Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Fish Anatomy BIY 507 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses <p>-</p>
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi SELMA HELLİ
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Course Assistants
Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective

Fishes showing greatly geographic distribution can live almost wherever water exists. It is possible to come across to fishes in the Antarctic water (-2 °C), tropical water (37–38 °C, moreover 44 °C), freshwater, marine whose salinity changing up to the amount of %0142. They are found at elevations up to 4.000 meters (water lightening by sun and flowing rapidly) and below the surface of marine 11.000 meters (water is extremely peaceful and predominating pure dark). Fishes living in so much different habitats show anatomical differences distinctly than other Vertebrates. To do scientific investigations concerned with fishes, researcher has to learn Fish Anatomy primarily. In all studies relating to fishes, evaluation of data obtained depends on how much we learn Fish Anatomy, also.

Course Content

Body shapes and parts, cavities, fins, skin structure, scales, color; dermal skeleton, aksiyel skeleton, appendicular skeleton; muscle kinds, active and passive locomotion; digestive system organs and nourishment; gills, formations connected with respiratory; heart, artery, vena and lymphatic system; central and peripheral nervous system; organs of sight, odor, taste, balance, hear; endocrine glands; kidney structure and excretion; osmoregulation and retia mirabilis; gonads, sexual mature, growth and reproduction.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Explain the external morphological features of fish. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
2 Explain fish skin formation. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
3 Explain the structure, task and function of the organs of support and movement system in fishes. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
4 Explain the body movements in fish. Lecture, Question-Answer, Homework, Testing,
5 Explain the structure, task and function of the organs of digestive system in fish. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
6 Explain the structure, task and function of the organs of respiratory system in fish. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
7 Explain the structure, task and function of the organs of circulation system in fish. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
8 Explain the structure, task and function of the organs of nervous system in fish. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
9 Explain the structure, task and function of the organs of sensory organs in fish. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
10 Explain the structure, task and function of the organs of endocrine system in fish. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
11 Explain the structure, task and function of the organs of excretion system in fish. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
12 Explain the structure, task and function of the organs of osmoregulation and retia mirabilis in fish. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
13 Explain the structure, task and function of the organs of reproduction system in fish. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 External morphological characters of fish
2 Skin formations
3 Support and motion system
4 Body movements
5 Digestive system
6 Respiratory system
7 Circulation system
8 Nervous system
9 Midterm exam
10 Sensory organs
11 Endocrine system
12 Excretion system
13 Osmoregulation and retia mirabilis
14 Reproduction system
Resources
Course Notes <p>1) Ekingen, G. 2001. Balık Anatomisi, Mersin &Uuml;niversitesi Yayınları No: 1, Su &Uuml;r&uuml;nleri Fak&uuml;ltesi Yayınları No: 1. Mersin, 257 s.</p>
Course Resources

2) Kuru, M. 2001. Omurgalı Hayvanlar, Palme Yayıncılık, 6. Baskı, Ankara, 866 s.
3) Timur, M. 2006. Balık Fizyolojisi, Nobel Yayın Dağıtım, Ankara, 200 s.
4) Demir, N. 2006. İhtiyoloji, 3. Baskı, Nobel Yayın Dağıtım, Ankara, 438 s.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Providing methods of development and obtaining information methods at the specialist scale X
2 To be able to practice the subject X
3 Having a basic knowledge in related field literature X
4 Explain and discuss the results X
5 Identify original topics X
6 Has the ability to use his / her achievements in biology in interdisciplinary studies. X
7 Develops attitude towards project-based work. X
8 Academic and cultural accumulation contributes to the process of being information society. X
9 Can use computer and information technology at advanced level in accordance with its purposes. X
10 Develop a positive attitude towards life-long learning. X
11 Develops knowledge at the level of expertise in the relevant disciplines, based on biology level qualifications. X
12 It is an individual who is sensitive to universal and social values, who observes, investigates, produces, and has ethical values in the fields / practices in his / her field of study. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Kısa Sınav 25
2. Kısa Sınav 25
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 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 14 14
Final examination 1 20 20
Quiz 2 10 20
Total Workload 150
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6
dersAKTSKredisi 6