Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
ZBK322THE MAIN PRINCIPLES OF DISEASE ECOLOGY AND EPIDEMIOLOGYElective363
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to teach the plant disease agents and their relationships with ecological conditions, to acquire the basic knowledge on the epidemiology of plant diseases, to introduce the important diseases having epidemic potential, to gain knowledge and skills forecasting and warning systems, to get the understanding of control methods of plant diseases.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Pervin KINAY TEKSÜR
Learning Outcomes
1To understand the relationship between the disease agents and the environmental factors
2To learn the life cycle of plant diseases agents and the importance of factors which influence the life cycles of pathogens
3To learn forecasting and warning models of plant diseases epidemics
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
No
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Plant Disease Ecology 1. Environmental Factors that affect the development of the plant disease: Temperature, humidity, light, soil, chemicals, 2.Biological factors that affect the development of the plant disease: People, vectors, host, weeds Plant Disease Epidemiology Definitions, purpose, work areas, related terms Classification of Epidemiological Research Ways, r value Elements of the epidemic 1. Host factors that affect the development of epidemics 2. Pathogen factors that affect the development of epidemics 3. Environmental factors that affect the development of epidemics The development of epidemics, forecasting and warning systems Analysis of Epidemics, epidemiological models and systems used in the analyzes, epidemics and plant disease management Forecasting and warning systems in the World and in Turkey
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1The definition of disease in plants, the disease triangle and pyramid, the related terms
2Environmental Factors that affect the development of the plant disease: Tolerance, tolerance law
3Environmental Factors that affect the development of the plant disease: Physical factors: temperature, humidity
4Environmental Factors that affect the development of the plant disease: Light, wind, soil characteristics
5Environmental Factors that affect the development of the plant disease: Chemicals, pH, plant nutrients, pesticides
6Biotic factors that affect the development of the plant disease: People, vectors, host, weeds, antagonists
7Mid-term exam
8Definition purpose and work areas, related terms of plant diseases epidemic
9Classification of Epidemiological Research Strategies, r value
10Elements of the epidemic
11The developing of epidemics, forcasting and warning system
12Analysis of Epidemics
13Epidemic Plant diseases in Turkey
14Forecasting and warning systems and models in the World and in Turkey
Recommended or Required Reading
Ders Notu: Yıldız, M. 1992. Bitki Hastalıklarının epidemiyolojisi (Basılmamış ders notu) Bora, T. 2001. Hastalık ekolojisi (Basılmamış ders notu) Yardımcı Kaynaklar: 1. Agrios, G.N. 2005. Plant Pathology (5th edition). Elsevier-Academic Press, San Diego, CA. 922 pp. 2. Cooke, B. M. ;D. Gareth Jones and B. Kaye (eds.), 2006. The Epidemiology of Plant Diseases, 2nd edition, Springer. 3. Erdiller,G., Bitki Hastalıkları Epidemiyolojisi. AÜZF yayınları, Ders kitabı, Ankara. (1992) 4. Biçici,M., Bitki Hastalıkları Epidemiyolojisi. ÇÜZF yayınları, ders kitabı,Adana. (1993)
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)
No
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
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Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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1
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2
PO
3
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4
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5
PO
6
LO14     
LO25     
LO35     
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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