COURSE UNIT TITLE

: MICROALGAE: BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY

Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type Of Course D U L ECTS
BYT 5012 MICROALGAE: BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 9

Offered By

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences

Level of Course Unit

Second Cycle Programmes (Master's Degree)

Course Coordinator

PROFESSOR DOCTOR RAZIYE ÖZTÜRK ÜREK

Offered to

Ph.D. in Biotechnology
Ph.D. in Biotechnology
BIOTECHNOLOGY

Course Objective

Algea have constituted approximately one third of the world's plant biomass. They extremely rich in carbohydrate, protein, fatty acid and the pigment contents have the possibility of great use in food, pharmaceutical and medicine. They are utilized as organic fertilizer in agricultural areas as well as consuming nutrients in especially developing countries. The large scale and economical productions of microalgea for biotechnological studies are of great importance. The aim in this course is to represent the biotechnological importance, production stages and biochemistry of microalgea.

Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit

1   students explain algal production systems,
2   students discuss and contact between the culture media and conditions of the algal strain selection
3   students express the large scale in microalgal systems and make algal classification
4   students evaluate microalgea and their products in term of their kinetics
5   students explain and discuss the applications of microalgae

Mode of Delivery

Face -to- Face

Prerequisites and Co-requisites

None

Recomended Optional Programme Components

None

Course Contents

Week Subject Description
1 Introduction
2 Algae Production Systems
3 Culture Medium
4 Culturing Methods
5 Scaling Up
6 Algal Classification
7 Strain Selection
8 Midterm exam
9 Measurement of Growth Kinetics and Algal Growth Rate
10 Large Scale Culturing
11 Product Output
12 Chemical Composition
13 Applications of Algae
14 Homework and Presentations

Recomended or Required Reading

Textbook(s): Becker, E. W. Microalgae Biotechnology and Microbiology, Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Supplementary Book(s): Richmond, A. Handbook of Microalgal Culture: Biotechnology and Applied Phycology, Blackwell Science, 2004.
References:
Materials:

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

1. Presentation
2. Question-answer technique
3. Homework

Assessment Methods

SORTING NUMBER SHORT CODE LONG CODE FORMULA
1 MTE MIDTERM EXAM
2 ASG ASSIGNMENT
3 FIN FINAL EXAM
4 FCG FINAL COURSE GRADE MTE * 0.40 +ASG * 0.10 +FIN * 0.50
5 RST RESIT
6 FCGR FINAL COURSE GRADE (RESIT) MTE * 0.40 +ASG * 0.10 +RST * 0.50


*** Resit Exam is Not Administered in Institutions Where Resit is not Applicable.

Further Notes About Assessment Methods


Assessment Criteria

Meaningful learning of the basic concepts given in presentations, association of concepts with each other, establishing the cause-result relationships and making comments by using the information available for problems and evaluating idea generation are carried out with mid-term, final and resit exams, homework and presentations.

Language of Instruction

Turkish

Course Policies and Rules

To be announced.

Contact Details for the Lecturer(s)

Prof. Dr. Raziye ÖZTÜRK ÜREK
Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Science, Chemistry Department.
E-mail: raziye.urek@deu.edu.tr

Office Hours

Wednesday 15.00-17.00

Work Placement(s)

None

Workload Calculation

Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Lectures 13 3 39
Preparation before/after weekly lectures 13 3 39
Preparation for Mid-term Exam 1 40 40
Preparation for Final Exam 1 45 45
Preparing Homework and Presentations 1 46 46
Final 1 2 2
Mid-term 1 2 2
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours) 213

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

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