. degree students generally continue their career in academia. They might also work in Research Centers of universities, R&D departments of industry and hospital.
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
The examinations of master courses are evaluated over 100 points. Each course has at least one mid-exam. 70% attendance to courses and 80% attendance to practical part of thesis are required. The sum of 40% of mid-exam and 60%of final exam has to be minimum 75.
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 Faculty of Pharmacy Department of Biochemistry Bornova, Izmir, Turkey Prof.Dr. Aysun Pabuççuoğlu, Program Director
Facilities
Our Department consists of 4 faculty members and 3 research assistant. 3 Research Laboratory of our department are equipped with sufficient infrastructure and equipment required for advanced research projects on Basic Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Being able to utilize theoretical and practical knowledge on Biochemistry gained during undergraduate and graduate education.
2Being able to perform a research project on biochemistry independently and evaluate the results.
3Being able to publish a scientific work as a research article in a peer-reviewed journal.
4Being able to comprehend the interdisciplinary interaction of biochemistry and interpret the knowledge from other disciplines by integrating with biochemistry knowledge.
5Being able to analyze, synthesize and evaluate novel ideas and approaches in biochemistry.
6Being able to present personal research and up to date progress related to biochemistry in a systematic manner both in written and orally.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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KNOWLEDGE1
2
SKILLS1
2
3
4
COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
2
3
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 9303026032015 Advanced Biochemical Technics Compulsory 2 2 0 12
2 9303026032019 Advanced Biochemical Technics Compulsory 2 2 0 12
3 9303026052015 Advanced Biochemistry I Compulsory 4 0 0 12
4 9303026052019 Advanced Biochemistry I Compulsory 4 0 0 12
5 930302SEÇ.DR1 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 6
6 930302SDG1 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 6
Total 12 4 0 60
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9303026042015 Advanced Biochemistry II Compulsory 4 0 0 12
2 9303026042019 Advanced Biochemistry II Compulsory 4 0 0 12
3 930302SEÇ.DR2 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 15
4 930302SDG2 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 12
5 BAT102 Fundamentals of Scientific Research Compulsory 2 0 0 3
6 BAT102 Fundamentals of Scientific Research Compulsory 2 0 0 3
7 SBEDRSEM600 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 3
Total 12 0 0 60
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 930302SEÇ.DR3 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 25
2 930302SDG3 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 25
3 SBEDRUAD601 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 5
4 SBEDRUAD601 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 5
Total 0 0 0 60
 
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 930302SEÇ.DR4 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 22
2 SBEDRYET601 Qualification Exam Compulsory 0 0 0 5
3 SBEDRSEM600 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 3
4 SBEDRUAD602 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 5
5 SBEDRUAD602 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 5
6 SBEDRTEZ601 Thesis Compulsory 0 0 0 15
7 SBEDRTO601 Thesis Proposal Compulsory 0 0 0 5
Total 0 0 0 60
 
5. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 SBEDRYET601 Qualification Exam Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 SBEDRUAD603 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 5
3 SBEDRUAD603 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 5
4 SBEDRTEZ601 Thesis Compulsory 0 0 0 15
5 SBEDRTEZ602 Thesis Compulsory 0 0 0 25
6 SBEDRTO601 Thesis Proposal Compulsory 0 0 0 5
Total 0 0 0 60
 
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 9303026072015 Biochemistry of Specialized Tissues Elective 3 0 0 9
2 9303026112010 Neurobiological Systems and Neurodegeneration Elective 2 0 0 6
3 9303026162015 Molecular Mechanisms in Human Diseases Elective 3 0 0 9
4 9303026172010 Nucleic Acids Metabolism and Functions Elective 2 0 0 6
5 9303026182010 Membrane Biochemistry Elective 2 0 0 6
6 9303026192015 Signal Transduction Elective 2 0 0 9
7 9303026202015 Advanced Molecular and Cell Biology I Elective 2 0 0 9
8 9303026212015 Advanced Molecular and Cell Biology II Elective 2 0 0 9
9 9303026222015 Protein Oxidation Mechanisms and Clinical Significance Elective 2 0 0 6
10 9303026232016 Critical Thinking in Research Elective 2 0 0 7
11 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 6
12 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Elective 3 0 0 4
ELECTIVE COURSES
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9303026072015 Biochemistry of Specialized Tissues Elective 3 0 0 9
2 9303026112010 Neurobiological Systems and Neurodegeneration Elective 2 0 0 0
3 9303026162015 Molecular Mechanisms in Human Diseases Elective 3 0 0 9
4 9303026172010 Nucleic Acids Metabolism and Functions Elective 2 0 0 6
5 9303026182010 Membrane Biochemistry Elective 2 0 0 6
6 9303026192015 Signal Transduction Elective 2 0 0 9
7 9303026202015 Advanced Molecular and Cell Biology I Elective 2 0 0 9
8 9303026212015 Advanced Molecular and Cell Biology II Elective 2 0 0 9
9 9303026222015 Protein Oxidation Mechanisms and Clinical Significance Elective 2 0 0 0
10 9303026232016 Critical Thinking in Research Elective 2 0 0 7
11 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 0
12 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Elective 3 0 0 0
ELECTIVE COURSES
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9303026072015 Biochemistry of Specialized Tissues Elective 3 0 0 9
2 9303026112010 Neurobiological Systems and Neurodegeneration Elective 2 0 0 6
3 9303026162015 Molecular Mechanisms in Human Diseases Elective 3 0 0 9
4 9303026172010 Nucleic Acids Metabolism and Functions Elective 2 0 0 6
5 9303026182010 Membrane Biochemistry Elective 2 0 0 6
6 9303026192015 Signal Transduction Elective 2 0 0 9
7 9303026202015 Advanced Molecular and Cell Biology I Elective 2 0 0 9
8 9303026212015 Advanced Molecular and Cell Biology II Elective 2 0 0 9
9 9303026222015 Protein Oxidation Mechanisms and Clinical Significance Elective 2 0 0 6
10 9303026232016 Critical Thinking in Research Elective 2 0 0 7
11 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 6
12 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Elective 3 0 0 4
ELECTIVE COURSES
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9303026072015 Biochemistry of Specialized Tissues Elective 3 0 0 9
2 9303026112010 Neurobiological Systems and Neurodegeneration Elective 2 0 0 0
3 9303026162015 Molecular Mechanisms in Human Diseases Elective 3 0 0 9
4 9303026172010 Nucleic Acids Metabolism and Functions Elective 2 0 0 6
5 9303026182010 Membrane Biochemistry Elective 2 0 0 6
6 9303026192015 Signal Transduction Elective 2 0 0 9
7 9303026202015 Advanced Molecular and Cell Biology I Elective 2 0 0 9
8 9303026212015 Advanced Molecular and Cell Biology II Elective 2 0 0 9
9 9303026222015 Protein Oxidation Mechanisms and Clinical Significance Elective 2 0 0 0
10 9303026232016 Critical Thinking in Research Elective 2 0 0 0
11 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 0
12 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Elective 3 0 0 0
ELECTIVE COURSES
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9303026072015 Biochemistry of Specialized Tissues Elective 3 0 0 9
2 9303026112010 Neurobiological Systems and Neurodegeneration Elective 2 0 0 6
3 9303026162015 Molecular Mechanisms in Human Diseases Elective 3 0 0 9
4 9303026172010 Nucleic Acids Metabolism and Functions Elective 2 0 0 6
5 9303026182010 Membrane Biochemistry Elective 2 0 0 6
6 9303026192015 Signal Transduction Elective 2 0 0 9
7 9303026202015 Advanced Molecular and Cell Biology I Elective 2 0 0 9
8 9303026212015 Advanced Molecular and Cell Biology II Elective 2 0 0 9
9 9303026222015 Protein Oxidation Mechanisms and Clinical Significance Elective 2 0 0 6
10 9303026232016 Critical Thinking in Research Elective 2 0 0 7
11 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 6
12 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Elective 3 0 0 4
ELECTIVE COURSES
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9303026072015 Biochemistry of Specialized Tissues Elective 3 0 0 9
2 9303026112010 Neurobiological Systems and Neurodegeneration Elective 2 0 0 0
3 9303026162015 Molecular Mechanisms in Human Diseases Elective 3 0 0 9
4 9303026172010 Nucleic Acids Metabolism and Functions Elective 2 0 0 6
5 9303026182010 Membrane Biochemistry Elective 2 0 0 6
6 9303026192015 Signal Transduction Elective 2 0 0 9
7 9303026202015 Advanced Molecular and Cell Biology I Elective 2 0 0 9
8 9303026212015 Advanced Molecular and Cell Biology II Elective 2 0 0 9
9 9303026222015 Protein Oxidation Mechanisms and Clinical Significance Elective 2 0 0 0
10 9303026232016 Critical Thinking in Research Elective 2 0 0 0
11 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 0
12 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Elective 3 0 0 0
ELECTIVE COURSES
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9303026072015 Biochemistry of Specialized Tissues Elective 3 0 0 9
2 9303026112010 Neurobiological Systems and Neurodegeneration Elective 2 0 0 6
3 9303026162015 Molecular Mechanisms in Human Diseases Elective 3 0 0 9
4 9303026172010 Nucleic Acids Metabolism and Functions Elective 2 0 0 6
5 9303026182010 Membrane Biochemistry Elective 2 0 0 6
6 9303026192015 Signal Transduction Elective 2 0 0 9
7 9303026202015 Advanced Molecular and Cell Biology I Elective 2 0 0 9
8 9303026212015 Advanced Molecular and Cell Biology II Elective 2 0 0 9
9 9303026222015 Protein Oxidation Mechanisms and Clinical Significance Elective 2 0 0 6
10 9303026232016 Critical Thinking in Research Elective 2 0 0 7
11 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 6
12 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Elective 3 0 0 4
 
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