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Syllabus ( BENG 424 )


   Basic information
Course title: Biosensors
Course code: BENG 424
Lecturer: Dr. Cansu ÜLKER TURAN
ECTS credits: 5
GTU credits: 3 ()
Year, Semester: 4, Fall
Level of course: First Cycle (Undergraduate)
Type of course: Departmental Elective
Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Pre- and co-requisites: none
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: This course aims to acquire knowledge to students about biosensor design, analyte determination with biosensors and use of biomolecules in biosensors.
   Learning outcomes Up

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

  1. Identify the products which plays a significant role in biology.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Acquire knowledge on biological, chemical, physical and mathematical principles which constitute the basis of bioengineering applications

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  2. Solve problems by combining modern engineering techniques with biology.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Acquire knowledge on current bioengineering applications from the industrial and scientific aspects

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Term paper
  3. Apply biological molecules as the sensor molecules.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Acquire knowledge on biological, chemical, physical and mathematical principles which constitute the basis of bioengineering applications

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Seminar/presentation
    3. Term paper
  4. Identify the applications of nanomaterials to design biosensors.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Acquire knowledge on current bioengineering applications from the industrial and scientific aspects

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  5. Explain the most common types of biosensors.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Acquire knowledge on current bioengineering applications from the industrial and scientific aspects
    2. Demonstrate sufficiency in English to follow literature, present technical projects and write articles

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Seminar/presentation
    3. Term paper
   Contents Up
Week 1: Introduction to biosensing and definition of biosensors
Week 2: Main components of biosensors, transducers
Week 3: Biomolecules used in biosensors and immobilization methods
Week 4: Biosensor properties and factors affecting on performance
Week 5: Enzymatic biosensors,
Project assignment
Week 6: Immunobiosensors
Week 7: DNA biosensors
Week 8: Cell based biosensors
Week 9: Midterm Exam, Nanomaterials for biosensors
Week 10: Optical biosensors
Week 11: Biosensors in food analysis
Week 12: Biosensors in healtcare analysis
Week 13: Biosensors in environmental analysis,
Project submission
Week 14: Project presentations
Week 15*: -
Week 16*: Final Exam
Textbooks and materials: Cooper MA, Label-Free Biosensors: Techniques and Applications, Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Recommended readings: Eggins BR, Chemical Sensors and Biosensors, Wiley, 2002.
Kumar S, Nanomaterials for Biosensors, Nanotechnologies for the Life Sciences series, Wiley, 2007.
  * 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: 9 30
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 5-14 20
Homework: 0
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 16 50
  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: 4 10
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 0 0
Term project: 1 8
Term project presentation: 4 1
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 5 2
Mid-term: 2 1
Personal studies for final exam: 7 2
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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