PHYSÄ°OLOGY
Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program

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Department of Physiology in Hacettepe University was first established under the faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at 1963. Then, it started to give undergraduate education in the same faculty for second year students at 1964. Currently, theoretical and practical physiology educations are given to Turkish and English groups of medical faculty, dentistry faculty, faculty of health sciences, faculty of pharmacy, vocational school of health services at undergraduate level. Our department was in charge physiology education of Gulhane Military Academy of Medicine for 16 years, and Hacettepe University was supported at the establishment of its department of physiology. Education language is English in English group of medical faculty, while the rest of the schools' language is Turkish.

Our department has been offering postgraduate (medical specialty, master of science and doctorate) education programs in medical physiology since the beginning of its establishment. As one of the first departments of physiology in Turkey, it provided scientists who contributed to establishments of several universities.

Medical Doctor Specialty Program accepts only medical faculty graduates. In the education of physiology specialty, a similar program to doctorate is followed. After completion of this program, students take the title of physiology specialist and, obtain the privilege of opening and directing a laboratory. They can also take academic positions in physiology departments of all universities.

Master of science and doctorate programs of physiology are offered under the regulation and association of Institute of Health Science at Hacettepe University.

The aim of the program of Master of Science in medical physiology is to graduate fellows who have certain knowledge and skills, can make scientific research, can access to information, have the ability to evaluate and comment the information, have the certain ethical and social values as a global scientist in their field. A thesis study is prepared by the student of Master of Science besides the followings; lecture, seminar and application studies. The duration of education is 2 years.

The graduates of Master of Science and Doctorate programs in Physiology can also take academic positions in physiology departments of all universities. They can manage health projects in government and private sectors. In addition, they can continue to their research activities in the universities of foreign countries like some of our past graduates.

Our major research subjects of our department are hemorheology, smooth muscle physiology, mitochondrial physiology, electrophysiology, neurophysiology (EEG, sleep, learning), molecular physiology, mechanism of stress and apoptosis, oxidative stress and sensory physiology. We have laboratory spaces for operation of experimental animals, molecular physiology, organ isolation, hemorheology, neurophysiology, respiratory-circulatory experiments and one for student experiments.

The language of Master of Science is Turkish. However, programs with different languages can be open by the suggestion of Institute of Health department, and then by the decision of university senate. Even though, the language of thesis is the same as program, a different language can be chosen by the decision of the management of Institution administration.

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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Graduation from Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, Engineering Faculties or four year Vocational School of Health Services must be.

Selected committee lectures, which are determined by the rules of postgraduate education and exam of Hacettepe University as a part of scientific preparation program, of second year of medical faculty must be taken and passed.

The satisfaction of the application rules of Institute of Health Sciences for postgraduate education at Hacettepe University must be. The same rules of application are applicable to international students.

To have ALES (SAY / EA) score type and ALES and Foreign Language base score determined by the Health Sciences Institute Board and approved by the Hacettepe University Senate http://www.saglikbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/en/menu/ales_foreign_language_scores-252

To meet the application requirements of Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations and Institute of Health Sciences.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

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Master of Science program includes physiology thesis, thesis study and lectures with minimum total 24 credits. According to European Credit Transfer System, It includes lectures, which are at least 60 credits, and thesis study, which covers specific subject lectures and has at least 60 credits. The student can propose a thesis study if successful completion of lectures and 2.75 academic cumulative gpa are met. The student should write the results of thesis study according to rules of the Institute and, present and defend the thesis in front of the jury. The rules of postgraduate education of Hacettepe University are valid at every steps of the program.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

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The appropriate rules of postgraduate education and exam of Hacettepe University are applied 

D.7. Goals and Objectives

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The aim of Master of Science program in medical physiology is to graduate fellows who have certain knowledge and skills, can make scientific research, can access to information, have the ability to evaluate and comment the information, have the certain ethical and social values as a global scientist in their field. A thesis study is prepared by the student of Master of Science besides the followings; lecture, seminar and application studies. The duration of education is 4 half semesters (2 years). First two half year are lecture section and then, next two half year are thesis section.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

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The graduates of Master of Science in Physiology can be in the academic team in physiology departments of universities and, can apply for doctorate programs. They can continue to their research activities or, can work in research departments of national and international universities.

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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All mandatory lectures of Master of Science program in physiology are taken from the department. The ratio of elective lectures is 50%. If it is needed, the lectures can be taken from other departments. Mandatory credit point to take is 21. According to European Credit Transfer System; mandatory and elective lectures that give at least 60 credits, and the specific subject lectures needed for thesis study that give at least 60 credits are necessary. Program lectures are theoretical and practical. Elective lectures are given after first semester. The student in Master of Science program prepares a thesis study in addition to lecture, seminar and practical studies. The duration of education is 4 half semesters (2 years). First two half semesters are lecture section and then, next two half semesters are thesis section. The student carries out the lecture period under the advisement of a faculty member, and conducts the thesis period under the advisement of at least a faculty member. The attendance is mandatory for theoretical and practical lectures.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

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The assessment and grading methods for each lecture are defined by ?lecture teaching plan? information package that is prepared by faculty members related to those lectures.  The appropriate rules of postgraduate education and exam of Hacettepe University are applied for exams and passing grades of lectures 

D.16. Graduation Requirements

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In order to graduate of a student who met all the requirements of Master of Science in physiology, related items of Hacettepe University postgraduate regulation regarding education and exam should also be gathered http://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. AyÅŸen ERDEM

Head of Physiology Department

Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine

Sıhhiye, Ankara

Phone: +90 312 305 15 67

Fax: +90 312 305 21 86