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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Health Sciences - Women Health and Gynecologic Nursing - Third Cycle Programme



General Description
History
At the Ege University, master degree education based on health sciences, according to the goals and principals of the Higher Education Law 2547, is established by 41 law rules decree about the Higher Education Foundation Organization came into force on 20 July 1982. At the department of Women’s health and diseases nursing, time to complete the masters degree program in four semesters. By 2010 at the Department, education is carried out with 2 full-time professor, 3 assistant professor and 8 research assitants.
Qualification Awarded
The Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Women Health and Gynecologic Nursing 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 purpose of Women's Health and Disease Nursing doctorate program is to provide students to follow improvement of preventing and solving problems related with Women's Health and Disease Nursing field and to discuss and comment deeply knowledge by scientific, totalitarian and ethic perspective and to gain skill of analysing and synthesizing knowledge and to make scientific research to produce unique solution of problems. This doctorate program consists eight semester for students who are accepted with master degree and ten semester for students who are accepted with bachelor's degree. Inaddition, doctorate education duration of student who are accepted with master degree is not under six semester and is not under eight semester for students who are accepted with bachelor's degree. Least three semester of these duration is to use preparing thesis for students who are accepted with master degree and least four semester of these duration is to use preparing thesis for students who are accepted with bachelor's degree. Students take proficiency exam after course stage. Students, who are successful in proficiency exam, complete thesis in four semester. if necessary, student’s education duration is extended four semester. The Women Health Problems and Nursing Approaches, Advanced Birth Nursing and Improvment of Women’s Health and Birth Nursing are must course. Total credits of must course are not under %20 or over %30 of total course credits in doctorate program. Students can take elective course such as The Women Health Problems and Nursing Approaches, Safe Motherhood, Perinatoloji, The Practice of The Women Health Problems and Nursing Approaches, The Practice of Advanced Birth Nursing, Hypothesis and philosophy I- II of Nursing, Family Health Nursing, Interaction and Problems of Family, Plan and Evaluation of education, Evaluation and Learning to develop themselves.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates of Women's Health and Disease Nursing doctorate degree education work as "expert nurse", "clinical officer", "education nurse" or "nurse manager" in hospital and also "Research Assistant" or "Instructor” in Nursing Colleges and “Teacher of vocational courses” in Health Vocational High Schools.
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 student takes one midterm exams, one final exam and if necessary, one make-up exam. Beside, students are evaluated by writing and presenting article, making research, designing project. The passing grade is 75. Thesis exam, which takes 60 minutes or 120 minutes, include presentation of thesis work and question – answer part.
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. Ahsen ŞİRİN Ege University School of Nursing Obstetric and Gynecology Nursing Department 35100 Bornova/IZMIR-TURKEY e-mail:ahsen.sirin@ege.edu.tr, Phone: 0-232-3881103/155
Facilities
There are computer lab, a skills lab, library in department and 1800-bed teaching hospital in the university.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Students will be able to improve basic concept and principles which are about birth, women’s health and problems nursing.
2Students will be able to handle women’s sexual health / reproduction health according to biological, psychological and social by holistic perspective.
3Students will be able to plan and practice nursing care of preventing, cure and rehabilitate, individual based women’s sexual health / reproduction health.
4Students will be able to acquire actual knowledge about women’s sexual and reproduction health, and to analyze and construe knowledge which is acquired.
5Students will be able to create philosophy of individual nursing care which is about women’s sexual and reproduction health.
6Students will be able to make corroborated, multi-discipline, unique scientific researchs about women’s sexual and reproduction health.
7Students will be able to understand women’s health problems in our country.
8Students will be able to analyze reflections of the social gender perspective into women’s health.
9Students will be able to improve strategy, policy and practice plan related with women’s health and problems nursing and to practice in national and international area.

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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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 930404SEÇ.DR1 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 18
2 930404SDG1 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 15
3 BAT102 Fundamentals of Scientific Research Compulsory 2 0 0 3
4 9304046012007 Women's Health Problems and Nursing Approaches Compulsory 3 0 0 12
5 9304046012019 Women's Health Problems and Nursing Approaches Compulsory 3 0 0 12
Total 8 0 0 60
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9304046122007 Advanced Obstetric Nursing Compulsory 3 0 0 12
2 9304046122019 Advanced Obstetric Nursing Compulsory 3 0 0 10
3 930404SEÇ.DR2 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 15
4 930404SDG2 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 15
5 SBEDRSEM600 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 3
6 SBEDRSEM600 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 5
Total 6 0 0 60
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 930404SEÇ.DR3 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 16
2 930404SDG3 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 25
3 9304046032000 Innovations in The Women Health and Obstetric Nursing Compulsory 3 0 0 9
4 SBEDRUAD601 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 5
5 SBEDRUAD601 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 5
Total 3 0 0 60
 
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 930404SEÇ.DR4 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 22
2 BAT102 Fundamentals of Scientific Research Compulsory 2 0 0 3
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 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 9304046022015 Family-Centered Nursing Care Elective 4 0 0 6
2 9304046052016 Evidence Based Practices in Women Health Nursing I Elective 2 0 0 9
3 9304046062016 Evidence Based Practices in Women Health Nursing II Elective 2 0 0 9
4 9304046142006 Safe Motherhood Elective 4 0 0 9
5 9304046162006 Perinatology Elective 4 0 0 9
6 9304046182007 Women Health Problems and Nursing Approach Practices Elective 0 8 0 9
7 9304046202007 Advanced Obstetric Nursing Practices Elective 0 8 0 9
8 9304046232012 Theories And Models in Women's Health And Diseases Nursing Elective 3 0 0 9
9 9304046252014 Ethical Issues of Women's Health Nursing Elective 2 0 0 9
10 9304046262014 Sexuality and Sexual Health Elective 2 0 0 9
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 9304046022015 Family-Centered Nursing Care Elective 4 0 0 0
2 9304046032019 Innovations in The Women Health and Obstetric Nursing Elective 3 0 0 0
3 9304046052019 Evidence Based Practices in Women Health Nursing I Elective 2 0 0 0
4 9304046062019 Evidence Based Practices in Women Health Nursing II Elective 2 0 0 0
5 9304046142006 Safe Motherhood Elective 4 0 0 9
6 9304046162019 Perinatology Elective 4 0 0 0
7 9304046182007 Women Health Problems and Nursing Approach Practices Elective 0 8 0 0
8 9304046202007 Advanced Obstetric Nursing Practices Elective 0 8 0 0
9 9304046232019 Theories And Models in Women's Health And Diseases Nursing Elective 3 0 0 0
10 9304046252019 Ethical Issues of Women's Health Nursing Elective 2 0 0 0
11 9304046262019 Sexuality and Sexual Health Elective 2 0 0 0
12 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 0
13 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 9304046022015 Family-Centered Nursing Care Elective 4 0 0 6
2 9304046052016 Evidence Based Practices in Women Health Nursing I Elective 2 0 0 9
3 9304046062016 Evidence Based Practices in Women Health Nursing II Elective 2 0 0 9
4 9304046142006 Safe Motherhood Elective 4 0 0 9
5 9304046162006 Perinatology Elective 4 0 0 9
6 9304046182007 Women Health Problems and Nursing Approach Practices Elective 0 8 0 9
7 9304046202007 Advanced Obstetric Nursing Practices Elective 0 8 0 9
8 9304046232012 Theories And Models in Women's Health And Diseases Nursing Elective 3 0 0 9
9 9304046252014 Ethical Issues of Women's Health Nursing Elective 2 0 0 9
10 9304046262014 Sexuality and Sexual Health Elective 2 0 0 9
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 9304046022015 Family-Centered Nursing Care Elective 4 0 0 0
2 9304046032019 Innovations in The Women Health and Obstetric Nursing Elective 3 0 0 0
3 9304046052019 Evidence Based Practices in Women Health Nursing I Elective 2 0 0 0
4 9304046062019 Evidence Based Practices in Women Health Nursing II Elective 2 0 0 0
5 9304046142006 Safe Motherhood Elective 4 0 0 0
6 9304046162019 Perinatology Elective 4 0 0 0
7 9304046182007 Women Health Problems and Nursing Approach Practices Elective 0 8 0 0
8 9304046202007 Advanced Obstetric Nursing Practices Elective 0 8 0 0
9 9304046232019 Theories And Models in Women's Health And Diseases Nursing Elective 3 0 0 0
10 9304046252019 Ethical Issues of Women's Health Nursing Elective 2 0 0 0
11 9304046262019 Sexuality and Sexual Health Elective 2 0 0 0
12 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 0
13 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 9304046022015 Family-Centered Nursing Care Elective 4 0 0 6
2 9304046052016 Evidence Based Practices in Women Health Nursing I Elective 2 0 0 9
3 9304046062016 Evidence Based Practices in Women Health Nursing II Elective 2 0 0 9
4 9304046142006 Safe Motherhood Elective 4 0 0 9
5 9304046162006 Perinatology Elective 4 0 0 9
6 9304046182007 Women Health Problems and Nursing Approach Practices Elective 0 8 0 9
7 9304046202007 Advanced Obstetric Nursing Practices Elective 0 8 0 9
8 9304046232012 Theories And Models in Women's Health And Diseases Nursing Elective 3 0 0 9
9 9304046252014 Ethical Issues of Women's Health Nursing Elective 2 0 0 9
10 9304046262014 Sexuality and Sexual Health Elective 2 0 0 9
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 9304046022015 Family-Centered Nursing Care Elective 4 0 0 0
2 9304046032019 Innovations in The Women Health and Obstetric Nursing Elective 3 0 0 0
3 9304046052019 Evidence Based Practices in Women Health Nursing I Elective 2 0 0 0
4 9304046062019 Evidence Based Practices in Women Health Nursing II Elective 2 0 0 0
5 9304046142006 Safe Motherhood Elective 4 0 0 0
6 9304046162019 Perinatology Elective 4 0 0 0
7 9304046182007 Women Health Problems and Nursing Approach Practices Elective 0 8 0 0
8 9304046202007 Advanced Obstetric Nursing Practices Elective 0 8 0 0
9 9304046232019 Theories And Models in Women's Health And Diseases Nursing Elective 3 0 0 0
10 9304046252019 Ethical Issues of Women's Health Nursing Elective 2 0 0 0
11 9304046262019 Sexuality and Sexual Health Elective 2 0 0 0
12 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 0
13 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 9304046022015 Family-Centered Nursing Care Elective 4 0 0 6
2 9304046052016 Evidence Based Practices in Women Health Nursing I Elective 2 0 0 9
3 9304046062016 Evidence Based Practices in Women Health Nursing II Elective 2 0 0 9
4 9304046142006 Safe Motherhood Elective 4 0 0 9
5 9304046162006 Perinatology Elective 4 0 0 9
6 9304046182007 Women Health Problems and Nursing Approach Practices Elective 0 8 0 9
7 9304046202007 Advanced Obstetric Nursing Practices Elective 0 8 0 9
8 9304046232012 Theories And Models in Women's Health And Diseases Nursing Elective 3 0 0 9
9 9304046252014 Ethical Issues of Women's Health Nursing Elective 2 0 0 9
10 9304046262014 Sexuality and Sexual Health Elective 2 0 0 9
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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