Information Package / Course Catalogue
Mycotoxins in Food
Course Code: VBH537
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 1
Prt.: 0
Credit: 1
Lab: 0
ECTS: 3
Objectives of the Course

Definitions of mycotoxins found in foods , their sources, the health problems caused by mycotoxins in human, prevention from mycotoxicosis caused by foods

Course Content

The definition of mycotoxins, may cause severe health problems for human being, their mechanisms, the problems that they cause and prevention from foodborne mycotoxicosis cases

Name of Lecturer(s)
Lec. Sadık BÜYÜKYÖRÜK
Learning Outcomes
1.To know the definition of mycotoxins, and to gain sufficient knowledge about some important mycotoxins
2.To have sufficient knowledge related with mycotoxin caused public health problems
3.To know the ways how to prevent foods from mycotoxin production
4.To have knowledge about detoxification of mycotoxins in foods
5.Identify and use resources to increase knowledge of the subject
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Jay (1996) Modern Food Microbiology
2.Erol İ. (2008). Gıda Hijyeni
3.Dijksterhenis,J. Samson, R.A 2007 Food Mycology: A multifaceted approach to fungi and food. Volume 25.. CRD Press,.
4.Larone, D.H. 1986. Medicallyimportantfungi. A guidetoidentification. Washington DC.
5.A.D. Hocking, J.I. Pitt, R.A. Samson, and U. Thrane, 2006. Advances in FoodMycology, SpringerScience. USA,
6.Heperkan, D., 2014. Gıdalarda Mikotoksinler. Sidas Medya Ltd. Şti.
7.Pitt, J.I., Hocking, A.D., 2009. Fungi and Food Spoilage. Springer Science+Business Media, New York.
8.Carlile, M.J., Watkinson, S.C., Gooday, G.W., 2001. The Fungi. 2 nd Ed. Academic Press, London.
9.Modern Food Microbiology, Jay J.M., Loessner M.J., Golden D.A., 7. Edition, 2005.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Introduction
Week 2 - Theoretical
Mycotoxin definition and the types of mycotoxins
Week 3 - Theoretical
Aflatoxins
Week 4 - Theoretical
Ocratoxins
Week 5 - Theoretical
Trichotecene
Week 6 - Theoretical
Fumonisin
Week 7 - Theoretical
Zearalenone
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Patulin
Week 10 - Theoretical
Inhibition/eradication of mycotoxin production
Week 11 - Theoretical
Physical technique applications
Week 12 - Theoretical
Chemicals from natural sources appplications
Week 13 - Theoretical
Synthetic chemical applications
Week 14 - Theoretical
Biological degradation techniques
Week 15 - Theoretical
Innovative applications for detoxification of mycotoxins
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory140114
Reading140114
Midterm Examination115116
Final Examination130131
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)75
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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OÇ-1
5
5
5
5
5
4
OÇ-2
5
5
5
5
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5
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5
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5
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4
OÇ-5
5
5
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5
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