Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
GT-328MODERN BİOTECHNOLOGYCompulsory363
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to inform students about the definition, historical development and application areas of biotechnology in general and gaining economic, social, ethical and political approaches besides the scientific meaning.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Mustafa CÜCE
Learning Outcomes
1Ability to use basic knowledge to understand the basics of biotechnological applications
2Ability to use basic knowledge to understand the basics of biotechnological applications
3To understand the functions of biomolecules structure, function and organisms
4To understand the functions of biomolecules structure, function and organisms
5Ability to recognize different biomolecules and to understand their indispensable properties for life
6Ability to recognize different biomolecules and to understand their indispensable properties for life
7Understand the basis of biolotechnological processes
8Understand the basis of biolotechnological processes
9To understand the importance of biotechnology in daily life
10To understand the importance of biotechnology in daily life
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Introduction to Modern Biotechnology, Short History of Biotechnology, Types of Biotechnology, Biological Problems of Our Age, Biotechnology Labor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Microbial Biotechnology, Animal Biotechnology, Enzyme and Biotechnology, Recombinant DNA: Restriction Enzymes and Plasmid DNA Vectors, Classification and Properties of DNA Vectors, Genomics and Bioinformatics Concepts, Plant Biotechnology and Applications, Biotechnology and Ethics
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to Biotechnology; Short History of Biotechnology, Types of Biotechnology, Biological Problems of Our Age, Biotechnology Labor Force
1Introduction to Biotechnology; Short History of Biotechnology, Types of Biotechnology, Biological Problems of Our Age, Biotechnology Labor Force
2Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
2Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
3Microbial Biotechnology, Structure of Microorganisms and Their Applications in Daily Applications, Types of Vaccines and Bacterial and Viral Targets, Biofuels Production, Microarrays in the Monitoring of Infectious Diseases
3Microbial Biotechnology, Structure of Microorganisms and Their Applications in Daily Applications, Types of Vaccines and Bacterial and Viral Targets, Biofuels Production, Microarrays in the Monitoring of Infectious Diseases
4Animal Biotechnology; Research Animals, Cloning Methods, Transgenetic Animals, Production of Human Antibodies in Animals
4Animal Biotechnology; Research Animals, Cloning Methods, Transgenetic Animals, Production of Human Antibodies in Animals
5Enzyme and Biotechnology
5Enzyme and Biotechnology
6Recombinant DNA: Restriction Enzymes and Plasmid DNA Vectors, Classification and Properties of DNA Vectors, Genomics and Bioinformatics Concepts
6Recombinant DNA: Restriction Enzymes and Plasmid DNA Vectors, Classification and Properties of DNA Vectors, Genomics and Bioinformatics Concepts
7Plant Biotechnology; The Future of Agriculture Transgenic Plants, Methods Used in Plant Transgenetics, Practical Applications, Health and Environmental Concerns
7Plant Biotechnology; The Future of Agriculture Transgenic Plants, Methods Used in Plant Transgenetics, Practical Applications, Health and Environmental Concerns
8Midterm
8Midterm
9Plant Biotechnology and Applications
9Plant Biotechnology and Applications
10Plant Biotechnology and Applications
10Plant Biotechnology and Applications
11Biotechnology and Ethics
11Biotechnology and Ethics
12Student Presentations
12Student Presentations
13Student Presentations and General Review
13Student Presentations and General Review
14Final Exam
14Final Exam
15Öğrenci Sunumları ve Genel Tekrar
16Dönem Sonu Sınavı
Recommended or Required Reading
D. L. Nelson, M. M. Cox, ”Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry”, W.H.Freeman , (2004)
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Makeup Examination111
Attending Lectures14342
Discussion14114
Question-Answer14114
Brain Storming313
Individual Study for Homework Problems313
Individual Study for Mid term Examination717
Individual Study for Final Examination717
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)93
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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