Information Package / Course Catalogue
Human Genetics
Course Code: ÇS311
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Short Cycle (Associate's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 0
Credit: 2
Lab: 0
Objectives of the Course

To inform about gene and genetic science, explanation of the genes’ effect on the livings, to inform about the characteristics that are arised depending on genes, and problems /disease that seen due to inherited in human.

Course Content

Definitions of the basic terms related to genetics (chromosomes, DNA, genes, codon and genome etc). Structure and functions of the genes, and the importance of gene on the structure of living and the realization of the function related to of the vitality. Genes that people have and effect of these genes on the properties owned by the people. Anomalies that resulted from mutation occurring in the genes.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Lec. Sevil ÖZCAN
Learning Outcomes
1.Know the genetic concepts such as gene, chromosome and genome.
2.Knows that mutations can occur in living organisms depending on different conditions, and can occur the structural or functional changes in living according to this change.
3.Knows that the human genetic structure and the chromosomal anomalies seen in human.
4.Knows Mendelian genetics and crosses.
5.Knows the deviations from Mendelian genetics and types.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Genetic (2003) William S. Klug & Michael R. Cummings (Trans. Prof. Cihan Öner), Palme Publ.
2.Basic Rules of The Life V.1 / Part.1 (2004) Ali Demirsoy, Meteksan
3.General Biyology (2000) William T. Keeton, James L. Gould & Carol Grant Gould (Trans. Prof. Ali Demirsoy, Prof. İsmail Türkan
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
History of the genetis science.
Week 2 - Theoretical
Genetic researches and different approaches on this subject. Progress seen in some areas due to the research conducted in genetics.
Week 3 - Theoretical
Definition of the basic concepts such as chromosome, gene, genome, genotipe, fenotipe to be hereditary material.
Week 4 - Theoretical
Cell cycle and cell divisions.
Week 5 - Theoretical
Mendelian genetics.
Week 6 - Theoretical
What is a family tree, how to draw it?
Week 7 - Theoretical
Gene linkage, crossover and mapping.
Week 8 - Theoretical
Week 9 - Theoretical
Extranuclear inheritance.
Week 10 - Theoretical
Determination of sex and sex chromosomes.
Week 11 - Theoretical
Forming the map of human chromosomes.
Week 12 - Theoretical
Chromosome mutations: changes in chromosome number and order.
Week 13 - Theoretical
AB0 blood groups, Bombay phenotype, Rh antigens, sickle cell anemia and human hemoglobin.
Week 14 - Theoretical
Some hereditary features (in autosomal chromosomes) in human.
Week 15 - Theoretical
Human genome project.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory141242
Individual Work90327
Midterm Examination1213
Final Examination1415
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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