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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
TBT410 Genetically Modified Organisms 927001 4 8 6
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Aim of the course is to convey the definition of GMO, production process, advantage and disadvantages and which type of GMO produced.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç.Dr.Musa KAVAS
Learning Outcomes
  1. Knows GMO types
  2. Knows legal regulation of GMOs
  3. Knows identification methods of GMOs
  4. Knows economic importance of GMOs
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
M. Jumba, 2010, Genetically Modified Organisms: The Mystery Unraveled, Traffford Publishing.
T. R. Young, 2010, Genetically modified organisms and biosafety, IUCN Publication.
G. C. Nelson, 2001, Genetically modified organisms in agriculture: economics and politics, Chapman and Hall.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
Definition of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), GMOs obtaining methods, using areas of GMOs, benefits of GMOs, potential hazards of GMOs, need for diagnostic methods of GMO, GMO laboratory diagnostic scheme, methods in the diagnosis of GMOs, international legal regulations related to GMOs in Turkey, legal regulations and practices related to GMOs
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Description of genetically modified organisms
2.Uses of GMOs
3.Benefits of GMOs
4.Potential hazards of GMOs
5.Necessity detecting GMOs
6.Methods of gene transfer to plants
7.Methods of gene transfer to animals and microorganisms
8.Midterm exam
9.GMO diagnose laboratory
10.DNA-based GMO diagnosis
11.Protein-based GMO diagnosis
12.Other imortant GMO diagnosis method
13.International regulation about GMOs
14.Turkish regulation and practicies about GMOs
16.Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Individual Study for Mid term Examination13535
Individual Study for Final Examination14141