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Syllabus ( CHEM 775 )


   Basic information
Course title: Molecular Diagnostics And Biosensor Technologies
Course code: CHEM 775
Lecturer: Dr. Yıldız ULUDAĞ
ECTS credits: 7.5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: 1/2, Fall and Spring
Level of course: Second Cycle (Master's)
Type of course: Area Elective
Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery: Face to face , Lab work
Pre- and co-requisites: none
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: Molecular diagnostics technologies, New generation molecular diagnostics technologies, The components of biosensor device, Electrochemical detection, Piezoelectric sensors, Optical sensors, Biosensor design and sensor chip fabrication technologies, Biosensors applications, Commercial biosensors take place in the scope of this course.
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Recognize sensor technologies (optical, elektrochemical, piezoelektric)

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Chemistry
    2. Construct strategic, political, and practical plans, and interpret the results in his/her field of study
    3. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
    4. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology
    5. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing
    6. Demonstrate professional and ethical responsibility.

    Method of assessment

    1. Homework assignment
    2. Term paper
  2. Gain an in-depth understanding of the sensor chip fabrication and surface chemistry

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Chemistry
    2. Construct strategic, political, and practical plans, and interpret the results in his/her field of study
    3. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
    4. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology
    5. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing
    6. Demonstrate professional and ethical responsibility.

    Method of assessment

    1. Homework assignment
  3. Gain information about all the key assay types (including Protein, DNA, bacteria and virus detection tests) and clinical applications

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Chemistry
    2. Construct strategic, political, and practical plans, and interpret the results in his/her field of study
    3. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
    4. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology
    5. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing

    Method of assessment

    1. Term paper
  4. Comprehend nanotechnology application in sensors

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Chemistry
    2. Construct strategic, political, and practical plans, and interpret the results in his/her field of study
    3. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
    4. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology
    5. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing

    Method of assessment

    1. Term paper
   Contents Up
Week 1: iIntroduction to molecular diagnostics and biosensor technologies
Week 2: Molecular diagnostics technologies
Week 3: New generation molecular diagnostics technologies
Week 4: The components of biosensor device
Week 5: 5 Electrochemical detection I
Week 6: Piezoelectric sensors II
Week 7: Optical sensors III
Week 8: Biosensor design and sensor chip fabrication technologies
Week 9: Biosensors applications I
Week 10: Biosensors applications II
Week 11: Commercial biosensors
Week 12: The future of molecular diagnostics and biosensors I
Week 13: The future of molecular diagnostics and biosensors II
Week 14: Project presentations
Week 15*: Project presentations
Week 16*: General review
Textbooks and materials: -
Recommended readings: • Biosensors : an introduction / Brian R. Eggins. Eggins, Brian R.; R857.B54 E35 1996.
• Nanomaterials for biosensors, 8. cilt; Yazar: Challa S. S. R. Kumar, Wiley, 2007.
• Biosensors in Food Processing, Safety, and Quality Control; Yazar: Mehmet Mutlu.
• Biosensors-Emerging Materials and Applications Edited by Pier Andrea Serra.
• Analytical Electrochemistry, Joseph Wang.
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: - 0
Other in-term studies: - 0
Project: 14,15 60
Homework: 3,9 ,12 40
Quiz: - 0
Final exam: - 0
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 14
Own studies outside class: 3 14
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 4 14
Term project: 10 4
Term project presentation: 2 1
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 0 0
Mid-term: 0 0
Personal studies for final exam: 0 0
Final exam: 0 0
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
*
  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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