Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary program which aims to explain the structural and functional properties of the nervous system during normal processes or pathology. The aim of Istanbul Medipol University Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Neuroscience is to train excellent scholars with broad theoretical and practical knowledge and ability to research in an international level. After completing the required introductory courses, students are offered two sets of elective courses under the running head of Cellular and Cognitive Neuroscience. Placements to either area will be made during application. Cellular Neuroscience area offers the opportunity of working on animals and/or isolated tissues and cells. The main method used in the cellular neuroscience research lab is cell culture. Under cognitive neuroscience area research opportunities include designing human studies with both voluntary healthy participants and patients suffering from neurodegenerative and cognitive pathologies. The lab also offers a unique translational area where both groups collide to work on animal models for behavioral studies.
Admission Dates: 01 - 14.06.2015
Admission Dates: 01 - 14.06.2015
1Aim And Scope
To give the students required background to understand and take part in current researches in neuroscience by delivering them the basic knowledge regarding the mechanisms of functioning of nervous system from molecular level to behaviour.
2Level Of Qualification & Qualification Awarded
Second Cycle (Master’s Degree) QF-EHEA: 2.Level EQF-LLL: 7. Level
3Qualification Requirements And Regulations
Students who have completed all of the courses, practices, and clinical training and who have taken the 90 ECTS excluding preparatory class have a right to receive a diploma. Graduation eligibility is determined by academic average score. For this purpose, the sum of the weighted scores of all courses taken throughout the education of dentistry is divided by the sum of ECTS values.
4Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning
Students can apply to be excused from the courses that they previously completed in another graduate institution or equivalent institution. Their requests are decided by the board of governors of the School, which considers the opinion of the lecturer responsible for that course.The students cannot request to be excused from the elective courses and the courses in the modules.
5Course Structure & ECTS Credits
A IM To give the students required background to understand and take part in current researches in neuroscience by delivering them the basic knowledge regarding the mechanisms of functioning of nervous system from molecular level to behaviour. KNOWLEDGE Theoretical/FactualHas the essential knowledge about the structure and functioning of the nervous system. Knows the essential scientific questions of neuroscience and current fields of research. SKILLS Cognitive/PracticalAble to explain main scientific questions regarding neuroscience. Able to comment on related scientific researches with respect to rational, method and results. COMPETENCY Ability to work independently and take responsibilityAble to participate neuroscience research teams; individually undertake the responsibility of the work assigned and perform it independently.Learning CompetenceAble to evaluate all new information regarding the field and associate them based on available knowledge. Communication and Social CompetenceUses the communication and computer technology effectively in theoretical and practical studies. Able to present theoretical or research data orally or written in Turkish as well in English languages.Field-based CompetenceAdheres to ethical values and behaves according to dynamics of social responsibility. Behaves in accordance with the principle that neuroscience research should eventually aim clinical implications and benefit.