3321 BIOPHYSICS

GENERAL INFORMATION
Biophysics is a scientific discipline which applies physical and biological methods into the biological systems. Scientific and technological advances improve research methods at a molecular level. Molecular biophysics aims to research biomolecules, and their place in normal and pathological processes in living organisms. Our department was established based on the molecular biophysical research methods in health sciences.

Objective
The aim of the MSc program in biophysics is to graduate MSc students as research staff to be able to work in industry as researchers and scientists at universities with R&D experience holding internationally recognized scientific background in health sciences.


Admission Requirements
Students must have a First cycle degree, an acceptable score on a centralized graduate entrance exam, placement through local oral/written exam and certificate of English proficiency.

Graduation Requirements
Students must complete the required course load (21 PAU credits) with a CGPA of at least 3.00/4.00; present a research seminar and successfully prepare and defend a thesis.

Career Opportunties
Students who graduate have the opportunity to be employed at universities as PhD candidates and as researchers in the industrial R/D departments in related fields and disciplines.

Qualification Awarded
Biophysics

Level of Qualification
Second Cycle (Master's Degree)

Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of previous structured lectures in Turkish Higher Education Institutions, transitions in vertical, horizontal and university are realized within the scope of the "Higher Education Regulations", "REGULATION BETWEEN THE BACHELORS AND GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS, ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRANSITION BETWEEN DOUBLE MAJOR DALL, SIDE DALL AND CREDIT TRANSFER STANDARDS

Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Students must complete the required course load (21 PAU credits) with a CGPA of at least 3.00/4.00; present a research seminar and successfully prepare and defend a thesis.

Access to Further Studies
May apply to PhD programs

Mode of Study
Full Time

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Measurement and evaluation methods that is applied for each course, is detailed in "Course Structure&ECTS Credits".

Contact (Programme Director or Equivalent)
PositionName SurnamePhoneFaxE-Mail
 Prof. Dr. EROL ÖMER ATALAY+90 258 296 2487 eatalay@pau.edu.tr


PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
1Students learn about the structure of matter, chemical bonds and molecular development, biological processes, membranes, acid-base balance, biophysical characteristics of the body fluids.
2Students learn about the effects of electricity on tissues, nuclear radiations and their effects on tissues, radiation molecule interactions
3Students learn about molecular structure of living systems, bioenergetics, information theory, molecular biophysics and cell differentiation, proliferation and cancer problems.
4Students learn about the Biophysics of molecules, genetic relations and interactions, DNA structure and replication, gene structure and function, and mutations.
5Students learn about Protein synthesis (translation), genetic codes, gene regulation, recombinant DNA technology, polymorphisms, and molecular evolution.
6Students learn about Bioengineering and biotechnological approaches, recombinant targeting molecules, peptide/phage display, immuno-biophysics.
7Students learn about Cellular and molecular evolution, cell and membrane biophysics.
8 Students learn about the Cellular mechanism of the embryological development, immune system, nervous system, immuno-biophysics.
9Students learn about Acid base balance and its parameters, blood gases, pH, pO2, pCO2, and viscosity.
10Students learn about Molecular interactions, SPR (surface plasmon resonance), FTIR, FRET, protein-protein and nucleic acid-protein interactions
11Students learn about Immuno-biophysical concepts, components of the immune system, structure and function relationships.
12 Students learn about Bioinformatical concepts, molecular modeling and simulation, DNA/protein data banks.
13Students learn about Molecular biological techniques, DNA sequencing, PCR, RFLP, SNP, haplotype analysis.
14Students learn about Medical imaging technologies.
15Students learn about the History of medicine and biophysics, research ethics, ethical concepts of science and publication of the research data.
16Students gain Presentation skills.
TEACHING & LEARNING METHODS
NameComments
LecturingLecturing is one of the methods that come first, where the teacher is in the center. It is a method where the teacher actively describes topics and the students are passive listeners. With this method, lesson proceeds in the form of report, description and explanation.
DebateDepending on the situation, debate is a tool that allows all students, or a specific portion of the class to participate in the lesson. In this method, members of the group discuss a topic by addressing the various points of view and discuss alternative opinions about problem-solving.
DemonstrationIn this method the teacher demonstrates, an experiment, test, in front of the class. And then assists students to do so too. Students learn not only by just by looking and watching, but also by taking part and participating. This method is usually applied when teaching skills.
Problem SolvingThe name given to any doubt or ambiguity that arises is, a problem. Problems which usually have a role in human life, that have preventing or annoying aspects are solved by considering the stages of scientific methods. (a) Problems are determined. (b) The problem is identified. 
Simulation Expresses situations where in real life learning is dangerous, difficult to reach and expensive and where students work on models which are very similar to the real thing. For example, before airplane pilots and astronauts embark their aircrafts and spacecrafts, they perform applications
ProjectProject-based learning is a learning way which leads students to deal with interesting problems and to create extraordinary products at the end of this. It allows students to use their creativity and it requires them to look at events perceptively.
Testing Means reaching results by using various information with certain mechanisms, which are set up to imitate natural events in artificial environments and to have students take a certain topics and applying them to reach certain aims/objectives. Nature researchers, scientists, and educators
Brainstorming Brainstorming is a group work process that has been regulated to reach solutions for a problem without limitations or evaluation. The purpose of brainstorming is to make it easier for students to express themselves and to generate ideas. This technique is used as a high-level discussion

Learning Outcomes - NQF-HETR Relation
NQF-HETR CategoryNQF-HETR Sub-CategoryNQF-HETRLearning Outcomes
INFORMATION  01
INFORMATION  02
SKILLS  01
SKILLS  02
SKILLS  03
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 01
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 02
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 03
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 04
COMPETENCIESCompetence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility 01
COMPETENCIESCompetence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility 02
COMPETENCIESCompetence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility 03
COMPETENCIESField Specific Competencies 01
COMPETENCIESField Specific Competencies 02
COMPETENCIESField Specific Competencies 03
COMPETENCIESLearning Competence 01
    

Learning Outcomes - Fields of Education Relation (Academic)
FOE CategoryFOE Sub-CategoryFOELearning Outcomes
INFORMATION  01
INFORMATION  02
SKILLS  01
SKILLS  02
SKILLS  03
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 01
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 02
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 03
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 04
COMPETENCIESCompetence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility 01
COMPETENCIESCompetence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility 02
COMPETENCIESCompetence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility 03
COMPETENCIESField Specific Competencies 01
COMPETENCIESField Specific Competencies 02
COMPETENCIESField Specific Competencies 03
COMPETENCIESField Specific Competencies 04
COMPETENCIESLearning Competence 01
    

Learning Outcomes - Fields of Education Relation (Vocational)
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COURS STRUCTURE & ECTS CREDITS
Year :
Course Plan

1st Semester Course Plan
Course CodeCourse TitleL+P HourECTSCourse Type
BYF 503 BIOPHYSICS-I 3+0 7,5 Compulsory
SBE 501 DEVELOPMENT OF MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH ETHICS 1+0 4 Compulsory
BYF 509 BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH METHODS I 2+2 7,5 Compulsory
- Elective 2+0 4 Elective
- Elective 1+0 2 Elective
- Elective 2+0 5 Elective
  Total 30  
1st Semester Elective Groups : Elective
Course CodeCourse TitleL+P HourECTSCourse Type
BYF 505 RADIATION BIOPHYSICS I 2+05Elective
BYF 507 MUSCLE AND NERVE BIOPHYSICS I 3+04Elective
BYF 511 GENETIC ENGINEERING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY I 2+04Elective
BYF 513 BIOSENSORS I 2+04Elective
BYF 518 BİOENERGETİCS 2+04Elective
BYF 519 HISTORY OF BIOPHYSICS 1+05Elective
BYF 520 INTRODUCTION MATHEMATICAL BIOPHYSICS 2+24Elective
BYF 521 BIOPHYSICAL ASPECTS OF HUMAN ANATOMY 1+24Elective
1st Semester Elective Groups : Elective
Course CodeCourse TitleL+P HourECTSCourse Type
BYF 519 HISTORY OF BIOPHYSICS 1+02Elective
1st Semester Elective Groups : Elective
Course CodeCourse TitleL+P HourECTSCourse Type
BYF 505 RADIATION BIOPHYSICS I 2+05Elective

2nd Semester Course Plan
Course CodeCourse TitleL+P HourECTSCourse Type
BYF 550 SEMINAR 0+0 7,5 Compulsory
- Elective 2+0 7,5 Elective
- Elective 2+2 7,5 Elective
- Elective 2+2 7,5 Elective
  Total 30  
2nd Semester Elective Groups : Elective
Course CodeCourse TitleL+P HourECTSCourse Type
BYF 508 MUSCLE AND NERVE BIOPHYSICS II 3+07,5Elective
BYF 510 BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH METHODS II 2+27,5Elective
BYF 512 GENETIC ENGINEERING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY II 2+07,5Elective
BYF 514 BIOSENSORS II 2+07,5Elective
BYF 518 BİOENERGETİCS 2+07,5Elective
2nd Semester Elective Groups : Elective
Course CodeCourse TitleL+P HourECTSCourse Type
BYF 504 BIOPHYSICS II 3+07,5Elective
BYF 506 RADIATION BIOPHYSICS II 2+07,5Elective
BYF 510 BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH METHODS II 2+27,5Elective

3rd Semester Course Plan
Course CodeCourse TitleL+P HourECTSCourse Type
BYF 500 MASTER'S THESIS 0+0 20 Compulsory
BYF 700 FIELD OF STUDY COURSE 6+0 10 Compulsory
  Total 30  

4th Semester Course Plan
Course CodeCourse TitleL+P HourECTSCourse Type
BYF 700 FIELD OF STUDY COURSE 6+0 10 Compulsory
BYF 500 MASTER'S THESIS 0+0 20 Compulsory
  Total 30  


COURSE & PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
Year : Compulsory Courses
Course TitleC/EPO 01PO 02PO 03PO 04PO 05PO 06PO 07PO 08PO 09PO 10PO 11PO 12PO 13PO 14PO 15PO 16
BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH METHODS IC********  * *   
BIOPHYSICS-IC************ *  
DEVELOPMENT OF MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH ETHICSC*   **     ****
EXPERTISE FIELD COURSESC                
FIELD OF STUDY COURSEC****************
MASTER'S THESISC****************
SEMINARC****************
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Elective Courses
Course TitleC/EPO 01PO 02PO 03PO 04PO 05PO 06PO 07PO 08PO 09PO 10PO 11PO 12PO 13PO 14PO 15PO 16
BIOPHYSICAL ASPECTS OF HUMAN ANATOMYE**** ***** * *  
BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH METHODS IIE* *****  *  **  
BIOPHYSICS IIE******** *** *  
BIOSENSORS IE* ***** ******  
BIOSENSORS IIE* ****  ******  
BİOENERGETİCSE*** * *  *   *  
GENETIC ENGINEERING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY IE* ****** ****   
GENETIC ENGINEERING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY IIE*  ***** ****   
HISTORY OF BIOPHYSICSE              * 
INTRODUCTION MATHEMATICAL BIOPHYSICSE************    
MUSCLE AND NERVE BIOPHYSICS IE*******      *  
MUSCLE AND NERVE BIOPHYSICS IIE******** *****  
RADIATION BIOPHYSICS IE***** **  *  *  
RADIATION BIOPHYSICS IIE********  *  *  
L+P: Lecture and Practice
C: Compulsory
E: Elective
PQ: Program Learning Outcomes
TH [5]: Too High
H [4]: High
M [3]: Medium
L [2]: Low
TL [1]: Too Low
None [0]: None
FOE [0]: Field of Education
NQF-HETR : National Qualifications Framework For Higher Education in Turkey
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