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Veterinary Internal Medicine Master Degree Programme
Qualification Awarded

Students can graduate as “Veterinary Internal Medicine Master with thesis” degree after successfully completing the Master programme in Internal Medicine.

Level of Qualification

Second Cycle

Objectives

Aim of the Master Programme is

- To give ability to make a research, reach the knowledge needed, interpret and discuss the scientific events comprehensively and give a new point of view,- To educate qualified staff have true, well equipped, current knowledge in Internal Medicine field who can diagnose, treat and apply preventive veterinary medicine duties about diseases,- To determine scientist nominees in this second cycle programme who has scientific notion and succeeded before getting in the faculty structure to sustain well equipped and intellectual academic staff.

Specific Admission Requirements

Only graduate students from Faculty of Vet. Med. can apply to Veterinary Internal Medicine Master Programme. The referred students must have 55 standard points of ALES score to the applicant type of program or, have an equivalent point from GRE or GMAT exams and must have at least applied to YDS.

Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

Transfer students who enroll Master in Veterinary Internal Medicine programme may request to be categorized as exempt from the courses they had previously succeeded in the program they studied before. For this purpose, they must submit transcript and contents of the courses learnt with a petition to the relevant department in first week of the registered semester.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Internal Medicine Master Programme contains not less than a total of 21 national credits (a total of 120 ECTS) at least seven courses, a seminar course and thesis work.

Profile of The Programme

Master Programme in Internal Medicine aims to train skilled and wise graduates that our country need and to increase the number of academic staff and specialized professionals that universities need.

Program Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this program, the students will be able to;
 1-  Students will have improved knowledge about veterinary medicine working field at master degree depending on their graduate degree qualification.
 2-  Student will have a skill that can combine and analyze master topics with another disciplines’ knowledge topics and make offers and scientific knowledge when needed to contribute the solution.
 3-  Student will use the information gained at the level of expertise in the field of education and communicate with professional stakeholders about developing solutions to regional and international problems about their profession, solve the problem and interpret the results.
 4-  Student will evaluate the skills and knowledge with a criticizing way gained in master education, determine new informations and information sources about work field which have priority and attend to necessary learning activities.
 5-  Student will use the technological materials when needed in both levels of professional practices and social relations effectively.
 6-  Student will conceptualize events and facts related to the field; investigate scientific technics and methods, interpret results; construct analysis and methods for problems; create solution and/or provide an alternative treatment according to obtained datas.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates

Students trained in Veterinary Internal Medicine Master programme are specialized in Internal Medicine and can find working opportunities at either in universities or private sector after this education.

Access to Further Studies

After completing Master in Internal Medicine, students may continue their education on a PhD.

Examination Regulations, Assesment and Grading

There are at least 1 midterm and 1 final exam. Student must attend to 70% of theoretical courses and 80% of clinic, lab and practices to enter the final exam. Exams may be done as writing, vocal, writing-practising vocal-practising or project. Passing grade will be calculated as 40% of midterm exam plus 60% of final exam. To pass a course, pass grade must be 70 out of 100 (CC). Final exam grade must be at least 70 (CC).

Graduation Requirements

To graduate form Master Programme in Internal Medicine student must complete at least 21 national credits (Total 120 ECTS), 7 courses, 1 seminar course and thesis study.

Mode of Study
Full - Time
ECTS Coordinator

Prof. Dr. Mehmet KARACA

Contact

Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Faculty of Vet. Med., Dep. of Internal Medicine, 15030-BURDUR
E-mail: mkaraca@mehmetakif.edu.tr
Telephone: +90 248 213 22 09

Course & Program Outcomes Matrix
Course Unit Title P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6
Specialization Field Course
Anemia and Treatment in Domestic Animals 5 3 4
Autoimmune Diseases in Domestic Animals 5 3 4
Behavioral Development and Behavioral Disorders in Puppies 5 3 4 5
Biochemical Parameters and Clinical Usage 3 5 3 4 5
Blood and Blood-Forming Organ Diseases in Domestic Animals 5 3 4
Blood Parasites in Sheep 5 3 4 5
Blood Types and Blood Transfusion in Dogs and Cats 5 3 4
Cardiovascular System Diseases in Farm Animals 5 3 4
Cardiovascular Sytem Diseases in Cats and Dogs 5 3 4
Clinic Hematology 5 3 4
Clinical Drug Information and Drug Selection 5 3 4
Diagnosis and Treatment of Blood Parasites in Animals 5 3 4
Diagnosis and Treatment of Respiratory System Diseases in Farm Animals 5 3 4
Diseases With Pain in Horses and Differential Diagnosis 5 3 4 5
Diseases With Polyuria-Polydipsia in Domestic Animals 5 3 4 5
Disorders Characterized With Seizures in Dogs and Cats 3 5 1 4 5
Elective Lectures
Endocrine System Disorders in Cats and Dogs 5 3 4
Endoscopy Of Respiratory Tract Of Horses 5 5 2 2 5 4
Exotic Animal Diseases 5 3 4
Gastritis in Dogs and General Treatment Principles 5 3 4 5
Gastrointestinal Diseases in Ruminants 5 3 4 3 5
Gastrointestinal System Diseases in Cats and Dogs 5 3 4
Gastrointestinal System Diseases in Horses 5 3 4
General Examination Methods in Animals 5 3 4
General Treatment Principles In Internal Medicine 3 5 4 2 3 5
General Treatment Principles in Toxication in Cats and Dogs 5 3 4 5
Heart Physiology and Electrocardiographic Assessments 5 3 3 4 5
Herd Health 5 5 2 2 2 5
Imaging Techniques and Clinical Usage 5 3 3 4 5
Infectious Diseases in Cats and Dogs 5 4 3 4 5
Infectious Diseases in Ruminants 5 3 4 3 5
Integumentary Diseases in Cats and Dogs 5 3 4
Integumentary Diseases in Farm Animals 5 3 4
Interpretation of Laboratory Findings in Internal Medicine 5 3 4
Liquid-Electrolyte and Acid-Base Balance Disorders in Animals and Treatment 5 3 4
Master Thesis Study 5 3 4
Medical Theraphy of Neural Diseases In Cats and Dog 3 5 5 2 3 5
Metabolic Diseases in Ruminants 5 3 4 3 5
Metabolic Diseases Of Dogs And Cats 2 5 5 5 2 5
Neonatal Diseases in Calf and Lambs 3 4 3 5
Nervous System Diseases in Cats and Dogs 5 3 4
Nervous System Diseases in Farm Animals 5 3 4
Pancreas and Liver Diseases in Cats and Dogs 5 3 4
Pancreas and Liver Diseases in Farm Animals 5 3 4
Preventive Medicine in Cattle Enterprises 5 3 4 5
Preventive Medicine in Sheep Enterprises 5 3 4 5
Principles of General Treatment in Internal Medicine 5 3 4
Reporting Techniques in Forensic Veterinary Medicine 5 3 4
Respiratory System Diseases in Cats and Dogs 5 3 4
Respiratory System Diseases in Horses 5 3 4
Scientific Research Methods, Article Writing and Ethics 4 4 5
Seminar 4 5 5
Specialization Field Course 5 4 5 4
Supervisorship 5 5 4
Swine Internal Diseases-I 5 3 4
Swine Internal Diseases-II 5 3 4
Syptomatology and Differential Diagnosis 5 3 4
Systemic Fungal Diseases In Dogs and Cats 5 5 5 1 5 3
Toxications in Domestic Animals and General Treatment Principles 5 3 4
Trace Element Deficiencies in Farm Animals 5 3 4
Urinary System Diseases in Cats and Dogs 5 3 4
Urinary System Diseases in Ruminants 5 3 4
Urine Crystals And Uroliths In Animals 5 4 1 1 3 5
Usage of Statistical Methods in Scientific Researches 3 4
Vaccines and Biological Substances Used For Preventive Purpose in Cats and Dogs 5 3 4
Vaccines and Biological Substances Used For Preventive Purpose in Farm Animals 5 3 4
Veterinary Emergency Internal Medicine 5 3 4
Viral Diseases of Sheep and Goats 5 4 5 2 2 5
Vitamin Deficiency Diseases in Animals 5 3 4
Zoonotic Diseases and Preventation Methods 5 3 4
Zoonotic Diseases of The Dogs and Cats 2 5 5 2 2 5
Evaluation Questionnaires
 THE OVERALL EVALUATION OF THE COURSE V. Good Good Average Poor V. Poor No Idea
 1. Stating the content and objectives at the beginning of the course
 2. Supplementing the course with current issues
 3. The clarity of the exam questions and their appropriateness to the course
 4. The contribution of the course to your knowledge and skills
 5. Access to the course sources
 6. The relativeness of the course compared to the other courses in the department
 7. The selection of the sources according to the objectives of the course
 8. The contribution of the assignments to the course
 
 THE EVALUATION OF THE INSTRUCTOR Very Good Good Average Poor Very Poor No Idea
 1. The way the instructor handles the course
 2. The instructor's competence in answering the questions in the class
 3. The instructor's encouragement to take part in the class by allowing different ideas and comments
 4. The instructor's preparation for the class
 5. The efficient use of class time
 6. The instructor's in-class management
 7. The instructor's objective evaluation of the exams and assignments
 8. The instructor's punctual and regular attendance
 9. The instructor's rapport with the students
 10. The availability of the instructor’s time except for the class time and the sufficiency of the time s/he allocates to you
 
 LEVEL OF THE CONTRIBUTION OF COURSE OUTCOMES TO PROGRAMME COMPETENCIES 5 4 3 2 1 X
Graduates who successfully complete this program;
 1. have high level information and skills supported by the course books that include the most recent information, application equipment and other scientific sources related to education technologies, teaching profession, general information and basic sciences; use these informations and skills in daily life and in jobs,
 2. examine and evaluate concepts about education technology and teaching profession, ideas and data with scientific methods; diagnose, analyze and discuss complicated problems and subjects; develop suggestions based on scientific discoveries and evidences,
 3. inform the audiences who are not expert and do not have information about education technology and teaching profession; express related ideas about these problems and solutions with written and oral,
 4. have learning to learn, self control, critical thinking, creative thinking skills and perform independent studies related to study field,
 5. get responsibilities and try to produce solutions when faced with unexpected and complicated cases in applications of education technologies and teaching professions,
 6. know students’ interests, wishes and needs; know social, cultural and economic properties of families and environment; plan, apply and manage learning and teaching process suitable for these properties; get students active participation in learning process,
 7. know information about education technologies and teaching professions and comprehend adequately; have information about foreign language in level of communicating with professional colleagues,
 8. have information about computer software and hardware in level of teaching computer and information and communication technologies courses and supporting other teachers; use information and communication technologies,
 9. consider social, scientific and ethic values in levels of gathering data, analyzing, interpreting, announcing when doing teaching professions or working in private sector, being researcher or source of data,
 10. continuously try to develop with doing self assessment; be on new information and ideas ; play affective role in developing of themselves and their intuition; know and behave according to the laws about their job, main values and principles, know the rights about job security and social security; have conscious about protecting social values and environment,
 11. evaluate students’ improvement and learning, get students to evaluate themselves and other students; use the results of evaluation for better instruction; share the results with student, family, managers and teachers.

 WORKLOAD DETERMINATION - ECTS
 1. Your percentage of attendance
 2. Did you do any preparations for this course? (except some activites like quiz, homework, labs,mid-term exams, final exams)

    

a. If yes, preparation time per week (hour)

 3. Did you do any assignments as a part of this course?

    

a. If yes, number of the assignments done

b. Average time spent in preparing the assignment (hour)

 4. Did you prepare any presentations or seminars as a part of this course?

    

a. If yes, number of the presentation/seminar done

b. Average time spent in preparing each presentation/seminar (hour)

 5. Did you take a midterm exam in this course?

    

a. If yes,number of the mid-term exams you done

b. The average time you spent on preparing for each mid-term exam (hour)

 6. Did you make any projects as a part of this course?

    

a. If yes, number of the projects done

b. The average time you spent on doing each project (hour)

 7. Did you attend any laboratory work as a part of this course?

    

a.If yes, number of the laboratory works you attended

b.The average time you spent on each work (hour)

 8. Did you attend any field surveys as a part of this course?

    

a. If yes, number of field surveys you attended

b. If yes, the average time you spent on each survey (hour)

 9. Did you take the final exam of this course?

    

a. If yes, the average time you spent on the final exam (hour)

 

   1stYear (Fall Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  03ENOD102 Scientific Research Methods, Article Writing and Ethics Required 2 3
  03VIH1400 Supervisorship Required 0 2
  03VIH1101 Gastrointestinal System Diseases in Cats and Dogs Required 3 4
  03VIH1600 Specialization Field Course Required 0 6
- Elective Lectures   0 12
    Total : 5 27


   1stYear (Spring Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  03ENOD101 Usage of Statistical Methods in Scientific Researches Required 1,5 3
  03VIH1103 Neonatal Diseases in Calf and Lambs Required 3 4
  03VIH1400 Supervisorship Required 0 2
  03VIH1501 Seminar Required 0 6
  03VIH1600 Specialization Field Course Required 0 6
- Elective Lectures   0 6
    Total : 4 27
    Annual Total : 9 54


   2ndYear (Fall Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  03VIH1400 Supervisorship Required 0 2
  03VIH1600 Specialization Field Course Required 0 6
  03VIH1700 Master Thesis Study Required 0 22
    Total : 0 30


   2ndYear (Spring Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  03VIH1400 Supervisorship Required 0 2
  03VIH1600 Specialization Field Course Required 0 6
  03VIH1700 Master Thesis Study Required 0 22
    Total : 0 30
    Annual Total : 0 60




  Electives
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  03VIH1245 Diseases With Pain in Horses and Differential Diagnosis Elective 1 2
  03VIH1223 Gastrointestinal System Diseases in Horses Elective 2 3
  03VIH1230 Respiratory System Diseases in Horses Elective 1 2
  03VIH1258 Endoscopy Of Respiratory Tract Of Horses Elective 2 5
  03VIH1225 Biochemical Parameters and Clinical Usage Elective 2 3
  03VIH1210 Integumentary Diseases in Farm Animals Elective 1 2
  03VIH1235 Trace Element Deficiencies in Farm Animals Elective 1 2
  03VIH1227 Cardiovascular System Diseases in Farm Animals Elective 1 2
  03VIH1241 Vaccines and Biological Substances Used For Preventive Purpose in Farm Animals Elective 2 3
  03VIH1253 Metabolic Diseases in Ruminants Elective 2 3
  03VIH1217 Pancreas and Liver Diseases in Farm Animals Elective 1 2
  03VIH1212 Nervous System Diseases in Farm Animals Elective 2 3
  03VIH1204 Diagnosis and Treatment of Respiratory System Diseases in Farm Animals Elective 2 3
  03VIH1239 Swine Internal Diseases-I Elective 2 3
  03VIH1240 Swine Internal Diseases-II Elective 2 3
  03VIH1219 Exotic Animal Diseases Elective 2 3
  03VIH1234 Anemia and Treatment in Domestic Animals Elective 1 2
  03VIH1211 Blood and Blood-Forming Organ Diseases in Domestic Animals Elective 2 3
  03VIH1233 Autoimmune Diseases in Domestic Animals Elective 2 3
  03VIH1244 Diseases With Polyuria-Polydipsia in Domestic Animals Elective 1 2
  03VIH1214 Toxications in Domestic Animals and General Treatment Principles Elective 2 3
  03VIH1224 Imaging Techniques and Clinical Usage Elective 1,5 3
  03VIH1201 General Examination Methods in Animals Elective 2,5 3
  03VIH1259 Urine Crystals And Uroliths In Animals Elective 2 5
  03VIH1228 Diagnosis and Treatment of Blood Parasites in Animals Elective 1,5 3
  03VIH1213 Liquid-Electrolyte and Acid-Base Balance Disorders in Animals and Treatment Elective 2 3
  03VIH1205 Vitamin Deficiency Diseases in Animals Elective 1 2
  03VIH1202 Principles of General Treatment in Internal Medicine Elective 2 3
  03VIH1255 General Treatment Principles In Internal Medicine Elective 2 5
  03VIH1203 Interpretation of Laboratory Findings in Internal Medicine Elective 2 3
  03VIH1229 Heart Physiology and Electrocardiographic Assessments Elective 1 2
  03VIH1243 General Treatment Principles in Toxication in Cats and Dogs Elective 1 2
  03VIH1232 Integumentary Diseases in Cats and Dogs Elective 2 3
  03VIH1236 Endocrine System Disorders in Cats and Dogs Elective 1 2
  03VIH1254 Infectious Diseases in Cats and Dogs Elective 2 3
  03VIH1237 Blood Types and Blood Transfusion in Dogs and Cats Elective 1,5 3
  03VIH1206 Cardiovascular Sytem Diseases in Cats and Dogs Elective 1 2
  03VIH1242 Vaccines and Biological Substances Used For Preventive Purpose in Cats and Dogs Elective 1 2
  03VIH1209 Pancreas and Liver Diseases in Cats and Dogs Elective 2 3
  03VIH1216 Nervous System Diseases in Cats and Dogs Elective 1 2
  03VIH1262 Medical Theraphy of Neural Diseases In Cats and Dog Elective 2 5
  03VIH1215 Respiratory System Diseases in Cats and Dogs Elective 1 2
  03VIH1231 Urinary System Diseases in Cats and Dogs Elective 1 2
  03VIH1222 Clinic Hematology Elective 2 3
  03VIH1226 Clinical Drug Information and Drug Selection Elective 1 2
  03VIH1260 Viral Diseases of Sheep and Goats Elective 2 5
  03VIH1248 Preventive Medicine in Sheep Enterprises Elective 1 2
  03VIH1250 Blood Parasites in Sheep Elective 1 2
  03VIH1261 Metabolic Diseases Of Dogs And Cats Elective 2 5
  03VIH1257 Disorders Characterized With Seizures in Dogs and Cats Elective 2 5
  03VIH1263 Zoonotic Diseases of The Dogs and Cats Elective 2 5
  03VIH1264 Systemic Fungal Diseases In Dogs and Cats Elective 2 5
  03VIH1249 Gastritis in Dogs and General Treatment Principles Elective 1 2
  03VIH1252 Infectious Diseases in Ruminants Elective 2 3
  03VIH1251 Gastrointestinal Diseases in Ruminants Elective 2 3
  03VIH1207 Urinary System Diseases in Ruminants Elective 2 3
  03VIH1221 Syptomatology and Differential Diagnosis Elective 1 2
  03VIH1247 Preventive Medicine in Cattle Enterprises Elective 1 2
  03VIH1256 Herd Health Elective 2 5
  03VIH1220 Veterinary Emergency Internal Medicine Elective 1 2
  03VIH1238 Reporting Techniques in Forensic Veterinary Medicine Elective 1 2
  03VIH1246 Behavioral Development and Behavioral Disorders in Puppies Elective 1 2
  03VIH1218 Zoonotic Diseases and Preventation Methods Elective 2 3
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