Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to introduce students the multidisciplinary sides of plant protection, to provide the knowledge about rapid, accurate, and scientifically sound diagnoses and management strategies for all types of plant health problems, to analyze how this scientific knowledge is being applied to reduce crop losses and to plan lessening non-target effects of management practices to humans and the environment and through the activities
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Pervin KINAY TEKSÜR, Prof. Dr. Galip KAŞKAVALCI
Learning Outcomes
1Define the concepts and function of plant medicine and comprehend its potential in agricultural production
2Express the symptoms of diseases and damages in plants and recognize the principles and techniques used for the diagnosis and detection
3Apply science working as a diagnostician and detective to identify and solve plant health problems
4Develop plant health management systems that maximize the economic, environmental and social sustainability
5Design the reports for solutions of the problems related to plant health
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
• Definition of plant medicine and its functions in plant production • Historical developments on diseases and pests of plants • Types of symptoms of diseases and injuries by pests in plants • Use of references about diseases and pests of plants • Procedures and methods utilized in field and laboratory for diagnosis, detection and control of plant diseases and pests • Clinical practices • The future of plant medicine and its education and the opinions on the matter
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
0Introduction, the definition of plant medicine and its patterns in certain countries
1History of improvements on plant diseases
2History of improvements on plant pests
3Symptoms in/on diseased and injured plants (in plant parts under ground)
4Symptoms in/on diseased and injured plants (in plant parts above ground)
5Visual comparison of the symptoms on diseased and damaged plants
6Taking the samples from diseased or injured plants for purposes of diagnosis and detection
7Midterm Exam
8Principles, techniques and methods for diagnosis, detection and prevention of plant diseases and pests (in the field)
9Principles, techniques and methods for diagnosis, detection and prevention of plant diseases and pests (in the labs)
10Clinical practices
11Clinical practices
12Clinical practices
13Discussion on the relations between plant medicine and other branches of science and courses
14Presentations of student home works
15Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Recommended readings: - Agrios, G.N., Plant Pathology, Fifth Edition, 922 pp. (Text Book), 2005. - Anonymous, Zirai Mücadele Teknik Talimatları Cilt 1-6, 1800 s, 2008. - Anonymous. American Phytopathological Society tarafından değişik tarihlerde yayınlanan ve ders konusunda bilgiler içeren kitaplar. - Fox, R.T.V., Principles of Diagnostic Techniques in Plant Pathology. CAB International, UK, VIII+213 p., 1998. - Hoffmann, G.M., Nienhaus, F., Schönbeck, F., Weltzen, M.C., Wilbert, M., Lehrbuch der Phytomedizin. Verlag Paul Parey, Germany, 166 p., 1985. - Karaca, İ., Türkiye’de Fitopatoloji Tarihi. E.Ü. Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları No: 507, İzmir, VI+178 s., 1992. - Shurtleff, M.C., Averre, C.W., The Plant Disease Clinic and Field Diagnosis of Abiotic Diseases, APS Press, U.S.A., 245 p., 1985.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Case Study5525
Self Study3618
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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