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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Health Sciences - Pharmacology - Third Cycle Programme



General Description
History
Ege University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Dept. of Pharmacology
Qualification Awarded
The Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Pharmacology 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
Pharmacology is a scientific discipline that investigates the interactions of drugs with the living systems. Pharmacologist deals with identification of drug targets in order to delineate how drugs work. Understanding of mechanism of action leads to development of the best substance to interact with the specific targets in prevention, diagnosis or treatment of diseases. For this purpose, pharmacologist performs in vitro experiments using cells, cellular fragments, isolated tissues and organs as well as in vivo studies on laboratory animals, ultimately conducting clinical trials on human volunteers. Pharmacology also investigates the biological fate of drugs with natural or synthetic (chemically or genetically engineered) properties in the body. Furthermore, pharmacology provides scientific principles for the use of drugs as therapeutic agents or as research tools, and both development and regulation of pharmaceuticals in medicine. During these complex and laborious processes, pharmacology, itself, has been also evolved into multiple subspecialties such as clinical pharmacology, behavioral pharmacology, cardio-vascular pharmacology, molecular pharmacology, pharmacogenetics, pharmacogenomics, neuropsychopharmacology, pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Most of the Ph.D. holders have permanent academic positions at universities. Some graduates work as clinical research director in pharmaceutical companies.
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
Student assessment methods are separately proposed detailly in “indivudual course description” for each course, being based on regular midterm exams, reports and performance in laboratory work and final examinations.
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, Dept. of Pharmacology 35100 Bornova, Izmir, Turkey email: eczafarmakolojiabd@mail.ege.edu.tr
Facilities
Research laboratories adequately equipped with basic and advanced equipments used in pharmacology as well as molecular biology techniques.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Have demonstrated a systematic understanding of field of study and mastery of the skills and methods of pharmacological research associated with that field;
2Have demonstrated the ability to conceive, design, implement and adapt a substantial process of pharmacological research with scholarly integrity;
3Have made a contribution through original pharmacological research that extends the frontier of knowledge by developing a substantial body of work, some of which merits national or international refereed publication;
4Are capable of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas;
5Can communicate with their peers, the larger scholarly community and with society in general about their areas of expertise;
6Can be expected to be able to promote, within academic and professional contexts, technological, social or cultural advancement in a knowledge based society.

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 930307SEÇ.DR1 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 26
2 930307SDG1 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 11
3 9303076872019 Mechanisms of Drug Action Compulsory 3 0 0 6
4 9303076912019 Molecular Pharmacology and drug Research Compulsory 3 0 0 6
5 9303076892019 Pharmacology of Autonomic Nervous System Compulsory 2 0 0 4
6 9303076012013 Pharmacology of the Cardiovascular System Compulsory 2 0 0 4
7 SBEDRSEM600 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 3
Total 10 0 0 60
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 930307SEÇ.DR2 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 23
2 930307SDG2 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 6
3 9303076942019 Locally Acting Hormones, Inflamation and Immunity Compulsory 0 0 0 4
4 9303076902019 Molecular Pharmacology and drug Research II Compulsory 3 0 0 6
5 9303076012019 Pharmacology of the Cardiovascular System Compulsory 2 0 0 4
6 9303076882016 Scientific Research Techniques and Responsible Communication in Science Compulsory 2 0 0 3
7 9303076882019 Scientific Research Techniques and Responsible Communication in Science Compulsory 2 0 0 3
8 9303076062018 Signal Transduction in Cell Compulsory 2 0 0 7
9 9303076062019 Signal Transduction in Cell Compulsory 2 0 0 7
Total 13 0 0 63
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 930307SEÇ.DR3 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 25
2 930307SDG3 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 930307SEÇ.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 9303076022018 Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System Elective 2 0 0 4
2 9303076052013 Pharmacology of the Cancer Elective 2 0 0 4
3 9303076202007 Molecular Pharmacology Elective 3 0 0 6
4 9303076222012 Advanced Techniques to Search and Review the Scientific Literature Elective 2 1 0 6
5 9303076252005 Receptor Pharmacology Elective 3 0 0 6
6 9303076262013 Vascular Biology Elective 2 0 0 4
7 9303076282012 Molecular Pharmacological Aspects to Cell Signalling Pathways Elective 3 0 0 6
8 9303076302010 Bioinformatics in Therapeutic Target Validation Elective 2 2 0 8
9 9303076312010 Extracellular Martix and Functions Elective 2 0 0 4
10 9303076322018 Oxidative Stres ve Antioxidant Therapy Approaches Elective 2 0 0 4
11 9303076332018 Urogenital Pharmacology Elective 2 0 0 4
12 9303076342018 Data analysis in Pharmacological Research Elective 1 3 0 8
13 9303076862011 Cell Death Mechanisms and Interactions of Signal Pathways Elective 3 0 0 6
14 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 6
15 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 9303076022018 Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System Elective 2 0 0 0
2 9303076052013 Pharmacology of the Cancer Elective 2 0 0 0
3 9303076202007 Molecular Pharmacology Elective 3 0 0 0
4 9303076222019 Advanced Techniques to Search and Review the Scientific Literature Elective 2 2 0 0
5 9303076252005 Receptor Pharmacology Elective 3 0 0 0
6 9303076262019 Vascular Biology Elective 3 2 0 0
7 9303076282012 Molecular Pharmacological Aspects to Cell Signalling Pathways Elective 3 0 0 0
8 9303076302010 Bioinformatics in Therapeutic Target Validation Elective 2 2 0 0
9 9303076312010 Extracellular Martix and Functions Elective 2 0 0 0
10 9303076322018 Oxidative Stres ve Antioxidant Therapy Approaches Elective 2 0 0 0
11 9303076332018 Urogenital Pharmacology Elective 2 0 0 0
12 9303076342019 Data analysis in Pharmacological Research Elective 2 3 0 0
13 9303076862011 Cell Death Mechanisms and Interactions of Signal Pathways Elective 3 0 0 0
14 9303076922019 Disease Models in Drug Discovery Elective 2 0 0 0
15 9303076932019 Interactive Literature Assesment in Pharmacology Elective 2 0 0 0
16 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 0
17 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 9303076022018 Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System Elective 2 0 0 4
2 9303076052013 Pharmacology of the Cancer Elective 2 0 0 4
3 9303076202007 Molecular Pharmacology Elective 3 0 0 6
4 9303076222012 Advanced Techniques to Search and Review the Scientific Literature Elective 2 1 0 6
5 9303076252005 Receptor Pharmacology Elective 3 0 0 6
6 9303076262013 Vascular Biology Elective 2 0 0 4
7 9303076282012 Molecular Pharmacological Aspects to Cell Signalling Pathways Elective 3 0 0 6
8 9303076302010 Bioinformatics in Therapeutic Target Validation Elective 2 2 0 8
9 9303076312010 Extracellular Martix and Functions Elective 2 0 0 4
10 9303076322018 Oxidative Stres ve Antioxidant Therapy Approaches Elective 2 0 0 4
11 9303076332018 Urogenital Pharmacology Elective 2 0 0 4
12 9303076342018 Data analysis in Pharmacological Research Elective 1 3 0 8
13 9303076862011 Cell Death Mechanisms and Interactions of Signal Pathways Elective 3 0 0 6
14 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 6
15 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 9303076022018 Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System Elective 2 0 0 0
2 9303076052013 Pharmacology of the Cancer Elective 2 0 0 0
3 9303076202007 Molecular Pharmacology Elective 3 0 0 0
4 9303076222019 Advanced Techniques to Search and Review the Scientific Literature Elective 2 2 0 0
5 9303076252005 Receptor Pharmacology Elective 3 0 0 0
6 9303076262019 Vascular Biology Elective 3 2 0 0
7 9303076282012 Molecular Pharmacological Aspects to Cell Signalling Pathways Elective 3 0 0 0
8 9303076302010 Bioinformatics in Therapeutic Target Validation Elective 2 2 0 0
9 9303076312010 Extracellular Martix and Functions Elective 2 0 0 0
10 9303076322018 Oxidative Stres ve Antioxidant Therapy Approaches Elective 2 0 0 0
11 9303076332018 Urogenital Pharmacology Elective 2 0 0 0
12 9303076342019 Data analysis in Pharmacological Research Elective 2 3 0 0
13 9303076862011 Cell Death Mechanisms and Interactions of Signal Pathways Elective 3 0 0 0
14 9303076922019 Disease Models in Drug Discovery Elective 2 0 0 0
15 9303076932019 Interactive Literature Assesment in Pharmacology Elective 2 0 0 0
16 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 0
17 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 9303076022018 Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System Elective 2 0 0 4
2 9303076052013 Pharmacology of the Cancer Elective 2 0 0 4
3 9303076202007 Molecular Pharmacology Elective 3 0 0 6
4 9303076222012 Advanced Techniques to Search and Review the Scientific Literature Elective 2 1 0 6
5 9303076252005 Receptor Pharmacology Elective 3 0 0 6
6 9303076262013 Vascular Biology Elective 2 0 0 4
7 9303076282012 Molecular Pharmacological Aspects to Cell Signalling Pathways Elective 3 0 0 6
8 9303076302010 Bioinformatics in Therapeutic Target Validation Elective 2 2 0 8
9 9303076312010 Extracellular Martix and Functions Elective 2 0 0 4
10 9303076322018 Oxidative Stres ve Antioxidant Therapy Approaches Elective 2 0 0 4
11 9303076332018 Urogenital Pharmacology Elective 2 0 0 4
12 9303076342018 Data analysis in Pharmacological Research Elective 1 3 0 8
13 9303076862011 Cell Death Mechanisms and Interactions of Signal Pathways Elective 3 0 0 6
14 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 6
15 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 9303076022018 Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System Elective 2 0 0 0
2 9303076052013 Pharmacology of the Cancer Elective 2 0 0 0
3 9303076202007 Molecular Pharmacology Elective 3 0 0 0
4 9303076222019 Advanced Techniques to Search and Review the Scientific Literature Elective 2 2 0 0
5 9303076252005 Receptor Pharmacology Elective 3 0 0 0
6 9303076262019 Vascular Biology Elective 3 2 0 0
7 9303076282012 Molecular Pharmacological Aspects to Cell Signalling Pathways Elective 3 0 0 0
8 9303076302010 Bioinformatics in Therapeutic Target Validation Elective 2 2 0 0
9 9303076312010 Extracellular Martix and Functions Elective 2 0 0 0
10 9303076322018 Oxidative Stres ve Antioxidant Therapy Approaches Elective 2 0 0 0
11 9303076332018 Urogenital Pharmacology Elective 2 0 0 0
12 9303076342019 Data analysis in Pharmacological Research Elective 2 3 0 0
13 9303076862011 Cell Death Mechanisms and Interactions of Signal Pathways Elective 3 0 0 0
14 9303076922019 Disease Models in Drug Discovery Elective 2 0 0 0
15 9303076932019 Interactive Literature Assesment in Pharmacology Elective 2 0 0 0
16 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 0
17 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 9303076022018 Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System Elective 2 0 0 4
2 9303076052013 Pharmacology of the Cancer Elective 2 0 0 4
3 9303076202007 Molecular Pharmacology Elective 3 0 0 6
4 9303076222012 Advanced Techniques to Search and Review the Scientific Literature Elective 2 1 0 6
5 9303076252005 Receptor Pharmacology Elective 3 0 0 6
6 9303076262013 Vascular Biology Elective 2 0 0 4
7 9303076282012 Molecular Pharmacological Aspects to Cell Signalling Pathways Elective 3 0 0 6
8 9303076302010 Bioinformatics in Therapeutic Target Validation Elective 2 2 0 8
9 9303076312010 Extracellular Martix and Functions Elective 2 0 0 4
10 9303076322018 Oxidative Stres ve Antioxidant Therapy Approaches Elective 2 0 0 4
11 9303076332018 Urogenital Pharmacology Elective 2 0 0 4
12 9303076342018 Data analysis in Pharmacological Research Elective 1 3 0 8
13 9303076862011 Cell Death Mechanisms and Interactions of Signal Pathways Elective 3 0 0 6
14 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 6
15 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Elective 3 0 0 4
 
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