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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Health Sciences - Physiology - Third Cycle Programme



General Description
History
1970
Qualification Awarded
The Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Physiology
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
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
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
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
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Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Facilities

Key Learning Outcomes
1Comprehend the normal structure-function-behavior relationship and homeostatic processes in the human from molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, and organ sytem to the organism level, and utilize gains in knowledge, skills, and attitudes at the optimum level.
2Comprehend cellular and membrane functions and signal transduction mechanisms, and transfer to all organ systems at the optimum level for teaching and conducting (designing) research.
3Comprehend the functions and machinery of central and peripheral nervous system with an updated recognition of plasticity at the optimum level for teaching and conducting ( designing) research.
4Comprehend the functions and machinery of endocrine system and reproduction physiology at the optimum level for teaching and conducting ( designing) research.
5Comprehend the functions and machinery of blood and immune system at the optimum level for teaching and conducting ( designing) research.
6Comprehend the functions and machinery of heart and circulatory system at the optimum level for teaching and conducting (designing) research.
7Comprehend the functions and machinery of the respiratory system at the optimum level for teaching and conducting (designing) research.
8Comprehend the functions and machinery of the urinary system at the optimum level for teaching and conducting (designing) research.
9Comprehend the functions and machinery of the digestive system and all metabolic processes at the optimum level for teaching and conducting (designing) research.
10Comprehend the functions and machinery of the muscular (locomotion) at the optimum level for teaching and conducting (designing) research.
11Conceptualize the interactions and relations of all organ systems with recognition of evolutional, developmental and comparative studies (experimental animal models) using an integrated approach.
12Comprehend all developmental phases, physiological alterations and differentiations starting from conception and fetal life until aging and death with a comparative understanding of structure-function-behavior relations at the optimum level for teaching and conducting (designing) research.
13Be concerned about his / her community’s and country’s scientific and technological research mission, vision and policies, the local and global major health problems, and prioritize research which is or may evolve to be potentially translational in time.
14Develop competent scholarly skills for accessing scientific information, designing and conducting rational experimental studies and interpreting his / her data under the light of existing literature.
15Acquire competent skills to state and materialize competent aim and objectives by introducing an innovation, a methodological improvement, or research and development outcomes that are transferable to techology.
16Develop effective presentation, introduction and transfer skills for teaching and also assessing the scholars and the public the knowledge of his / her interest area.
17Acquire effective skills to introduce the outcomes and know-how of his / her research and studies at pofessional level in scientific environments; and to defend and convince own facts when necessary.
18Cooperate effectively in team work and develop efficient interpersonal communication and leadership skills.
19Get familiarized with all statistical evaluation approaches, methods, and techniques and be able implement them efficiently.
20Acquire competence in knowledge, skills and attitudes for governing laboratories evaluating human electrophysiological, haemotologic, respiratory, and similar dynamics.
21Develop role modeling traits for peers and juniors, and support their self development.
22Develop highest progressive awareness for watching human, patient, and animal rights, and conservation of the environment.
23Comprehend, implement and defend scientific research and publication ethics.
24Develop progressive skills in laboratory safety, and serious concern in cost-efficiency and effective utilisation of all resources.
25Recognize the responsibility and liability of community outreach and accountability; acquire good traits for translating and sharing up-to-date information, especially relevant to health promotion in the community.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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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 9301086332019 Basic Neuroscience Compulsory 3 0 0 7
2 930108SEÇ.DR1 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 14
3 930108SDG1 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 8
4 BAT102 Fundamentals of Scientific Research Compulsory 2 0 0 3
5 9301086052013 Physiology I:Blood,Immune System and Circulatory System Compulsory 4 0 0 10
6 9301086052019 Physiology I:Blood,Immune System and Circulatory System Compulsory 4 0 0 7
7 9301086012013 Transport and Signal Transduction Through Membranes Compulsory 2 0 0 6
8 9301086012019 Transport and Signal Transduction Through Membranes Compulsory 2 0 0 5
Total 17 0 0 60
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9301086332013 Basic Neuroscience Compulsory 3 0 0 8
2 9301086312019 Basic Physiology Lab.Experiments Compulsory 0 2 0 3
3 930108SEÇ.DR2 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 6
4 930108SDG2 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 10
5 BAT102 Fundamentals of Scientific Research Compulsory 2 0 0 3
6 9301086352019 Physiolog III (Gastrointestinal System, Endocrinology and Metabolism) Compulsory 4 0 0 7
7 9301086022013 Physiology II (Respiratory and Excretory Systems) Compulsory 4 0 0 10
8 9301086022019 Physiology II (Respiratory and Excretory Systems) Compulsory 4 0 0 7
9 SBEDRSEM600 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 3
10 SBEDRSEM600 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 3
Total 17 2 0 60
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9301086312005 Basic Physiology Lab.Experiments Compulsory 0 2 0 5
2 930108SEÇ.DR3 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 10
3 930108SDG3 ELECTIVE COURSES Elective - - - 25
4 9301086352013 Physiolog III (Gastrointestinal System, Endocrinology and Metabolism) Compulsory 4 0 0 10
5 SBEDRUAD601 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 5
6 SBEDRUAD601 Specialization Field Course Compulsory 0 0 0 5
Total 4 2 0 60
 
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 930108SEÇ.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 9301086032005 Research Methods Elective 4 0 0 10
2 9301086082002 Pyschophysiology Elective 2 0 0 6
3 9301086182014 Advanced Neuroscience Elective 4 0 0 12
4 9301086202003 Computer Oriented Biostatistics II Elective 3 0 0 6
5 9301086222005 Neuroanatomi Elective 2 0 0 6
6 9301086282013 Cell Culture Techniques Elective 2 2 0 9
7 9301086302005 Neuroendocrine Interactions Elective 2 0 0 6
8 9301086322013 Physiological Basis Of Learning And Memory: Apractical Approach Elective 2 2 0 9
9 9301086342005 Addiction Elective 2 0 0 8
10 9301086362018 Comparative Physiology Elective 3 0 0 6
11 9301086372018 Regulation of Feeding, Metabolism and Energy Balance Elective 3 0 0 6
12 9301086382018 Basic Physiopathology Elective 3 0 0 6
13 9301086392018 Motor Regulation of voluntary Movement Elective 3 0 0 6
14 9301086412006 Advanced Loboratory Techniques in Physiology Elective 0 4 0 10
15 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 6
16 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 9301086032005 Research Methods Elective 4 0 0 0
2 9301086082002 Pyschophysiology Elective 2 0 0 0
3 9301086182014 Advanced Neuroscience Elective 4 0 0 0
4 9301086202003 Computer Oriented Biostatistics II Elective 3 0 0 0
5 9301086222005 Neuroanatomi Elective 2 0 0 0
6 9301086282019 Cell Culture Techniques Elective 2 2 0 0
7 9301086302019 Neuroendocrine Interactions Elective 2 0 0 0
8 9301086322013 Physiological Basis Of Learning And Memory: Apractical Approach Elective 2 2 0 0
9 9301086342019 Addiction Elective 2 0 0 0
10 9301086362019 Comparative Physiology Elective 3 0 0 0
11 9301086372019 Regulation of Feeding, Metabolism and Energy Balance Elective 3 0 0 0
12 9301086382019 Basic Physiopathology Elective 3 0 0 0
13 9301086392019 Motor Regulation of voluntary Movement Elective 3 0 0 0
14 9301086412006 Advanced Loboratory Techniques in Physiology Elective 0 4 0 0
15 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 0
16 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 9301086032005 Research Methods Elective 4 0 0 10
2 9301086082002 Pyschophysiology Elective 2 0 0 6
3 9301086182014 Advanced Neuroscience Elective 4 0 0 12
4 9301086202003 Computer Oriented Biostatistics II Elective 3 0 0 6
5 9301086222005 Neuroanatomi Elective 2 0 0 6
6 9301086282013 Cell Culture Techniques Elective 2 2 0 9
7 9301086302005 Neuroendocrine Interactions Elective 2 0 0 6
8 9301086322013 Physiological Basis Of Learning And Memory: Apractical Approach Elective 2 2 0 9
9 9301086342005 Addiction Elective 2 0 0 6
10 9301086362018 Comparative Physiology Elective 3 0 0 6
11 9301086372018 Regulation of Feeding, Metabolism and Energy Balance Elective 3 0 0 6
12 9301086382018 Basic Physiopathology Elective 3 0 0 6
13 9301086392018 Motor Regulation of voluntary Movement Elective 3 0 0 6
14 9301086412006 Advanced Loboratory Techniques in Physiology Elective 0 4 0 10
15 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 6
16 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 9301086032005 Research Methods Elective 4 0 0 0
2 9301086082002 Pyschophysiology Elective 2 0 0 0
3 9301086182014 Advanced Neuroscience Elective 4 0 0 0
4 9301086202003 Computer Oriented Biostatistics II Elective 3 0 0 0
5 9301086222005 Neuroanatomi Elective 2 0 0 0
6 9301086282019 Cell Culture Techniques Elective 2 2 0 0
7 9301086302019 Neuroendocrine Interactions Elective 2 0 0 0
8 9301086322013 Physiological Basis Of Learning And Memory: Apractical Approach Elective 2 2 0 0
9 9301086342019 Addiction Elective 2 0 0 0
10 9301086362019 Comparative Physiology Elective 3 0 0 0
11 9301086372019 Regulation of Feeding, Metabolism and Energy Balance Elective 3 0 0 0
12 9301086382019 Basic Physiopathology Elective 3 0 0 0
13 9301086392019 Motor Regulation of voluntary Movement Elective 3 0 0 0
14 9301086412006 Advanced Loboratory Techniques in Physiology Elective 0 4 0 0
15 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 0
16 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 9301086032005 Research Methods Elective 4 0 0 10
2 9301086082002 Pyschophysiology Elective 2 0 0 6
3 9301086182014 Advanced Neuroscience Elective 4 0 0 12
4 9301086202003 Computer Oriented Biostatistics II Elective 3 0 0 6
5 9301086222005 Neuroanatomi Elective 2 0 0 6
6 9301086282013 Cell Culture Techniques Elective 2 2 0 9
7 9301086302005 Neuroendocrine Interactions Elective 2 0 0 6
8 9301086322013 Physiological Basis Of Learning And Memory: Apractical Approach Elective 2 2 0 9
9 9301086342005 Addiction Elective 2 0 0 6
10 9301086362018 Comparative Physiology Elective 3 0 0 6
11 9301086372018 Regulation of Feeding, Metabolism and Energy Balance Elective 3 0 0 6
12 9301086382018 Basic Physiopathology Elective 3 0 0 6
13 9301086392018 Motor Regulation of voluntary Movement Elective 3 0 0 6
14 9301086412006 Advanced Loboratory Techniques in Physiology Elective 0 4 0 10
15 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 6
16 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 9301086032005 Research Methods Elective 4 0 0 0
2 9301086082002 Pyschophysiology Elective 2 0 0 0
3 9301086182014 Advanced Neuroscience Elective 4 0 0 0
4 9301086202003 Computer Oriented Biostatistics II Elective 3 0 0 0
5 9301086222005 Neuroanatomi Elective 2 0 0 0
6 9301086282019 Cell Culture Techniques Elective 2 2 0 0
7 9301086302019 Neuroendocrine Interactions Elective 2 0 0 0
8 9301086322013 Physiological Basis Of Learning And Memory: Apractical Approach Elective 2 2 0 0
9 9301086342019 Addiction Elective 2 0 0 0
10 9301086362019 Comparative Physiology Elective 3 0 0 0
11 9301086372019 Regulation of Feeding, Metabolism and Energy Balance Elective 3 0 0 0
12 9301086382019 Basic Physiopathology Elective 3 0 0 0
13 9301086392019 Motor Regulation of voluntary Movement Elective 3 0 0 0
14 9301086412006 Advanced Loboratory Techniques in Physiology Elective 0 4 0 0
15 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 0
16 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 9301086032005 Research Methods Elective 4 0 0 10
2 9301086082002 Pyschophysiology Elective 2 0 0 6
3 9301086182014 Advanced Neuroscience Elective 4 0 0 12
4 9301086202003 Computer Oriented Biostatistics II Elective 3 0 0 6
5 9301086222005 Neuroanatomi Elective 2 0 0 6
6 9301086282013 Cell Culture Techniques Elective 2 2 0 9
7 9301086302005 Neuroendocrine Interactions Elective 2 0 0 6
8 9301086322013 Physiological Basis Of Learning And Memory: Apractical Approach Elective 2 2 0 9
9 9301086342005 Addiction Elective 2 0 0 6
10 9301086362018 Comparative Physiology Elective 3 0 0 6
11 9301086372018 Regulation of Feeding, Metabolism and Energy Balance Elective 3 0 0 6
12 9301086382018 Basic Physiopathology Elective 3 0 0 6
13 9301086392018 Motor Regulation of voluntary Movement Elective 3 0 0 6
14 9301086412006 Advanced Loboratory Techniques in Physiology Elective 0 4 0 10
15 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 6
16 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Elective 3 0 0 4
 
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