Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9104035612011Histological Observations in Marine Invertebrate Elective117
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Introduction of commercial invertebrate species distributed in Turkey and over the world, morphological and anatomical characteristics, soft tissue sampling and preparation for histological examination techniques will be teached and histologic results of soft tissues will be showed under microscope. Students will learn the basic tissue and organ structure of selected animals using histological techniques. This course provides an overview of the diversity of anatomy and histology of some of invertebrate species. his course provides an overview of the diversity of anatomy and histology of some of invertebrate species.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Aynur LÖK
Learning Outcomes
1To have basic information on morpholojy and anatomy of invertebrate species and compare each other
2To introduce the microscopic microanatomy of the tissues of some invertebrate species
3To learn sampling techniques of soft tissues of commercial invertebrate species
4To understand basic histolojical techniques for preparation of tissues
5To develop and design of histological examination
6To solve problems and to use knowledge and technology, and convey information relevant to the biological sciences.
7To follow national and international developments
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
In this lesson, morphology and anatomy of commercial invertebrate species, preparation of tissues (gonad, stomach, muscle, e.t.c.), fixation, embedding in paraffine wax, sectioning with microtome, staining and examination of slides under microscope will be teached.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to histology, importance and definitionsSlide show
2Basic principles of histologyTo recognize laboratory equipments
3Qualitative and quantitative sampling from invertebrate species for histological examinationsIdentification of morphological and anatomical structure of commorcial invertebrate species
4Sampling of soft tissues and fixation techniquesPreparation of fixation solutions
5Sectioning from the samplesLab. Practice
6Sectioning from the samplesLab. Practice
7MidtermHomework
8Embedding techniques of samplesEmbedding process
9Cross section techniques using microtomeMicrotomy practice
10Staining techniqesPreparation of stains
11Cells and tissuesSlide reading
12Reproductive systems-FemalePreparation of project
13Reproductive systems-MaleSlide reading
14Digestive systemsQuiz
15Respiratory systemsSlide reading
16FinalProject presentation
Recommended or Required Reading
Junqueira, L. C. and J. Carneiro, Basic Histology, tenth edition. Norwalk: Appleton & Lang; 2002. Eroschenko, V. P., di Fiore's Atlas of Histology with Functional Correlations, ninth edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2000. Öber, A., Turgay İzzetoğlu, G., 2006. Histoloji. Nobel yayın No: 1025
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Lisan Kodları
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Practice51260
Project Preparation21326
Project Presentation21326
Self Study51050
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Homework21224
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)218
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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PO
2
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PO
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LO143     
LO244     
LO355 4   
LO45    4 
LO5  5  5 
LO6    5 5
LO7       
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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