COURSE UNIT TITLE

: STEM CELLS AND APPLICATIONS

Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type Of Course D U L ECTS
BYT 6014 STEM CELLS AND APPLICATIONS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8

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

Stem cells in the human development comprise an adult organism from a single cell with their proliferation and differentiation capabilities, these features make them the main element of the human development.
Today, because stem cells take place in the center of cellular therapies, intensive works are in progress on them by biologists, medical researchers and biotechnologists. Cells obtained from embryos or adult organisms are used in the studies such as; - control of embryogenesis, - cell renewal and differentiation, - examination of gene expression in livings, - drug development, treatment of diseases.
In our country, there is a great need for experienced researchers for the use of stem cells in biotechnology. This course will contribute to the training of researchers in this field.

Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit

1   Student will gain a strong basis of stem cells.
2   Students will develop understanding of the possible uses of these cells in various diseases.
3   Students will develop understanding of the possible uses of these cells in various diseases.
4   Students will develop understanding the relation of stem cells with cancer.
5   Students will develop understanding on the future of stem cells in regenerative medicine.

Mode of Delivery

Face -to- Face

Prerequisites and Co-requisites

None

Recomended Optional Programme Components

None

Course Contents

Week Subject Description
1 Introduction to stem cell biology 1.1. Stem cell niche
2 Definitions 2.1. Renewal, pluripotent, unipotent cells 2.2. Back programmed
3 Embryonic stem cells
4 Mesenchymal stem cells
5 Induced pluripotent cells (iPS)
6 Telomeres and stem cells
7 Neuronal stem cells
8 MIDTERM EXAM
9 Stem cells in the cardiovascular system 9.1. Endothelial stem cells 9.2. Cardiac stem cells
10 Epithelial stem cells
11 Hematopoietic stem cells
12 Stem cells and their relation with cancer
13 Stem cells and ethical issues The future of stem cells in regenerative medicine
14 Homework and Presentations

Recomended or Required Reading

Textbook(s): Handbook of stem cells/edited by Anthony Atala, Robert P.Lanza. 2nd Ed Oxford : Academic, 2012.

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 and final exams, homework and presentations.

Language of Instruction

English

Course Policies and Rules

To be announced.

Contact Details for the Lecturer(s)

Dokuz Eylul University, Vocational School of Health Services
kemal.baysal@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 3 39
Preparations before/after weekly lectures 13 3 39
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) 192

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

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LO.3454554
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