Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
300001332005BIOLOGY-ICompulsory113
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle and Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Aim of the “Biology-I” lecture is to; comprehend the main knowledges of plant biology and botanic sciences within the applications of pharmaceutical sciences such as; definition of biology, scope and branchs, origin of life, evolution, ecology, plant cytology, histology, anatomy, morphology and physiology notions
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Ulvi ZEYBEK, Prof. Dr. Canan KARAALP, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gözde ELGİN CEBE, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bintuğ ÖZTÜRK, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şüra BAYKAN, Dr. Serdar DEMİR
Learning Outcomes
1To be capable of defining biology science and to comprehend the branches with a historical scope.
2To comprehend and being capable of discussing the basis of life and evolution.
3To comprehend the basic notions and historical evolution of taxonomy.
4To be able to comprehend and discuss the differences between living and non living; plants and animals.
5To be able to comprehend the relatonship between the plants living environment.
6To be able to comprehend the plant cell organels, structure and functions.
7To be able to comprehend the anatomical and morphological properties of plant tissues and organs.
8To be able to state the basic notions and courses of plant physiology .
9To be able to comprehend the formation of drug active active substances in plant tissues.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Definition, evolution, scopes and branches of biology. Differences between organisms and non living. Origin of life. Basic notions of evolution. Definition, evolution, basic notions and importance of taxonomy. Plant cell organels, structure and functions. Cell membrane and susbtance transfer. Introduction to plant histology; meristematical tissues, mature tissues. Vegetative and generative plant organs; stems, leaves, roots and flowers. Pharmaceutical applications and importance of plant tissue and organels. Basis of basic notions and courses of plant physiology; photosynthesis, chemosynthesis and biosynthesis of plant metabolites. Basis of basic notions and courses of primary and secondary metabolites of plants.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definition of biology, scopes and branches
2Basis and evolution of life, mutation, diversity, selection and adaptation
3Evolution of plants, differences between plants and animals, historical development and main consepts of taxonomy
4Cytology, cell membrane and transfer of substances, structure and functions of plant cell organels
5Plant histology, meristematical tissues
6Mature tissues-1 (Parenchyma, Epidermis, Stroma)
7Mature tissues-2 (Glandular tissues, absorbtion tissues, xyleme and phloem)
8Vegetative plant organs; Stems
9Leaves and roots
10Generative plant organs; Flowers
11Importance of plant tissue and organs in pharmacy.
12Basic process of plant physiology and metabolism
13Importance of plant metabolites in pharmacy
14Overview
15Final
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Keton & Gould, “Genel Biyoloji 1,2”, Palme Yayıncılık, Ankara, 2000. 2. Dawkins R., “Gen Bencildir”,TÜBİTAK Yayınları, Ankara, 1995. 3. Mahlon & Hoagland, “Hayatın Kökleri”, TÜBİTAK Yayınları, Ankara, 1994.
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 Sınavı1100
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)
Attending Lectures15230
Report Preparation188
Individual Study for Homework Problems155
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
Reading15115
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)103
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