Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
404004832006BIOSENSORSElective473
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to define biosensors as analytical devices incorporating a biological material integrated within a physicochemical transducer and to introduce a novel interdisciplinary research area of high current interest, namely biosensors for use in chemistry and the life sciences with a set of comprehensive topics.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Suna Timur
Learning Outcomes
1Gain an ability to communicate general properties of bioanalytical systems and bioanalysis systems
2Be able to read scientific literature searching and interpret the knowledge on microsystem technology
3Gain an ability to design and develop strategies for the desired bioanalysis systems
4Be able to understand and apply the conventional biochemical techniques
5Be able to collaborate effectively as a team worker and self improvement through following up innovations in science
6Gain an ability to compare and interpret the advantages and disadvantages of the applied methods
7Be skilled in selection of appropriate method.
8Gain an ability to evaluate, compare and interpret the scientific data.
9Be able to follow up recent data.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Biosensor definations, technologies using in the preparation of biosensing systems; nanotechnology, microfabrication, MEMS/NEMS, protein and gen arrays, thin film technology, microarrays, chips and enzyme arrays, clinical, environmental and industrial applications. Lab-on a chip systems.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Biosensors: Introduction and description
2Biosensor technology and process
3Transdusers
4Biological materials
5Micro and nanofabrication technology
6Thin film technology
7Combination of Biological syatems and MEMS/NEMS
8Midterm exam
9Micro/nanoarrays/Biochips
10Peptide/Antibody arrays
11Gene, cell and tissue arrays
12Applications
13Lab on a Chip: Chromatography, electrophoresis and PCR
14Presentation
15Presentation
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Manz, H. Becker (Eds), “Microsystems Tecnology in Chemistry and Life Sciences”, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, (1999) A. Mulchandani and K.R. Rogers, “ Enzyme and Microbial Biosensors”, Humana Press, (1998)
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)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Project Preparation122
Project Presentation122
Self Study5210
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
Reading2510
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)96
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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