Information Package / Course Catalogue
Biotechnology and Gm Products
Course Code: ÇS307
Course Type: Non Departmental Elective
Couse Group: Short Cycle (Associate's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 0
Credit: 2
Lab: 0
ECTS: 2
Objectives of the Course

Below topics have been targeted: 1. Nowadays, the use and importance of biotechnology; 2. Production of transgenic products/living things, and Features of the GM technology; 3. Importance of GM products in terms of environment and human.

Course Content

Development of biotechnology/nanotechnology, and use of them in variety fields. The living things/products are produced by GM technology, producing countries, and possible effects of them on human health/environment. The studies are performed in this field in our country and world.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Lec. Sevil ÖZCAN
Learning Outcomes
1.Define the Biotechnology and GMO technology.
2.Know the products that produced by GM technology.
3.Know the potential impact of GM corps for human and environment.
4.Explain the effects of GMO products on human health.
5.Knows the use of GMO technology in the health field.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Prof. Dr. Selim Çetiner, What is Genetically Modified Organism (GMO)? Questions and Answers-1, Sabancı University Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences Tuzla, İstanbul)
2.Prof. Dr. Kemal GÜVEN, Genetically Modified Organisms, Dicle university Molecular Biology Department Manager
3.Heredity and Evolution (2007) Ali Demirsoy, Meteksan
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Basic concepts such as chromosome, gene, genome, etc.
Week 2 - Theoretical
What is the Mutation? Chromosomal mutations and reasons.
Week 3 - Theoretical
What are the Biotechnology and Nanotechnology? Their importance in our daily life.
Week 4 - Theoretical
Development of the Biotechnology, and its importance for genome Project.
Week 5 - Theoretical
GMO technology, and its applications.
Week 6 - Theoretical
Why are GMO products required?
Week 7 - Theoretical
Use of the GMO technology in agriculture.
Week 8 - Theoretical
Midterm
Week 9 - Theoretical
Use of the GMO technology in medicine.
Week 10 - Theoretical
Use of the GMO technology in food.
Week 11 - Theoretical
The benefits/The harms of the GMO products.
Week 12 - Theoretical
The products that are produced using of GMO technology, and the countries which are using this technology mostly.
Week 13 - Theoretical
Countries which have banned the producing of the GMO products, and reasons of them.
Week 14 - Theoretical
The status of GMO products in our country.
Week 15 - Theoretical
The biosafety protocol.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory141242
Midterm Examination1213
Final Examination1415
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)50
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