Institute of Graduate Studies

Molecular Oncology

  1. About the Program

In order to understand the cancer mechanism, prevent the cancer and be more successful in the cancer treatment, interdisciplinary studies are needed. Molecular oncology is an interdisciplinary field, which includes molecular biology, medicine, biotechnology, genetics, bioengineering, microbiology and biochemistry. With the help of collaborative studies with the molecular biology field, early diagnosis of cancers by using non-invasive methods, estimation and control of cancer progression with sensitive methods, and modern and more effective personalized treatments method will be possible.

The interdisciplinary research to be performed in the field of molecular oncology will not only improve the overall health, but also contribute to the prevention of labor losses and the improvement of the economy.

  1. Application Requirements

To apply for the program; candidates must have a bachelor’s/master degree from the faculties of Turkey or abroad whose equivalency is accepted by Turkish Council of Higher Education (YÖK). In addition, candidates must take the ALES exam. Admission of the students will be based on the result of the exam conducted by the Institute of the Medical Sciences.

Candidates who apply to the Program with an undergraduate degree;

  1. must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 out of 4, or 85 out of 100.
  2. must have a minimum ALES Score of 80 in the score type of the program which they will apply to.

Candidates who apply to the Program with a master degree;

  1. must have a master degree in science or art from Turkey or abroad whose equivalency is accepted by Turkish Council of Higher Education (YÖK).
  2. must have a minimum ALES score of 70 in the quantitative (SAY) score type (Score requirement for TUS is 55).
  3. must have obtained a minimum score of 60 in a central foreign language examination or an international examination recognized by the Turkish Council of Higher Education (YÖK), or an international foreign language exam recognized by the Turkish Measuring, Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM).

Admission process is carried out in accordance with the requirements specified in the Graduate Education Regulations of Istanbul Medeniyet University.

Applications are evaluated and the admission is finalized based on the total score of the following percentages of required exams; 50% of ALES score, 20% of bachelor/master GPA score, 30% of interview or written exam result. Final score must be at least 65 in order to be taken into the admission process.

  1. Program Qualifications

Molecular Oncology PhD students are expected to acquire the following knowledge, skills and behaviors for their graduation:

  1. To gain experimental skills in the field of molecular oncology, to be able to perform original research projects, to gain the ability to make the research results available in clinical applications, and to adapt the developed.
  2. To get the basic and clinical cancer background, to obtain the basic laboratory skills, to have the oncology information required for doing oncology research, and to be able to collect the experimental data, analyze and report the data statistically.
  3. As a researcher, to be able to specialize in the fields of molecular biology of cancer, in personal diagnosis and treatment methods in cancer.

  1. Academic Staff

Prof. Dr. Nihat DİLSİZ

Prof. Dr. Mahmut GÜMÜŞ

Associate Prof. Dr. Nagehan ERSOY TUNALI

Asst. Prof. Dr Filiz KISAAYAK ÇOLLAK

Asst. Prof. Dr Ümmühan DEMİR

  1.  Curriculum

1. YARIYIL

DERSİN KODU

DERSİN ADI

TEORİK

UYGULAMA

KREDİ

AKTS KREDİ

MONK 701

Moleküler Onkolojide Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemleri ve Yayın Etiği

3

0

3

7

MONK 703

Moleküler Onkolojinin Temelleri

3

0

3

7

MONK xxx

SEÇİMLİK DERS

7

MONK xxx

SEÇİMLİK DERS

7

TOPLAM

28

2. YARIYIL

DERSİN KODU

DERSİN ADI

TEORİK

UYGULAMA

KREDİ

AKTS KREDİ

MONK 702

Temel Laboratuvar Teknikleri ve Laboratuvar Güvenliği

2

2

3

7

MONK 704

Kanser Biyolojisi

3

0

3

7

MONK 750

Seminer

1

2

0

4

MONK xxx

SEÇİMLİK DERS

7

MONK xxx

SEÇİMLİK DERS

7

TOPLAM

32

DERSLERİN GENEL TOPLAMI

60

SEÇİMLİK DERSLER 1. YARIYIL

DERSİN KODU

DERSİN ADI

TEORİK

UYGULAMA

KREDİ

AKTS KREDİ

MONK 705

Kanser Genetiği

3

0

3

7

MONK 707

Kanser Biyokimyası

3

0

3

7

MONK 709

Kanserde Sinyal İletim Mekanizmaları

3

0

3

7

MONK 711

Kanser Türlerinin Moleküler Biyolojisi

3

0

3

7

MONK 713

Kimyasal Karsinogenez ve Etkileri

3

0

3

7

MONK 715

Tümör İmmünolojisi

3

0

3

7

MONK 717

Metastaz Biyolojisi 

3

0

3

7

SEÇİMLİK DERSLER 2. YARIYIL

DERSİN KODU

DERSİN ADI

TEORİK

UYGULAMA

KREDİ

AKTS KREDİ

MONK 706

Kanser Hücre Kültürü ve Uygulamaları

2

2

3

7

MONK 708

Deney Hayvanları ve Uygulama Yöntemleri

2

2

3

7

MONK 710

Kanserde Bireyselleştirilmiş Tıp Uygulamaları

3

0

3

7

MONK 712

Moleküler Onkolojide Deneysel Hayvan Modelleri

3

0

3

7

MONK 714

Translasyonel Onkoloji

3

0

3

7

MONK 716

Moleküler Kanser Araştırmalarında Biyoinformatik Uygulamalar

2

2

3

7

DERSİN KODU

DERSİN ADI

TEORİK

UYGULAMA

KREDİ

AKTS KREDİ

MONK 760

Yeterlik Sınavı

0

0

0

30

MONK 770

Tez Önerisi

0

0

0

30

MONK 780

Uzmanlık Alan Dersi

4

0

0

30

MONK 790

Doktora Tezi

0

0

0

90

GENEL TOPLAM

240

  1. Graduation Requirements

PhD program is consisted of core and selective courses, qualification exam, thesis proposal and thesis defense exams in accordance with the Graduate Education Regulation of İstanbul Medeniyet University. To graduate from the program, students must successfully complete the 240 ECTS credits.

  1. Employment Opportunities

Job opportunities in the Academy and in the field of Medicine and Pharmacy are available.

  1. Contact

Prof. Dr. Nihat Dilsiz

Phone: +90 (216) 2803214

E-mail: nihat.dilsiz@medeniyet.edu.tr