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Veterinary Parasitology Master Degree Programme
Qualification Awarded

Students are awarded with a Second Cycle Degree in Parasitology upon succesful of all the requirments in the curriculum programme and fulfilling all other requirements.

Level of Qualification

Second Cycle Degree

Objectives

The aim of the Parasitology Second Cycle Degree Programme in is not only to prepare qualified and wise graduates according to the needs of our country but also to increase the number of teaching staff and specialists that are the needs of the universities. With this aim, its main orientation is; to train scientists who have scientific thinking ability, knowledge and research skills.



 

Specific Admission Requirements

The graduates of the Veterinary Faculty, the Dentistry Faculty, the Faculty of Medicine, the Science Faculty Department of Biology, the Fishery Products Faculty and the Nursing College can apply to the Veterinary Parasitology Master Degree Program. To apply for applying for admission to the Second Cycle Degree in Parasitology, the prospective student should get at least 55 from (ALES) in the grade category that s/he is applying for should get the equivalent grade from GRE, GMAT. In addition, the prospective student should get one of the exams from ÜDS or KPDS (national foreign language exams)

Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

Parasitology Second Cycle Degree Programme students who are registered with vertical transfer have the right to request the recognition of their prior learning. For the recognition of their prior learning, they should submit their transcript and course contents to the relevant department in the first week of their registration semester.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The requirements for getting Second Cycle Degree Programme in Veterinary Parasitology are to complete 120 ECTS credit hours including at least seven courses the credit of which is above 21 National Credits, a seminar and thesis study.

Students should:

successfully complete at least 7 different graduate courses from the following list offered below,  have totally minimum of 21 national credits (60 ECTS credits, including graduate seminar), take special studies course (with supervisorship) on the thesis subject (10 ECTS credits for each semester), prepare and defende thesis,
obtain a cumulative grade point average of at least 70 on a 100 scale.
Profile of The Programme

Upon successful completion of the programme, the student;

Possesses vast knowledge of a field of study in veterinary medicine at expert level pursuant to the proficiency of bachelor level. Integrates the knowledge of his field of expertise with information from other fields of discipline, interprets them and offers scientific solutions where a solution is needed. Seeks and develops ways of solution for regional and global issues pertaining to the field through communication with professional stakeholders and usage of expert level knowledge obtained from the undergraduate study received. Reviews the knowledge and skills obtained over the course of the graduate study in a critical way, determines the new information to be acquired and knowledge sources, attends activities to fulfil the existing learning needs. Possesses an advanced level of technological literacy for professional practices along with the ability to use software that might be needed for social purposes. Conceptualizes the field-related events and phenomena; analyses the scientific techniques and methods and interprets the results; builds sloution oriented analyses or methods; offers solutions and/or treatment alternatives in accordance with the data acquired.                 
Program Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this program, the students will be able to;
 1-  Gains knowledge of parasitic disesases.
 2-  Becomes able to distinguish the parasitic diseases from other diseases.
 3-  Becomes able to apply the effective diagnosis and treatment alternatives of parasitic diseases.
 4-  Becomes able to develop control programs regarding parasitic diseases.
 5-  Becomes able to follow the researches about parasitic diseases.
 6-  Becomes able to develop programs related to the protection of human and animal health.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates

The students become specialists in Veterinary Parasitology and they can work in the universities or in private sector.

Access to Further Studies

It is possible for the Parasitology Second Cycle Programme students to continue their third cycle education after second cycle degree.

Examination Regulations, Assesment and Grading

Examinations are composed of one mid-term and one final exam. In order a student to take the final exam, s/he should attend at least 70% of theoretical courses and 80% of applied and laboratory studies. The examinations can be in written form, oral form, written-application form, oral-application form or project form. The course grade is calculated by adding 40% of mid-term grade to the 60% of the final exam. To be accepted as successful from the course, the second cycle degree students should get at least 70(CC) out of 100. The final exam results should be 70 (CC) in order to pass the course.

Graduation Requirements

The requirements for getting Second Cycle Degree Programme in Veterinary Parasitology are to complete 120 ECTS credit hours including at least seven courses the credit of which is above 21 National Credits, a seminar and thesis study.

Mode of Study
Full - Time
ECTS Coordinator

ECTS Coordinator:
Ramazan ADANIR, Assist.Prof.Dr.

Contact

Mehmet Akif Ersoy University,
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Parasitology, 15100-BURDUR/TURKEY
E-Mail: radanir@mehmetakif.edu.tr
Tel: +90 248 248 213 20 00/2133

An important note: Students who is in coursework (first and second semesters); in addition to compulsory courses, by choosing from the existing pool of elective courses, in order to complete the 30 ECTS per semester, will complete the remaining credits.

Course & Program Outcomes Matrix
Course Unit Title P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6
Acaricide and insecticide and application methods 5 5 5 5 5 5
Antelmentics and anthelmentic resistance 5 5 5 5 5 5
Apicomplexa infections 5 5 5 5 5 5
Application of statistical methods in scientificresearchs
Babesiosis and theileriosis 5 5 5 5 5 5
Bee diseases 4 5 5 4 5 4
Cestod diseases 5 5 5 5 5 5
Classification of helmints, general characteristics of trematod, cestod and nematods 5 5 5 5 5 5
Clinical helmintology 5 5 5 5 5 5
Coccidiosis, sarcosporidiose, cryptosporidiosis, toxoplasmosis 5 5 5 5 5 5
Collection and keeping of helminths 5 5 5 5 5 5
Collection of ınsects and acars 5 5 5 5 5 5
Control and treatment of helminth diseases 5 5 5 5 5 5
Diagnostic methods of protozoons 5 5 5 5 5 5
Echinococcosis 5 5 5 5 5 5
Elective Lectures
Fish diseases 4 5 5 4 5 4
General parasitology 5 5 5 5 5 5
Helmintic zoonoses 5 5 5 5 5 5
Identification of helminths 5 5 5 5 5 5
Identification, biology and epidemiology of insects 5 5 5 5 5 5
Immunology and serology of parasitic diseases 5 5 5 5 5 5
Important hosts in helminths 5 5 5 5 5 5
Laboratory diagnosis methods of helminth diseases 5 5 5 5 5 5
Master Thesis Studies 5 5 5 5 5 5
Medically important arthropods 5 5 5 5 5 5
Nematod Diseases 5 5 5 5 5 5
Patogenesis of parasitic diseases
Sarcomastigophora 5 5 5 5 5 5
Scientificresearch techniques, article writing and ethics 1 1 1 5 5 1
Seminar 5 5 5 5 5 5
Special Studies 5 5 5 5 5 5
Specialization Field Course
Species that belog to nemathomorpha, hirudinea, pentastomida, acanthocephala. 5 5 5 5 5 5
Supervisorship 5 5 5 5 5 5
Taxonomy, morphology, biology and epidemiology of diptera 5 5 5 5 5 5
Tick Species, identification and control methods 5 5 5 5 5 5
Treatment of protozoal diseases 5 5 5 5 5 5
Trematoda diseases 5 5 5 5 5 5
Vectors and their parasitism 5 5 5 5 5 5
Zoonosis arthropoda and protozoa 5 5 5 5 5 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)

Students should:

  • successfully complete at least 7 different graduate courses from the following list offered below,
  •  have totally minimum of 21 national credits, (60 ECTS credits, including graduate seminar)
  • take special studies course on the thesis subject, (20 ECTS credits),
  • prepare and defende thesis, (40 ECTS credits),
  • obtain a cumulative grade point average of at least 70 on a 100 scale.
 

   1stYear (Fall Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  03ENOD102 Scientificresearch techniques, article writing and ethics Required 2 3
  03VPR1102 Cestod diseases Required 3.5 4
  03VPR1400 Supervisorship Required 0 2
  03VPR1103 Nematod Diseases Required 3.5 3
  03VPR1101 Trematoda diseases Required 2.5 3
  03VPR1600 Specialization Field Course Required 0 6
- Elective Lectures   0 9
    Total : 11.5 30


   1stYear (Spring Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  03VPR1105 Apicomplexa infections Required 2.5 3
  03ENOD101 Application of statistical methods in scientificresearchs Required 1,5 3
  03VPR1400 Supervisorship Required 0 2
  03VPR1106 Tick Species, identification and control methods Required 3 3
  03VPR1104 Sarcomastigophora Required 2.5 3
  03VPR1500 Seminar Required 0 6
  03VPR1600 Specialization Field Course Required 0 6
- Elective Lectures   0 4
    Total : 9 30
    Annual Total : 20.5 60


   2ndYear (Fall Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  03VPR1400 Supervisorship Required 0 2
  03VPR1700 Master Thesis Studies Required 0 22
  03VPR1600 Special Studies Required 0 6
    Total : 0 30


   2ndYear (Spring Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  03VPR1400 Supervisorship Required 0 2
  03VPR1700 Master Thesis Studies Required 0 22
  03VPR1600 Special Studies Required 0 6
    Total : 0 30
    Annual Total : 0 60




  Electives
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  03VPR1223 Acaricide and insecticide and application methods Elective 3 2
  03VPR1211 Antelmentics and anthelmentic resistance Elective 2 3
  03VPR1225 Bee diseases Elective 3 3
  03VPR1212 Babesiosis and theileriosis Elective 3 4
  03VPR1226 Fish diseases Elective 2 2
  03VPR1213 Coccidiosis, sarcosporidiose, cryptosporidiosis, toxoplasmosis Elective 2.5 4
  03VPR1217 Taxonomy, morphology, biology and epidemiology of diptera Elective 2.5 4
  03VPR1210 Echinococcosis Elective 1.5 3
  03VPR1201 General parasitology Elective 3.5 4
  03VPR1202 Control and treatment of helminth diseases Elective 3.5 3
  03VPR1203 Laboratory diagnosis methods of helminth diseases Elective 4 5
  03VPR1205 Helmintic zoonoses Elective 1 2
  03VPR1206 Important hosts in helminths Elective 2 3
  03VPR1204 Identification of helminths Elective 3 2
  03VPR1208 Classification of helmints, general characteristics of trematod, cestod and nematods Elective 4 5
  03VPR1209 Collection and keeping of helminths Elective 2.5 3
  03VPR1219 Collection of ınsects and acars Elective 2.5 3
  03VPR1218 Identification, biology and epidemiology of insects Elective 2.5 3
  03VPR1207 Clinical helmintology Elective 3 4
  03VPR1227 Species that belog to nemathomorpha, hirudinea, pentastomida, acanthocephala. Elective 3 2
  03VPR1222 Immunology and serology of parasitic diseases Elective 2.5 3
  03VPR1224 Patogenesis of parasitic diseases Elective 2.5 2
  03VPR1215 Treatment of protozoal diseases Elective 2 3
  03VPR1214 Diagnostic methods of protozoons Elective 3 4
  03VPR1220 Medically important arthropods Elective 1 2
  03VPR1216 Vectors and their parasitism Elective 2.5 3
  03VPR1221 Zoonosis arthropoda and protozoa Elective 2 3
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