COURSE UNIT TITLE

: BIOETHICS AND BIOSAFETY

Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type Of Course D U L ECTS
BYT 6006 BIOETHICS AND BIOSAFETY ELECTIVE 2 0 0 7

Offered By

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences

Level of Course Unit

Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Course Coordinator

PROFESSOR DOCTOR LEMAN TARHAN

Offered to

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

Course Objective

In the context of this course the goal is to discuss the troubles in biosafety, biosafety applications, the biosafety rules in laboratories, waste management, the national and international regulations in bioethic and biosafety, bioethic, medical, the problems in environment and genetic.

Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit

1   The students will be able to produce an idea and develop a strategy about the importance of bioethic and biosafety.
2   The students will gain knowledge as to bioethic and biosafety laws and they will be able to apply the bioethic and biosafety laws.
3   The students will gain knowledge and able to develop strategy as to the human genome project, stem cell researches, organ transplation, transgenic applications and ethic.
4   The students will gain knowledge and able to develop strategy as to the person and foundations responsible for biosafety and biosafety in laboratories in the field of medical and industry.
5   The students will gain knowledge, follow and apply novel develoments related bioethic and biosafety

Mode of Delivery

Face -to- Face

Prerequisites and Co-requisites

None

Recomended Optional Programme Components

None

Course Contents

Week Subject Description
1 Introduction Bioethics and Biosafety 1.1. The Importance of Bioethics and Biosafety
2 Overview of the legal and socio-economic impacts of biotechnology-biosafety directive 2.1. Biosafety Regulations at National and International Level
3 Biodiversity and Bioethics
4 The Human Genome Project 4.1. Ethical Challenges in the Human Genome Project 4.2. The Human Genome Diversity Project
5 Stem Cell Research 5.1. Stem Cell Applications 5.2. Stem Cell Research Ethics
6 Stem Cell Research 6.1. Animal Usage and Ethics of Stem Cell Research 6.2. Animal Cloning and Ethics 6.3. Animal Rights
7 Organ Transplant in humans 7.1. Alive Organ Transplant Between Different Types and Ethics 7.2. Transgenic Applications and Ethics 7.3. Risk Factors of Genetically Modified Organisms
8 MIDTERM EXAM
9 Security ofcMedical and Industrial Fields 9.1. Medical Applications of Biotechnology and Health Products 9.2. Food Safety and Risk Factors 9.3. Consumer Rights
10 Biosafety in laboratory 10.1. Risk Groups 10.2. Chemicals 10.3. Microorganisms 10.4. Risk Factors and Safety
11 Biosecurity Criteria 11.1. Contamination 11.2. Sterilization 11.3. Disinfection 11.4. Antisepsis 11.5. Scattering 11.6. Deflagration 11.7. Medical Follow-Up 11.8. Accidents 11.9. Waste Management 11.10. Transport
12 Responsible People and Organizations for Biosafety 12.1. Biosafety Office of the University 12.2. Environmental, Health and Safety Department 12.3. Responsible People for Health in University 12.4. Laboratory Staff 12.5. Technical Staff 12.6. Cleaning Personnel Responsibilities
13 Recent Developments / Research at Bioethics and Biosafety
14 Homework and Presentations

Recomended or Required Reading

Textbook(s): Sree Krishna, V.,Bioethics and Biosafety in Biotechnology, New Age International (P) Ltd., Publishers, New Delphi, 2007.
Supplementary Book(s): Dyson, A., Harris, J., Ethics & Biotechnology, Routledge, London, 1994.

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 PRS PRESENTATION
4 FIN FINAL EXAM
5 FCG FINAL COURSE GRADE MTE* 0.30 + ASG * 0.20 + PRS * 0.10 + FIN * 0.40
6 RST RESIT
7 FCGR FINAL COURSE GRADE (RESIT) MTE* 0.30 + ASG * 0.20 + PRS * 0.10 + RST * 0.40


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

Further Notes About Assessment Methods

None

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)

Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry
leman.tarhan@deu.edu.tr

Office Hours

Wednesday 13.30 - 15.30

Work Placement(s)

None

Workload Calculation

Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Lectures 13 2 26
Preparations before/after weekly lectures 13 2 26
Preparation for midterm exam 1 35 35
Preparation for final exam 1 40 40
Preparing Homework and Presentations 1 35 35
Midterm 1 2 2
Final 1 2 2
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours) 166

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

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