Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
402002032015INVERTEBRATE BIOLOGYCompulsory235
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to get the students acquainted with the biologies and systematics of the unicellular and multicellular animals, excepting the members of the chordates
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr.Mehmet Sıkı, Prof.Dr.Bayram Göçmen, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dinçer Ayaz, Assist. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Mermer
Learning Outcomes
1Learn to invertebrate classes
2Understanding basic properties and biologies of invertebrate classes
3To establish the link between fossile groups and actual invertebrates
4To associate with invertebrate classes each others
5To adapt to contemporary life with biology of invertebrates
6To ensure the interface the query between invertebrate classes
7To investigate the data base related invertebrate classes and transfer the obtaining information orally or writing
8To ensure the establishment of the connection between invertebrate classes and environmental conditions
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
• The taxonomy and biology of protozoons (unicellular animals): i.e., the zooflagellates, rhizopodans, sporozoons and ciliates. • The taxonomy and biology of metazoons: i.e., the sponges (poriferans), cnidarians, ctenophorans, platyhelminths and aschelminths (nematods, rotators, acanthocephalans), molluscs (gastropods, bivalves, cephalopods, etc.), annelids, echinoderms and other metazoon phyla (excepting the chordates). • Laboratory: Related laboratory studies on some species of various invertebrate groups
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1-Introduction to Invertebrate Biology -Systematic Laboratory regulation
2Protista I - Amoebaes - Flagellates-Dinoflagellata -Dinoflagellata -Mastigophora -Sporozoa - Ciliata PROTİSTA (Uniceluar organisms)
3Protista II -Flagettates-Mastigophora -Sporazoons - CiliatesPlathelminthes – Flatworms Nemathelminthes – Roundworms Nematomorpha – Horsehair worms or Gordian worms Chaetognatha – Arrow worms
4Sponges Coelenterata I -Hydrozoa Porifera (=Spongia ) - Sponges
5Coelenterata II -Scyphozo - Anthozoa - Ctenophora Cnidaria I (=Coelenterata I )
6Platyhelminthes (Yassı Kurtlar)Cnidaria II (=Coelenterata II )
7-Nematoda -Acanthocephala -Rotifera -Nematomorpha Rotifera – Wheel animals Acanthocephala – Thorny-headed worms Annelida – Ringed worms
8Midterm exam
9Mollusca I - MolluscsMollusca I - Molluscs
10Mollusca II (Molluscs)Mollusca II (Molluscs)
11Annelida (Halkalı Kurtlar)Annelida (Halkalı Kurtlar)
12 LophophorataEchinodermata – Echinoderms
13Echinodermata IDemonstration
14-Echinodermata II -Chaetognatha Final Exam
15Reporting presentations and homeworks
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
TEXT BOOKS: Atatür, M. K., Budak, A., Göçmen, B., “Omurgasızlar Biyolojisi”, Ege Üniversitesi, Fen Fakültesi Kitaplar Serisi, No: 187, Bornova-Izmir, (2009). Budak, A., Atatür, M. K., Göçmen, B.,Mermer,A., Sayım,F.,“Omurgasızlar Sistematiği Laboratuvar Kılavuzu”, Ege Üniversitesi, Fen Fakültesi Teksirler Serisi, No: 127, Bornova-Izmir, (2009). AUXILIARY BOOKS: Pearse,V.,Pearse,J.,Buschbaum,M., Buschbaum,R., Living İnvertebrates. Bleckwel Scientific Publications,California,USA:848 pp. (1987) Brusca,C.R., and Brusca,G.J., İnvertebrates. Sinaues Associates, inc.,Publishers Sunderland, Massachusetts, USA. 936 pp. (2002)
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
Midterm Examination175
Laboratory125
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
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)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Laboratory14228
Report Preparation11414
Report Presentation111
Criticising Paper7214
Self Study20240
Individual Study for Mid term Examination166
Individual Study for Final Examination199
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)142
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