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Course Code: 
FHS142
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
Theoric: 
3
Practice: 
0
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
6
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
The aim of this course is to teach the molecules which are found in living organisms and to instruct hereditary variations of these molecules.
Course Content: 

Bimolecular, cell structure and functions, energy metabolism, the quality of the genetic matter, DNA packaging, and the structure of the chromosome, Structure, synthesis and the functions of RNA, genetic code and protein synthesis. Theory of Mendel, cell cycle, mutation and Genetic Engineering.

Course Methodology: 
Teaching Methods: 1: Lecture, 2: Case Study, 3: Problem Solving Technics 4: Discussion, 5: Simulation, 6: Group Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
Assessment Methods: 1:Writing Exam 2: Multiple Choice Test 3: Blank Filling 4: True-False 5: Oral Examination 6: Presentation

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Teaching

Methods

Assessment Methods

1)  Define history of DNA and  basic medical genetics.

2,6,8,10

1,2,3

1,2,3,4,5

2) Explain structure and biological functions of organelles and membranes.

2,6,8,10

1,2,3

1,2,3,4,5

3) Define the general structure proteins, carbonhydrates, lipids, vitamins, enzymes.

2,6,8,10

1,2,3

1,2,3,4,5

4) Explain replication and transcription mechanisms.

2,6,8,10

1,2,3

1,2,3,4,5

5) Define cancer development.

2,6,8,10

1,2,3

1,2,3,4,5

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL BIOLOGY AND GENETICS, HISTORY OF DNA, EVOLUTION

 

2

STRUCTURE AND BIOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS OF ORGANELLES, GENERAL PROPERTIES AND BIOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS OF AMINOACIDS

 

3

PROTEINS, CARBOHYDRATES, LIPIDS, VITAMINS, ENZYMES

 

4

HEREDITARY BIOCHEMICAL DISORDERS

 

5

CELL CYCLE, CELL DIVISION, MITOSIS AND MYOSIS, STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS OF NUCLEIC ACIDS

 

6

REPLICATION, TRANSCRIPTION

 

7

PROTEIN SYNTHESIS, DNA DAMAGE, DNA REPAIR MECHANISMS

 

8

MIDTERM

 

9

CONTROL OF GENE EXPRESSION, SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION, APOPTOSIS

 

10

CHROMOSOME STRUCTURE, ABNORMALITIES, DISORDERS

 

11

MULTIFACTORIAL GENETIC DISORDERS

 

12

DEVELOPMENT AND CAUSES OF CANCER, TUMOR VIRUSES, ONCOGENES

 

13

TUMOR SUPPRESSOR GENES, GENE THERAPY, STEM CELLS

 

14

NUTRIGENOMICS, PHARMACOGENOMICS, EPIGENETICS AND PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS

 

15

OVERVIEW

 

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES

Textbook

 Molecular Biology of the Cell (Bruce Alberts et al.),

The Cell A Molecular Approach (Geoffrey M. Cooper&Robert E. Hausman),

Medical Genetics Thompson&Thompson (Robert L. Nussbaum et al.),

Genetics (William S. Klug et al.),

Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry (David L. Nelson&Michael M. Cox).

Additional Resources

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING

Documents

Power point presentations

Assignments

 

Exams

 
 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

100

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

Total

 

100

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM

 

 

No

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

 

1

2

3

4

5

 
 

1

Knows chemical structures of nutrients and human nutrition under different conditions thoroughly and uses proper sources for implementation. 

 

 

X

 

 

 

2

Gains expertise in the scientific researh methods.

 

 

 

 

X

 

3

Knows spesific nutritional requirements of children and adolescents, and performs the necessary action by evaluating this information in an analytical manner under individual and social conditions.

 

 

X

 

 

 

4

Applies professional ethics and legal regulations within the framework of nutrition and diet counseling.

 

 

X

 

 

 

5

Knows the nutritional requirements specific to the periods of pregnancy and lactation, and performs the necessary action by evaluating this information in an analytical manner under individual and social conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Knows adulthood diseases requiring nutritional therapy and acts regarding those processes.

 

 

 

X

 

 

7

Develops solutions for social nutrition problems and contributes to the development of plans and policies.

X

 

 

 

 

 

8

Gains abilitiy to communicate with his/her colleagues and applies the most appropriate and recent techniques in multi-disciplinary work.

 

 

 

X

 

 

9

Organizes activities aimed at improving nutritional status if necessary by determining the nutritional status of his/her environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Develops himself/herself and creativity by following the developments in his/her profession and related technologies, and can take initiative when necessary.

 

 

 

X

 

 

11

Knows the importance of food service systems institutions on human health and applies total quality management in production processes.

 

 

X

 

 

 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION

Activities

Quantity

Duration

(Hour)

Total Workload (Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 15x Total course hours)

15

3

45

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

15

6

90

Mid-terms

1

2

2

Final examination

1

2

2

Total Work Load

 

 

139

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

5,56

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

6