TRADITIONAL AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE
The Master program will start in the next academic term. In order to receive these trainings, it is required to be a doctor or a pharmacist. Physicians, pharmacists, veterinarians will both conduct research and train students in the studies carried out in the Traditional and Complementary Medicine Application and Research Centre and the Department of Traditional Medicine. Traditional and Complementary Medicine is the whole of knowledge, skills and practices that can be explained or not, based on theories, beliefs and experiences specific to different cultures, which are used in the protection of physical and mental diseases, diagnosis, healing or treatment, as well as in maintaining good health. The master program (With Thesis) in the department of traditional and complementary medicine was established by the decision of the Council of Higher Education dated 20.05.2020. Although the language of instruction of the program is Turkish, foreign language (English) resources are also used in the education process. The program is carried out by faculty members who are experts in Traditional and Complementary Medicine. Averagely 8 students are accepted to the program each year.
Master’s Degree in Traditional and Complementary Medicine
Acceptance and Enrolment Conditions
Student applications, acceptances, and final registrations to the Traditional and Complementary Medicine Master Program (With Thesis) are made in accordance with Lokman Hekim University Health Sciences University Regulation on Graduate Education and Training. In addition, the special conditions required for the students who apply with the recommendation of the Department and the decision of the Institute Administrative Board before each application period, the entrance exam place and date are determined and announced before the application. Students who are graduates of the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Pharmacy can apply to the Traditional and Complementary Medicine Master Program (With Thesis).
Turkish or foreign students who have completed their undergraduate program in foreign countries must have the equivalence or recognition document they will receive from the Higher Education Council (YÖK).
In the applications to the program, it is required to have Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam (ALES) (Mathematics – Science / Turkish – Mathematics) score determined by the Institute Board, provided that it is not less than 55.
Students who meet the application requirements are taken to the scientific evaluation exam (written and / or interview).
The calculation of the general success grade is made by considering the Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam (ALES) score, the undergraduate graduation grade average and the results of the Scientific evaluation examination. According to the general success grade ranking, within the specified quota, the student is entitled to final registration.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Having a Bachelor’s Degree Diploma from the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Pharmacy
Qualification Conditions and Rules
In order to graduate from the Traditional and Complementary Medicine Master Program (With Thesis), the student must complete at least 21 credits and 120 ECTS (at least seven courses, seminar course and thesis). The seminar course and thesis work are non-credit and are evaluated as successful / unsuccessful. Even if the student has credit transfer courses, the student must receive at least half of the total credit required by the program to which he / she is affiliated, from his / her own program. If the advisor deems appropriate and necessary, courses from other programs can also be selected. ‘Lokman Hekim University Regulation on Graduate Education and Training’ is taken as a basis in the assessment of students’ course success.
Aim of Program
Considering national development goals and developments in the world, aim is to carry out research, education, promotion and analytical evaluations in all kinds of medical, technical, economic, legal and other scientific fields related to various traditional and complementary medicine methods that help modern medical practices; to carry out research, education, promotion and analytical evaluations in all kinds of medical, technical, economic, legal and other scientific fields related to various traditional and complementary medicine methods that help modern medical practices; to plan the development of the academicians who can take part in research and development studies in the Department of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, who are trained, well-equipped, and who are experts in their field; The program is intended as a program in which approaches in Traditional and Complementary Medicine will be handled within the framework of “Evidence-Based Medicine” and basic information will be examined in detail to prepare a basis for scientific studies on this subject. In this way, traditional and complementary medicine methods will be able to serve in practice centres by people who are competent in the field of these trainings in an integrated manner with modern medicine.
Program Qualifications (Outcomes)
To be able to use the knowledge learned in the field of traditional complementary medicine in the field of research and R&D drug development and education,
To be able to interpret the knowledge gained in the field of traditional complementary medicine by integrating it with modern medicine and to create new knowledge,
To be able to systematically transfer the current developments and own studies in the field of traditional complementary in written, oral and visual forms on health-related platforms by supporting them with qualitative and quantitative data,
In addition, all participants will be able to integrate their professional experience with traditional medicine practices, and to provide them with the ability to conduct their research with academic diligence,
To be able to meet the needs in the sector as a qualified practitioner provided that the relevant criteria of the Ministry of Health are met,
To be able to carry out research and academic activities by providing the ability to contribute to the development of the application area of traditional treatments.
Students who successfully complete the master program (With Thesis) work as a Traditional and Complementary Medicine specialist in hospitals as well as university hospitals, or continue in state and foundation universities, academicians or researchers, education and research institutions, research laboratories.
Transition to Higher Degree Programs
Students who graduate from the Traditional and Complementary Medicine Master Program (With Thesis) can apply to doctoral programs when they meet the other required conditions.
Assessment and Evaluation
Course success grade is given to students for each course at the end of the term they are enrolled. Course success grade is obtained by evaluating the success of the student during the term (midterm examinations, homework, applied studies, projects, laboratory, and similar studies) and the general examination. Program courses must be successfully completed in two years at most, with a minimum GPA of 2.50.
In order for a student to graduate from the Traditional and Complementary Medicine Master program (with Thesis), the student must have completed all the courses in the program, must meet a minimum of 120 ECTS credits, and have a GPA of at least 2.50 out of 4.00. In a master program (With Thesis), a student has to prepare a thesis related to his / her field, write the results of his / her thesis in accordance with the institute’s thesis writing rules and defend his / her thesis verbally before the jury. The graduation date of the student is the date of the thesis exam in which the master thesis is accepted.
Program courses must be successfully completed in two years at most, with a minimum GPA of 2.50.