Second Cycle Programmes    (Master's Degree)
Master (with thesis) - Institute of Health Sciences - Child Health and Disease - Allergy-Immunology
General Description  |  Key Learning Outcomes  |  Course Structure Diagram with Credits
General Description ^
Allergy-Immunology Department is about research on Immunology, Immune Deficiencies and Stem Cell and this department aims to educate qualified researchers who have enough accumulation of knowledge. It aims to educate also scientists on using and learnin techniques of Allergy, Immunology and Stem Cell laboratories for doctorate and non-thesis master programs.
Qualification Awarded
Master’s Degree in “Pediatric Allergy-Immunology” is awarded to the graduates who have successfully fulfilled all programme requirements.
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Bachelor's Degree and willing to enroll in the Master's programme may apply to the Directorate of the Graduate School with sufficient score (at least 60 out of 100) from the Academic Staff and Graduate Study Education Exam (ALES) conducted by Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) or GRE Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score equivalent to ALES score of 60. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The results of the evaluation are announced by the Directorate of Graduate School.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
The rules for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. A student who is currently enrolled in a Master's Degree programme in the same discipline at another institution and has successfully completed at least one semester, upon submitting all required documents before the deadline, may transfer to the Master's Programme at Marmara University upon the recommendation of the department administration and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The decision taken will also include eligibility for exemption from some course requirements of the graduate program. Students who transfer from another university must be successful in UDS or Toefl. Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The programme consists of a minimum of seven courses delivered within the graduate programme of the department and in related fields, one seminar course, and thesis, with a minimum of 21 local credits. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The duration of the programme is four semesters. The maximum period to complete course work in a masters program with thesis is 4 semesters. However, with the approval of their advisors, students can in subsequent semesters take additional departmental courses with or without credits. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 120 ECTS. A student may take undergraduate courses on the condition that the courses have not been taken during the undergraduate program. However, at most two of these courses may be counted to the Master's course load and credits. Students must register for thesis work and the Specialization Field course offered by his supervisor every semester following the semester, in which the supervisor is appointed. A student who has completed work on the thesis within the time period, must write a thesis, using the data collected, according to the specifications of the Graduate School Thesis Writing Guide. The thesis must be defended in front of a jury. The Master's thesis jury is appointed on the recommendations of the relevant Department Chairperson and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The jury is composed of the thesis supervisor and 3 to 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to one may be selected from another Department or another University. In case the jury consists of 3 members, the co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". The Department Chairperson will inform the Director of the Graduate School, in writing, of the jury's decision within 3 days. To correct or change a thesis found incomplete and/or inadequate by the jury, the jury must specify in its report that such corrections are necessary. A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to three months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
Department includes compulsory and non-compulsory courses on Immunology, Methods of Immunology and Allergy, Stem Cells.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Hospitals, Universities and Research Centers, and Government Agencies
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who successfully completed the Master's Degree may apply to doctorate (third cycle) programmes in the same or in related disciplines.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
The final grade is based on the mid-term examination grade, the final examination grade and/or evaluation of final project, with the contributions of 40% and 60%, respectively.
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations”.
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Marmara University Faculty of Medicine Department of Allergy-Immunology Pendik/Istanbul Assoc. Prof. Tunç Akkoç +90 216 6254545 (3536)
Immunodeficiency Research and Application Center, Pediatric Immunology Laboratory, Pediatric Allergy Laboratory
Key Learning Outcomes ^
1 To search medline for a scientific topic and present it
2 To have knowledge about allergic reactions
3 To develop animal models of allerjic asthma
4 To have a knowledge about basic rutin and research laboratory applications
5 To have a knowledge about immune system and healthy/unhealthy induviculas
6 To have a knowledge about location and mechanisms of stem cells in immune system
7 Bring innovation to science or to develop a scientific method of determining goals and objectives
8 To evaluate and critically analyse about published researchs on allergy, immunology and stem cells
9 To integrate the knowledge in allergy, immunology and stem cells with other disciplines and set multidisciplinary areas of study
10 To assimilate research ethical values
Course Structure Diagram with Credits ^
T : Theoretical P: Practice
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 AIM701 Allergy Testing Techniques I Compulsory 2 4 6
2 AIM703 Laboratory Techniques in Allergy Immunology I Compulsory 1 4 5
3 AIM705 Animal Models I Compulsory 2 4 6
4 AIM707 Immunological Techniques I Compulsory 2 2 4
5 AIM709 Basic Immunology I Compulsory 3 2 5
6 AIM-S1-YL Elective - 1 Elective 2 2 4
Total 12 18 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 AIM700 Seminar Compulsory 0 2 2
2 AIM702 Allergy Testing Techniques II Compulsory 2 4 6
3 AIM704 Laboratory Techniques in Allergy Immunology II Compulsory 1 4 5
4 AIM706 Animal Models II Compulsory 2 4 5
5 AIM708 Immunologic Techniques II Compulsory 2 2 4
6 AIM710 Basic Immunology II Compulsory 3 2 4
7 AIM-S2-YL Elective - 2 Elective 3 0 4
Total 13 18 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 Thesis Compulsory 60
1 . Semester > AIM-S1-YL Elective - 1
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 AIM711 Clinical Allergy Immunology I Compulsory 3 0 4
2 AIM713 Molecular Immunology I Compulsory 2 2 4
2 . Semester > AIM-S2-YL Elective - 2
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 AIM711 Clinical Allergy Immunology I Compulsory 3 0 4
2 AIM713 Molecular Immunology I Compulsory 2 2 4