Faculty of Pharmacy
Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Degree
Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Degree

Postgraduate Education


The aim of the program is to educate individuals in the areas of biomaterials, nanomedicine, tissue engineering and synthesis of prodrug molecules. The main feature of the program that makes it different from similar programs is, by training individuals who come from different disciplines beneath this programs roof, educate people in medical field who can follow the scientific and technological developments. In this program Master of Science students have the opportunity to work in a technically equipped research laboratory. The language of Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences Master program is Turkish.



Course Code and Name: ETB 611 Advanced Organic Chemistry 

Course Type and Credit: Compulsory, 3-0-3, (ECTS credit:7)

Course Content: The basic principles of organic chemistry and theoretical application examples, definition and short history, basic reactions in organic chemistry, structure and mechanism, acidity and basicity concepts, investigation of basic reaction types and mechanisms.

Course Objective: The reaction mechanisms producing the basic principles which determine chemical reactivity, constitutes the important part of organic chemistry. This course includes the improvement of basic organic chemistry knowledge via mechanistic approach.


Course Code and Name:  ETB 610 Bioorganic Chemistry 

Course Type and Credit: Compulsory, 3-0-3, (ECTS credit:7)

Course Content: Basic concepts in understanding the chemical mechanisms in vivo synthesis and reactions of biomolecules; location effect, molecular adaptation, molecular recognition and supramolecular level, other basic concepts.

Course Objective: Bioorganic chemistry concerns with the application of methods and tools of organic chemistry to understand biological processes.


Course Code and Name: ETB 601 Physicochemical Concepts in Pharmacy 

Course Type and Credit: Elective, 3-0-3, (ECTS credit:7)

Course Content: Basic theories of thermodynamic, chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetic, solubility, ionic behaviour in aqueous solution, solubility of drugs, drug stability.

Course Objective: The course aims at conveying the physicochemical basic principles in pharmacy by lectures and discussions.



Course Code and Name: ETB 607 Heterocyclic Chemistry

Course Type and Credit: Elective, 3-0-3, (ECTS credit:7)

Course Content: The main methods in the synthesis of heterocyclic structures (nucleophilic attack at saturated carbon, nucleophilic attack at carbonyl carbon, nucleophilic attack at triple bonds, radical cyclizations, nitrene and carbene cyclizations, cycloadditions, ring contractions and ring expansions), heteroaromaticity, synthesis, properties and reactions of heterocyclic compounds (three, four, five, six and seven-membered rings).

Course Objective: Most of the drugs composed of heterocyclic compounds. This course contains the synthesis of these important heterocyclic systems with mechanistic approach, and also understanding the properties of acidity, basicity, polarity, susceptibility to electrophilic or nucleophilic attack.


Course Code and Name:  ETB 608 Polymer Material Science 

Course Type and Credit: Elective, 3-0-3, (ECTS credit:7)

Course Content: Chemical structure of polymers, structure-property relations, characterization of polymers (thermal, chemical, physical, etc.), polymerization mechanisms, polymerization systems, production processes, industrial polymers, micro/nano-structured polymers and their medical applications.

Course Objective: This course, beginning with information about polymeric materials, aims to enable gaining  knowledge and experience about choosing suitable polymeric materials and its production and characterization.

Course Code and Name:  ETB 620 Seminar

Course Type and Credit: Compulsory, 2-2-3, (ECTS credit:2)

Course Content: Determination of seminar subject, literature survey about seminar subject,                          planning the seminar in detail, seminar presentation.



M.Sc and PhD Courses in Graduate Program of Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine


NNT 749 Nanobiomaterials

Course Type and Credit: Elective, 3-0-3, (ECTS credit:7)

Course Content: This course covers the design and applications of nanoscale materials which are in contact with biological systems. Topics include; cell-nanobiomaterials interactions, designing approaches for nanobiomaterials capable of controlling cellular functions and their production. Solving problems regarding diagnosis, therapy, tissue engineering, biosensors, and cell-guiding surfaces subjects by applying state-of-the-art materials.

Course Objective: Aims to teach important elements of nanostructured biomaterials regarding views in chemistry, physics, biology and engineering, design and synthesis of multifunctional materials, their applications in biotechnology and biomedical fields.


NNT 706 Micro/Nano-scale Tissue Engineering

Course Type and Credit: Elective, 3-0-3, (ECTS credit:7)

Course ContentTissue engineering and its current status, designing of 3-dimentional tissue scaffolds, micro/nano structure-cell/tissue interactions, characterization and production methods of 3-dimentional micro/nano structured tissue scaffolds which control cell functions, micro/nano surface modifications of tissue scaffolds, micro/nano-scaled tissue engineering applications (bone, cartilage, skin, vascular, nerve, etc.).

Course Objective: This course, aims to teach the production of functional tissues, capable of controlling cell functions by means of 3-dimentional micro/nano-structured tissue scaffolds, using new approaches in tissue engineering.