Translational Medicine (with Thesis) (Interdisciplinary)

Master's Degree - Instıtute Of Medıcal Scıences

General Information

It is a Turkish thesis master's program that aims to examine basic molecular and cellular mechanisms in health and disease from a holistic perspective and to provide a holistic perspective on basic research and clinical research. Due to its interdisciplinary nature, Translational Medicine is a field that develops with the contributions of basic sciences such as Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Clinical sciences (medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy), and engineering sciences (Biomedical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Bioengineering). Translational Medicine Türkish Master's program with a Thesis is a program aimed at educating scientists who are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills at the master's level, who can conduct scientific studies related to the field individually or as a team member, who can present the current developments in their field and their own studies orally and in writing, who can direct their learning needs and resources, and pay attention to ethical rules in their studies.

Length of Programme & Number of Credits

2 Year - 120 ECTS

Feature & Definition

Translational Medicine is defined as a process in which basic research moves from discoveries made in the laboratory to real clinical applications. Translational Medicine is an interdisciplinary field that requires many disciplines to work together and acts as a bridge between basic research and clinical research. It enables basic studies or clinical applications of basic studies for areas that need to be studied in the clinic. In interdisciplinary research, the training of scientists who integrate both basic sciences, clinical sciences and engineering perspectives will mean a longer distance in solving problems in a shorter time, rather than different scientists from different departments looking at an existing problem from different perspectives. For this reason, an interdisciplinary curriculum is carried out in the above-mentioned disciplines in the Turkish Master's Program with thesis in the Department of Translational Medicine.

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


Translational Medicine Turkish Master's Program with Thesis 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. and aims to bring innovations to the field of Medicine.


• Developing innovative, cost-effective diagnostic and therapeutic products to improve healthcare. • Training self-confident, experienced and focused graduate students to become leading scientists at the level of developed countries. • Developing the integration of clinical and translational research between departments, centers and institutes within Çukurova University by promoting teamwork and interdisciplinary science • Supporting scientists to conduct high-quality research in the field of Translational Medicine • Carrying out the necessary infrastructure works for the establishment of CUTAM (Çukurova University Translational Research Center) and to provide the necessary environment and support to facilitate research in the translational field.

Specific Admission Requirements

Candidates from different departments related to Translational Medicine (who have completed their education in the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine and other fields of health and science) can apply to the Translational Medicine Turkish Master's Program. Candidates who will apply to the Translational Medicine Master's 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

Master of Science (MSc) degree in Translational Medicine

Level of Qualification


Qualification Requirements of Graduation

Rules specified in the "Diploma in Graduate Program" in "Çukurova University Postgraduate Education Regulation"

Access to Further Studies

Students who successfully complete their master's education in this program can apply for doctoral degrees in their own fields or in related fields,



Applied Course

Some theoretical courses have laboratory applications and laboratory courses.

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 (doctoral programs) in the country and abroad, as well as find employment opportunities in public and private institutions and organizations related to the field of health.