The main objective of this course is to provide the students with practical skills on the main subjects of physiology and integrate theoretical and practical knowledge during medical physiology education. At the same time, the course will focus on teaching and practicing the methodologies that are widely used in the field of physiology research such as electrophysiology, western blot, immunofluorescence and rt-PCR as well as on learning the basics and implications of a number of applications including in vitro cell culture, in vivo animal models, and electrophysiology techniques on human beings.
In this course, the basic mechanisms of transport through cell membrane as well as other biological membranes will be discussed together with their consequences at the cellular and higher levels of the mammalian organism. Membrane potentials will also be introduced and discussed in relation to the transport of charged particles across the cell membrane. In addition, emphasis will be placed on the ionic basis of the resting membrane potential, action potential generation and propagation, osmosis, regulation of voltage‐gated channels, electrogenic transporters and cellular pH regulation.
The goal of this course is to develop and enhance the student’s knowledge and understanding of the field of “Cell”, “Musculoskeletal System” and “Cardiovascular” Physiology. In the Cell Physiology lectures, enrolled students will learn the basic mechanisms of cell structure, function, and the general organization of the body. The basic concepts in cell physiology will be synthesized by investigating the functions of membrane components, receptors, cellular signaling pathways, second messenger systems, mechanisms of cell homeostasis and functions of each organelle.
Research methodology including epidemiology and biostatistics. Development of scientific hypothesis, study design, data collection and management, descriptive and analytic statistics, correlation, multivariate analysis, and meta-analysis. Methodology in preparing scientific publications.
The methods used to investigate semi-automatic systems. In the experimental section, the methods selected during discussions will be used. Using this method the receptors contributing to either chewing or walking will be investigated.
Main objective of this course is to teach the role of the endocrine system in controlling all systems of the body, with coordination with the nervous system. The similarities and the differences between the nervous and the endocrine systems with regard to the control of homeostasis will be analyzed. This class will focus on glandular secretions, the major endocrine glands and hormone-producing tissues and how their hormones govern body activities, metabolism and energy balance, control growth and development, and regulate operation of reproductive systems. This class aims to give an essential basic knowledge of endocrine physiology. On completion of this course the students will be aware of the effect of each hormone on its targeted tissue. The students will be able to explain negative and positive feedback mechanisms of hormones.
This course is non-credit and aims to increase the scientific interaction between students and improve their presentation skills with the participation of students from all interdisciplinary programs. The Seminar course which is consisting of presentation of the studies and researches in front of the community within the framework of the techniques determined with the guidance of the advisor, and question and answer part are graded each semester.
This course is non-credit course which the supervisor evaluates the student's thesis work. It covers all the studies and researches to be carried out on the thesis subject determined by the guidance of the advisor and is graded each semester by the advisor.