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Master’s Degree on Cellular and Molecular Medicine (With Thesis)

Eklenme Tarihi: 7 April 2021

General Information

Lokman Hekim University, Interdisciplinary Cellular and Molecular Medicine Master’s Degree Program with Thesis was opened by the resolutions passed by the Executive Council of Higher Education at the meetings dated 24.03.2021 and 31.03.2021. The education period of program is 2 years and the course language is Turkish. Approximately 5 students are accepted to Program every year.

The molecular medicine investigates the genomic, epigenetic and proteomic technologies as well as prognosis, diagnosis and treatment approaches and molecular mechanisms leading to diseases. The objective of this Program is to educate young academicians who will reinforce their knowledge on the Basic Medicine Sciences and support laboratory works in order to transfer molecular structure and mechanism of diseases to the active and innovative scientific environment. It is intended to understand the mechanisms underlying the diseases and create a pool of scientists that can display molecular approaches for fighting against diseases.

This program aims to pave the way for the academic work force and educate young researchers who have academic objectives, are able to establish coordination among the branches of science, and do and implement research.
This Program is carried out by the academic members of Interdisciplinary Department specialized in different sciences of medicine. Approximately 5 students are accepted to Program every year.

Acquired Degree

Master’s Degree on Interdisciplinary Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Acceptance and Enrolment Conditions

Graduates from the Medical Schools, Dentistry, Faculties of Veterinary and Pharmacy, those who have a bachelor’s degree from the Molecular Biology and Genetics, Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Physics and Physical Engineering, and Electronic Engineering and other faculty graduates who have a bachelor’s degree as deemed appropriate by the recommendation of Department Academic Board and by the Faculty Board may apply to Interdisciplinary Cellular and Molecular Medicine Master’s Degree Program with Thesis. The applicants will be accepted if they meet the required conditions. They may also benefit from the horizontal transfer quota.  Student’s application for, acceptance and final enrolment to this Program is carried out in accordance with Postgraduate Education Instruction of Institute of Medical Sciences, Lokman Hekim University. Furthermore, specific conditions required from the applied students, place and date of entrance exam are determined with recommendation of Department and Institute’s Management Board’s resolution prior to each application period; it is announced prior to applications.

Turkish or foreign students who have completed an undergraduate program in foreign countries must have a certificate of equivalence or certificate of recognition issued by the Council of Higher Education (YÖK).

The score for ALES (SAY/EA) must not be less than 55 for the applications to program as determined by the Institute Board.

The students who meet the application conditions must take the scientific assessment exam (written exam and/or interview).

Calculation of general final grade is based on the ALES score, grade point average of undergraduate graduation and the result of scientific assessment exam. The students will be entitled to final enrolment within the specified quota on the basis of general final grade ranking.

Recognition of Previous Studies

Recognition of previous studies is subject to Postgraduate Education and Exam Regulation of Lokman Hekim University.

Qualification Conditions and Rules

To be graduated from the Interdisciplinary Cellular and Molecular Medicine Master’s Degree Program with Thesis, the students are required to complete minimum 21 credits and 120 ECTS (minimum seven courses, seminar course and thesis study). Seminar course and thesis study do not require any credits and are considered pass/failure. Even if the student has courses with credit transfer, they must take minimum half of the total credit required by their program from their own program. If the counselor deems appropriate and necessary, they may chose courses from other programs. Postgraduate Education and Exam Regulation of Lokman Hekim University shall apply to assessment of student course success.

Objectives of Program

The objective of the Interdisciplinary Cellular and Molecular Medicine Master’s Degree Program with Thesis is to enrich the molecular and cellular research with a master’s degree program and then prepare for the doctorate study in the same filed. The Interdisciplinary Cellular and Molecular Medicine Program will contribute to educating qualified scientists who will have research thinking and healthcare professionals who will have superior capabilities. So, this Program will be carried out by the Interdisciplinary Cellular and Molecular Medicine Department as organized by the academic members specialized in different branches of science within the Institute of Medical Sciences of our University.

For this purpose, students graduated from this program are expected to have basic qualifications including research, critical and analytical thinking, problem solving, independent decision-making, monitoring current scientific information and technology, taking responsibility and accountability, being a leader for providing guidance to their colleagues, having professional values and ethical sensitivity.

Program Qualifications (Acquirements)

  1. They develop an extensive and holistic perspective for the transfer of clinical applications of cellular and molecular medicine.
  2. They analyse the causes of physiopathologic processes underlying the diseases.
  3. They statistically analyse and interpret the data on biological systems.
  4. They are able to transfer the basic theoretical and practical knowledge they have to their own field.
  5. They are sensitive to social women’s health problems.
  6. They develop innovative approaches to areas of cellular and molecular medicine.
  7. They are able to monitor scientific publications in a foreign language, and to establish verbal and written communications.
  8. They exert effort to continuously improve the knowledge and skills they have adopting a lifelong learning philosophy.

Employment Opportunities

The primary area of employment for the Interdisciplinary Cellular and Molecular Medicine Master’s Degree Program with Thesis is the acceptance by the universities to similar doctorate programs. Furthermore, there is a higher chance to be assigned to various academic staff in the academic units needed for this area. Besides, individuals having this diploma may work as a researcher in the relevant units of public or private universities.

Transfer to Upper Programs

Students graduated from the Interdisciplinary Cellular and Molecular Medicine Master’s Degree Program with Thesis may apply to doctorate programs if they meet the required conditions.

Assessment and Evaluation

The students receive a course final grade for each course at the end of the half-term. The course final grade is calculated by assessment of success achieved by the student during the half-term (mid-term exams, assignments, applied studies, projects, laboratory and similar activities) and general exam together. The program courses must be successfully completed in maximum two years with general point average of minimum 2.50.

Graduation Conditions

For students to be graduate from the Interdisciplinary Cellular and Molecular Medicine Master’s Degree Program with Thesis, they are required to complete all the courses in the program successfully, have minimum 120 ECTS credits, and have a grade point average of minimum 2.50 out of 4.00. A student in the master’s degree program with thesis is required to prepare a thesis on their field, write the thesis results in accordance with the institute’s rules for writing a thesis, and verbally defend their thesis before the jury after completion of courses. The student’s graduation date is the date of thesis exam when the master’s degree thesis is accepted.

Study Type

Study type is full-time. When necessary, courses and exams may be taken after the end of working hours during the week and/or on the Saturday and Sunday.

Program Supervisor and Contact Details

Prof Dr Belma TURAN

Department Head of Interdisciplinary Cellular and Molecular Medicine

E-mail: belma.turan@lokmanhekim.edu.tr

Phone: 444 8 548 

Extension: 6133