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COURSE UNIT TITLECOURSE UNIT CODESEMESTERTHEORY + PRACTICE (Hour)ECTS
GENERAL BIOLOGY PSK106 Second Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring) 3 + 0 5

TYPE OF COURSE UNITCompulsory Course
LEVEL OF COURSE UNITBachelor's Degree
YEAR OF STUDY1
SEMESTERSecond Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring)-Second Term (Spring)
NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED5
NAME OF LECTURER(S)Assistant Professor Aslıhan Gevrekci
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT At the end of this course, the students;
1) Will learn about the basic building blocks of human biology.
2) Will develop basic skills to analyze the biological foundations of behavior.
3) Will follow the general methods of biology-based research, the ethical principles and stages of application.
4) Will decipher the effects of different biological systems (nervous system, muscular system, endocrine system, immune system, etc.) on human behavior.
MODE OF DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNone
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
1st Week Getting Acquainted, the Nature and Methods of Biological Science
2nd Week A General Look at the Human Biological System: The Chemistry of Life, the Cell Structure, and Body Systems
3rd Week Basic Body Systems: Cardio-vascular System, Gastro-intestinal System, Respiratory System
4th Week Basic Body Systems: Cardio-vascular System, Gastro-intestinal System, Respiratory System (continued)
5th Week Systems of Movement and Support
6th Week Nervous System
7th Week Nervous System and Endocrine System
8th Week Mid-term and Reproductive System and Aging
9th Week Human Genetics
10th Week Cancer and Similar Diseases
11th Week DNA Biology and Technology
12th Week Evolution
13th Week Biological Systems and Ecology
14th Week General Evaluation
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READINGMader, S.S., & Windelspecht, M. (2011). Human biology. Boston: McGraw Hil.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODSLecture,Discussion
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term130
Quiz220
Total(%)50
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)50
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)50
Total(%)100
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTIONTurkish
WORK PLACEMENT(S)No
  

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