BIO645 Advanced Plant Biotechnology

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
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BIO645 Advanced Plant Biotechnology 3 0 6 Tue 16:00-18:50
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Course Objectives Evaluate feasible potentials of plant biotechnology in agriculture 1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Biology in a specialized way 2. Understand relevant research methodologies and techniques and their appropriate application within his/her research field, 3. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology 4. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge. 5. Apply biological concepts to personal, social, economical, technological and ethical issues
Textbook Slater, A., Scott, N., Fowler, M. (2003). Plant Biotechnology: The Genetic Manipulation of Plants. (2nd ed.), New York: Oxford University Press Inc.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
    Teaching Methods Presentations and Research article analysis. Class discussions with examples. Team assigments. Team presentation that involve real data, summary, interpretation and reporting and Field visits.
    WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
    Week 1 Plant Genome: The organization and expression of plant genes Chapter 1
    Week 2 Techniques for plant transformation Chapter 3
    Week 3 The genetic manipulation of herbicide tolerance Chapter 5
    Week 4 The genetic manipulation of herbicide tolerance Chapter 5
    Week 5 The genetic manipulation of pest resistance Chapter 6
    Week 6 The genetic manipulation of pest resistance Chapter6
    Week 7 Plant disease resistance Chapter 7
    Week 8 Plant disease resistance Chapter 7
    Week 9 Strategies for engineering stress tolerance Chapter 9
    Week 10 Strategies for engineering stress tolerance Chapter 9
    Week 11 Strategies for crop yield and quality Chapter 10
    Week 12 Strategies for crop yield and quality Chapter 10
    Week 13 Molecular Farming Chapter 11
    Week 14 Molecular Farming Chapter 11
    Week 15 Revision
    Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
    Final Exam 1 40 1,2,3,4,5
    Semester Evaluation Compenents
    Term project and presentation 5 25 1,2,3,4,5
    Homework 5 20 1,2,4,5
    paper analysis 3 15 1,2,3,4,5
    ***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
     Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
    Lectures 3 15 45 Final Exam study 20 1 20
    Assignments 2 5 10 Term Project/presentation 5 4 20
    homework 5 2 10 Home study 3 15 45
            Total Workload Hours = 150
    *T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
    Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 06/11/2020
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