Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
404004682006INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGYElective483
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)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Koçyiğit
Learning Outcomes
1To understand the basic concepts and principles of Biotechnology
2to comprehend the importance of biotechnological development occurring as a result of technological developments.
3to apply the information of biological sciences to environmental, medicine and agricultural problems
4To understand the relations between experimental logic, analytical thinking, quantitative analysis and problem solving.
5Kimya uygulamaları için gerekli biyolojik araçları kullanabilme, çağdaş teknikleri ve yöntemleri uygulayabilme
6Making students follow current developments in this field of research by reading/discussing new research papers
7to have an ability of asking and thinking about Biotechnology subjects.
8to learn the applications of Biotechnology in agriculture, medicine, veterinary medicine, food and environmental sciences
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
2Properties of bacteria, fungi and eukaryotic cells used in biotechnological applications
3Substrates for biotechnological production
4Genetic and biotechnology(gene structure, cloning, mapping and sequencing)
5Genetic and biotechnology(recombinant DNA technology, restriction enzymes, PCR, hybridization)
6Bioprocess and fermentation technology
7Enzyme technology, Presentation
8Midterm Exam
9Biological fuel generation
10Single cell production, Enzymes in organic solvents.
11Biotechnology and medicine
12Environmental biotechnology
13Biotechnology in agriculture and forestry industry.
14Biotechnology in Food and beverage industry
15Safety in biotechnology, Presentation
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Course Book(s): Smith,J.E., (2004)Biotechnology, 4th edition, Cambridge University Press (ISBN 0521540771) Helper Book(s): Ratledge, C.; Kristansen, B., (2001). Basic Biotechnology 2nd edition. Cambridge University Press (ISBN 0521779170
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
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Attending Lectures14228
Report Preparation224
Project Preparation224
Project Presentation224
Criticising Paper326
Self Study224
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11212
Individual Study for Final Examination11212
Reading7214
Individual Study for Quiz224
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)92
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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