Translational Medicine (English) (Interdisciplinary)

Doctorate Degree - Instıtute Of Medıcal Scıences

General Information

Translational Medicine English Doctorate Program enables students to specialize in basic, clinical and engineering fields specific to the field of Medicine, to gain the ability to conduct scientific research in these fields, to reach new findings and to interpret and publish them, to transfer what they have learned, to apply their knowledge and competencies for the benefit of society within the framework of ethical principles, and to share their knowledge in Medicine. It is a program that prioritizes bringing innovations to the field. Due to its interdisciplinary nature of Translational Medicine; it is a developing field with the contributions of basic sciences such as Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Medical Basic Sciences, Clinical sciences (medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy) and engineering sciences (Biomedical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Bioengineering). In the PhD program (English), an interdisciplinary curriculum is carried out in the aforementioned disciplines.

Length of Programme & Number of Credits

4 Year - 240 ECTS

Feature & Definition

Translational Medicine is an interdisciplinary field that requires many disciplines to work together. It acts as a bridge between basic research and clinical research. This programme aims to train well-equipped scientists with the required knowledge and skills at graduate level. It also aims to train scientists who can carry out research individually and as a team member. Additionally, the scientist can present current developments and his/her work orally and in writing in the research field. Also, the scientists in this programme can identify and direct learning needs and resources and they pay attention to ethical rules in their research.

Mode of Study

Full Time

Head of Department


ECTS / Course Catalog Coordinator

Doç. Dr. Yasemin SAYGIDEĞER

Erasmus Coordinator

Doç. Dr. Yasemin SAYGIDEĞER

Internship Coordinator

Orientation Staff


The aim of the Translational Medicine English Doctorate Program is; based on postgraduate level qualifications; developing and deepening current and advanced translational medicine knowledge at the level of expertise with original thought and/or research and reaching original definitions that will bring innovation to the field; develop new ideas and methods related to translational medicine by using high-level mental processes such as creative and critical thinking, problem solving and decision making; Reaching original results by grasping the interdisciplinary interaction with which translational medicine is related, using knowledge that requires expertise in analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating new and complex ideas; plans, conducts, writes and publishes original scientific research independently, knows the importance of ethical principles and ethical rules for the individual and society, and acts ethically; To train as a translational medicine doctor who can teach the knowledge, skills and attitudes about translational medicine to others.


Explains knowledge in the field of translational medicine at an advanced level. Critically evaluates current knowledge in the field of translational medicine. Uses technological tools required for translational medicine field at an advanced level. Plans scientific researches independently or as a team, prepares and accomplishes. Distiguishes importance of ethical rules and principles for societies. Develops a new thoughts/idea in the field of translational medicine or implements a known method in different fields, conducts a statistical analysis at an advanced level, draws a original conclusions from results. Writes the study results and publishes/presents in peer-reviewed national/international journals or scientific meeting. Communicates effectively, discusses with specialists and competent individuals and determines-solves the problems in the field of translational medicine.

Specific Admission Requirements

Candidates who will apply to the Translational Medicine Doctorate Program must have the qualifications specified in the "Çukurova University Graduate Education Regulations" in the Graduate Program student admission principles and have registered. International students are accepted in accordance with the "CUKUROVA UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GRADUATE PROGRAMS ACCEPTANCE AND REGISTRATION DIRECTIVE" and on condition that they register.

Qualification Awarded

PhD in Translational Medicine

Level of Qualification


Qualification Requirements of Graduation

Rules specified in the "Doctorate Diploma" in "Çukurova University Postgraduate Education Regulation"

Access to Further Studies

Students will be supported to pursue post-doctoral research abroad or at different universities in our country. Students in the last semester of the thesis phase will be able to start their career planning in the company with their advisors. They can also continue their academic carrier at universities.



Applied Course

Some theoretical courses have laboratory applications and laboratory courses. Each student will also complete a small lab research, write a proposal and apply grants before graduation.

Work Placement


Double Major, Additional Major & Exchange Possibilities

Erasmus and Farabi Programs and Universities determined by YÖK as "eşlenik alan"

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program can continue their academic careers in the country and abroad, as well as find employment opportunities in public and private institutions and organizations related to the field of health.