B─░OPHARMACEUT─░CS and PHARMACOK─░NET─░CS
Third Cycle Programmes
(Doctorate Degree/Doctor of Fine Arts)

D.1. General Information about Program

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Hacettepe University Faculty of Pharmacy Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics subdivision has been established in 1993 under the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology according to the related terms of Higher Education Law with the number 2547. The education in Hacettepe University Faculty of Pharmacy Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics subdivision has been continued since it has been established at the level of B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. The major aim of this subdivision is to support the knowledge of pharmacists, who are experts on drugs with Biopharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics courses, to provide doctorate education for them, and further make these people serve in industry, government and universities. The Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics program governs the pharmacists and medical doctors.

D.2 Qualification Awarded

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Doctorate

D.3. Level of Qualification

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QF-EHEA: 3
EQF-LLL: 8

D.4. Provisions for Registration

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-must be graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy (5 years) or one of the Master?s degree graduate programmes of the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology (Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics Master of Science, Pharmaceutical Technology Master of Science, Cosmetology Master of Science) or Faculty of Medicine.

-must achieve the minimum scores from ALES (Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam) with SAY score type and foreign language exams determined by Hacettepe University Institute of Health Sciences and approved by Hacettepe University Senate (table showing minimum ALES scores and score types.) http://www.saglikbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/en/menu/ales_foreign_language_scores-252???????

-must maintain the criteria according to the Hacettepe University Institute of Health Sciences Application Rules of Postgraduate Education

Note: Academic preparatory classes are applicable for accepted students from different disciplines  

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

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The students who are accepted for the Doctorate program with post graduate degree has to complete minimum 21 credits, students with a graduate degree has to complete minimum 45 credits; and also according to the European Credit Transfer System students with post graduate degree has to complete minimum 120 credits and 120 credits for thesis, students with graduate degree has to complete minimum 180 credits and 120 credits for thesis study. In addition, they must also complete doctorate sufficiency and thesis defense successfully. Doctorate students who have successfully complete thesis defense and maintain Hacettepe University Institute of Health Sciences Postgraduate Graduation Requirements are nominated with Doctorate Diplomahttp://www.saglikbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/tr/menu/kanun_ve_yonetmelikler-219

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

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Students are accepted according to the Hacettepe University Postgraduate Education and Exam Regulation. For detailed information, please refer to

http://www.saglikbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/tr/menu/kanun_ve_yonetmelikler-219


D.7. Goals and Objectives

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To provide enough knowledge and ability to calculate and evaluate pharmacokinetic parameters that are originating from the bioavailability parameters, to transfer knowledge on the in vitro and in vivo evaluation on modern therapeutic systems, controlled release and especially targeted systems, and biotechnology products; to train qualifies personnel who has the capability to evaluate how the availability of pharmaceutical dosage forms are affected by preformulation and formulation design and perform practical application in laboratory conditions, to train qualified personnel who has the ability to evaluate statistical and mathematical capability for the evaluation of drug effectiveness and also who can effectively use softwares for this purpose.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

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They may be employed in official organizations and industry on Biopahramceutical and Pharmacokinetic topics.

D.13. Access to Further Studies

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D.14. Profile of the Programme

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Doctorate program lasts for minimum 4 years and students must complete 30 credits in each semester.

Program is composed of 33 AKTS obligatory courses, 57 AKTS elective course, 30 AKTS preparation for doctorate sufficiency exam, 120 AKTS doctorate thesis. Elective courses may be selected from the courses that are listed in Health and Physical Sciences Institute programs.All obligatory and elective course are listed in Course Structure Diagram. Students can take these courses in different semester with the condition of ensure of total credit requirements.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

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The postgraduate regulations which are stated on the web page of Hacettepe University Institute of Health Sciences will be applied. .

Hacettepe University Postgraduate Education and Exam Regulation http://www.saglikbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/tr/menu/kanun_ve_yonetmelikler-219

D.16. Graduation Requirements

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The postgraduate regulations which are stated on the web page of Hacettepe University Institute of Health Sciences will be applied. 

The students must earn 3.00 or more grade point average and also must succeed doctorate sufficiency exam and doctorate thesis defencehttp://www.saglikbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/tr/menu/kanun_ve_yonetmelikler-219

D.17. Education Type

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1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director

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Prof. Dr. Selma ┼×ahin (Head of Subdivision of Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics)

Telephone : 0 312 305 12 41- 0 312 310 15 24
Fax : 0 312 311 47 77
E-mail : selmas@hacettepe.edu.tr