Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Foodborne Diseases and Toxicology GDM 436 8 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. ARZU ÇAĞRI MEHMETOĞLU
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. ARZU ÇAĞRI MEHMETOĞLU,
Course Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective It is aimed to show students sources and prevention ways of food contaminations harmful to human health
Course Content This course includes the hazards of toxins or microbial infections sourced from processed or fresh foods during food processing, or post processed and pervention methods from these harmful agents.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Understand physical and chemical properties of food toxins Lecture, Question-Answer, Group Study, Testing, Homework, Project / Design,
2 To understand contamination source and formation reasons of food toxins Lecture, Question-Answer, Group Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
3 To be informed about protection methods from food hazards Lecture, Question-Answer, Group Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
4 To be aware of hazards in human body resulting from food toxins Lecture, Question-Answer, Group Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
5 To be aware of regulation of food toxins Lecture, Question-Answer, Group Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
6 To able to predict toxins during food processing Lecture, Question-Answer, Group Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Toxicology
2 Mechanisms of organ toxicity
3 Toxins sourced from food proces
4 Natural occurred food toxins
5 Food additives
6 Food additives
7 Anti nutrition and toxin agents in processed foods
8 Parasits, viruses and toxins
9 Fungal and bacterial toxins
10 Foodborne infections
11 Foodborne infections
12 Toxins and poisons in seafoods
13 Toxins in mushroom
14 Toxic metals and food contaminates in food packages
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering subjects pertaining to the relevant discipline; ability to use theoretical and applied knowledgein these areas in complex engineering problems. X
2 Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
3 Ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for analyzing and solving complex problems encountered in engineering practice; ability to employ information technologies effectively.
5 Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or discipline specific research questions.
6 Ability to work efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually.
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of one foreign language; ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, prepare design and production reports, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear and intelligible instructions. X
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself.
9 Consciousness to behave according to ethical principles and professional and ethical responsibility; knowledge on standards used in engineering practice.
10 Knowledge about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness in entrepreneurship, innovation; knowledge about sustainable development.
11 Knowledge about the global and social effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety, and contemporary issues of the century reflected into the field of engineering; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Kısa Sınav 20
1. Ödev 20
1. Ara Sınav 40
2. Kısa Sınav 20
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 2 10 20
Assignment 4 4 16
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 10 10
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 130
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.2
dersAKTSKredisi 5