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Syllabus ( MBG 402 )


   Basic information
Course title: Virology And Viral Genetics
Course code: MBG 402
Lecturer: Assist. Prof. Sonay ÖZKAN
ECTS credits: 5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: 4, Spring
Level of course: First Cycle (Undergraduate)
Type of course: Area Elective
Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Pre- and co-requisites: None
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: Give knowledge about general properties of viruses and about bacterial, plant and animal viruses.
Assess the importance of viral genetic and to know the diagnostic methods used in virology.
   Learning outcomes Up

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

  1. List general properties of viruses

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. To be able to define general concepts and problems related to Molecular Biology and Genetics and to produce solutions.
    2. To be able to drive hypotheses using existing knowledge, designing and conducting experiment for problem solving and make correct interpretation of the results obtained from the experiment.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  2. Differentiate bacterial, plant and animal viruses

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. To be able to define general concepts and problems related to Molecular Biology and Genetics and to produce solutions.
    2. Ability to work independently and take responsibility
    3. To be able to drive hypotheses using existing knowledge, designing and conducting experiment for problem solving and make correct interpretation of the results obtained from the experiment.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Homework assignment
  3. Assess the importance of viral genetic

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. To be able to define general concepts and problems related to Molecular Biology and Genetics and to produce solutions.
    2. To be able to drive hypotheses using existing knowledge, designing and conducting experiment for problem solving and make correct interpretation of the results obtained from the experiment.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Homework assignment
  4. Use the diagnostic methods used in virology

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. To be able to define general concepts and problems related to Molecular Biology and Genetics and to produce solutions.
    2. To be able to drive hypotheses using existing knowledge, designing and conducting experiment for problem solving and make correct interpretation of the results obtained from the experiment.

    Method of assessment

    1. Homework assignment
   Contents Up
Week 1: - General infomations about viruses
Week 2: - General features of viruses
-The virus host
-Quantification of viruses
Week 3: - Viral replication
Week 4: Viral Diversity I
-Bacterial viruses
Week 5: Viral Diversity II
-Plant viruses
Week 6: Viral Diversity III
- Animal viruses
Week 7: Viral Diversity IV
-Retroviruses
Week 8: Mid-term Exam

Viral Diversity V
-Viroids
Week 9: Viral Diversity V
- Prions
Week 10: -Viral genetic I
Week 11: -Viral genetic II
Week 12: -Viral genetic III
Week 13: Diagnostic Virology I
-Safety in the clinical laboratory
-Immunodiagnosis
-Fluorescent antibodies
Week 14: Diagnostic Virology II
-Monoclonal antibodies
-Diagnostic procedures using RIA and ELISA tests
Week 15*: Diagnostic Virology III
-Immunoblot procedures
-DNA Techniques in Diagnosis
Week 16*: Final exam
Textbooks and materials: 1- Medical Microbiology
F.H. Kayser, K. Bienz, J. Eckert, R.M. Zinkernagel
2- Biology of Microorganisms
T. Brock, M.T. Madigan
Recommended readings: 1- Medical Microbiology
F.H. Kayser, K. Bienz, J. Eckert, R.M. Zinkernagel
2- 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: 8 30
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 0
Homework: 13,14,15 15
Quiz: 2,3,4,5,6,7,10,11,12,13,14,15 15
Final exam: 16 40
  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: 1 14
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 5 3
Term project: 0 0
Term project presentation: 0 0
Quiz: 1 6
Own study for mid-term exam: 6 1
Mid-term: 2 1
Personal studies for final exam: 6 1
Final exam: 3 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
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  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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