Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
ZGM102GENERAL MICROBIOLOGYCompulsory124
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The course aims to introduce the microorganisms (bacteria, phytoplasma, virus, viroid, prion, algae, fungi etc.), to give basic information on some important characteristics of microbial life and structure and the roles microorganisms play in our lives
Name of Lecturer(s)
HATİCE ÖZAKTAN
Learning Outcomes
1learning about the basic concepts of microbiology
2Learning the classification of microorganisms
3Gaining the ability to learn and apply of the isolation and identification methods of microorganisms
4Understanding the purification methods (sterilization, disinfection) from microorganisms
5Understanding the harmful and beneficial aspects of microorganisms
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
In this subject, information about historical development of microbiology, the structure and evolution of organisms, general characteristics and classification of living organisms, isolation and identification of microorganisms; modifications, mutations and genetics of microorganisms; the effect of environment on growth and death of microorganisms, , sterilization techniques, microbial biotechnology, metabolic diversity among the microorganisms, microbial secretions, the mode of action of antibiotics and some chemicals on microorganisms is being given.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1historical development of microbiology introduction
2Classification and general characteristics of microorganisms Introduction of the equipments and tools of microbiology laboratory
3ProkaryotesIntroduction of colony and cell types and morphology of bacteria
4FungiMicroscobic and macroscobic examination of fungi
5Viruses, algaesPreparation of cultivation media for bacterial and fungal development
6the effect of environment on growth and death of microorganisms, , sterilization techniques Practice on the techniques of sterilization and disinfection
7Isolation and identification procedure of microorganisms from infected plant tissue, soil and water Isolation of microorganisms from infected plant tissue, soil and water
8Midterm Exam
9Mechanisms of genetic variability in microorganisms Identification of bacterial and fungal agents isolated from infected material
10Quantitative measurement of microbial growth, microbial life forms Practice on quantitative measurement of microbial growth
11Learning about several industrial, agricultural, and biotechnological applications of microbiologySome examples on the applications of microbiology
12microbial secretions, Tests on the observation of microbial secreations under in vitro conditions
13metabolic diversity among the microorganisms, the mode of action of antibiotics on microorganisms
14Presentation of midterm project
15Presentation of midterm project
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
DERS KİTABI 1. Özaktan,H.,1996. Genel Mikrobiyoloji Ders Notları, 84s. 2. Bilgehan,H., 1987. Temel Mikrobiyoloji ve Bağışıklık Bilimi, Barış Yayınları:533s. 3. Jawetz,E., Melnick,J.L., and Adelberg,E.A., 1964. Review of Medical Microbiology, Lange Medical Publications: 565p. 4. Stainer,R.Y., Doudoroff,M., Adelberg,E.A., 1964. The Microbial World, Prentice-Hall.Inc.,753p. 5. Serter,F., ve Bilgehan,H.,1971. Klinik Microbiyoloji. E.Ü.Matbaası, No.84: 334s 6. Bushell,M.E., 1984. Progress in Industrial Microbiology, Vol.19: modern applications of traditional biotechnologies. Elsevier Science Publishers: 468p. YARDIMCI KİTAPLAR 1. Akman,M.,1977. Bakteri Genetiği: Teori ve Pratik. Cumhuriyet Üniv.Yayınları,No:.1. 2. Agrios,G.N.,2005. Plant Pathology, Fifth Edition, 922 p 3. Arda,M., 1990. Biyoteknoloji (Bazı Temel İlkeler) KÜKEM Derneği Yayınları, No.1:189s. 4. Brock,T.D., and Madigan,M.T., 1988. Biology of microorganisms. 5th Edition, Prentice-Hall, Inc., USA: 835 p. 5. Buchanan,R.E., Gibbons,N.E. (Editors), 1975. Bergey’s Manual of Determinative Bacteriology. Williams and Wilkins Comp.,Baltimore.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Practice10220
Report Preparation21020
Project Presentation248
Individual Study for Homework Problems2510
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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