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Syllabus ( MBG 347 )


   Basic information
Course title: Introduction To Biotechnology
Course code: MBG 347
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Meltem YEŞİLÇİMEN AKBAŞ
ECTS credits: 5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: 3, Fall
Level of course: First Cycle (Undergraduate)
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Pre- and co-requisites: none
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: These subjects are handled in this course: Biotechnology an Overview, Introduction to Genes and Genome, Recombinant DNA Technology, Proteins as Products, Microbial Biotechnology, Animal Biotechnology, Forensic Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Marine Biotechnology, Plant Biotechnology, Medical Biotechnology, Biotechnology Regulations.
   Learning outcomes Up

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

  1. Obtain knowledge about scope, history of biotechnology and biotechnology industry,

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Obtain basic knowledge of Biology
    2. Develop an understanding of nature and history of scientific thought
    3. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology
    4. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge
    5. Apply biological concepts to personal, social, economical, technological and ethical issues

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  2. Appreciate the importance of industrial microorganisms

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Obtain basic knowledge of Biology
    2. Explain transmission of genetic background in organisms and populations
    3. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology
    4. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge
    5. Apply biological concepts to personal, social, economical, technological and ethical issues

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  3. List the application areas of industrial, medical, environmental and food biotechnology

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Obtain basic knowledge of Biology
    2. Define the relationship among life forms and their environments and ecosystems
    3. Explain transmission of genetic background in organisms and populations
    4. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology
    5. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge
    6. Apply biological concepts to personal, social, economical, technological and ethical issues

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  4. Identify the methods used in biotechnology

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Obtain basic knowledge of Biology
    2. Explain transmission of genetic background in organisms and populations
    3. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology
    4. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge
    5. Apply biological concepts to personal, social, economical, technological and ethical issues

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  5. Comment on about plant and animal biotechnology

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Obtain basic knowledge of Biology
    2. Explain transmission of genetic background in organisms and populations
    3. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology
    4. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge
    5. Apply biological concepts to personal, social, economical, technological and ethical issues

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  6. Assess the importance of bioethics and biosafety consepts in biotechnology

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Obtain basic knowledge of Biology
    2. Develop an understanding of nature and history of scientific thought
    3. Apply biological concepts to personal, social, economical, technological and ethical issues

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
   Contents Up
Week 1: Biotechnology – An Overview
Week 2: Introduction to Genes & Genome
Week 3: Recombinant DNA Technology
Week 4: Proteins as Products
Week 5: Microbial Biotechnology
Week 6: Plant Biotechnology
Week 7: Mid term Exam
Week 8: Animal Biotechnology
Week 9: Forensic Biotechnology
Week 10: Environmental Biotechnology
Week 11: Marine Biotechnology
Week 12: Medical Biotechnology
Week 13: Medical Regulations
Week 14: Biotechnology Regulations
Week 15*: General Overview
Week 16*: Final Exam
Textbooks and materials: 1- Introduction to Biotechnology "William J. Thieman, Ventura College Michael A. Palladino, Pearson, 2013
Recommended readings:

1- Biology of Microorganisms T. Brock, M.T. Madigan

  * 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: 7 40
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 0
Homework: 0
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 16 60
  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: 0 0
Term project: 0 0
Term project presentation: 0 0
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 20 1
Mid-term: 1 1
Personal studies for final exam: 20 1
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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