Third Cycle Programmes
(Doctorate Degree/Doctor of Fine Arts)

D.1. General Information about Program


The aim of social pediatrics is to train researchers that investigates and knows the social, political, familial and environmental influences on child health, development and disease; to improve and promote the health of the individual child as well as all the children in the community through prevention, early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of childhood diseases within the context of equality.

The trainees will be able to apply a bio-psycho-social holistic approach to child health 

The official language of the course is English. Foreign students are also accepted to the program. 

D.2 Qualification Awarded



D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


To be a specialist in Child Health and Diseases.

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

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

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


In order to graduate from the program, except for the Preparatory Course for the Proficiency Exam, at least seven courses, one seminar course, thesis proposal and thesis study, with a minimum of 21 national credits and not less than 90 ECTS, a minimum of 240 ECTS during their doctoral studies. must complete. Students who successfully complete their courses and have an academic average of at least 3.00 can take the doctoral qualifying exam. The student who is successful in the proficiency exam and whose thesis proposal is accepted prepares the doctoral thesis under the supervision of the thesis monitoring committee. He has to write his results in accordance with the institute thesis writing rules, present his thesis in front of the jury and defend it orally. For every stage of the program, the relevant rules set out in the Hacettepe University Postgraduate Education Regulation are valid.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


Transfer of certain prior courses is only possible following the the statements in the "Hacettepe University Regulations on Graduate Education and Examination", published in Official Journal number 28476 on 23rd November 2012. Consent of the mentor and the academic staff is required accordingly.

Requirements of H.├ť higher education examination graduation regulations will be applied

D.7. Goals and Objectives


A student that graduates from the program should be knowledgeable about the social pediatrics; should be able to give a presentation about the specialty; have the ability to lecture; have the ability to plan a study; form a relationship with their patients, be able to give an opinion at a scientific meeting, be able to answer questions when asked and follow current literature as well as WHO and UNICEF activities and policies.

The student should be able to use the results gained from research and present them for acceptance to national or international journal. The student must have a top-level of knowledge concerning the area of research, follow current literature concerning the subject and add a new perspective to the current literature.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


All graduates will be able to provide health care, education, research and mentor ship at universities, research and education hospitals and hospitals both of the ministry of health and private. The graduate will have the ability to collaborate on a national and international level (Projects, congresses, courses, research) to benefit the field of child health.

Graduates will be able to continue their careers as academicians at universities.

D.13. Access to Further Studies


D.14. Profile of the Programme


The program is a program that lasts at least 4 years and consists of at least 8 semesters. Students are required to perform 30 ECTS credits in one semester (semester). The program consists of a minimum of 240 ECTS credits, with a minimum of 30 ECTS courses in the first 4 semesters and a total of 120 ECTS credits in the last 4 semesters. Students have to complete the compulsory courses in the first two years (four semesters). Required credits are provided from elective courses. Students who have completed at least 120 ECTS credits can take additional elective courses with the approval of their advisor.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


The measurement and evaluation methods applied for each course are defined in the Course Teaching Plan, which is prepared by the relevant faculty member and included in the course information package. The relevant articles of the Hacettepe University Graduate Education-Examination and Examination Regulations are applied for the exams and course grades 

D.16. Graduation Requirements


Following the completion of theoretical and practical courses in the first two years, the student must be successful in the doctoral qualifying exam. Students who are successful in the proficiency exam are taken to the thesis defense exam at the end of the fourth year by performing a thesis study. 21 credits (240 ECTS credits) must be completed for graduation.

In addition, the necessary conditions for graduation will be applied in the Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulation on the website of the Institute of Health Sciences.

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Program Director: Prof. Dr. Sıddika Songül YALÇIN Tel:1134