Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
10420201E11376INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGYCompulsory363
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to teach the basic concepts and principles of Biotechnology and to show some interesting applications in basic and applied sciences.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Ali Koçyiğit
Learning Outcomes
1To understand the basic concepts and principles of Biotechnology
2Making students follow current developments in this field of research by reading/discussing new research papers.
3To have an ability of asking and thinking about Biotechnology subjects.
4To learn the applications of Biotechnology in agriculture, medicine, veterinary medicine, food and environmental sciences.
5To comprehend the importance of biotechnological development occurring as a result of technological developments..
6to apply the information of biological sciences to environmental, medicine and agricultural problems.
7To understand the relations between experimental logic, analytical thinking, quantitative analysis and problem solving.
8To apply modern techniques and methods and to use biological tools which are necessary for chemical applications.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Definition and history of biotechnology; Properties of bacteria, fungi and eukaryotic cells used in biotechnological applications; gene structure, cloning, mapping and sequencing: recombinant DNA technology, restriction enzymes, PCR, hybridization; transgenic plants and animals.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definition and history of biotechnology
2Biotecnologically production, Biocatalizors
3Enzyme purification methods
4Bioreactors and bioprocesses
5Enzyme technology and Industrial enzymes
6Enzyme technology and Industrial enzymes
7Genetic Engineering
8Midterm Examination
9Recombinant DNA technology
10Recombinant DNA technology
11Recombinant DNA technology and its vecihles
12Biotechnology applications (Agriculture)
13Biotechnology applications (Medicine)
14Biotechnology applications (Environment)
15Biotechnology applications (Environment)
16Final Examination
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Lecture notes will be provided by the instructor. 2. Biotechnology, Fifth Edition. 2009. John E. Smith. Cambridge University Press, The Edinburgh Building, Cambridge CB2 8RU, UK 3. Microbial Biotechnology: Fundamentals of Applied Microbiology (Hardcover), 2007, Eds.: Alexander N. Glazer Hiroshi Nikaido, Cambridge University Press, New York. 4. Arda, M., “Biyoteknoloji (Bazı Temel İlkeler)”, KÜKEM Derneği Bilimsel Yayınlar No: 3, Ankara, 1995
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
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Report Preparation155
Report Presentation122
Self Study14114
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
Reading14114
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)87
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO2  443  5 4   3
LO33 45 45 355541
LO453  22242 5532
LO5 434234 45 444
LO63 53 234553334
LO7 54 244 4 3 23
LO843 355 323 442
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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