Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
MBG3003 Microbiology Spring 2 2 3 7
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ELIZABETH HEMOND
Course Objectives: The course will introduce the students to the biology of microorganisms with emphasis on prokaryotes. It covers structure, metabolism, genetics, growth and pathogenicity of bacteria.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1.Define about basic principles of microbiology
2. Make an introduction to microbial world
3. Compare cellular structure and function in bacteria and archae
4. Recognize nutrition and culture of microorganisms
5. Discuss microbial growth
6. Define molecular biology of bacteria
7. Define regulation of gene expression
8. Identify viruses and virology
9. Compare genetics of bacteria and archae
10. Define genetics of lower eukaryotic microbes
11. Recognize microbial genomics

Course Content

Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms at the unicellular, multicellular or acellular level. The course content includes understanding the basics of disciplines such as virology, mycology, parasitology and bacteriology.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Basic Principles of Microbiology
2) Introduction to Microbial World
3) Cellular Structure and Function in Bacteria and Archae
4) Nutrition and Culture of Microorganisms
5) Microbial Growth
6) Molecular Biology of Bacteria-I
7) Molecular Biology of Bacteria-II
8) Regulation of Gene Expression I
9) Regulation of Gene Expression II
10) Viruses ve Virology-I
11) Viruses ve Virology-II
12) Genetics of Bacteria and Archaea
13) Genetics of Lower Eukaryotic Microbes
14) Microbial Genomics


Course Notes / Textbooks: Ders notları haftalık olarak verilecektir.
Course notes will be provided weekly.
References: Brock Biology of Microorganisms, Madigan, Martinko, Clark, Benjamin Cummings Publish., 2012, ISBN: 9780321649638 032164963X 9780321726759 0321726758

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 10 % 5
Laboratory 10 % 20
Midterms 1 % 25
Final 1 % 50
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Laboratory 10 2 20
Study Hours Out of Class 14 8 112
Midterms 1 2 2
Final 1 2 2
Total Workload 178

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
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