The structure of male and female reproductive systems at macroscopic and microscopic levels. Formation of the organs during the development of a human embryo. Lectures will be complemented by laboratory work.
Theoretical and practical aspects of working in a cell culture laboratory. Maintenance of a cell culture laboratory; problems and solutions.
Description of assisted reproductive technologies and the applications of these technologies in medicine.
Basic principles of embryology and andrology Laboratories, quality controls of these labs, preparation and analysis of specimens from the patients.
Stem cells, which have potential to develop into many different cell types. Recent studies related to these cells. Clinical importance and laboratory applications.
Structural features of fetal membranes and placenta under microscope. Developmental progress of these structures until birth.
Fertilization of an oocyte (female germ cell) by a sperm (male germ cell) and development of an embryo from zygote. Formation of the human body.
Multiplication of cells, different stages of mitosis and meiosis, changes at the cell structure during division. Formation of male gametes (sperms) and female gametes (oocytes) will be discussed comparatively.
Statistical science and its application to problems of human health. The lectures will primarily focus on problems related to reproductive biology. Use of suitable statistical tests, correct interpretation of data, correct and effective presentation of results will be comparatively examined and discussed with statistical work presented in leading reproductive biology journals. Lectures will be complemented with lab work.
Ethical considerations related to reproductive biology with a specific focus on human cell and human tissues. How to collect human cells (granulosa cells, gametes, ovarian/testicular tissues, ...), how to design consent forms and manage relation with patients to avoid ethical problems will be discussed. Ethical issues while using mouse cells-especially embryos will also be considered. The rules, regulations and guidelines in various leading countries will be comparatively discussed with the rules in our country.
This course mainly aims to build up a perspective of a proper IVF lab, particularly embryology and andrology labs, and will include the following topics; i) how to set up an IVF lab, ii) maintaining stability and quality control in the lab, iii) basic principles of work-flow in an embryology lab, iv) basic principles of work-flow in an andrology lab, v) accreditation of an IVF-lab and international aspects, vi) overview of the applications in an IVF lab, vii) legal aspects in the IVF-lab.
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.