Institute of Graduate Studies

Medical Physiology

About the Program

Medical physiology is the basic medical science examining the tasks of the cells, tissues, organs and systems that comprise the human structure, the mechanisms of performing these tasks the cause-and-effect connections, as well as the relations of these structures with each other and outside world, and explains this based on the results of experiments conducted with positive science laws and scientific methods.

The aim of the PhD program in Medical Physiology is to educate a scientist who possesses a certain knowledge and skills in the field of medical physiology, has the ability to conduct scientific research, access to information, evaluate and interpret information, and possesses the ethical and social qualities of the universal scientist. The doctoral education program consists of courses, proficiency exam, thesis proposal, thesis study and thesis defense exam.

The study period is 4 years. The first three semesters are the course period, the fourth semester is the proficiency exam and the next two years is the thesis period. The student conducts the course period in consultation with a faculty member and at least one faculty member to conduct his thesis work. To graduate from the program; a minimum of 240 ECTS credits must be completed including at least eight courses provided that it is not less than 60 ECTS in one academic year, seminars, proficiency exam, dissertation proposal and thesis study.

When they have completed the Doctorate Program in Physiology, the graduates can take the title of the doctor and participate in the academic staff in the departments of physiology of medical faculties of universities. They can conduct healthcare projects in public institutions or private sectors. They can also continue their studies abroad in various universities or research units.

The department is mainly involved in exercise physiology, aging, endocrine system physiology, electrophysiology, neurophysiology, blood physiology, cardiovascular system physiology.


The knowledge in the field of general medical physiology, literature knowledge and laboratory skills related to at least one research subject have reached international level; To cultivate a medical physiology specialist who carries the ethical and social qualities of the universal scientist.


Adequate knowledge of medical physiology and other fundamental medical sciences to support physiology information,

Current literature information on research subjects,

The ability to pursue developments in medical physiology and research,

 Information on laboratory safety and Research ethics,

The ability to use basic laboratory devices and special devices for the subject matter,

 Provide the ability to make presentations and transfer information

The language of education is Turkish.

Academic staff

Prof. Güler ÖZTÜRK

Prof. Seyit ANKARALI

Assoc.Prof. Ferihan ÇETİN