Information Package / Course Catalogue
Disease Transmitting Insects
Course Code: ÇS073
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

To get to know insects that transmit pathogens to humans in Turkey, understand the methods of control of these insects and learn the prevention from the diseases.

Course Content

General characteristics of insects, concept of vector, biological and mechanical transmission, Phlebotamus, Anopheles, Culex, Aedes, Pulex, Pediculus, Musca, Cockroaches and , Hyalomma; morphological and biological features, vector species, ecology, transmitted diseases, epidemiology, prevention and control of insect vectors.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To able to recognize the insects
2.2. To able to learn concept of vector
3.To able to learrn human diseases that transmitted by insects in Turkey
4.4. To gain knowledge about prevantaion methods of diseases that transmitted by insects
5. Define the morphological features of insects
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Böcek- Sinan Tuzcu
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
General characteristics of insects
Week 2 - Theoretical
Concept of vector, biological and mechanical transmission
Week 3 - Theoretical
Phlebotamus (Tatarcık); morfolojik ve biyolojik özellikleri, vektör türleri, ekolojisi, Şark Çıbanı, epidemiyolojisi, korunma yolları
Week 4 - Theoretical
Phlebotamus (Sand flies); Kala-Azar, epidemiology, prevention
Week 5 - Theoretical
Anopheles (Mosquitoes); morphological and biological features, vector species, ecology, Malaria, epidemiology, prevention
Week 6 - Theoretical
Culex, Aedes (Mosquitoes); morphological and biological features, vector species, ecology, Filariasis, epidemiology, prevention
Week 7 - Theoretical
Culex, Aedes (Mosquitoes); West Nile virus, epidemiology, prevention
Week 8 - Theoretical
Midterm Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Pulex (Fleas); morphological and biological features, vector species, ecology, Plague, epidemiology, prevention
Week 10 - Theoretical
Pulex (Fleas); morphological and biological features, vector species, ecology, Plague, epidemiology, prevention
Week 11 - Theoretical
Pediculus (Louse); morphological and biological features, vector species, ecology, transmitted diseases, epidemiology, prevention
Week 12 - Theoretical
Cockroaches; morphological and biological features, vector species, ecology, transmitted diseases, epidemiology, prevention
Week 13 - Theoretical
Musca domestica (House flies); morphological and biological features, ecology, transmitted diseases, epidemiology, prevention
Week 14 - Theoretical
The important noninsect vector: Hyalomma (Ticks) (Acari: Ixodidae); morphological and biological features, vector species, ecology, transmitted diseases, epidemiology, prevention
Week 15 - Theoretical
Control of insect vectors
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
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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3
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