MEDICINE PROGRAMME


D.1. General Information about Program

Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine was founded by the establishment of the Department of Child Health affiliated with Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine on February 2, 1954. Institute of Child Health and Hospital started serving in 1957. In 1961, a School of Health Sciences was opened with sections of Nursing, Medical Technology, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, and in 1962, Department of Home Economics was established. Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine was established in 1963. In 1965, Hacettepe University Science Center was established in order to coordinate the functions of various institutes. In 1966 Hacettepe Medical Center was established and Hacettepe University Hospitals started functioning.

The educational language is Turkish but 30% of the program is delivered in Englished.

An integrated teaching approach of medical education is one of the unique features of Faculty of Medicine. During the first three phases, teaching in basic sciences and clinical sciences is integrated. A particular subject e.g the cardiovascular system is taught with its anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology and clinical aspects in an integrated and coordinated program. In this system, the artificial border between different disciplines and the so-called pre-clinical and clinical fields is minimized. In phase I, the students take courses in basic sciences. In Phase II, courses on human biology and basics of microbiology, and in Phase III, courses of physiopathology, pathology, pharmacology and clinical sciences are given. Phases IV and V are the clinical clerkship period. During this period, patients from in - and out - patient clinics are examined and evaluated under supervision along with attendance to clinical lectures and seminars. Phase VI is the period of undergraduate internship. In this phase, the interns actively participate and take responsibility in patient care under the supervision of teaching staff and specialists.

D.2 Qualification Awarded

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Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification

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QF-EHEA: 2
EQF-LLL: 7

D.4. Provisions for Registration

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The high school graduates are admitted through a central examination held by Student Selection and Placement Center. Foreign students are admitted through an examination again by the same center.

For further details: http://www.oid.hacettepe.edu.tr

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

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360 ECTS credits must be completed after being successful in the courses to become a graduate of the medical faculty.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

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A student wishing a transfer from another university: There must be a vacant position in the relevant phase; the student must be successful in the English Proficiency Examination held by the faculty. At the time of OYS examination the candidate's entrance score must not be less than the lowest score for admission to the Hacettepe, Medical Faculty. Further more, a student applying for transfer to group of Hacettepe English Medical Faculty must apply from a Faculty giving lectures in English.

For further details: http://www.oid.hacettepe.edu.tr

D.7. Goals and Objectives

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The aim of this faculty is to provide a mission and a vision to individuals to become self-determined and self-motivated, and to attain problem-solving capabilities based on knowledge and experiments. Individuals are expected to become hardworking and adhere to the principles of medicine. In addition, physicians are expected to serve the best interests of their country and humanity with a sincere attitude, and to act responsibly towards their patients. Physicians are to promote opportunities for developing higher standards of science and service to the community.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

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The graduates of Faculty of Medicine, medical doctors, work in family medicine centers or public health centers of Ministry of Health as part of their compulsory work for the government. The graduates who want to attend residency programs should have the national medical residency examination which is held twice a year. They are placed to the residency programs according to their choices and exam scores. The residency programs are delivered by universities or governmental training and researsch hospitals.

D.13. Access to Further Studies

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QF-EHEA: 3
EQF-LLL: 8

D.14. Profile of the Programme

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An integrated teaching approach of medical education is one of the unique features of Faculty of Medicine. During the first three phases, teaching in basic sciences and clinical sciences is integrated. A particular subject e. g the cardiovascular system is taught with its anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology and clinical aspects in an integrated and coordinated program.

The students study in the anatomy and multidisciplinary labs in Phases I, II and III. The students also have a “Good Medical Practice” course in the first three years. The aim of this program is to introduce the skills and attitudes of a good physician. At Faculty of Medicine, problem based approach (PBA) has started in 2000 – 2001 academic year.

In phase I, the students take courses in basic sciences. In Phase II, courses on human biology and basics of microbiology, and in Phase III, courses of physiopathology, pathology, pharmacology and clinical sciences are given. Phases IV and V are the clinical clerkship period. During this period, patients from in and out-patient clinics are examined and evaluated under supervision along with attendance to clinical lectures and seminars. Phase VI is the period of undergraduate internship. In this phase, the interns actively participate and take responsibility in patient care under the supervision of teaching staff and specialists.

Regarding the entire medical curriculum, there are compulsory courses of 270 ECTS credits (75%), electives of 88 ECTS credits (24,5%) from the area, and electives of 2 ECTS credits (0,5%) from out of area. Electives from out of area can be chosen in the first semester of Year I.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

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In the first three years of the medical faculty, students are evaluated by MCQ (multiple choice questions) exams, laboratory exams and OSCEs (objective structured clinical examinations). Performance assessment is the only evaluation method used in the 6th year. During Phases 1, 2 and 3 a Subject Committee Examination is given at the end of each subject committee. These examinations consist of a written and a practical part. At the end of Phases 1, 2 and 3 there is a final examination. There are also examinations for small group activities at the end of each unit, and at the end of the year. There is an examination of each clinical clerkship in Phase 4 and 5. In general, the assessment examination is performed as theoretical (written and oral, written or oral) and practical (written and oral, written or oral). In the examination, the student's performance during the clerkship is taken into consideration as well. In Phase 6, the student's performance is evaluated according to his/her study and enthusiasm in the wards and out-patient clinics.

D.16. Graduation Requirements

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Students are graduated after successful completion of courses through the six-year program. 360 ECTS credits are required for graduation. However, the graduates receive their diploma only after approval by the Ministry of Health following the completion of a two-year compulsory work.

D.17. Education Type

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1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director

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Prof. Bülent Sivri, MD

Dean of Faculty of Medicine

E-mail: tipmaster@hacettepe.edu.tr

Tel: +90 312 3051080

Fax: +90 312 3100580

Address: Hacettepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, 06100 Sıhhiye, Ankara, Türkiye

Web Address: http://www.tip.hacettepe.edu.tr