Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102026172006Toxicology of PesticidesElective118
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the lecture is to provide the students to comprehend basic information on acute, subacute and chronic toxicities, factors affected on toxicity, toxicity-tests, and to interpret toxicity values of pesticides.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Enver Durmuşoğlu, Prof. Dr. Necip Tosun
Learning Outcomes
1Get to know about detail information on acute, subcronic and chronic toxicity tests
2Organize the reports or projects related with the subject, and evaluate them
3Interpret toxicity values of pesticides
4Get to know about basic and special terms related to toxicology, deepening and improving the current and advanced information about the subjects leading to original ideas and searching as the excellence level
5Develop and apply novel ideas and techniques about toxicological studies
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
- Introduction: Definitions and aim,- Poison-poisoning, toxic materials,- Dosage and other factors influencing toxicity,- Acute, subcronic and chronic toxicity tests,- Toxicological classifications of pesticides,- Assessment of NOEL-NOAEL, ADI-ARfD, GF, MRL-MCL and PHI,- Behaviors of pesticides on air, soil and water,- Effects of pesticides on living organisms in environment
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction: Definitions and aim
2Poison-poisoning, toxic materials
3Dosage and other factors influencing toxicity
4Dosage and other factors influencing toxicity
5Acute toxicity tests
6Acute toxicity tests
7Toxicological classifications of pesticides
8Midterm Exam
9Subcronic toxicity tests
10Chronic toxicity tests
11Chronic toxicity tests
12Assessment of NOEL-NOAEL, ADI-ARfD and GF
13Assessment of MRL-MCL and PHI
14Behaviors of pesticides on air, soil and water
15Effects of pesticides on living organisms in environment
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
- Öncüer, C. ve E. Durmuşoğlu, 2008. Tarımsal Zararlılarla Savaş Yöntemleri ve İlaçları Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Yayınları No: 28. - Mars, T. C. & B. Ballantyne, 2004. Pesticide Toxicology and International Regulation. John Wiley & Sons Ltd., England, 555 pp.
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 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)
Quiz414
Attending Lectures14342
Report Preparation11010
Report Presentation111
Project Preparation12020
Self Study14798
Individual Study for Mid term Examination13030
Individual Study for Final Examination14040
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)245
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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