Curriculum

Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
ENGP010 STARTER LEVEL ENGLISH-I 0 0 0
BEGINNER (CEFR Level A1 - Breakthrough) LEVEL is in the group of Basic User. At the end of this level, those who are successful will understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type; will introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has; will interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
ENGP020 ELEMENTARY LEVEL ENGLISH-II 0 0 0
ELEMENTARY (CEFR Level A2 - Waystage) LEVEL is in the group of Basic User. At the end of this level, those who are successful will understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment); will communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters; will describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
ENGP030 PRE-INTERMEDIATE LEVEL ENGLISH 0 0 0
PRE-INTERMEDIATE (CEFR Level A2+) LEVEL represents a strong Waystage performance. At the end of this level, those who are successful will understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment); will communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters; will describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
ENGP040 INTERMEDIATE LEVEL ENGLISH-I 0 0 0
INTERMEDIATE (CEFR Level B1 – Threshold) LEVEL is in the group of Independent User. At the end of this level, those who are successful will understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.; will deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken; produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest; will describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
ENGP050 INTERMEDIATE LEVEL ENGLISH-II 0 0 0
INTERMEDIATE PLUS (CEFR Level B1+ - Strong Threshold) LEVEL is in the group of Independent User. At the end of this level, those who are successful will understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.; will deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken; produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest; will describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
ENGP060 UPPER-INTERMEDIATE LEVEL ENGLISH 0 0 0
UPPER-INTERMEDIATE (CEFR Level B2 - Vantage) LEVEL is in the group of Independent User. At the end of this level, those who are successful will understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation; will interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party; will produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
ENGP070 ADVANCED LEVEL ENGLISH 0 0 0
ADVANCED (CEFR Level C1 – Effective Operational) LEVEL is in the group of Proficient User. At the end of this level, those who are successful will understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning; will express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions; will use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes; will produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
PHAR601 ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS 3 3 0
The research methods course introduces student to principal and modern concepts of research. This course helps the student to build an analytical and systematic link between theory and practice. Students will be able to develop skills in carrying out literature search using electronic databases, catalogues and print media using proper referencing methods, conduct preliminary literature review, familiarize in experimental methods as well as practice analyzing and interpreting data. Students are expected to recognise the significance of technological innovations, professional and ethical responsibilities in research. Students will be able to analyze and present research results in writing and in oral presentations as well as understanding scope and limits of qualitative and qualitative research methodologies.
PSCI601 MOLECULAR APPROACHES IN PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES 3 3 0 8
The research methods course introduces student to principal and modern concepts of research. This course helps the student to build an analytical and systematic link between theory and practice. Students will be able to develop skills in carrying out literature search using electronic databases, catalogues and print media using proper referencing methods, conduct preliminary literature review, familiarize in experimental methods as well as practice analyzing and interpreting data. Students are expected to recognise the significance of technological innovations, professional and ethical responsibilities in research. Students will be able to analyze and present research results in writing and in oral presentations as well as understanding scope and limits of qualitative and qualitative research methodologies.
PSCIXX1 AREA ELECTIVE 3 3 0
PSCIXX2 AREA ELECTIVE 3 3 0
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
PSCI602 ADVANCED PHARMACEUTICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES 3 3 0 8
This multidisciplinary, integrated course, introduces the students to the modern concepts and applications used in biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences. This course, focused on principles of carrying out laboratory based, molecular, basic research, covers main techniques and technologies used in pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences as well as providing information on their daily use in research labs. Students are expected to learn and effectively used several search portals to access prominent papers in the field and read/reference/present the discussed techniques/discoveries effectively. They are also expected to write and present research proposals covering the discussed techniques and topics as well as evaluating their and their peers’ work critically.
PSCI690 SEMINAR 0 1 0 8
In the seminar course, students are expected to carry out literature review on the particular subject they are planning to develop their theses on. Students are expected to use published research articles and the electronic databases that they are presented on efficiently and excell at reaching the information needed to carry out a successful research project. While carrying out literature review, students will also be trained on forming a hypothesis and gaining critical thinking skills to reach the ability in critically evaluating both published and ongoing work as well as the project that they will be working on to complete their theses. The seminar course will introduce the students with scientific writing skills as well as enhancing their presentation skills in group setting.
PSCIXX3 AREA ELECTIVE 3 3 0
PSCIXX4 AREA ELECTIVE 3 3 0
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
PSCI600 THESIS 0 0 0 30
This course includes supervisor independent research on a topic agreed between the student and the supervisor (a faculty member) that is also approved by the Administrative Committee of the institution of Graduate studies. Research leads to production of a thesis. It must provide contributions to the field of pharmaceutical sciences. Student must register to this course on no later than the fourth semester of his/her PhD. study. Thesis will be evaluated by a jury of five members of the university and two from other universities. The jury will decide if the subject is relevant to overall aims and objectives of the program and if the university facilities can cover the whole process.
PSCI650 QUALIFYING EXAM 0 0 0
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
PSCI607 MEDICINAL SIGNIFICANCE OF NATURAL PRODUCTS 3 3 0
The natural products obtained from plants, microorganisms, algae etc. and their biomedical uses will be studied in this course. A discussion of bioassay-directed screening, the isolation, structure determination, biosynthesis, partial synthesis and total chemical synthesis of organic natural products of medicinal significance. Examples of the classes of compounds to be considered include steroid hormones, cardiac glycosides, alkaloids, antibiotics, terpenes, and the like. Different plants used in pharmaceutical sciences and biomedical sciences as well as the potential of not yet studied plants will be evaluated. Extraction methods aimed at extracting the active ingredients and the methods used to test these ingredients on eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells will be discussed.
BIOE636 METABOLISM AND CELLULAR ADAPTATION 3 3 0
PRCO503 ADVANCED PHARMACOGNOSY I 3 2 2
The plant and animal kingdom as source of drugs, General methods associated with the phytochemical investigation pf herbal products; Extraction of plant Material, separation and isolation of constituents: Sublimation, distillation, Fractional liberation, fractional chrystallization, Adsorbsion chromatography, Partition chromatagraphy, High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), ThinLayer Chromatography(TLC), Gas-Liquid chromatography, Gel filtration chromatography, Electrochromatography, Basic metabolic pathways and the origin of secondary metabolites; Enzymes, Photosynthesis, Carbohydrate utilization, Glycosides, Fats and Fatty acids,, Aromatic biosynthesis, The shikimic acid pathway, The acetate hypothesis Amino acids biosynthesis, Peptides and proteins, Isoprenoid compounds The mevalonic acid pathway, Secondary metabolites, Stress compounds, Discovering new lead compounds in pharmaceutical research and development. Phytochemical variation within a species.
PRCO512 MORPHOLOGICAL AND MICROSCOPIC DEFINITIONS OF VEGETABLE DRUGS 3 3 0
PSCI605 RESEARCH ETHICS 3 3 0
Ethical aspects of research, both at the clinical, molecular and pharmaceutical level are discussed in this course. Ethical regulations of drug research in humans, local and national ethics committees, duties and responsibilities of the Declaration of Helsinki, regulations about the drug research, good clinical practice guidelines, good laboratory practices, bias in research and clinical trials, randomization, blinded and nonblinded trials, informed written consent, placebo-ethics, nocebo-ethics, special patient groups and private drug trials on the methods to be used in children, pregnant women and the elderly, drug research, drug research about the regulations. Using experimental controls and interpretation of experimental results that will ultimately affect human life and well-being will also be discussed.
PSCI623 CHRONOBIOLOGY AND CHRONOPHARMACOLOGY 3 3 0
The main topics are molecular basis of biological rhythms, internal clocks and their messengers, principles of clinical chronobiology, physiology and pharmacology of melatonin, data processing in chronobiological studies, rhythmic variations in the activity of gastrointestinal, hepatic, renal, respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine systems in healthy and unhealthy conditions, chronobiology of human sleep and sleep disorders, chronobiology of blood pressure and chronotherapy in cardiovascular disorders, nocturnal asthma and chronotherapy, chronobiology in laboratory medicine, cancer chronobiology and treatment approaches, and administration time dependent differences in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs. Chronobiological implications for the treatment of sleep disorders, chronotoxicology, pain management and shift-work related outcomes of health will also be considered.
PSCI624 BASICS IN PHARMACOLOGY 3 3 0
Topics include the terms and definitions in Pharmacology, drug nomenclature, drug classification, drug formulations, principles of rational drug usage, mechanisms for diffusion and transport of drugs within the body, routes for drug administration, principals of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion, apparent volume of distribution and clinical importance, clinical concepts for drug clearence, adjustment of drug dosages in hepatic and renal disorders, factors influencing drug pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, reasons of variability in drug responses between individuals, drug-drug, drug-diet and drug-test interactions, pharmacogenetic and pharmacogenomic aspects in drug action, drug usage in special patient populations such as childhood, elderly and pregnancy, theories for mechanisms of drug effect, and concentration-effect relationships.
PRCO504 ADVANCED PHARMACOGNOSY-II 3 2 2
HCOM566 COMMUNICATION METHODS USED IN HEALTH SECTOR 3 3 0
The aim of this course is to examine communication and marketing methods which health institutions prefer to use to reach foreign patients and to examine the channels that patients prefer to use to reach hospitals. In this course, students will understand the factors affecting the preferences of foreign patients, such as the reputation and brand values of countries and health organizations, price, quality service. They will learn the communication and marketing methods used by the countries, cities and health organizations. At the end of this course, students will have a comprehensive understanding of medical and health travel and will learn how medical travel services are marketed around the world, competition and best practices in different countries.
HCOM567 HEALTHCARE, TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS AND DIGITALIZATION 3 3 0
Technological developments and digital technologies change lives and completely reconstruct the health environment. Digital developments take patients to the center, and a new status quo and new roles are emerging for both the patient and health professionals and specialists. To this end, this course will inform the health sector employees of developments and new technologies and will increase the awareness of the participants about digitalization. The course will focus on developments and changes in the sector. The trends that shape the future of health and medicine, strengthened patients, health games, augmented reality and virtual reality, telemedicine and remote care, personalized medicine, and hospitals of the future are among the topics to be covered in this course.
PSCI609 ADVANCED BIOTECHNOLOGY 3 3 0
In this course molecular techniques used in biotechnology and biotechnological tools are discussed. Students are expected to be able to fully classify, implement and express the molecular basis of major biotechnology techniques. Describing, applying and assessing the basic principles and techniques of pharmaceutical biotechnology are among the covered topics. In this course, students will learn how to illustrate, judge and critically evaluate the important features of new advances in pharmaceutical biotechnology as well as being able to search and interpret multidisciplinary scientific articles. As part of the interactive course plan, the students will also get to gain experience in critically reflecting, summarizing and presenting on biotechnology methods and techniques using scientific literature.
PSCI619 INJECTABLE DOSAGE FORMS 3 3 0
Pyrogen and control methods, water purification (FILTRATION) ion exchange, reverse osmosis, distillation, heat transfer, water for injection free from dissolved gas, CO2 free water are the main subjects which will be discussed in this course. Routes of administration, solvent used for parenteral dosage forms will be covered. Besides, hardness of water, types of water, water purification methods , distillation, as well as heat transfer, pyrogen tests, storage of water, CIP and SIP, formulation of injectable dosage forms, visual inspection and automatic inspection systems; mixing vessels, types of stirrers, isotonicity, dialysis solutions, filtration, sterilization, containers consisting of glass and plastic; closures, washing of containers and closures; filling of ampules, HVAC system, environmental cleanliness will be widely discussed in this lecture.
PSCI628 POISONOUS PLANTS 3 3 0
In this course, the important poisonous plants used in the Mediterranean countries and their characteristics will be introduced. Information will be given about the regions where the plants are distributed, their characteristics and the points that should be taken into consideration in their use for therapeutic purposes. The Family and the genus of the species like Digitalis ferruginea (Scrophulariaceae), Atropa belladonnae (Solanaceae), Aconitum napellus (Ranunculaceae), Colchicum autumnale (Liliaceae), Matricaria chamomilla and Echinacea purpurea (Asteraceae), which of them have ethnobotaniccal use to threat various diseases. Plant collection, drying, storage and how to use the plants will be described. Due to the toxic compounds they contain, information will be given about the issues needs to be taken into consideration during use. In addition, literature review of poisonous plants with medicinal use will be explained.