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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Health Sciences - Fundamental Oncology - Cancer Biology and Immunology - Third Cycle



General Description
History
Qualification Awarded
Doctor of Phylosophy (PhD) graduate
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 are 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
Graduates of faculty of medicine, faculty of dentistry, graduates of 5 year programs of faculty of pharmacy and faculty of veterinary medicine may apply to the doctorate program. Graduates with master’s degree of the following fields (Medical Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology) may apply after having master’s degree in Cancer Biology and Immunology, genetic and basic oncology
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates of this training, such as the cancer biology participate in the PhD program in a different also can transfer to the Ph.D. program. Graduates will have the opportunity to work in biomedical companies or the organizations capable of cellular therapy and their departments of research.
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
Measurement and evaluation form for each course "Course Curriculum" in detail in stated
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations”.
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
E-Learning
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Prof. Dr. Ayfer Haydaroğlu, Ege University Institute of Health Sciences department of Basic Oncology department. Doç. Dr. Ayşe Caner, Ege University Institute of Health Sciences department of Basic Oncology department.
Facilities
The students of the multidisciplinary department can benefit from laboratory facilities of all faculties that contribute to the establishment of this department

Key Learning Outcomes
1To know the mechanisms of cancer formation advanced degree in biological, immunological, biochemical, etiology and cytological direction
2To know in advanced degree cancer biology the difference from a normal cell biology and natural and acquired immunity functions
3To know the features of the immune responses against tumor and the current approaches used in immune therapy
4To synthesize mechanisms of carcinogenesis by assimilating well with described different approaches
5To be able to do cell culture, molecular techniques and / or animal experiments
6To have knowledge on the epidemiology and etiology, to recognize common cancer and to know the treatment principles, effect and resistant mechanisms of cancer.
7To be able to make researches that will be basic for individual cancer treatment in collaboration with clinicians in oncology
8To be able to offer alternative solutions when evaluating the project proposals
9To be able to independently solve emerging problems during thesis
10To be able to learn to dominate contemporary literatures in this field, ask original questions and critical perspective during at meetings and make new proposals.
11To be able to prepare and evaluate scientific projects
12To be able write scientific reports, posters, presentations and articles.
13To preparation a thesis project proposal, to perform tests by themselves or a team, Evaluate the results, Be able to gain the skills to answer questions and criticisms of the scientific
14To get educated on the use and maintenance of devices in the laboratory, to improve their skills related to the establishment of new devices.
15To must be aware of the rules of laboratory safety and accreditation on their area and fulfilled the certification conditions. To be able use their knowledge and skills on emerging issues.
16To be able to prepare and present a seminar presentation each semester, to prepare and present papers or posters at least one congress during doctoral program
17To be able to develop the ability to solve problems, self-development with the solutions of the problems

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
TYYÇKey Learning Outcomes
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 9308056012013 Advanced Cancer Biology and Molecular Pathology Compulsory 2 0 0 8
2 9308056012019 Advanced Cancer Biology and Molecular Pathology Compulsory 2 0 0 8
3 9308056042018 Cancer Epidemiology and Etiology Compulsory 3 0 0 9
4 9308056042019 Cancer Epidemiology and Etiology Compulsory 3 0 0 9
5 930805SEÇ.DR1 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 14
6 930805SDG.DR1 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 10
7 BAT102 Fundamentals of Scientific Research Compulsory 2 0 0 3
Total 12 0 0 61
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9308056162018 Compulsory 3 0 0 9
2 9308056162019 Compulsory 3 0 0 9
3 9308056032018 Advanced Cancer Immunology and immunopathology Compulsory 3 0 0 9
4 9308056032019 Advanced Cancer Immunology and immunopathology Compulsory 3 0 0 9
5 930805SEÇ.DR2 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 16
6 930805SDG.DR2 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 9
7 BAT102 Fundamentals of Scientific Research Compulsory 2 0 0 3
8 SBEDRSEM600 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 3
9 SBEDRSEM600 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 3
Total 14 0 0 70
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 930805SEÇ.DR3 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 25
2 930805SDG.DR3 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 930805SEÇ.DR4 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 25
2 SBEDRYET601 Qualification Exam Compulsory 0 0 0 5
3 SBEDRUAD602 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 5
4 SBEDRUAD602 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 5
5 SBEDRTEZ601 Thesis Compulsory 0 0 0 15
6 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 9308056022018 Cancer Cytogenetics Elective 1 2 0 6
2 9308056052013 Molecular Genetic Markers in Cancer Elective 1 0 0 2
3 9308056072013 Chemical Carcinogenesis Toxicological Processes Elective 2 0 0 4
4 9308056082013 Effect of Cancer Stem Cells Treatment Strategies Elective 1 2 0 6
5 9308056092013 Cancer Vaccines Elective 1 0 0 2
6 9308056102013 3D Culture Techniques Elective 2 2 0 8
7 9308056112013 Cancer Glucobiology Elective 2 0 0 4
8 9308056122013 Cell-Level Cancer Imaging Methods Elective 1 2 0 6
9 9308056132013 Tumor Cytopathology Elective 1 2 0 6
10 9308056142013 Cancer and Embryogenesis Elective 1 0 0 2
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 9308056022018 Cancer Cytogenetics Elective 1 2 0 0
2 9308056052013 Molecular Genetic Markers in Cancer Elective 1 0 0 0
3 9308056072013 Chemical Carcinogenesis Toxicological Processes Elective 2 0 0 0
4 9308056082013 Effect of Cancer Stem Cells Treatment Strategies Elective 1 2 0 0
5 9308056092013 Cancer Vaccines Elective 1 0 0 0
6 9308056102013 3D Culture Techniques Elective 2 2 0 0
7 9308056112013 Cancer Glucobiology Elective 2 0 0 0
8 9308056122013 Cell-Level Cancer Imaging Methods Elective 1 2 0 0
9 9308056132013 Tumor Cytopathology Elective 1 2 0 0
10 9308056142013 Cancer and Embryogenesis Elective 1 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 9308056022018 Cancer Cytogenetics Elective 1 2 0 6
2 9308056052013 Molecular Genetic Markers in Cancer Elective 1 0 0 2
3 9308056072013 Chemical Carcinogenesis Toxicological Processes Elective 2 0 0 4
4 9308056082013 Effect of Cancer Stem Cells Treatment Strategies Elective 1 2 0 6
5 9308056092013 Cancer Vaccines Elective 1 0 0 2
6 9308056102013 3D Culture Techniques Elective 2 2 0 8
7 9308056112013 Cancer Glucobiology Elective 2 0 0 4
8 9308056122013 Cell-Level Cancer Imaging Methods Elective 1 2 0 6
9 9308056132013 Tumor Cytopathology Elective 1 2 0 6
10 9308056142013 Cancer and Embryogenesis Elective 1 0 0 2
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 9308056022018 Cancer Cytogenetics Elective 1 2 0 0
2 9308056052013 Molecular Genetic Markers in Cancer Elective 1 0 0 0
3 9308056072013 Chemical Carcinogenesis Toxicological Processes Elective 2 0 0 0
4 9308056082013 Effect of Cancer Stem Cells Treatment Strategies Elective 1 2 0 0
5 9308056092013 Cancer Vaccines Elective 1 0 0 0
6 9308056102013 3D Culture Techniques Elective 2 2 0 0
7 9308056112013 Cancer Glucobiology Elective 2 0 0 0
8 9308056122013 Cell-Level Cancer Imaging Methods Elective 1 2 0 0
9 9308056132013 Tumor Cytopathology Elective 1 2 0 0
10 9308056142013 Cancer and Embryogenesis Elective 1 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 9308056022018 Cancer Cytogenetics Elective 1 2 0 6
2 9308056052013 Molecular Genetic Markers in Cancer Elective 1 0 0 2
3 9308056072013 Chemical Carcinogenesis Toxicological Processes Elective 2 0 0 4
4 9308056082013 Effect of Cancer Stem Cells Treatment Strategies Elective 1 2 0 6
5 9308056092013 Cancer Vaccines Elective 1 0 0 2
6 9308056102013 3D Culture Techniques Elective 2 2 0 8
7 9308056112013 Cancer Glucobiology Elective 2 0 0 4
8 9308056122013 Cell-Level Cancer Imaging Methods Elective 1 2 0 6
9 9308056132013 Tumor Cytopathology Elective 1 2 0 6
10 9308056142013 Cancer and Embryogenesis Elective 1 0 0 2
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 9308056022018 Cancer Cytogenetics Elective 1 2 0 0
2 9308056052013 Molecular Genetic Markers in Cancer Elective 1 0 0 0
3 9308056072013 Chemical Carcinogenesis Toxicological Processes Elective 2 0 0 0
4 9308056082013 Effect of Cancer Stem Cells Treatment Strategies Elective 1 2 0 0
5 9308056092013 Cancer Vaccines Elective 1 0 0 0
6 9308056102013 3D Culture Techniques Elective 2 2 0 0
7 9308056112013 Cancer Glucobiology Elective 2 0 0 0
8 9308056122013 Cell-Level Cancer Imaging Methods Elective 1 2 0 0
9 9308056132013 Tumor Cytopathology Elective 1 2 0 0
10 9308056142013 Cancer and Embryogenesis Elective 1 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 9308056022018 Cancer Cytogenetics Elective 1 2 0 6
2 9308056052013 Molecular Genetic Markers in Cancer Elective 1 0 0 2
3 9308056072013 Chemical Carcinogenesis Toxicological Processes Elective 2 0 0 4
4 9308056082013 Effect of Cancer Stem Cells Treatment Strategies Elective 1 2 0 6
5 9308056092013 Cancer Vaccines Elective 1 0 0 2
6 9308056102013 3D Culture Techniques Elective 2 2 0 8
7 9308056112013 Cancer Glucobiology Elective 2 0 0 4
8 9308056122013 Cell-Level Cancer Imaging Methods Elective 1 2 0 6
9 9308056132013 Tumor Cytopathology Elective 1 2 0 6
10 9308056142013 Cancer and Embryogenesis Elective 1 0 0 2
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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