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
BES4074 Nutrition and Genetics Spring 2 0 2 6
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: Turkish
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Hybrid
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi CAN ERGÜN
Recommended Optional Program Components: None.
Course Objectives: The scope of the course is to explain the effect of the hereditary structure of the individual on the determination of nutritional habits, to stay away from the diseases to which he is genetically predisposed as much as possible and to evaluate the importance and effect of nutrition in order to ensure a high quality of life.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. will be able to interpret the relationship between genetic factors and nutrition.
2. Will be able to develop recommendations for nutrient consumption to increase the expression of genes associated with diseases.
3. will be able to compare genetic diversity-ethnic differences in nutrition.

Course Content

This course includes genetic variation:nutritional applications, relationship between genes and nutrients or nutrient components, nutrigenomics and gene expression, nutrigenomics in the evaluation of the efficacy and safety of food components, vitamin metabolism, genetics and environment I, vitamin metabolism, genetics and environment II, enes, diet and plasma lipids, genetic variation and nutritional requirements, gene: environmental interactions and coronar heart disease, gene-nutrient interaction in type 1 diabetes, cancer nutrigenomics, article discussion topics.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation


Course Notes / Textbooks: Haftalık olarak dağıtılacaktır / Weekly distributed by the course lecturer
References: 1- Ordovas JM. Nutrigenetics And Nutrigenomics, World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics,Vol.93,Karger, 2004.
2- Bouchard C., Ordovas JM. Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science Recent Advances in Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics, Elsevier, USA, 2012 3- Mahan L.K., Escott-Stump S., Krause's Food, Nutrition and Diet Therapy, 10th Edition, W. B. Saunders Company, USA, 2000

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Presentation 1 % 10
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 60
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 2 28
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentations / Seminar 1 20 20
Midterms 1 20 20
Final 1 40 40
Total Workload 150

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.