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Syllabus ( BENG 203 )


   Basic information
Course title: Bioengineering Laboratory I
Course code: BENG 203
Lecturer: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bengü ERGÜDEN
ECTS credits: 4
GTU credits: 2 ()
Year, Semester: 2, Fall
Level of course: First Cycle (Undergraduate)
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery:  , Lab work
Pre- and co-requisites: None
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: The aim of the course is to enable the students to gain the ability to experimentally apply the bioengineering principles learned in the courses and to learn and reinforce basic level bioengineering applications in this process.
With the basic studies of bioengineering and applications in different branches, it is aimed that the student will have knowledge about both the learning and the studies carried out in different fields, and in addition to these, the laboratory rules, the use of tools / equipment, and the rules of laboratory applications.
   Learning outcomes Up

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

  1. Apply the techniques for medium preparation and constructing experiment in laboratory

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Design processes for the investigation of bioengineering problems, collect data, analyze and interpret the results.
    2. Combine, Interpret, and analyze different subfields of bioengineering

    Method of assessment

    1. Homework assignment
    2. Laboratory exercise/exam
  2. Practically apply reaction, purification and measurement methods

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Design processes for the investigation of bioengineering problems, collect data, analyze and interpret the results.
    2. Combine, Interpret, and analyze different subfields of bioengineering

    Method of assessment

    1. Homework assignment
    2. Laboratory exercise/exam
  3. Ability to report bioengineering experimental processes and obtained results

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Apply mathematical analysis and modeling methods for bioengineering design and production processes.
    2. Design processes for the investigation of bioengineering problems, collect data, analyze and interpret the results.
    3. Combine, Interpret, and analyze different subfields of bioengineering

    Method of assessment

    1. Homework assignment
    2. Laboratory exercise/exam
   Contents Up
Week 1: Laboratory information and separation of groups
Week 2: Biosafety and Health
Week 3: Experiment 1.Solid Medium and Cell Culture Preparation
Quiz
Homework
Week 4: Experiment 2. Gram Staining and Cell Counting
Quiz
Homework
Week 5: Experiment 3. Cell Growth in Auto-Induction Medium
Quiz
Homework
Week 6: Experiment 4. Introduction to Microbial Experiment Design
Quiz
Homework
Week 7: Experiment 5. Immobilization of Yeast in Calcium Alginate Beads for the Production of Bioethanol
Quiz
Homework
Week 8: Improving Reporting Capabilities I
Quiz
Homework
Week 9: Experiment 6. Nucleic Acid Extraction from Kiwi Fruit
Quiz
Homework
Week 10: Experiment 7. Determination of Vitamin C Concentration by Redox Titration
Quiz
Homework
Week 11: Experiment 8. 3D Design and Printing
Quiz
Homework
Week 12: Experiment 9. Biodiesel production from waste oils
Quiz
Homework
Week 13: Experiment 10. Separation with Thin Layer Chromatography
Quiz
Homework
Week 14: Improving Reporting Capabilities II
Assembling and Reviewing the Experiment Flow
Week 15*: -
Week 16*: Final Exam
Textbooks and materials: Laboratuvar Föyleri / Laboratuvar Manuals
Recommended readings: Garcia, A., & Durand, C. (2009). Bioengineering: Principles, methodologies and applications (Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publisher's).
  * 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 0
Other in-term studies: 0 0
Project: 0 0
Homework: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 60
Quiz: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 5
Final exam: 16 35
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 0 0
Own studies outside class: 0 0
Practice, Recitation: 4 14
Homework: 3 10
Term project: 0 0
Term project presentation: 0 0
Quiz: 0.5 10
Own study for mid-term exam: 0 0
Mid-term: 0 0
Personal studies for final exam: 1 12
Final exam: 2 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
*
  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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