Second Cycle Programmes    (Master's Degree)
Master (with thesis) - Institute of Health Sciences - Neurological Sciences - Electrodiagnosis Neurology
General Description  |  Key Learning Outcomes  |  Course Structure Diagram with Credits
General Description ^
The Electrodiagnostic Medicine Master’s program with thesis at the Institute of Health Sciences, began accepting students from 1998.
Qualification Awarded
Students who successfully complete the Electrodiagnostic Medicine Master’s program with thesis get the title of “Master of Science in Neurological Sciences”.
Specific Admission Requirements
Being graduated from Faculty of Medicine, Specialist in Neurology, to score at least 60 points (quantative field) at the ALES Exam (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı - Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam), to be successful at the Scientific Assessment and the interview.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
According to the Higher Education Legislation formal education is performed. Students enrolled in the electrodiagnostic medicine graduate programs of other universities’ may apply for transfers. In the case the student is enrolled in a graduate program at our University, which of the courses the student has taken while enrolled in a graduate program at another university, would be considered to be of the minimum course load will be decided upon the proposal of the supervisor and the relevant Department Board; and the approval of the Institute's Board of Directors.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The program consists of a minimum of fifteen courses of not less than a total of 21 local credits, a seminar course and thesis work. Graduate study program consists of compulsory and elective courses. The program is 60 ECTS credits in total. Students who successfully completed the theoretical and practical courses; and successfully defended their master’s thesis in front of the jury; and scored at least an average of 2.5 (over 4) are entitled to receive the master’s diploma.
Profile of The Programme
This program, is structured to introduce the enrolled student to basic concepts, original research areas, research techniques and current education and training applications regarding electrodiagnostic neurology; as well as to allow the students undertake a research project that will contribute to their academic development, and to contribute to the education of new specialists while preparing them for the doctoral level of education.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
As academic staff at national and international higher education institutions, as neurology specialist with master of science in neurological sciences at hospitals of the Ministry of Health, at state or special hospitals (as a specialist in electrophysiology).
Access to Further Studies
Upon successful completion of a master's degree, graduates may apply to doctoral programs in their fields or in multi-disciplinary areas provided that they scored enough points at the ALES test and have English language competency; and are accepted if they are successful in the interview.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
In general, 40% of in-year assessments (practical and theoretical courses, mid-term exams) and 60% of year-end assessments (final exam, assignments, projects, etc.); and the master’s thesis of the student should be considered as successful by the academic jury.
Graduation Requirements
To successfully complete the courses (at least 21 credits) and hospital practices; and to successfully defend their master’s thesis in front of the jury; and to score at least an average of 2.5 (over 4)
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Kayıhan Uluç, MD, Associate Professor in Neurology and Specialist in Clinical Neurophysiology Marmara Üniversitesi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Nöroloji ABD, Pendik, İstanbul Tel: 0216-6570606 / 8035; e-mai:
The program will enable interaction at national and international levels in order to reinforce the education and training of the students. At the department, there are necessary equipment and experience needed to perform clinical studies.
Key Learning Outcomes ^
1 To learn the anatomical, physiological and clinical basics of the electrophysiological study
2 To recognize the devices that are used in electrophysiological studies, to learn the settings of the devices and to learn to use of the devices
3 To learn the theoretical and practical basics of nerve conduction studies and to assess them
4 To assess the theoretical and practical basics of needle EMG studies
5 To assess the theoretical and practical basics of evoked potential studies
6 To learn the neuromuscular disorders in theoretical
7 To learn the electrophysiological studies that are assessed in neuromuscular disorders and to practice these electrophysiological techniques
8 To learn how to write a detailed report
9 To create and develop a project in central and peripheral nervous system disorders, in muscle and neuromuscular junction disorders and to follow the legal procedures
10 To learn the clinical and electrophysiological asssement of movement disorders
11 To learn the general evaluation of autonomic nervous system, ANS disorders and electrophysiological evaluation of ANS
12 To learn the basics and assessment of EEG
Course Structure Diagram with Credits ^
T : Theoretical P: Practice