3601 BIOPHYSICS PhD

GENERAL INFORMATION
Biophysics is a scientific discipline which applies physical and biological methods into the biological systems. Scientific and technological advances improved the research methods at molecular level. Molecular biophysics aims the research vision on 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 PhD program in biophysics is to graduate PhD students as research staff to be able to work in industry, researcher and scientist in the universities with R&D experience holding internationally recognized scientific background in health sciences.


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

Graduation Requirements
Students should hold and present a detailed expertise in research design and apply individually using at least one of the molecular diagnostic and/or research methods and be able to discuss, process and present the obtained data for the international scientific community as a scientist.

Career Opportunties
PhD program graduates can be employed in the universities as academician and as R/D resarcher in private and governmental organizations.

Qualification Awarded
Biophysics Phd

Level of Qualification
Third Cycle (Doctorate Degree)

Recognition of Prior Learning
A successful student who has completed at least one semester in another institution / department of the university or another post-graduate program of another higher education institution may be admitted to the post-graduate programs by horizontal transfer. The conditions for acceptance by horizontal transfer are determined by the Senate.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Students should hold and present a detailed expertise in research design and apply individually using at least one of the molecular diagnostic and/or research methods and be able to discuss, process and present the obtained data for the international scientific community as a scientist.

Access to Further Studies
A student graduated with a good PhD Degree may carry on an academic carrier as a lecturer or post doctorate researcher.

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 biophysical characteristics of the body fluids.
2Students learn about biological processes and thermodynamics.
3Stıudents learn about radiation, radiation molecule interactions, the effects of radiation in tissues and organisms.
4Students learn about molecular structure of living systems, bioenergetic concepts.
5Students learn about information theory, processing of information in living systems, biophysics of sensation.
6Students learn about molecular biophysics and cell differentiation, proliferation, cancer problem.
7Students learn about biophysics of the molecules, genetic relations and interactions, DNA structure and replication,gene structure and function, mutations.
8Students learn about protein synthesis (translation),genetic code, gene regulation, recombinant DNA technology, polymorphisms, molecular evolution.
9Students learn about bioengineering and biotechnological approaches, recombinant targeting molecules, peptide/phage display, immuno-biophysics.
10Students learn about cellular and molecular evolution, cell and membrane biophysics.
11Students learn about cellular mechanism of the embrylogical development, immune system,nervous system, immuno-biophysics.
12Students learn about molecular interactions, SPR (surface plasmon resonance), FTIR, FRET, protein-protein and nucleic acid-protein interactions.
13Students learn about immuno-biophysical concepts, components of the immune system, structure and function relationships.
14Students learn about bioinformatical concepts,molecular modelling and simulation, DNA/protein data banks.
15Students learn about molecular biological techniques, DNA sequencing, PCR,RFLP, SNP, haplotype analysis.
16Students learn about medical imaging technologies.
17Students learn about history of medicine and biophysics, research ethics, ethical concepts of science and publication of the research data.
18Students gain presentation and lecture skills.
19Students learn about grading in education, psycological approaches in education.
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
SKILLS  04
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 01
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 02
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 03
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
SKILLS  04
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 01
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 02
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 03
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 04
COMPETENCIESCommunication and Social Competence 05
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 (Vocational)
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COURS STRUCTURE & ECTS CREDITS
Year :
Course Plan

1st Semester Course Plan
Course CodeCourse TitleL+P HourECTSCourse Type
BYF 627 SYSTEM BIOPYHSICS I 2+2 6 Compulsory
BYF 509 BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH METHODS I 2+2 7,5 Compulsory
- Biyofizik Dr. Seçmeli-1 1+0 3,5 Elective
- Biyofizik Dr. Seçmeli-1 1+0 3,5 Elective
- Elective 1+0 3,5 Elective
- Elective 1+0 3,5 Elective
- Elective 2+0 2,5 Elective
  Total 30  
1st Semester Elective Groups : Biyofizik Dr. Seçmeli-1
Course CodeCourse TitleL+P HourECTSCourse Type
BYF 601 BIOELECTRIC POTENTIALS I 2+03,5Elective
BYF 605 BIOINFORMATICS 2+23,5Elective
BYF 610 BIOCYBERNETIC CONCEPTS AND ANALOG MODELLING 2+03,5Elective
BYF 611 MOLECULAR INTERACTION ANALYSIS I 2+03,5Elective
BYF 623 HISTORY 0F MEDICINE I 1+03,5Elective
BYF 624 HISTORY 0F MEDICINE I 1+03,5Elective
BYF 625 MEDICAL RESEARCH ETHICS I 1+03,5Elective
BYF 626 MEDICAL RESEARCH ETHICS II 1+03,5Elective
1st Semester Elective Groups : Elective
Course CodeCourse TitleL+P HourECTSCourse Type
BYF 623 HISTORY 0F MEDICINE I 1+03,5Elective
BYF 625 MEDICAL RESEARCH ETHICS I 1+03,5Elective
1st Semester Elective Groups : Elective
Course CodeCourse TitleL+P HourECTSCourse Type
BYF 601 BIOELECTRIC POTENTIALS I 2+02,5Elective

2nd Semester Course Plan
Course CodeCourse TitleL+P HourECTSCourse Type
BYF 697 SEMINAR - I 0+2 1 Compulsory
- Biyofizik Dr. Seçmeli-1 1+0 3,5 Elective
- Biyofizik Dr. Seçmeli-1 1+0 3,5 Elective
- Biyofizik Dr. Seçmeli-4 3+0 6 Elective
- Biyofizik Dr. Seçmeli-5 3+0 16 Elective
  Total 30  
2nd Semester Elective Groups : Biyofizik Dr. Seçmeli-1
Course CodeCourse TitleL+P HourECTSCourse Type
BYF 601 BIOELECTRIC POTENTIALS I 2+03,5Elective
BYF 605 BIOINFORMATICS 2+23,5Elective
BYF 610 BIOCYBERNETIC CONCEPTS AND ANALOG MODELLING 2+03,5Elective
BYF 611 MOLECULAR INTERACTION ANALYSIS I 2+03,5Elective
BYF 623 HISTORY 0F MEDICINE I 1+03,5Elective
BYF 624 HISTORY 0F MEDICINE I 1+03,5Elective
BYF 625 MEDICAL RESEARCH ETHICS I 1+03,5Elective
BYF 626 MEDICAL RESEARCH ETHICS II 1+03,5Elective
2nd Semester Elective Groups : Biyofizik Dr. Seçmeli-4
Course CodeCourse TitleL+P HourECTSCourse Type
BYF 606 MATHEMATICAL MODELS IN BIOPHYSICS 3+06Elective
BYF 609 CELL COMMUNICATION AND SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION 3+06Elective
BYF 612 MOLECULAR INTERACTION ANALYSIS II 2+46Elective
2nd Semester Elective Groups : Biyofizik Dr. Seçmeli-5
Course CodeCourse TitleL+P HourECTSCourse Type
BYF 602 BIOELECTRIC POTENTIALS II 2+016Elective
BYF 608 BIOLOGICAL SIGNAL ANALYSIS 3+016Elective
BYF 628 SYSTEM BIOPYHSICS II 3+016Elective

3rd Semester Course Plan
Course CodeCourse TitleL+P HourECTSCourse Type
BYF 698 SEMINAR - II 0+2 1 Compulsory
SBE 601 ETHICS OF SCIENCE 2+0 6 Compulsory
SBE 700 DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING 3+0 2,5 Compulsory
SBE 701 PLANNING AND EVALUATION IN EDUCATION 3+2 3,5 Compulsory
- Biyofizik Dr. Seçmeli-2 1+0 3,5 Elective
- Biyofizik Dr. Seçmeli-6 2+0 8,5 Elective
- Elective 1+0 5 Elective
  Total 30  
3rd Semester Elective Groups : Biyofizik Dr. Seçmeli-2
Course CodeCourse TitleL+P HourECTSCourse Type
BYF 606 MATHEMATICAL MODELS IN BIOPHYSICS 3+010Elective
BYF 608 BIOLOGICAL SIGNAL ANALYSIS 3+010Elective
BYF 609 CELL COMMUNICATION AND SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION 3+010Elective
BYF 613 MOLECULAR IMMUNOLOGY I 3+010Elective
BYF 614 MOLECULAR IMMUNOLOGY II 3+010Elective
BYF 619 JOURNAL CLUB IN BIOPHYSICS I 1+03,5Elective
BYF 629 MEMBRANE BIOPHYSICS AND ION CHANNELS 3+010Elective
BYF 630 ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOPHYSICS HISTORY 1+03,5Elective
3rd Semester Elective Groups : Biyofizik Dr. Seçmeli-6
Course CodeCourse TitleL+P HourECTSCourse Type
BYF 610 BIOCYBERNETIC CONCEPTS AND ANALOG MODELLING 2+08,5Elective
BYF 617 ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOPHYSICS I 2+08,5Elective
BYF 618 ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOPHYSICS II 2+08,5Elective
BYF 621 ADVANCED BIOENERGETICS 2+08,5Elective
BYF 622 ADVANCED BIOMECHANICS 2+08,5Elective
3rd Semester Elective Groups : Elective
Course CodeCourse TitleL+P HourECTSCourse Type
BYF 630 ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOPHYSICS HISTORY 1+05Elective

4th Semester Course Plan
Course CodeCourse TitleL+P HourECTSCourse Type
ENS 600 PROFICIENCY EXAM PREPARATION 0+0 20 Compulsory
ENS 602 THESIS PROPOSAL PREPARATION 0+0 10 Compulsory
  Total 30  

5th Semester Course Plan
Course CodeCourse TitleL+P HourECTSCourse Type
BYF 600 PHD THESIS 0+0 20 Compulsory
BYF 800 PHD EXPERTISE FIELD COURSES 8+0 10 Compulsory
  Total 30  

6th Semester Course Plan
Course CodeCourse TitleL+P HourECTSCourse Type
BYF 800 PHD EXPERTISE FIELD COURSES 8+0 10 Compulsory
BYF 600 PHD THESIS 0+0 20 Compulsory
  Total 30  

7th Semester Course Plan
Course CodeCourse TitleL+P HourECTSCourse Type
BYF 800 PHD EXPERTISE FIELD COURSES 8+0 10 Compulsory
BYF 600 PHD THESIS 0+0 20 Compulsory
  Total 30  

8th Semester Course Plan
Course CodeCourse TitleL+P HourECTSCourse Type
BYF 800 PHD EXPERTISE FIELD COURSES 8+0 10 Compulsory
BYF 600 PHD 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 16PO 17PO 18PO 19
BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH METHODS IC                   
DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNINGC                 **
ETHICS OF SCIENCEC                   
GRADUATE COUNSELINGC                   
PHD EXPERTISE FIELD COURSESC*******************
PHD THESISC*******************
PLANNING AND EVALUATION IN EDUCATIONC                 **
PROFICIENCY EXAM PREPARATIONC                   
SEMINAR - IC                 **
SEMINAR - IIC                 **
SYSTEM BIOPYHSICS IC** ***********     
THESIS PROPOSAL PREPARATIONC                   
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Elective Courses
Course TitleC/EPO 01PO 02PO 03PO 04PO 05PO 06PO 07PO 08PO 09PO 10PO 11PO 12PO 13PO 14PO 15PO 16PO 17PO 18PO 19
ADVANCED BIOENERGETICSE** ******* ***     
ADVANCED BIOMECHANICSE** **  ***   *     
ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOPHYSICS HISTORYE                *  
ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOPHYSICS IE**************** **
ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOPHYSICS IIE**************** **
BIOCYBERNETIC CONCEPTS AND ANALOG MODELLINGE * ****  *****     
BIOELECTRIC POTENTIALS IE************** *   
BIOELECTRIC POTENTIALS IIE** *********** *   
BIOINFORMATICSE * *** ****  * *   
BIOLOGICAL SIGNAL ANALYSISE * ***********     
CELL COMMUNICATION AND SIGNAL TRANSDUCTIONE**************     
HISTORY 0F MEDICINE IE                ***
JOURNAL CLUB IN BIOPHYSICS IE*******************
MATHEMATICAL MODELS IN BIOPHYSICSE**************     
MEDICAL RESEARCH ETHICS IE                ***
MEDICAL RESEARCH ETHICS IIE                ***
MEMBRANE BIOPHYSICS AND ION CHANNELSE**************     
MOLECULAR IMMUNOLOGY IE** ************    
MOLECULAR IMMUNOLOGY IIE * ***********     
MOLECULAR INTERACTION ANALYSIS IE**************     
MOLECULAR INTERACTION ANALYSIS IIE * ************    
SYSTEM BIOPYHSICS 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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