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    Faculty of Education

Microbiology Ph.D. Program

1. General Information

Department of Microbiology was constituted by Dr. Filiz AKSIT in 1977. While it was served as a single laboratory including Microbiology, Biochemistry, Hematology and Blood Bank at first, it located to a place designed for Microbiology Department in 1981, and microbiological tests for routine and research were enriched in terms of the number, variety and quality; first comprehensive and reliable epidemiological data were started to be obtained relevant to Microbiology of Infectious Diseases in Eskisehir region. Our department was relocated to Meselik Campus of our University in 1990. Currently it serves with Divisions of Bacteriology, Mycology, Mycobacteriology, Parasitology, Virology-Immunology-Serology, Molecular Microbiology, Steril material and Media preparation, Decontamination and washing, Patient admission in the Central Laboratory of Hospital and Emergency Laboratory for 24 hours. Our department is connected to Laboratory and Hospital Information Systems (LIS and HIS) and there is a conference room and a library including internet.

Teaching staff of our department lecture the Microbiology lessons and summer internships to Medical Faculty, Vocational School of Health Services and Eskisehir Health High School in our university since 1981. In addition, Microbiology lessons of Faculty of Pharmacy had been carried out for 20 years by our department. Our department has taken place in Faculty of Open Education Programs (Book writing and TV courses) of Anadolu University. Master and PhD programs are also available in our department.

Medical doctors are admitted as research assistant by Medical Specialty Exam (TUS) and after four years of education, Medical Microbiology Specialist title is given to them in our department. During the education of research assistants, theoretical and practical lessons according to core curriculum are given, student laboratory practices of Medical Faculty, SHMYO and ESYO are prepared and performed by them, at least two seminars and four articles were prepared. They were included to routine clinical laboratory serving in all units of our department. Finally all activities of them are followed and evaluated by a certificate.

All culture methods for bacteria and fungi (aerobic, anaerobic, microaerofilic, 5-10% CO2 incubator, etc.) are performed; identification and antimicrobial susceptibility tests are carried out by using both manual and automated methods (Phoenix, Bactec 9240 automated blood culture, Bactec 460 radiometric Mycobacteria, etc.). All stained and native microscopical microbiological examinations including fluorescent staining are performed. Parasitological tests based on microscopical examination including direct fresh examination, concentration and staining examination, FAT and culture techniques are performed.

Immunological and serological based tests including salmonellosis, brucellosis, syphilis, infectious mononucleosis, viral hepatitis (HAV, HBV, HCV, HDV, HEV) TORCH (Toxoplasma, Rubella, CMV), other viral and parasitic diseases (measles , mumps, HIV, rotavirus, RSV, Parvovirus, Echinococcosis, Leishmania, Amibiazis, etc.) are carried out by mostly automated systems. In addition, in vitro allergy tests supported by specific IgE, total IgE, ECP and phadiatop tests are performed. PCR and newer qualitative and/or quantitative nucleic acid-based tests for detection of Hepatitis-B, Hepatitis-C, cytomegalovirus, tuberculosis, herpes simplex virus 1 and 2, Parvovirus, Papillomavirus infections can be performed in Molecular Microbiology Laboratory in our department.

2. Title Conferred

Medical Microbiology Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

3. Level of Qualification

Doctorate Program

4. Access Requirements

To appeal to the doctorate program the applicant must have a diploma for Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinaryora license diploma or graduate diploma for Faculty of Pharmacy (programs with at least 10 semesters, except the prep classes). The applicant must have a minimum score of 55 in the nonverbal section of ALES (70 for applicant with a license diploma) of the National Graduate Record Examination. The basic science scores of Specialty in Medicine (TUS) more than 50 can be used instead of ALES score. The certified foreign language score (UDS) must be minimum 55 or an equivalent score in any other tests approved bythe Interuniversity Council (ÜAK).

5. Acceptance of Former Educations

This is determined with the Regulations by the Board of Higher Education.

6. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The student must succeed all lectures that were selected. And the average score must not be under 3.00. The student must complete minimum 63 ECTS credits, must be successful in the proficiency exam and submit a successful PhD thesis.

7. Program Profile (Objectives)

The doctorate program in Medical Microbiology is designed to provide training for students whose career objectives are research/teaching positions.

8. Program Qualification (Outputs)

To learn the basic theoretical knowledges related to the fields of microbiology and clinical microbiology, as well as applied education in the clinical microbiology laboratory.

9. Employment Opportunities

The opportunity to work,as researchers and/orteaching staff in several Institutes, Faculties and Colleges. Also opportunity to work in the public or private health facilities or health-related organizations (pharmaceutical companies, medical devices  and  kits marketing companies, etc.)

10. Access to Higher Educational Programs

Holders of this degree may apply to post-doctorate programs.

11. Exams, Measurement and Evaluation

Measurement and Evaluation for each course are described in detail in the “course information forms”.

12. Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements are described in the        QualificationRequirements and Regulations above.

13. Mode of Study

Full time

14. Addresses and CommunicationInformations (Head and Deputy of Department and Erasmus Coordinator)

EskişehirOsmangazi University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Microbiology, 26480 Meşelik/Eskişehir.

Phone number :+90 222 239 29 79-4550

Head of Department: Prof.Dr.Gül Durmaz

Co-Head of Department: Prof.Dr.Filiz Akşit

Co-Head of Department: Doç.Dr. Yasemin Öz

15. Department Resources

There is a possibility to perform the experimental and clinical researches related with bacteriology, mycology, virology and parasitology by many traditionaland rapiddiagnostictestsin Microbiology Laboratory in our department.

16. Academic Staff

Prof. Dr. Gül DURMAZ

Prof. Dr. Filiz AKŞİT

Prof. Dr. Yurdanur AKGÜN

Prof. Dr. Tercan US

.Prof. Dr. Nihal DOĞAN

Assos.Prof. Dr. Abdurrahman KİREMİTÇİ

Assos. Prof. Dr. Yasemin ÖZ

Assos. Prof. Dr. Nilgün KAŞİFOĞLU

Res. Assist. Dr. Emrah AYDIN

Res. Assist. Dr. Semra ÖZ

Res. Assist. Dr. Egemen GÖKBOLAT

Res. Assist. Dr. Suat YILDIZ


17. Objectives & Learning Outcomes (T.Y.Y.Ç)