BAŞKENT UNIVERSITYANKARA, TURKEY GONCA POLAT ULUOCAK, MSW May, 2010
National Higher Education System in Turkey • Four stages of Turkish Educational System: • pre-school education (on-compulsory), • primary education, (compulsory 8 year programme) • secondary education (High Schools) • higher education (state and foundation universities)
The higher education Law No. 2547 is the main law, which governs the higher education in Turkey. • Admission to higher education is based on a nation-wide Student Selection Examination (ÖSS ). The examination is held once a year and is administrated by the Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM).
Graduate level of study consists of the Master’s Degree and the PhD’s/Doctorate Degree • Medical specialization programs are equivalent to doctoral level • The Higher Education System is regulated by the Council of Higher Education (Yüksek Öğretim Kurulu, YÖK).
Introduction to Başkent University • In response to Turkey’s need for high quality institutions of higher education, the Organ Transplant and Burns Treatment Foundation, which has been in operation since 1980, decided to turn its existing complexes into a university • In 1993 the procedures were begun to establish Başkent University
Başkent University has also been awarded a Quality System Certificate and respectively our education principles are designed in accordance with these quality standards.
Academic Units Başkent University has 11 faculties, a State Conservatory, 6 Vocational Schools and 5 Post Graduate Institutes
Faculties • 1. Faculty of Commercial Sciences • 2. Faculty of Communications • 3. Faculty of Dentistry • 4. Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences • 5. Faculty of Education
6. Faculty of Engineering • 7. Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture • 8. Faculty of Health Sciences • 9. Faculty of Law • 10. Faculty of Medicine • 11. Faculty of Science and Letters • 12. State Conservatoire
Faculty of Health Sciences • The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics • The Department of Physical • Therapy and Rehabilitation • The Department of Nursing and Health Services • The Department of Health Care Management • The Department of Sport Sciences • The Department of Social Work
Vocational School of Health Sciences • Physiotherapy Program • Pathology Laboratory Technics Program • Anesthesiology Program • Operating Room Services Program • Paramedic Program • Elderly Care Program • Medical Documentation and Secretarial Skills • Dialysis Program • Medical Imaging Technics Program • http://www.baskent.edu.tr/english/myokulh.php
3. Institute of Health Sciences • Public Health (M.Sc.) • Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation (M.Sc.) • Medical Biology (M.Sc.) • Nutrition and Dietetics (M.Sc.) • Exercise and Sport Performance (M.Sc.) • Anatomy (M.Sc.) • Odiology-Speech and • Voice Disorders (M.Sc.) • Nursing (M.Sc.) • Pharmacology (M.Sc.)
Doctorate level programs • •Orthodontics (Ph.D.) • •Prosthodontics (Ph.D.) • •Periodontology (Ph.D.) • •Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Ph.D.) • •Retorative Dentistry an • Endodontics (Ph.D.) • Conservative Dentistry • •Medical Biology (Ph.D.) • •Public Health (Ph.D.) • •Pharmacology (Ph.D.) • •Pedodontics (Ph.D.)
FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK
The Department of Social Work was established in the 2002-2003 academic year in order to run BA level education program in social work. • A Social Work Masters Program is planning to start in the following years.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM • To enable students to integrate the knowledge, values, and skills of the social work profession into competent practice with various client systems in urban and rural areas; • To prepare students for leadership in administration, social planning, teaching, consultation, supervision, and social research; • To train professionals who are aware of their responsibility to continue their professional development.
FACTS ABOUT THE PROGRAM • The period of program is four years. • Students have one-year of Preperation Class for English language. • Besides theoretical work, courses involves practices, project works and research activities. • Students are enabled to choose elective courses according to his/her field of interest. • A student must complete 149 credits during 8 semester.
35 students are accepted every year. The total number of students by 2009-2010 academic year is 147. • Department of Social Work is a member of International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and European Federation of Schools of Social Work (EASSW). • The Department is actively enrolled in EU Sokrates-Erasmus Exchange program, and received and send many students and academic staff from/to different Universities in Germany, Belgium, Poland, Nederlands and Hungary.