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Graduate School of Health Sciences - Pharmaceutical Microbiology - Third Cycle Programme



General Description
History
The Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology is one of the basic pharmaceutical sciences departments in the Ege University Faculty of Pharmacy that was established in 1975. Pharmaceutical Microbiology PhD Program began in 2008.
Qualification Awarded
Pharmaceutical Microbiology PhD Program graduates are awarded PhD. degree.
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
Pharmaceutical Microbiology PhD Program aims to have students better equipped about microbiology, pharmaceutical microbiology, immunology, molecular microbiology and applications of these. This program includes 4 compulsory and 11 optional courses which consist of advanced microbiology topics and students can choose courses from other programs.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Students often tend to become an academician. In addition, students can find employment opportunities in public and private sectors, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry.
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 evaluation method of each course is defined in detail in ‘’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. Şafak ERMERTCAN - http://akademik.ege.edu.tr/?q=tr/bilgiler&id=2311 safak.ermertcan@ege.edu.tr, tel: 232-3111356 Ege University Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Izmir, Turkey
Facilities
Five lecturers, three research assistants and a technician have been working in our department and there have been suitable substructure for the studies in the field of basic microbiology and molecular microbiology in the department. PhD programme in Pharmaceutical Microbiology is suitable for intelligent, motivated students who wish to receive high quality education in microbiology

Key Learning Outcomes
1Be able to comprehend the features, causative agents, prevention and treatment methods of nosocomial infections
2Be able to comprehend the basic metabolic, morphological and proliferative features of bacteria.
3Be able to explain relationship between microbiological characteristics, toxins, antigenic structure of bacteria and their diseases and to list diagnosis, treatment, epidemiological characteristics and prevention ways of diseases caused by them
4Be able to comprehend the features, causative agents, prevention and treatment methods of community-acquired infections
5Be able to apply sterilization-disinfection methods and to perform control methods for materials and equipments used for this purpose
6Be able to explain the relationship between immune system elements, functioning mechanisms and infectious diseases
7Be able to explain the genetic characteristics of bacteria and to evaluate the role of these features in the pathogenesis of diseases
8Be able to adopt safety rules in a microbiology laboratory and to carry out the work by taking into consideration the health of employees and the environment
9Be able to grasp the basic issues such as characteristics, morphological and chemical structures, classes, and replication strategies of viruses
10Be able to comprehend the fungal metabolic, morphological and proliferative features, and to associate them with their diseases
11Be able to classify the antibiotics and synthetic antimicrobial agents, to comprehend the mechanisms of action of antimicrobials and bacterial resistance mechanisms developed against them
12Be able to understand the basic principles of techniques for research and disease diagnosis in microbiology laboratory
13Be able to comprehend pathological, virological and immunological features of viral diseases, and their moleculer basis, and to expalin the diagnosis, treatment and prevention ways of viral diseases
14Be able to explain the application fields of microorganisms and their products, good manufacturing practices, contamination control methods and microbiological quality control issues in the various branches of the pharmaceutical industry
15Be able to comprehend the principles of techniques used in molecular microbiology and to apply them in research
16Be able to plan and conduct a scientific study and to report its results
17To have the ability to work by individually and as a team, to transfer information orally or written effectively
18Be able to comprehend the importance of microbiology in pharmaceutical sciences

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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2
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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
2
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COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1
2
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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 9303106012008 Basic Bacteriology Compulsory 2 2 0 9
2 9303106012019 Basic Bacteriology Compulsory 2 2 0 9
3 930310SEÇ.DR1.2016 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 18
4 930310SDG1 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 18
5 SBEDRSEM600 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 3
6 SBEDRSEM600 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 3
Total 4 4 0 60
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9303106022008 Basic Virology Compulsory 2 0 0 6
2 9303106022019 Basic Virology Compulsory 2 0 0 6
3 930310SEÇ.DR2.2016 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 21
4 930310SDG2 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 21
5 BAT102 Fundamentals of Scientific Research Compulsory 2 0 0 3
6 BAT102 Fundamentals of Scientific Research Compulsory 2 0 0 3
Total 8 0 0 60
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 930310SEÇ.DR3.2016 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 17
2 930310SDG3 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 25
3 9303106032013 Microbiologic Laboratory Practices Compulsory 0 4 0 8
4 SBEDRUAD601 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 5
5 SBEDRUAD601 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 5
Total 0 4 0 60
 
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9303106042008 Advanced Pharmaceutical Microbiology Compulsory 2 2 0 8
2 930310SEÇ.DR4.2016 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 17
3 SBEDRYET601 Qualification Exam Compulsory 0 0 0 5
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 2 2 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 9303106052016 Bacterial Genetic Elective 2 0 0 7
2 9303106062016 Sterilization and Disinfection Elective 1 0 0 5
3 9303106072012 Laboratory Safety Elective 1 0 0 6
4 9303106082016 General Mycology Elective 2 0 0 6
5 9303106092008 Advenced Bacteriology Elective 2 2 0 9
6 9303106102016 Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance Mechanisms Elective 2 0 0 6
7 9303106112008 Advanced Virology Elective 2 0 0 6
8 9303106122016 Immunology Elective 2 0 0 5
9 9303106132008 Molecular Microbiological Methods Elective 2 2 0 9
10 9303106142016 Community Acquired Infections Elective 1 0 0 4
11 9303106152016 Hospital Infections Elective 1 0 0 4
12 9303106862011 Endemic Infections in Türkiye Elective 1 0 0 3
13 9303106872016 Microbiological Quality Control in Pharmaceutical Products Elective 1 0 0 3
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 9303106032019 Microbiologic Laboratory Practices Elective 0 4 0 8
2 9303106042019 Advanced Pharmaceutical Microbiology Elective 2 2 0 8
3 9303106052016 Bacterial Genetic Elective 2 0 0 0
4 9303106062016 Sterilization and Disinfection Elective 1 0 0 0
5 9303106072012 Laboratory Safety Elective 1 0 0 0
6 9303106082016 General Mycology Elective 2 0 0 0
7 9303106092008 Advenced Bacteriology Elective 2 2 0 0
8 9303106102016 Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance Mechanisms Elective 2 0 0 6
9 9303106112008 Advanced Virology Elective 2 0 0 6
10 9303106122016 Immunology Elective 2 0 0 0
11 9303106132008 Molecular Microbiological Methods Elective 2 2 0 9
12 9303106142016 Community Acquired Infections Elective 1 0 0 0
13 9303106152016 Hospital Infections Elective 1 0 0 0
14 9303106862011 Endemic Infections in Türkiye Elective 1 0 0 3
15 9303106872016 Microbiological Quality Control in Pharmaceutical Products Elective 1 0 0 0
16 9303106882019 Microbiota and Probiotics II Elective 1 0 0 0
17 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 0
18 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 9303106052016 Bacterial Genetic Elective 2 0 0 7
2 9303106062016 Sterilization and Disinfection Elective 1 0 0 5
3 9303106072012 Laboratory Safety Elective 1 0 0 6
4 9303106082016 General Mycology Elective 2 0 0 6
5 9303106092008 Advenced Bacteriology Elective 2 2 0 9
6 9303106102016 Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance Mechanisms Elective 2 0 0 6
7 9303106112008 Advanced Virology Elective 2 0 0 6
8 9303106122016 Immunology Elective 2 0 0 5
9 9303106132008 Molecular Microbiological Methods Elective 2 2 0 9
10 9303106142016 Community Acquired Infections Elective 1 0 0 4
11 9303106152016 Hospital Infections Elective 1 0 0 4
12 9303106862011 Endemic Infections in Türkiye Elective 1 0 0 3
13 9303106872016 Microbiological Quality Control in Pharmaceutical Products Elective 1 0 0 3
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 9303106032019 Microbiologic Laboratory Practices Elective 0 4 0 8
2 9303106042019 Advanced Pharmaceutical Microbiology Elective 2 2 0 0
3 9303106052016 Bacterial Genetic Elective 2 0 0 0
4 9303106062016 Sterilization and Disinfection Elective 1 0 0 0
5 9303106072012 Laboratory Safety Elective 1 0 0 0
6 9303106082016 General Mycology Elective 2 0 0 0
7 9303106092008 Advenced Bacteriology Elective 2 2 0 0
8 9303106102016 Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance Mechanisms Elective 2 0 0 6
9 9303106112008 Advanced Virology Elective 2 0 0 0
10 9303106122016 Immunology Elective 2 0 0 0
11 9303106132008 Molecular Microbiological Methods Elective 2 2 0 0
12 9303106142016 Community Acquired Infections Elective 1 0 0 0
13 9303106152016 Hospital Infections Elective 1 0 0 0
14 9303106862011 Endemic Infections in Türkiye Elective 1 0 0 3
15 9303106872016 Microbiological Quality Control in Pharmaceutical Products Elective 1 0 0 0
16 9303106882019 Microbiota and Probiotics II Elective 1 0 0 0
17 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 0
18 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 9303106052016 Bacterial Genetic Elective 2 0 0 7
2 9303106062016 Sterilization and Disinfection Elective 1 0 0 5
3 9303106072012 Laboratory Safety Elective 1 0 0 6
4 9303106082016 General Mycology Elective 2 0 0 6
5 9303106092008 Advenced Bacteriology Elective 2 2 0 9
6 9303106102016 Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance Mechanisms Elective 2 0 0 6
7 9303106112008 Advanced Virology Elective 2 0 0 6
8 9303106122016 Immunology Elective 2 0 0 5
9 9303106132008 Molecular Microbiological Methods Elective 2 2 0 9
10 9303106142016 Community Acquired Infections Elective 1 0 0 4
11 9303106152016 Hospital Infections Elective 1 0 0 4
12 9303106862011 Endemic Infections in Türkiye Elective 1 0 0 3
13 9303106872016 Microbiological Quality Control in Pharmaceutical Products Elective 1 0 0 3
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 9303106032019 Microbiologic Laboratory Practices Elective 0 4 0 0
2 9303106042019 Advanced Pharmaceutical Microbiology Elective 2 2 0 0
3 9303106052016 Bacterial Genetic Elective 2 0 0 0
4 9303106062016 Sterilization and Disinfection Elective 1 0 0 0
5 9303106072012 Laboratory Safety Elective 1 0 0 0
6 9303106082016 General Mycology Elective 2 0 0 0
7 9303106092008 Advenced Bacteriology Elective 2 2 0 0
8 9303106102016 Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance Mechanisms Elective 2 0 0 6
9 9303106112008 Advanced Virology Elective 2 0 0 0
10 9303106122016 Immunology Elective 2 0 0 0
11 9303106132008 Molecular Microbiological Methods Elective 2 2 0 0
12 9303106142016 Community Acquired Infections Elective 1 0 0 0
13 9303106152016 Hospital Infections Elective 1 0 0 0
14 9303106862011 Endemic Infections in Türkiye Elective 1 0 0 0
15 9303106872016 Microbiological Quality Control in Pharmaceutical Products Elective 1 0 0 0
16 9303106882019 Microbiota and Probiotics II Elective 1 0 0 0
17 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 0
18 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 9303106052016 Bacterial Genetic Elective 2 0 0 7
2 9303106062016 Sterilization and Disinfection Elective 1 0 0 5
3 9303106072012 Laboratory Safety Elective 1 0 0 6
4 9303106082016 General Mycology Elective 2 0 0 6
5 9303106092008 Advenced Bacteriology Elective 2 2 0 9
6 9303106102016 Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance Mechanisms Elective 2 0 0 6
7 9303106112008 Advanced Virology Elective 2 0 0 6
8 9303106122016 Immunology Elective 2 0 0 5
9 9303106132008 Molecular Microbiological Methods Elective 2 2 0 9
10 9303106142016 Community Acquired Infections Elective 1 0 0 4
11 9303106152016 Hospital Infections Elective 1 0 0 4
12 9303106862011 Endemic Infections in Türkiye Elective 1 0 0 3
13 9303106872016 Microbiological Quality Control in Pharmaceutical Products Elective 1 0 0 3
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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