Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
IYI301GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICESElective354
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the lecture is to provide the students to comprehend basic information on good agricultural practices necessary for making agricultural production with no risk on human and animal health, saving natural sources, traceability and sustainability, and to apply and to recommend proper methods.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Necip Tosun & Prof. Dr. Enver Durmuşoğlu
Learning Outcomes
1Comprehend basic informations on good agricultural practices,
2Comprehend what good agricultural practices are
3Recommend to good agricultural practices
4Achieve good agricultural practices
5Organize the reports or projects related with the subject, and evaluate them
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Introduction, Emphasis, Scope 2.Food safety, traceability and sustainability 3. Regulations, Certification, EUREP-GAP 4. Good agricultural practices in terms of plant protection 5. Advise and examples of good agricultural practices
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction, definitions and scope of good agricultural practices (GAP) Related parts of lecture notes
2Legal regulation related with GAP and its basic principles Related parts of lecture notes
3Consept of food safety, traceability and sustainability Related parts of lecture notes
4Certification and necessary protocols for certified growersRelated parts of lecture notes
5Good agricultural practices in view of Plant protection Related parts of lecture notes
6Good agricultural practices in view of Plant protectionRelated parts of lecture notes
7Good agricultural practices in view of Plant protectionRelated parts of lecture notes
8Midterm Exam
9Advices on good agricultural practices Related parts of lecture notes
10Advices on good agricultural practices Related parts of lecture notes
11Models of good agricultural practices Related parts of lecture notes
12Models of good agricultural practices Related parts of lecture notes
13Panel: Past, today and future of certification firmsRelated parts of lecture notes
14Panel: Benefits of GAP to growers, retailers and customers Related parts of lecture notes
15Practice Exam
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Durmuşoğlu, E. & N. Tosun, İyi Tarım Uygulamaları. E.Ü.Z.F. Bitki Koruma Bölümü, Bornova-İzmir, 120 s, 2011.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Quiz122
Attending Lectures14228
Practice14228
Report Preparation12020
Report Presentation122
Individual Study for Homework Problems11010
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)140
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
LO123    
LO2 4    
LO3      
LO4   3  
LO5 2 42 
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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