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Faculty of Medicine - Faculty of Medicine - First Cycle and Second Cycle Programme



General Description
History
Faculty of Medicine is one of the 12 faculties of Ege University and accepts nearly 300 new students every year. The education period is six years and the programme is annual. The education language is Turkish.
Qualification Awarded
Upon successful completion of all required exams and practicals in the curriculum, the students are awarded with Master's Degree In Medicine.
Level of Qualification
First Cycle and Second Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
High School Diploma and placement through a centralized national university placement examination arranged by OSYM (Higher Education Council Student Selection and Placement Center) are required to admit the Faculty of Medicine.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage of Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Ege University and hence of the Faculty of Medicine is not an exception to this. However, exams of exemption are organized at the start of each academic year at the Faculty for the courses of English Language and Computer Skills. The students who have completed the proficiencies for these courses on his/her own or through other means, and believe that they have achieved the learning outcomes specified are given right to take the exemption exams. The students who achieve a passing grade from these exams are held exempt from the related course in the curriculum.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
It is a one tier programme. The education period is six years in the Faculty of Medicine. The achievement of a total of 360 ECTS credits is required for qualification as a medical doctor.
Profile of The Programme
Faculty curriculum is planned to implement the basic requirements for the application of modern medical practice. The programme runs annually, but not in semester bases. The curriculum of Ege University Faculty of Medicine consists of six phases: Phase 1: Introduction to medical sciences This 12-week phase comprises basic concepts like the components, anatomy, life cycle of the cell, the biologic equilibrium of the body and homeostasis, which will form the basis for understanding normal structure and function. Besides, the students are introduced to skills training, the use of computer technology in medical education and daily life, and concepts like promotion of health, ethics and legal issues. Visits to healthcare centers also start in this phase. Phase 2: Normal structure and function In this phase, students are introduced to the normal structure and function of the body with an organ system-based, horizontally and vertically integrated curriculum. It consists of four 8-to13-week-long blocks that are composed of related systems. Phase 3: Introduction to pathology and clinical sciences This 14-week phase consists of basic pathology concepts, including inflammation, infection, infectious agents, oncogenesis and of basic pharmacology. It also includes theoretical and bedside sessions on getting the patients' history and physical examination. Phase 4: System pathologies The program in this phase is composed of four organ-system-based blocks structured similarly to Phase 2. The duration of blocks is 6-11 weeks and the pathologic processes are introduced with intensive emphasis on clinical relevance and relations. Phase 5: Clinical sciences (clerkships) The phase consists of 6 integrated clinical clerkship courses each lasting 14 weeks and the clerkship programme lasts a total of 84 weeks in years 4 and 5. Phase 5 aims to assure that the students fully learn the necessary information for the management of priority health problems in the related field, to provide the setting for developing the skills for clinical problem solving, differential diagnosis and interpersonal communication. The courses are as follows: Internal Medicine Clerkship Course, General and Urogenital Surgery Clerkship Course, Cardiopulmonary System and Infection Clerkship Course, Pediatrics Clerkship Course, Skeletal-Muscular-Nervous System and Behavioural Sceinces Clerkship Course, Sensorial System Clerkship Course. Phase 6: Internship The aim in the last phase of the curriculum is for the students to practice medicine under supervision. Similar to the junior residents, they actively participate in the patients' care, treatment and follow-up and are evaluated according to their knowledge, skills and attitudes in the process. No formal tests assessing knowledge are given. The phase lasts 52 weeks. The main objective of the faculty with this curriculum is to raise general practitioners who are fully-equipped with knowledge, skills and attitudes to combine his/her medical proficiency with recent developments in science and society for the management of a high-quality medical care in the fight against community health problems; who have the enthusiasm to learn more and perform better; and finally, who are capable of and proficient enough to contribute to scientific development worldwide.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
In order to complete the two-year obligatory work for the government, the graduates of Faculty of Medicine enter a kura organized by the Turkish Ministry of Health and are recruited in the public health units at the primary health care or in the emergency services of governmental hospitals. A Medical Residency Examination (TUS) is held twice a year and the graduates who are successful to get a post announced by OSYM (Higher Education Council Student Selection and Placement Center) are recruited in the research and education hospitals of the universities or the Turkish Ministry of Health.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates with the Medical Doctor degree may apply to Doctor of Philosophy programs in the basic medical sciences and Residency Training programs in the internal and surgical medical sciences.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Students must attend classes, practicals and examinations. Students' attendance is followed by the block committees in the first three years and departments giving clerkship training. The assessment system in the first three years of the curriculum (the preclinical years) is composed of three tools: 1. Examinations at the end of the blocks: There is one written examination made up of multiple choice quiestions (MCQ) to test the theoretical content of the basic science courses. The skills training is assessed during/at the end of each session. The practicals (physiology, biochemistry, anatomy, histology, biophysics) are assessed either during the sessions or at the end of the block with an objective-structured clinical examination (OSCE, the decision is made by the block committees). 2. Examinations during the block: There are short quizzes (each made up of 5-20 short-answer, fill-in-the-blank questions) which are designed based on the learning objectives for the related themes and which take place every three weeks. A feedback session is planned immediately following theses quizzes. 3. A progress test started being implemented in the year 2003-2004 and takes place three times a year. An independent committee composed of faculty members from the basic and clinical science departments and from The Department of Medical Education is in charge of the preparation, implementation and evaluation of these tests. The students' final score, to which all the above-mentioned tests contribute, should be above 60/100. Those who stay below this level are required to take a make-up exam for the block(s) which they failed. If they also fail these latter examinations, they retake the full school year. In Phase 5, the students take 2-5 oral examination in each course and a written test at the end of each clerkship. The written test includes MCQ's assessing the knowledge of the students and it has 60% contribution to the students's final grade. The oral examinations aim to evaluate the students' clinical problem solving skills and is thus performed at the bedside and/or using virtual cases. The student has to get 60/100 at each oral exam and the contribution of the average of oral examination notes to final grade is 45%. A supervisor is attained for each student in the departments. The students are required to score above 60/100 to pass; otherwise they take a make-up examination.
Graduation Requirements
Successful completion of 360 ECTS credits for a six-year educational period is required for graduation. However, the graduates receive their diploma only after approval by the Ministry of Health following the completion of a two-year obligatory work for the government at a primary health care center.
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Dean: Prof. Dr. Cemil GÜRGÜN Address: Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Dekanlığı, 35100 Bornova, Izmir Tel : +902323904910, Fax : +902323881115, E-mail: cemil.gurgun@ege.edu.tr ECTS/DS Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Sibel GÖKSEL Address: Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Tıbbi Farmakoloji Anabilim Dalı, 35100 Bornova, Izmir Tel:+902323903435 or +902323902286, Fax: +902323903278, E-mail: sibel.goksel@ege.edu.tr
Facilities
8 fully equipped main lecture halls with 100-300 student capacity and 16 small classrooms with 50-75 student capacity are located in the teaching hospital with more than 2000 bed capacity. Educational Center of the Faculty (EMEDA) is physically located inside the hospital and serves many audio-visual equipment as teaching resources. Modern learning facilities of the faculty include clinical skills laboratories fully-equipped with manikins and simulators; integrated laboratories for a multidisciplinary interactive education; a computer laboratory with its 80 personal computers each connected to the local area network and internet; the library with main textbooks, more than 200 periodicals, access to the internet, electronic databases, and online journals; 24-hour open emergency services, several health centers outside the university serving as education and research districts for public health education.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Ege University Faculty of Medicine Graduates as a “Physician” will be able to acquire and use the knowledge, skills & attitudes on basic, clinical and social sciences that are required for individual and community-based health care delivery.
2Ege University Faculty of Medicine Graduates as a “Physician” will be able to implement preventive, therapeutic and rehabilitative medical practice intrinsic to primary health care and record all these practices while evaluating the patients with a holistic approach.
3Ege University Faculty of Medicine Graduates as a “Physician” will be able to know the ways to improve knowledge, attitudes and skills obtained during medical education and use them throughout professional career.
4Ege University Faculty of Medicine Graduates as a “Physician” will be able to seek help properly from other healthcare providers when necessary and use this support while being aware of the extensions of self-knowledge and skills.
5Ege University Faculty of Medicine Graduates as a “Physician” will be able to fulfill medical tasks, within the frame of good medical practice and ethical principles with no discrimination. Achieve professional responsibilities by respecting safety and privacy of both patients and healthcare providers by placing humanitarian values in the foreground.
6Ege University Faculty of Medicine Graduates as a “Physician” will be able to use up-to-date information and health technologies required for medical profession.
7Ege University Faculty of Medicine Graduates as a “Physician” will be able to manage the administrative and legal situations encountered while providing primary health care.
8Ege University Faculty of Medicine Graduates as a “Physician” will be able to be aware of the importance of rational use of laboratory tests and medicines during routine medical practice. Plan diagnosis and treatment of patients according to this awareness.
9Ege University Faculty of Medicine Graduates as a “Health Advocate” will be able to identify and monitor the status of individual and community health, factors affecting this status and health requirements using appropriate methods and tools, and perform relevant practices.
10Ege University Faculty of Medicine Graduates as a “Health Advocate” will be able to plan and pursue educational and consulting processes for health promotion.
11Ege University Faculty of Medicine Graduates as a “Health Advocate” will be able to differentiate all national and international policies and practices affecting health. Evaluate the possible effects of these practices and advocate in scientific ground.
12Ege University Faculty of Medicine Graduates as a “Health Advocate” will be able to advocate for basic ethical principles such as ensuring equal access for health services and eliminating barriers.
13Ege University Faculty of Medicine Graduates as a “Health Advocate” will be able to develop suggestions to support the rights of patients, physicians and other health care workers.
14Ege University Faculty of Medicine graduate as a “Scientist” will be able to critically appraise the knowledge and resources and achieve personal development independently.
15Ege University Faculty of Medicine graduate as a “Scientist” will be able to contribute to the creation, sharing, implementation and development of new information using scientific methods within the frame of ethical principles.
16Ege University Faculty of Medicine graduate as a “Communicator” will be able to be a competent user of Turkish language primarily and also at least one commonly used foreign language in a level to understand and interpret medical literature and transfer the acquired knowledge to medical practice.
17Ege University Faculty of Medicine graduate as a “Communicator” will be able to establish qualified communication skills based on mutual understanding, trust and respect with patients, patient relatives, colleagues and other healthcare professionals.
18Ege University Faculty of Medicine graduate as a “Communicator” will be able to accurately gather information required for medical care from patients, patient relatives, colleagues, other healthcare providers and health records, and use and share this information within the frame of ethical principles.
19Ege University Faculty of Medicine graduate as a “Team Member” will be able to fulfill professional responsibilities and duties in any team while knowing the limitations of all team members and seek team’s success.
20Ege University Faculty of Medicine graduate as a “Team Member” will be able to effectively share knowledge, skills and experiences with colleagues and other healthcare workers in contribution to their professional development and give advices when necessary.
21Ege University Faculty of Medicine graduate as a “Leader and Director” will be able to actively craft personal development including self-learning, working hours and career.
22Ege University Faculty of Medicine graduate as a “Leader and Director” will be able to manage and serve in the health unit they work, appropriately using resources, labor force and the social networks, for the benefit of public, within the limits of responsibility.
23Ege University Faculty of Medicine graduate as a “Leader and Director” will be able to support projects about planning, implementation and evaluation of health services to increase the efficiency.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
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Course Structure Diagram with Credits
T : Theoretical P: Practice L : Laboratory
1. Year
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 100001022006 ATATURK'S PRINCIPLES AND HISTORY OF TURK Compulsory 2 0 0 2
2 100001102010 ENGLISH LANGUAGE I Compulsory 4 0 0 4
3 100001042003 INTEGRATED BLOCK COURSES Compulsory 32 16 0 42
4 100001062002 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER Compulsory 3 0 0 2
5 100001072003 PHASE 1 INTEGRATED BLOCK COURSES 1 Compulsory 13 6 0 0
6 100001082003 PHASE 2 INTEGRATED BLOCK COURSES 1 Compulsory 10 6 0 0
7 100001092003 PHASE 2 INTEGRATED BLOCK COURSES 2 Compulsory 9 4 0 0
8 100001012006 TURKISH LANGUAGE I Compulsory 2 0 0 2
9 100000942006 ATATURK'S PRINCIPLES AND HISTORY OF T.II Compulsory 2 0 0 2
10 100000962010 ENGLISH LANGUAGE Compulsory 4 0 0 4
11 100000922006 TURKISH LANGUAGE II Compulsory 2 0 0 2
Total 83 32 0 60
 
2. Year
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 100002012004 PHASE INTEGRATED BLOCK COURSES Compulsory 39 9 0 60
2 100002022004 PHASE 2 INTEGRATED BLOCK COURSES 3 Compulsory 14 4 0 0
3 100002032004 PHASE 2 INTEGRATED BLOCK COURSES 4 Compulsory 10 2 0 0
4 100002042004 PHASE 3 INTEGRATED BLOCK COURSES 1 Compulsory 15 3 0 0
Total 78 18 0 60
 
3. Year
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 100003012005 PHASE 4 INTEGRATED BLOCK COURSES Compulsory 46 6 0 58
2 100003032007 PHASE 4 INTEGRATED BLOCK COURSES 2 Compulsory 8 1 0 0
3 100003042007 PHASE 4 INTEGRATED BLOCK COURSES 3 Compulsory 11 2 0 0
4 100003052007 PHASE 4 INTEGRATED BLOCK COURSES 4 Compulsory 12 2 0 0
5 100003022007 PHASE 4 INTEGRATED BLOCK COURSES I Compulsory 15 1 0 0
6 100003062005 SPECIAL STUDY MODULES Compulsory 0 0 0 2
Total 92 12 0 60
 
4. Year
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 SEÇMELİ-TIP-4-SINIF ELECTIVE COURSES FOR FOURTH YEAR Elective - - - 40
2 10120001T11419 INTERNAL MEDICINE CLERKSHIP COURSE (PHASE 5 INTEGRATED BLOCK 1) Compulsory 13 14 0 20
Total 13 14 0 60
 
5. Year
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 SEÇMELİ-TIP-5.SINIF ELECTIVE COURSES FOR FIFTH YEAR Elective - - - 40
2 100005232012 PEDIATRICS CLERKSHIP COURSE (PHASE 5 INTEGRATED BLOCK 6) Compulsory 13 14 0 20
Total 13 14 0 60
 
6. Year
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 100006122002 CARDIOLOGY Compulsory 0 2 0 2
2 100006092001 ELECTIVE Compulsory 0 3 0 5
3 100006071994 EMERGENCY MEDICINE Compulsory 0 3 0 6
4 100006012001 GENERAL SURGERY Compulsory 0 3 0 5
5 100006041994 INTERNAL MEDICINE Compulsory 0 7 0 10
6 100006032001 OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY Compulsory 0 5 0 8
7 100006021994 PEDIATRICS Compulsory 0 7 0 10
8 10120001T11614 PSYCHIATRY AND MENTAL HEALTH Compulsory 3 0 0 2
9 100006051994 PUBLIC HEALTH AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE Compulsory 0 7 0 10
10 100006112002 PULMONARY MEDICINE Compulsory 0 2 0 2
Total 3 39 0 60
 
ELECTIVE COURSES FOR FOURTH YEAR
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 100004011994 PEDIATRICS Elective 9 2 0 10
2 100004071994 PULMONARY MEDICINE Elective 3 2 0 4
3 100004122002 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE Elective 3 2 0 4
4 100004142001 OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY Elective 9 4 0 11
5 100004152001 GENERAL SURGERY Elective 4 4 0 6
6 100004162001 ORTHOPEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY Elective 3 0 0 3
7 10120002T11421 GENERAL AND UROGENITAL SURGERY CLERKSHIP COURSE (PHASE 5 INTEGRATED BLOCK 2) Elective 13 14 0 20
8 10120002T11423 CARDIOPULMONARY SYSTEM AND INFECTION CLERKSHIP COURSE (PHASE 5 INTEGRATED BLOCK 3) Elective 13 14 0 20
ELECTIVE COURSES FOR FIFTH YEAR
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 100005021994 PEDIATRICS Elective 3 2 0 4
2 100005031994 PEDIATRIC SURGERY Elective 6 0 0 5
3 100005042001 UROLOGY Elective 2 2 0 3
4 100005081994 OPHTHALMOLOGY Elective 1 2 0 2
5 100005101994 EAR, NOSE AND THROAT DISEASES Elective 4 2 0 5
6 100005112001 PSYCHIATRY Elective 4 8 0 7
7 100005122001 PLASTIC SURGERY Elective 2 2 0 3
8 100005152002 NEUROLOGY Elective 6 0 0 6
9 100005162002 PHYSICAL THERAPY AND REHABILITATION Elective 2 2 0 3
10 100005172002 ANESTHESIOLOGY Elective 4 2 0 5
11 100005192006 CARDIOLOGY Elective 5 2 0 6
12 100005202006 FORENSIC MEDICINE Elective 3 1 0 3
13 100005212006 INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY Elective 4 1 0 4
14 100005222004 DERMATOLOGY Elective 4 1 0 4
15 100005242012 SKELETAL-MUSCULAR-NERVOUS SYSTEM AND BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES CLERKSHIP COURSE (PHASE 5 INTEGRATED BLOCK 5) Elective 13 14 0 20
16 100005252012 SENSORIAL SYSTEM CLERKSHIP COURSE (PHASE 5 INTEGRATED BLOCK 4) Elective 13 14 0 20
 
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