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hide this course 799 38600 Prof. Haim Greber-Palestinians-The Rise of a Nation

The course will discuss the history of the Palestinians people from the 19th.-Century to the present days. In the first part of the course the main developments within the Palestinians people until 1948 will be discussed. The second part of the course will try to examine the modern history of the Palestinians after 1948 as well as main currents and ideas within the Palestinian groups and their rise into a nation.

hide this course 799 39396 Mr. Shmaryahoo Ben Pazi- From Hashomer to I.D.F

The Course will examine the continuity and variety of the Hebrew defense forces,overlooking the relationship between the Yeshuv; its political leadership and the military organizations. We'll examine the organization's actions in light of the ideology,enemy,and the political-economic setting.

hide this course 799 39572 Dr. Oded Heilbronner- Nazism and the Third Reich

The course will discuss first the developments which led to the rise of the Nazi Party to Power in Germany, its nature and the reasons for the collapse of the Weimar Republic. In the second phase of the course the nature of the Third Reich will be discussed from its social and economic aspects. The Jewish question will be discussed in depth including the policy will led to the Holocaust.

hide this course 799 46522 Tourism and Travel - Sociological Aspects

In 1998 - 625 Million people were defined as tourists while the annual income from the tourism industry reached the sum of 455 billion dollar. But it wasn't until the 80's that the Tourism research was initiated and became since a very important field in Sociology and Anthropology.The course will discuss the development of the tourism research,the changing definition of "The Tourist" and the attitudes towards him and will present different topics which concerns the tourism research,such as - age,personality and the life phase of the tourist. A special stress will be given to the Israeli travel - chiefly that of the young who travel to remote destinations - it's goals and characteristics. (Ms. Darya Maoz )

hide this course 712 65101 ACQUAINTANCE WITH THE WORK OF DIETITIAN/NUTRITIONIST

The course will deal with the dietitian's professional identity as part of the helping professionals; explore the different opportunities in the field; display the demands and the dietitian's roles in the community, in the industry, in research and in the hospital.

hide this course 712 65122 THE PHYSIOLOGICAL AND CLINICAL OF VITAMINS

Discussion of selected topics in vitamin metabolism from the structural,biochemical and physiological and public health aspects.

hide this course 712 65123 METABOLISM OF WATER AND MINERALS IN HUMANS

Body composition and various estimation methods potassium and magnesium elements. Distribution of water and salts in the human body. Water balance in the human body. Human secretion: exercise in electrolytes and water. Bone metabolism. Introduction to micro-elements.

hide this course 712 65124 CLINICAL NUTRITION - SPECIAL FEEDING METHODS

Nutritional therapy in stress and trauma. Enteral, elemental, parenteral and hyperalimentation. Methods of administration. Formula composition.

hide this course 712 65125 HUMAN ENDOCRINOLOGY

Introduction and general principles. Biosynthesis and hormones secretion. Activation systems. Hypothesis and hypothalamus. Thyroid gland. Pituitary adrenal axis. Catecholamines and the sympathetic system - secretion and synthesis. Parathyroid hormone. The reproductive system. The clinical significance of changes in hormone level.

hide this course 712 65126 THE TEACHING OF SCIENTIFIC CONCEPTS IN NUTRITION

Nutrition as a scientific - everyday - appreciative area of knowledge. Naive opinions and everyday knowledge. The concept of "concept". Difficulties in the inculcation of scientific concepts. Preconception and misconceptions. "Meaningful" teaching of scientific concepts (especially in the area of nutrition). Psychological approaches to concept learning. Active construction of concepts. Abstract concepts and their illustration. Didactic considerations in situations which require concretisation. Methods of informal assessment of concept formation. The course includes practical activities.

hide this course 712 65127 FOOD PREPARATION

Familiarization with a wide variety of foods,their nutritional values,and their uses in menus. Experience in planning nutritious meals according to dietary recommendations for maintaining healthy eating practices. Learning the principles of food preparation to retain nutritional value, texture, taste and color. Expertise in use of kitchen equipment,and appropriate methods of food preparation.

hide this course 712 65128 FOOD SCIENCE

To provide a scientific approach to understanding foods as complex chemical systems. Learn the chemical and physical processes that occur in food preparation under various conditions. Knowledge of the physics-chemical and functional properties of carbohydrates, fats and proteins in foods. Demonstrations in the class will be used to illustrate principles learned.

hide this course 712 65129 TRACE ELEMENTS

Minerals comprise as 4-5% of human body and divided to macrominerals, microminerals and ultraminerals, which signs their content in the body: large, small and ultrasmall amounts, accordingly. The functions of minerals include preserving the electrolyte balance of the body fluids, tissue building, oxidation-reduction reactions etc. The course will discuss the essential minerals, their nutritional sources, metabolism, signs of deficit and excess. Physiologic and molecular aspects of the mineral functions will be given, as well as factors affecting the determination of their Recommended Dietary Allowance.

hide this course 712 65213 LABORATORY IN HUMAN NUTRUTION

Composition and nutritive value of food protein and its effect on appetite. Energy metabolism in humans. Meal test and glucose load. Food protein and urine composition. Testing loss of vitamin C. Carbohydrates digestion and absorption - effect of acarbose.

hide this course 712 65214 HUMAN NUTRITION

Eating and digestion regulation. CNS,centers of satiety and hunger,effect of catecholamines, chemical sensation, digestive system, stomach volume, hormones and enzymes of the digestive system,the liver and the pancreas. Proteins - biological value; protein requirements and balance; digestion and absorption; essential amino acids, absorption of amino acids and peptide,genetic defects. Carbohydrate types in foods; digestion and absorption. Na-K pump and glucose absorption; glucose metabolism in the liver; insulin and glucagon; insulin signaling; glycemic index; nutritional fibers; genetic defects. Types of fats in foods; digestion and absorption; cholesterol and lipoprotein metabolism; MCT; energy-requirements; units; metabolic weight; anthropometric parameters; energy expenditure measurements; vitamins: deficiency, symptomatic and marginal; surplus and storage; structure qualities; nutritional significance,metabolism; requirements of; C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, pantholenic acid,A,E,K.

hide this course 712 65215 PRINCIPLES IN FOOD SERVICE MANAGEMENT

Organization and structure of food service management in hospitals and other institutions. Target populations. Cycle menus and standard recipes. Kitchen planning and equipment. Food purchasing, storage and preparation.

hide this course 712 65216 KASHRUT AND SHABBAT

Introduction to rules of kashrut. Dietary laws. Preparation of kosher meat. Separation of meat and dairy products. Shabbat and holidays in the kitchen. Passover in the kitchen. Special laws for products of the Land of Israel. Supervision of kashrut in Israel.

hide this course 712 65217 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

The course reviews some of the current theories and researches in psychology. The goal of the course is to gain better familiarity with human behavior and his mental processes. Deeper understanding of his personality, his state of consiousness and learning processes, his emotions and reaction to stress and the symptoms causes and treatmetn of his mental disorders.

hide this course 712 65218 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF MAN A

Embryology. Cardiac muscle, morphology, electrical properties, mechanical properties, metabolism, pacemaker tissue, coronary arteries. Circulation, dynamics of blood and lymph flow, pulmonary function,properties of gases, hypoxia, pulmonary circulation, regulation of respiration, lymph, digestion and absorption, liver and biliary system,exocrine portion of the pancreas, mouth and esophagus, stomach, appetite and hunger mechanisms, constipation, diarrhea, growth, development, aging, exercise physiology.

hide this course 712 65219 LAB OF HOMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

The laboratory is computerized and interactive. The physiological systems studied are: 1) Body fluids, homeostasis and the role of electrolytes. 2) The renal secretory system. 3) The gastrointestinal system. 3) The gastrointesitinal system.

hide this course 712 65220 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF MAN B

Hematology,bone marrow,red blood cells,anemia,polycythemia,whith blood cells,Hemostasis, renal function, functional anatomy,water excretion,acidification of the Urine and bicarbonate excretion,glomerular filtration, tybular function, micturition,Renin,erythropoietin,the gonads; development and function,puberty,menopause,Pitutary gonadotropins and prolactin, the mail reproductive system,the female Reproductive system,endocrine function of the testes,the menstrual cycle,ovarian Hormones,pregnancy,lactation,skin,immunology,lymphatic,cyst,cellular immunity,Homoral immunity,allergy,endocrinology,adrenal cortex,adrenal medulla,the Pituitary gland,the parathuroid glands,endocrine fuctions of the pancreas,the Thyroid gland.

hide this course 712 65221 LAB IN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF MAN B

Hematology: Preparation of blood smear,cell counts,hemoglobin,hematocrit and Coagulation determinations,leukocyte differential count. The immune system; Histology of peyer's patches,lymph node and spleen. Hemaglutatination. Anatomy And histology of the upper digestive tract,tongue,salivary glands,espophagus,Stomach,lower digestive tract,pancreas,liver,small intestine,large intestine. Anatomy and physiology of human digestive system. Histology of endocrine Glands. Histophysiology of the kidney and hormonal regulation of urine Concentration.

hide this course 712 65301 PREPARATION AND EXPOSURE TO CLINICAL WORK

Preparation and exposure to clinical work. Students become acquainted with basic Activities and interrelations in hospital settings. Lectures on nursing, nurses, Physicians, distribution of responsibilities, information sources, patients. Two-day Guided visits to several hospital departments.

hide this course 712 65302 THE SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT OF FOOD AND EATING HABITS

The course focuses on the social and cultural processes that enable the institutionalization of national and ethnic cuisines. We would point out the relevance of modern technology to the emergence of the modern and post modern cuisine,the ideologies related to food and eating and the ways in which social relations such as ethnic relations,the relationship among the social classes and the relationship between the genders effect and change cuisines. Discussing the social organizations of both the written and the oral culinary knowledge,we shall identify the major professional groups who define and control the form and content of the gastronomic discourse and the way in which their definitions effect the formation of gastronomic fashions and distinctive tastes.

hide this course 712 65307 PATH. AND CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF DISEASES A

Introduction: gastrointestinal,kidney,urinal tracts,bones,joints,heart and blood vessel; diseases and diabetics

hide this course 712 65308 PATH. AND CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF DISEASES B

diseases of endocrine system (including diabetes). Blood system; bones and joint tissues. Pediatric diseases. Introduction to clinical immunology.

hide this course 712 65309 THEORY OF INTERVIEW

Teaching ways and means of interviewing and talking to people in a medical setting as a two-way means of obtaining and transferring information to the patient.

hide this course 712 65310 THEORY OF INTERVIEW

Teaching ways and means of interviewing and talking to people in a medical setting as a two-way means of obtaining and transferring information to the patient.

hide this course 712 65311 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY A

General principles of human development from conception to end of adolescence. Research methods in field of development. Brain and behavior. Stage of prenatal development. Birth and early postnatal adjustment. Infancy: Growth and development,early attachment and emotional development. Communication and verbal skills.

hide this course 712 65312 DEVELOPMENTAL PSHYCHOLOGY B

General principles of human growth and development from adolescence to old age. Late adolescence: end of physical growth,peak of physical and cognitive potential. Changing roles,social expectation. Vocational choice. Cronflicrs. Delinquency. Behavioral health vs. behavioral disorder. Eating disorders. Neurotic and psychotic behavior. Early adulthood: Pursuit of careers,roles and role conflicts. Sex. Marriage and its adjustments. Parenthood. Personality. Middle age: Adjustments of growing children and aging parents. Health and illness as consequence of life style. Menopause. Old age: Physiological aspects of aging. Cognition in aging. Social problems of aging. Role changes. Illnesses.

hide this course 712 65313 INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY

Epidemiology- definition and uses. Morbidity and mortality measures. Direct adjustment and standardized mortality ratio. Screening and two stage screening, types of prevention and Kappa statistic. Epidemiological studies methods-types of studies, study design, data collection and analysis, conclusions. Types of bias and confounders. Epidemiology of infectious diseases- modes of disease transmission, prevention and outbreak

hide this course 712 65314 METABOLIC ASPECTS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Measurement of human energy. Energy source for body function at vest and during various forms of physical activity. Functional capacity of the cardiovascular system. Limiting factors in metabolic regulation,the enzyme control of metabolic process, Lactic acid in blood and muscle cell. Metabolic reopens to various type of exercise Analysis of recent relevant research in exercise metabolism.

hide this course 712 65315 INTERVIEWING METHODS II

The nutritional counseling process and his stages. What's between therapy and consultation. The projective mechanisms which take place within the therapeutic interaction. Resistance and the therapeutic contract overview of several key therapeutic approaches applicable to the dietary counseling. The course will include skill training with active simulation of treatment techniques.

hide this course 712 65320 DIETETICS A

Nutritional assessment (biochemical,anthropometrical and nutritional) in health and disease. The nutritional requirements and dietary adaptation,through out the life cycle, resulting from: hypermetabolic conditions: stress and trauma,multiple trauma,burns,nepotistic diseases,surgical intervention,pulmonary diseases. Nutritional support - Enthrall and parenteral feeding ( source of nutrients,composition,feeding techniques). Nutritional supplementation in undernutrition and malnutrition. Drugs-nutrients interaction. The nutritional requirements and dietary adaptation, through out the life cycle, resulting from: nutritional and metabolic consequences of gastroenterological diseases and syndromes (oral cavity,esophagus,stomach,intestinal tract,liver,pancreas). The nutritional requirements and dietary adaptation resulting from gluten enteropathy.

hide this course 712 65321 DIET PLANNING A

Diet formulations for the young the adult and the aged fulfilling their recommended dietary allowances. Formulating and calculating diets and meal planning to fulfill specific metabolic,clinical and nutritional needs. Planing diets according to food composition tables and exchange groups. Acquiring competence in Nutritional assessment methodology and techniques. Practice in dietary adaptations based on case studies discussing the following conditions: hypermetabolism,stress trauma,burns,neoplastic diseases,gastrointestinal tract. Formulation of enteral and parenteral feedings.

hide this course 712 65322 DIETETICS B

The nutritional requirements and dietary adaptation,through out the life cycle,resulting from: disorders of energy balance and overweight,diabetes mellitus,hypoglycemia, cardiovascular diseases (hypertension,dyslipidemias,coronary diseases),diseases of the urinary system (nephritic syndrome,chronic renal failure, chronic Dialysis).

hide this course 712 65323 DIET PLANNING B

Diet formulations for the young the adult and the aged fulfilling their recommended dietary allowances. Planning diets to fulfill specific metabolic,clinical and nutritional needs. Planing diets and meal plans according to food composition tables and exchange groups. Practice in dietary adaptations based on case studies discussing the following conditions: overweight,diabetes type I and II,cardiovascular diseases,dislipidemia,kidney diseases,food allergy and food sensitivity,malabsorption syndromes. Inherited diseases (Phenylketonuria,Cystic Fibrisis). Feeding the disabled.

hide this course 712 65324 NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY OF HUMAN NUTRITION

Neuroendocrinological aspects of hunger and satiety including various control systems in the brain and the use of neurotransmitters, peptides, and other chemicals for communication between neurons and for the control of food intake. Brain control centers, the nervous system in the digestive system, feeding and drinking centers, and circadian rhythms. genetic and environmental aspects of obesity and anorexia.

hide this course 729 65501 TOURISM LAW

The tourism industry is a special one: it contains wealth of information,requires a high level of professionalism,and involves a variety of international and local regulation. A basic understanding of the set of laws is most essential,especially to those who study in tourism and hospitality programs. As tourism offers a dynamic and trendy work environment,it requires a high level of update. Such information is needed in order to comply with this ongoing and often changing market. The course'-s prime objective is to allow tourism students with practical tools as well as introductory knowledge of tourism law.

hide this course 729 65502 YIELD MANAGEMENT

New techniques in hotel and restaurant pricing policies; (Yield management and Revenue Management) including pricing theory as applied to the service industry. Critical evaluation of yield management computer programs,and feedback mechanisms.

hide this course 729 65503 FOUNDATIONS OF THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

Basic concepts of general and social psychology relevant to the business world and the hospitality industry. Major topics covered by the course,include: Learning,social perception,motivation,personality,stress,the individual the group and the interaction between them,research methods of the behavioral sciences.

hide this course 729 65504 HOTEL ORGANIZATION DEPATEMENTAL STRUCTURE

The history of hotel industry. Hotel classification. Hotel departments. Organization structure. Hotel marketing. Tourism classification. Hotel system in Israel. Management exercise.

hide this course 729 65505 FOOD SERVICE FACILITIES - HOTELS

Food service design,concept,the language of design,area allocation,functional areas,equipment for food facilities,sanitation. Engineering systems: Energy,water,steam,electricity,gas,refrigeration,waste,drinks,types,systems,innovations in the kitchen,tours of equipment in showrooms and hotels.

hide this course 729 65506 HOTEL SERVICE QUALITY

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hide this course 729 65507 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

Motivation improvement,organization culture,helping cooperation and conflict,influence,power and politics,leadership,communication in organization,decision making in organization,organization structure and design.

hide this course 729 65508 HUMAN RESOURCES MANEGEMENT

Understanding the organization and its environment,human resource activities,labor-definition,labor market,employee ability and job requirements,job analysis,human resource planning,selection and recruitment,evaluating performance,employees development,workplace design,labor relations.

hide this course 729 65509 HOSPITALITY FACILITIES OPERATION

Facilities operations. Engineering principles,functional role,maintenance,operation issues and costs. Facilities: water electrical,ventilation,air conditioning,cooling etc.

hide this course 729 65510 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND NUTRITION

A general overview of nutrition,the physiology of the digestive system the blood,the heart,the lungs and the kidneys and their involvement in human nutrition,the nutrients (carbohydrates,proteins,lipids,vitamins,minerals,water,alcohol) balance,human requirements for nutrients,food composition,tables,the major food groups,eating behavior,nutritional assessment,nutrition during the cycle of life,control body weight,dealing with popular nutrition,the adaptation of nutrition to common disease states. The course includes exercises in "nutrient analysis of the daily food intake" and "meal planning guided by nutrition principles".

hide this course 729 65511 COMPUTERIZED DATA MANAGEMENT IN HOTELS AND HOSPITALITY SYSTEMS

The course presents a short introduction to different Data Organization Systems; details data needs and uses in hospitality systems of all types,and trains students in the most commonly used software programs applied in hotels in Israel.

hide this course 729 65512 INTRODUCTION TO THE TOURISM INDUSTRY

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hide this course 729 65513 THE ROOMS DIVISION - MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION

Rooms division organization structure,tasks and importance of the departments included in this division and their place in the hotel organization structure. Departments jobs descriptions. Description of the departments responsibilities and knowledge needed to perform in each department of the following: Front office: Reservations,front desk. Information,cashiering and night audit. Housekeeping: supervising rooms and public areas cleaning-knowledge of textiles,furniture,marble an other floor stones,detergents and laundry. Maintenance and security departments: Their place and functions in the rooms division operation. Tour of a hotel and a hospital.

hide this course 729 65514 TOURISM MARKETING MANAGEMENT

This course is based on practical marketing plan. The students are required to use their background marketing knowledge as taught in the relevant preliminary course. The students,working as teams,select a company,product or service within the tourism industry and write a full marketing plan answering and following four questions: Where are we today? (Analysis including a quantitative research),Where would we like to be in a year from now? (Marketing objectives),How we execute our marketing objectives? (Action plan) and finally how could we control that we have arrived to where we wanted? (Control procedures).

hide this course 729 65516 INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY

The coarse will deal with the atomic structure,the chemical bonds,the periodic table the different phases of the materials,introduction to thermodynamics oxidation reduction reactions and acids and bases. The organic part will include learning of alkanes ?? alcohol(quot)s and acid and the structure of amino acids,fatty acids and carbohydrates.

hide this course 729 65519 FOOD SERVICE MANAGEMENT

In this course we will present a management approach based on the systems concept of "Foodservice Management" the can lead to flexibility in dealing with changes in the constant fast-paced foodservice industry. The course will take us through the "Catering Cycle" analyzing each and every one of the subsystems: Management,Menu-Planning,Kitchen production,purchasing,supply,service and Quality control.

hide this course 729 65520 INTRODUCTION TO OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Techniques and models in decision making in management,especially in allocating resources with limited quantity in order to achieve maximum utility,e.g. maximum profit. Formulation and solution of linear are programming problems. Transportation and assignment problems. Models for the analysis of inventory and service systems,and various methods for the solution of integer programming problems.

hide this course 729 65524 BASIC PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISRY AND BIOLOGY OF THE CELL

The coarse will concentrate on the bases of the biochemistry and biology of the cell. The connection between cell function and structure. The structure and function of the cell organelles as nucleus. Membrane chloroplast and mitochondria will be discussed. Basic concepts of genetics and the concepts of gene engineering. The structure and functions of proteins especially enzymes and the metabolism of glucose as energy supplier in the mitochondria will be discussed. The role of the chloroplasts in the plant cell and the differences between the plant cell and other cells will be discussed. The coarse will also deal with prokaryotic cells and viruses and the ways the cell are protected from their clinical effects.

hide this course 729 65529 FOOD SCIENCE AND culinary ART

To teach the principles of the art of cooking based on the enjoyment and nutritional role of food and its cultural value. Focus will be placed on numerous chemical and physical processes that occur to the components of foods (carbohydrates,proteins. Fats pigments etc.) following various treatments in food preparation. Familiarization with a wide variety of foods and possible uses in food preparation using modern cooking methods for institution and hotels. Methods of preparing vegetables,fruit fish poultry. Beef and lamb in many different dishes will be taught.

hide this course 729 65530 STATISTICAL METHODS FOR BEHAVIOURAL RESEARCH

Practical statistical methods for the analysis of data on human behavior: sampling methods and the handling of bias and non-response; comparison of means by t-tests and analysis of variance with/without interaction,with/without repeated measurements` correlation,simple and multiple regression,regression with dummy variables; analysis of contingency tables,nonparametric correlation coefficients; logistic regression; nonparametric tests for the analysis of ordinal variables. The course will be accompanies by a hands-on computer tutorial using JMP software.

hide this course 729 65532 ESTABLISHMENT,MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF RESTAURANT SERVICES

Definition of concept and marker principles of location and planning,menu types,menu analysis,menu engineering identification of influential elements on the growth of the restaurant industry,understanding of the financial elements in the restaurant industry,marketing plan,the customer-restaurant relationship and financial reports analysis.

hide this course 729 65533 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

The course is focused on the definition,understanding and development of strategy for firms and non-profit organizations. The course presents different approaches,methods,tools and techniques that enables the student to perform an analysis,formulate and implement new strategic directions

hide this course 729 65534 URBAN AND RURAL TOURISM

The course will deal with the learning and implementation of basic concepts in urban tourism. Historic scanning of the urban tourism phenomenon. The demand for urban tourism mainly the characteristics of the urban tourist and his behavior patterns. The city as a tourism product. The economic and social effects of tourism on urban development as well as on the designing of a layout for urban land uses. Examining the basic concepts in urban tourism as they are implemented in represented cities across Israel. The last part the following issues will be discussed: the processes that led to the development of rural areas and the existing support systems.

hide this course 729 65535 ENVIRONMENTAL,AGRICULTURAL AND TOURISTIC ASPECTS OF BIRDS

basic aspects of migration subjects: the uniqueness of Israel located at the junction between three continents and its influence on the quantity and biodiversity,the principles of navigation of migrating birds,the difference between nocturnal and diurnal migration,and the diverse scientific research methods for studying migration. conflicts between humans and birds in the fields of civilian and military aviation,and in agricultural areas such as fisheries,unirrigated fields and orchards,use of Barn Owls and Kestrels as biological pest controllers. tourism potential in birdwatching in Israel and worldwide,aspects already promoted,and aspects requiring development in the future. various aspects of species in danger of extinction in Israel,and the methods taken by government,public and academic organizations in order to reduce the conflicts between humans and birds.

hide this course 729 65536 ITALIAN FOR ADVANCED STUDENTS

Learning the Italian grammar,open discussions in class,sentence structure,comprehension,tourism-oriented professional terminology for everyday life,Italian culture: geography,mentality,arts different accents,writing letters,receipts,daily programs,menus,culinary culture.

hide this course 729 65537 FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS

Learning the basics of the French language,grammar and structure of the language,the vocabulary of the traditional French gastronomy by districts,wine and cheese culture,understanding the characteristics of the French tourism and the needs of the French tourist.

hide this course 729 65538 FRENCH FOR ADVANCED STUDENTS

Completing the knowledge in the structure and grammar of the French language and the vocabulary,emphasis on oral communication,professional vocabulary for everyday use in tourism,French culture,sentence writing menu,culinary culture.

hide this course 729 65539 BANQUET AND RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT

In the duration of the course we will study the various catering and restaurants outlets,their markets,location,and operation flow until the final stage,the satisfied customer. We will also study business initiatives in Food Catering and Restaurant Fashion,Social Status,Demanding Customers and Quality.

hide this course 729 65540 HOTEL ORGANIZATION

The history of the hospitality industry,its segmentation in the past,present and future. The organization of the different hotels by size: small,medium,large and its personnel management. Hotel classification. Hotel grading. The independent hotel Vs. chain management. Hotel investments and ownership. Guest consideration in hotel selection. The hospitality industry as part of the free - time culture.

hide this course 729 65541 AVIATION AND TRAVEL AGENCY MANAGEMENT

Introductory knowledge on aviation industry and economics in Israel and worldwide. Description,structure and development of various aviation businesses. Effects of aviation on the environment,the society and the economy. Various issues in aviation strategy. Aviation in Israel and in the world. Planning of competitive air transportation and its effect on the development of aviation in Israel and in the world. International relationships,agreements and treaties. Aviation laws,interrelationship between the traveler and the aviation company,aviation insurance. The structure of the travel agency market,management methods practiced in the travel agency,the travel agency in the electronic era.

hide this course 729 65542 SENSORY EVALUATION OF FOOD

Understanding the basic anatomy and physiology of the senses and factors affecting their activity. Study sensory tests: difference tests,classification tests,ranking tests,scaling tests. Understand the capabilities of each test. Set up and perform,analyze results and draw conclusions of each test. Match type and size of panel to specific problems. Selection and training of judges. Practice performing and planning of sensory tests.

hide this course 729 65543 HOTEL OPERATION

Description of the room division,the role of it departments,areas of responsibility and their importance. The interrelations between the various areas and their location uin the general organizational system of the hotel. Hotel service qualities. Efficient use of resources and methods. Knowledge on the implications of legal regulations on the current operation and safety issues. Fire prevention and evacuation procedures in crises time.

hide this course 729 65544 INTRODUCTION TO TRAINING IN HOSPITALITY A

This course presented in three stages: pre-specialization,specialization and post-specialization,is dedicated to the practical training process offered to the student in his/her quest to find a suitable and preferable location to devote his/her attention to. This course will enable the student to observe implementation of the major subjects which he/she has learned,and to train in a variety of managerial topics found in tourist installations,such as Hospitality Management,Food and Beverage Operations Management,Human resources Management,Marketing and Sales,Information management,Operations Control etc.

hide this course 729 65545 INTRODUCTION TO TRAINING IN HOSPITALITY B

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hide this course 729 65546 INTRODUCTION TO ECOTOURISM

The course presents an introduction to the ecotourism idea and its implementation,and complements other courses of tourism and hospitality. Ecotourism definition,goals,principles,planning approaches and tools will be introduced and discussed. Best practices from Israel and around the world wide will be presented and sites in the Negev or Galil will be visited.

hide this course 712 65613 CLINICAL PATHOLOGICAL CONFERENCE

The course will exercise basic clinical approach in topics relevant to dietitians Emphasis will be given to digestive,hepatic,renal cardiovascular and metabolic disorders. Exercise will conducted in concert with the course of Dietetic B (65322) given to the same students during the 6th semester.

hide this course 712 65614 SEMINARION NUTRITION

Presentation of a selected subject in human nutrition and food services by each of the participants.

hide this course 712 65617 NUTRITIONAL AND HEALTH SURVEY METHODS IN NUTRITION AND HEALTH

The basics of survey method. Analysis OF CRITICAL population research. Practice of survey methods in field studies concerning health and nutrition.

hide this course 712 65618 PUBLIC HEALTH

Basic concepts in public health and epidemiology structure of Israel health system. Preventive medicine and promoting health. Role of dietitian in the community.

hide this course 712 65622 MANAGEMENT OF FOOD SEVICES

Principles of management and kitchen supervision. Methods and procedures. Selection of equipment and proper use. Menu planning.

hide this course 712 65637 PHYSIOLOGY AND CLINICAL ASPECTS OF HUMAN NUTRITION

Nourishment under special conditions. Selected issues in human nutrition. Nutritive assessments of specific groups within the population. Recommended nutrient regulation-origin and meaning.

hide this course 712 65639 PLANNING AND EVALUATING NUTRITON ED. PROGRAMS

Preface to nutrition Education. Food guides and guidelines to proper eating practices. Approaches to modifying eating behavior. Practicing a personal "Eating diet" as an experience in modifying eating behavior. Processes in program planning in nutrition education. Creating appropriate "learning environments". Preparing teaching aids for nutrition education programs. Processes in program implementation and evaluation. Final exercise: Planning,executing and evaluating a nutrition education program for a chosen client-group.

hide this course 712 65640 PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY

Receptor,agonist,antagonist,efficacy,Kd,EC50,index LD50,Therapeutic potency. Methods of drug supplementation. Drug metabolism.

hide this course 712 65641 SELECTED ISSUES IN MEDICAL ETHICS

Artificial insemination,problematic fetal illnesses,organ transplants,determination of death,ethical perspectives on the patient-nutritionist relationship,autonomy vs. Objective medical criteria,force-feeding,the role of the paramedical staff,the patient refuses nutrition priorities in hospital budget and treatment,ethical perspectives on genetic engineering,the role of the expanded hospital medical staff,experiments in nutrition and medicine.

hide this course 712 65642 THE NUTRITIONIST AND THE COMMUNITY

This course will provide an introduction to community nutrition and nutrition promotion in Israel and around th world. Topics will include: Nutritional requirements for healthy populations in the coummunity (infants, children, adolescents, pregnant women, adults, the elderly). Community mapping and assessment. Food insecurity. The role of the community dietitan in industry, the private sector and the government. Working with community ad national agencies. Models and pproaches for changing eating behaviors. Strategies for community interventions.

hide this course 712 65643 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING FOR FOOD

The essence of marketing and the marketing concept. The marketing system and its environment. The marketing information system and marketing research. Consumer behavior; marketing strategy and target marketing (market segmentation and product positioning); the marketing mix and its components - products,prices,distribution and marketing communication.

hide this course 712 65644 PLANT MATURAL COMPOUNDS IN HUMAN HEALTH AND DIET

Introduction and terminology. The history of the use of healing plants in different cultures since the beginning of civilization. The principles of ethno botany as a tool to study folk medicine in Israel,in the Mediterranean area and in general. Biological and chemical aspects of Medicinal Plants followed by a study of active plant metabolites and their physiological activity. The therapeutically effect of medicinal plants and their products on the human body as studied in different body functions: Digestive system; CNS; cardiovascular system; respiratory system; cancer; etc. A special chapter will be devoted to herbs,spices and aromatic plants.

hide this course 712 65645 PHYSICAL EDUCATION

The course aims to introduce the students to the discipline of physical education,to describe the physiological effects of physical activity on human functions,to expose them to health issues related to physical activity to explain the preventive potential of physical activity and to exercise different methods to improve physical fitness and good health.

hide this course 712 65646 OBESITY AND EATING DISORDERS - ETIOLOGY,PATHOLOGY AND TREATMENT APPROACHES

Models for etiology disorders. Diagnosis criteria. Description of the diseases and their consequences. Treatment with multidisciplinary team. Etiology and Epidemiology of adults and children obesity. Diagnosis and measurements. Path physiology of obesity and control of food intake. Treatment of obesity in multidisciplinary setting. Nutritional treatment and parental guidance. Prevention of eating disorders and obesity. Discussion of case studies and experience in diagnoses and treatment.

hide this course 712 65647 DIETERIC INTERNSHIP IN THE HOSPITAL

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hide this course 712 65648 DIETERIC INTERNSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY

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hide this course 712 65649 THE FUNCTIONING OF THE DIETITIAN IN THE HEALTHY COMMUNITY

The course will be conducted twice a year according to the internship schedule. Central aspects of nutritional needs of the healthy person during his life cycle will be discussed. Examples from the dietitian work in the healthy community will be given. The focus will be on integration of nutrition in every program of health promotion.

hide this course 712 65650 WORKSHOP ON DIETETIC PROFESSION COMPONENTS FOR EFFECTIVE PRACTICE

Synopsis: Understanding the components of the health care system and the integration of the dietitians as a team member. Translating the theoretical into actual application and practice. The dietitian as a facilitator and practitioner. Case study approach will be used.

hide this course 712 65651 WORKSHOP ON SELECTED TOPICS OF CLINICAL NUTRTION

Selected topics in clinical nutrition will be discussed during workshops conducted twice each year according to internship schedule.

hide this course 710 71003 RESEARCH METHODS IN PLANT PHYSIOLOGY

Transport of minerals and water through cell membranes: monitoring iron channel activity using patch clamp,and water channel activity,using video microscopy. Using mathematical models for quantitative measurements. Using fluorescence for monitoring physiological processes in real time. Micro-injections. Proteins: immunological methods for identifying and testing the activity of chaperons.

hide this course 718 71004 INTRUDUCTION TO INVERTEBRATE ANIMALS

The evolvement of life on our planet. From prokaryotes to eukaryotes. From unicellular to multicellular organisms. Development from two and three germinal layers. Homeobox genes and the developments of defined body structures. Survey of major muertebrate groups: development,anatomy histology,and their biology. Interrelationship between different animals: communalism,symbiosis and parasitism and their meaning for the health of farm animals and man. Laboratory demonstrations of the above mentioned leathers.

hide this course 718 71005 COMPARATIVE ANATOMY AND FUNCTIONAL MORPHOLOGY

Fishes,amphibians,reptiles,birds and mammals are vertebrate classes. This course provides an overview on the gradual emergence of these classes. The focus is on the comparative anatomy and on the functional morphology of vertebrate body systems.

hide this course 716 71006 INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY

Evolution of cosmos and earth. Geophysics of earth. Distribution of elements. Minerals and rocks,weathering,sedimentary rocks,stratigraphy. Elements of tectonics. Economic geology.

hide this course 717 71007 MATHEMATICS I

Real numbers. Functions. Limits. Continuity. Derivatives. The technique of differentiation. Maxima and minima. Integrals: calculation of area.

hide this course 717 71011 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS AND EXCEL

Types of variables. Tables and histograms. Measures of centrality and dispersion. Normal distribution. Association between variables. Correlation and regression. The course will be accompanied by a tutorial in Excel,where the basic principles of the electronic worksheet will also be taught.

hide this course 721 71012 FUNDAMENTALS OF GENETICS

Nucleic acids,their nature and structure,the genetic code,chromosomes. Cell divisions. Genetic segregations and control mechanisms. Sex determination and sex linkage. Recombination and crossing over in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Aspects of genetic engineering. Sources of genetic variability,genetic and chrochromosomal mutations. biosynthesis and its genetic control. Origin of new forms and species. Social and agricultural applications and implications.

hide this course 717 71013 BASIC STATISTICS

Basic probability theory. Random variables. Binomial distribution,Normal distribution. Random sample. Hypothesis testing for the expectation of a Normal variable (z test,t test). Confidence interval for a Normal expectation and for a proportion.

hide this course 715 71014 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY

Topics in bacterial cytology,ecology,systematics and physiology. Principles of bacterial pathgenicity. Biological cycles with emphasis on the nitrogen cycle. Microorganisms ctive in fermentations and n decomposition or organic matter. Phenotypic and genootypic adaptation in bacteria. Bacteriophage - bacteria relationship.

hide this course 717 71014 MATHEMATICS II

Integrals: methods of integration. Differential equation: definition and simple examples. Functions of several variablesl. Maxima and minima. Gradient. Derivative in given direction. Homogeneous functions and Eulers` theorem. Partial differential equations: definition and simple examples.

hide this course 710 71015 PLANT PHYSIOLOGY

Physiology of the plant cell: permeability of plant cell membranes; water relations of plant cells; mitochondria and bioenergetics; photosynthesis; transport of solutes through membranes. Physiology of the whole plant: water management; mineral management; transport of solutes; regulation of growth and hormones; morphogenesis and photomorphogenesis; reproductive development; dormancy and germination.

hide this course 716 71016 IRRIGATION PRINCIPLES

Flow in saturated and unsaturated soils. Water and energy balance in the root-zone. Irrigation methods (sprinklers,mini-sprinklers,drip and flood). Fertigation. Saline soils and irrigation water quality.

hide this course 710 71017 DEVELOPMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY OF PLANTS

Meristems: the control of cell division and elongation. Cell wall properties,water relations and cell elongation. The vegetative phase: endogenous and environmental control of root,leaf,and stem development,and of branching. Eorrelations in plant growth. Life forms: adaptations to seasonally and to specific habitats. The ecology of sexual and asexual reproduction. Endogenous and environmental control of production and development of vegetative organs of reproduction. The reproductive effort.

hide this course 716 71018 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOIL SCIENCE

Soil as a dynamic system and soil-plant relationship. Processes and states of compounds,elements and nutrients in the soil. The soil as a colloidal system; the soil as a porous system. Soil-water relationship. Flow of water and energy balance in the field. Soil aeration.

hide this course 717 71019 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS A

The concept of shortage; marginal productivity; demand and supply; Comparative advantage; income and consumption.

hide this course 717 71020 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS B

Banks and money; the government's budget; national accounts; Determination of the level of economic activity.

hide this course 717 71022 COMPLEMENTARY SUBJECTS IN ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY

Straight Line. Parabola. Absolute value. Arithmetic expressions. Inequalities. Power function. Logarithm. Trigonometric functions.

hide this course 710 71023 PLANT BIOLOGY

The Angiosperm plant body: Structure and development of roots stems and leaves. Plant reproduction: Flowers,fruits and seeds. Photosynthesis and bioenergetics. Plant mineral nutrition,nutrient cycles. Transport of water and solutes. Regulation of growth and development. Plant classification.

hide this course 716 71024 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

Thermodynamic principles. The First and Second laws. Partial molar quantities. Chemical potential in ideal systems. Real systems. Osmotic pressure. Gibbs-Durham equation. Phase rule. Electrochemistry. Electrochemical cells. Average activity coefficients. Debye-Huckel theory (outline).Transport processes. Electrolytic conductivity. Viscosity. Diffusion. Selected topics in chemical kinetics.

hide this course 721 71026 STATISTICAL PRINCIPLES OF EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN

The application of statistical principles to the design and analysis of experiments in biological and agricultural research. Survey of elementary experimental designs and analysis methods and their uses: Tests. Anal sis of variance. Blocking. Factorial experiments. Multiple range test. Contingency tables and x2 test for categorical variables. Sampling methods. Plot size and shape. Number of replicates. Analysis of series of experiments. Simple linear regression and correlation.

hide this course 721 71028 BASIC GENETICS

Basic concepts in genetics for non-geneticists and exposure to the concepts behind the modern genetic revolution. The genetic material,mitosis and meiosis. Structure of the genetic material and structure of the chromosome. The genome and gene expression. Gene linkage and genetic maps,DNA markers. Principles of population genetics and quantitative genetics. Genetic manipulations and cloning of organisms. Genomics and gene expression at the level of the entire organism.

hide this course 716 71031 PHYSICS I

The course presents basic concepts in physics and provides the background which is required for other courses such as chemistry,biochemistry,botany,soil and agricultural sciences. The subjects covered are: A. Mechanics: kinematics and dynamics of particle motion; vectors in space; scalar and vector products; forces and equilibrium; linear momentum; work and energy; angular momentum; rotation of a rigid body in a plant; hydrostatics; surface tension phenomena; simple and viscous flow. B. Electrostatics: Coulomb`s Law; electric potential and field; Gauss` Law; capacitors,conductors,dielectrics.

hide this course 716 71032 PHYSICS II

The course,which is a continuation of Physics I (advanced),reviews several areas of physics with an emphasis on biological applications. A. Electricity and electromagnetism: current and current density; energy and power in electric circuits; membrane potential; magnetism: magnetic forces on moving charges; induced currents; electricity production and transmission; alternating currents. B. Waves: simple harmonic motion and wave characteristics; traveling and standing eaves; waves on strings; sound waves; electromagnetic waves; interference and diffraction phenomena; Doppler effect; beats; geometrical and physical optics. C. Elements of Modern Physics; photoelectric effect; particle-wave duality and uncertainty principle; elements of quantum theory; atomic structure and spectra; fluorescence lasers; interaction of radiation with matter; radioactivity and radioisotopes; biological applications.

hide this course 710 71033 PLANT-BASED AGRICULTURE IN ISRAEL

The course presents a wide view of the plant-based agriculture in Israel,its complexity,problems and achievements. The course is based on series of lectures by experts in various fields including. Agricultural branches (field crops,horticulture,greenhouses),associated industries (seeds,chemicals,irrigation,nurseries,biotech),agricultural institutions (research,advisory,farmer organizations) and agriculture-environment interactions. Selected sites of interest will be visited during field trips.

hide this course 721 71034 MOLECULAR GENETICS

Variety of genome organization and expression in prokaryotes. The eukaryote genome: Genome size,C-value,DNA complexity. Structure and evolution of highly and moderate repetitive DNA: satellite,SINES,LINES,rDNA,tRNA. Basic structure of the eukaryotic gene: Intron,exon,exons within introns,alternative splicing,promoters,enhancers. Establishment and evolution of multigene families: linkage and dispersion,active genes and pseudogenes,duplication,gene conversion,domain shuffling,evolution of codon usage. Extrachromosomal DNA: chloroplast and mitochondria,DNA shuttling between organelles and nucleus. Comparison of sequenced eukaryote genomes. Packaging of DNA into chromosomes: nucleosomes and chromatin. Levels of regulation of gene expression: DNA-binding proteins,methylation and demethylation,active chromatin,nuclear matrix. Dynamics of the genome: transposable elements,recombination,mutations and repair. Perpetuation of the genome and its expression: Inherited programs of gene expression,imprinting. Reverse genetics.

hide this course 716 71036 NUTRITIONAL PHYSICS I & II

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hide this course 717 71037 CALCULUS A FOR NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES

Functions - limits of functions. The derivative. L'hospital rule. Analysis of functions: The polynomial function,rational,exponential,logarithmic function and split functions.

hide this course 717 71038 CALCULUS B FOR NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES

Trigonometric functions. The differential equation. The general and particular solution of a differential equation. The indefinite integral. Basic integration methods. Solution of linear differential equation. Definite integral. The fundamental theorem of the integral calculus.

hide this course 715 71039 LABORATORY IN GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY

Principles of laboratory thchniques. Microorganisms in soil air,water and rumen of herbivors: Principles of enrichment cultures and isolation of specific groups active in chemical transformations in soil. Effect of chemical and physical agents on microorganisms. Biological cycles. Microorganism involved in ethanol and lactic fermentations of agricultural products.

hide this course 710 71044 PLANT BIOLOGY

The Angiosperm plant body: Structure and development of roots stems and leaves. Plant reproduction: Flowers, fruits and seeds. Photosynthesis and bioenergetics. Plant mineral nutrition, nutrient cycles. Transport of water and solutes. Regulation of growth and development. Plant classification and inportant plant families.

hide this course 716 71046 PHYSICS I

The course presents basic concepts in physics and provides the background which is required in other courses such as chemistry,biochemistry,botany,and agricultural sciences. The subjects covered are: A. Mechanics: kinematics and dynamics of particle motion. Vectors. Forces and equilibrium,limber momentum. Work and energy. Angular momentum. Rotation of a rigid body in a plane. hydrostatics. surface tension phenomena. Simple and viscous flow. B. Electrostatistics: Coulomb's law. Electric potential and field. Capacitors,conductors,dielectric.

hide this course 716 71047 PHYSICS II

The course,which is a continuation of Physics I,reviews several areas of physics with an emphasis on simple biological applications. A. Electricity and electromagnetism: Current and current density. Energy and power in electric circuits. Magnetism. Magnetic forces on moving charges. Induced currents. Electricity production and transmission. B. Waves: simple harmonic motion and wave characteristics. Traveling and standing waves. Waves on strings. Sound waves and electromagnetic waves. Interference and diffraction phenomena. Doppler effect. Beats. Geometrical and physical optics. C. Elements of Modern Physics. Photoelectric effect. Particle-wave and uncertainty principle. Atomic structure and spectra. Interaction of radiation with matter. Radioactivity and radioisotopes. Biological applications.

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hide this course 717 71054 CALCULUS A

Limit of a function. The linear approximation. Elementary rules of derivation. Differential. The differential equation. The indefinite integral. Methods of integration. Numerical methods of integration. Extremum and infinimum of functions. Convexity and concavity. Graph of a function.

hide this course 717 71055 CALCULUS B

Exponential and logarithmic functions. The trigonometric functions. Solution of simple differential equations. The definite integral. Implicit functions.

hide this course 715 71056 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY

The groups on microorganisms,history and development of microbiology,structure of the procaryotic cell,nutrition and metabolism,environmental factors that affect bacterial growth. Microbial ecology,biogeochemical cycles,biological nitrogen fixation,phytobacteriology,human bacterial diseases. Laboratory chapters: Sterilization growth media,cell morphology,staining methods,microscopy,Koch postulates growth and death curves of bacteria. Methods for counting microorganisms,microorganisms in water,air and soil. Lactic and alcoholic fermentation.

hide this course 710 71061 FUNDAMENTAL PLANT BIOLOGY

Introduction to the plant cell. The food chains in the biosphere. Nutrient cycles: carbon and nitrogen cycles. Anatomical and morphological aspects of plant tissues and organs: the root,the stem and the leaf. The development of flowers and fruits. Fruit ripening and tissue senescence. Seed germination and seeding development. Photosynthesis and respiration,The movement of water and solutes. Taxonomy and hierarchical classification. Fungi,algae and seed plants

hide this course 710 71062 FUNDAMENTAL PLANT BIOLOGY

Introduction to the plant cell. The food chains in the biosphere. Nutrient cycles: carbon and nitrogen cycles. Anatomical and morphological aspects of plant tissues and organs: the root,the stem and the leaf. The development of flowers and fruits. Fruit ripening and tissue senescence. Seed germination and seeding development. Taxonomy and hierarchical classification. Fungi,algae and seed plants.

hide this course 721 71065 INTRODUCTION TO MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Chemistry and structure of nucleic acids. Mechanisms of DNA replication. Methods in genetic engineering (stage I). Transcription in prokaryotes and its regulatory elements. Regulation of prokaryotic transcription: anabolic pathways and catabolic pathways. Termination of transcription in prokaryotes. Regulation of transcription by pre-mature termination (attenuation). Methods in genetic engineering (stage II). Transcription in eukaryotes. Transcription regulation in eukaryotes: promoter elements,transcription factors and enhances. Transcription regulation via promoter methylation (epigenetics). Post transcription processing of mRNA. Post-transcription gene silencing/ Components of the translation complex: ribosomes and tRNA. Description of the translation process in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Expression control at the level of the mature mRNA. RNA editing. Protein mobility.

hide this course 722 71066 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

Language of the organic chemistry. Alkanes. Cycloalkances. Unsaturated hydrocarbons. Aromatic compounds. Stereoisomerisms. Haloalkanes,Haloalkenes and organometalic compounds. Aromatic halides. Pesticides. Alcohols and ethers. Phenols. Aldehydes and ketones. Aromatic ketones. Aromatic ketones carboxylic acids. Esters,amides,acyl halide4s anhydrides. Natural occurrence of carboxylic acids and their derivatives. Fats aromatic carboxylic acids. Amines aminoacids. Carbohydrates. Oligosaccharides. Polysaccharides. Polymers.

hide this course 722 71067 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

Interaction of unsaturated compounds with electrophilic reagents. Carbocation as key intermediated. Chemical properties of carbocations. Nucleophilic substitution and elimination in alkyl halides and alcohls. Mechanisms Sn1 and Sn2. Mechanisms E1 and E2. Mechanism of the nucleophilic substitution in aromatic halides. Nucleophilic addition to cabonylic compounds. Nucleophilic substitution in carboxylic acid derivatives. Reactions on (-carbon. Carbanions. Mechanism of free radical addition to unsaturated compounds. Relative stability of free radicals. Chemical properties of free radicals. Oxidation of organic compounds by molecular oxygen. Oxygen centered free radicals and their role in oxidation of organic compounds. Anti-oxidants.

hide this course 716 71070 ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY

Natural resources and conservation of the environment. The earth and solar system. Earth materials. Distribution of major elements within the lithosphere,hydrosphere,atmosphere and biosphere. Geological time scale. Crystals. Minerals and rocks of magmatic,sedimentary and metamorphic origin. Ores. Erosion. Land use for agriculture as related to structural geology,lithology and climate. Hydrology and human use. Geochemical cycle of major elements within the ecosystem. Distribution of trace elements in the various phases of rock-water-plant-soil interactions. Exploitation of raw materials. Pollution of the environment due to anthropogenic activity. Principles of the geology of Israel.

hide this course 721 71071 EXERCISE AND LABORATORY PRACTICE IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Preparation of DNA,Restriction analysis of DNA,electrophoresis of nucleic acids,Southern,northern and western blots. Preparation of probes,molecular hybridization,PCR,legation and simple cloning systems.

hide this course 722 71073 GENERAL CHEMISTRY - LAB.

Volumetric analysis,acid and bases,oxidation reduction reactions,Electrochemistry,spectrophotometer,Beer-Lumber's law.

hide this course 722 71074 CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES

Matter composition,Protons,Neutrons and Electrons. Isotopes. The mole and molar mass. Mass mole relationship (stoichiometry). Thermochemistry - Enthalpy and Enthalpy change. Gas laws. Detailed structure of atoms and the periodic table. Periodic properties. Electronegativity. The chemical bond. Ionic,covalent and coordinate bonds. Polar covalent bonds and the dipole moment. The three dimensional arrangements of molecules. Liquids and solids. Properties of solutions. Chemical equilibria,an example of a dynamic equilibrium. Chemical kinetics,order of reaction. Chemical thermodynamics. Enthalpy. Entropy and free energy changes. Equilibria in acids and bases. Weak and strong acids and bases. Ions as acids and bases. Conjugate acids and bases. Titration curves. Buffer solutions. Solubility product. Electrochemistry. Redox reactions. Electrochemical cells. Nernst equation. The Israeli chemical industry.

hide this course 710 71075 LAND AND AGRICULTURE IN JEWISH LAW

The land and its sanctity. Borders during biblical and post-biblical eva. Jewish and non-Jewish ownership of the land. Definitions of "tree" problems of "orlah". Definition and identification of plant species - problems of interspecial grafting and other types of "kilayim". The controversy concerning the selling of the land. Application of the law of the seventh year "shmita" in Israel today.

hide this course 710 71078 CELL BIOLOGY

Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Cell structure and function: The cell membrane (plasmalemma). The waterMillie. The internal membranes (nuclear envelope; endoplasmic reticulum; Golgi bodies; Golgi vesicles; lysosomes; vacuoles). The mitochondrion. The cytoskeleton (microtubules and actin and myosin filaments). Karyokinesis. Cytokinesis. Protein synthesis. Characteristics of plant cells (optional)- 1. The cell wall. 2. The apoplast and the symplast. 3. Chloroplasts and photosynthesis. 4. Large vacuoles and water movement. . Characteristics of animal cells (optional)- 1. Cell junctions. 2. Cells absorption and secretion. 3. Differentiation. 4. Signal transduction.

hide this course 722 71080 BIOCHEMISTRY

Structure and biological function of proteins (inc. tertiary structure and cooperative effects); Carbohydrates and lipids; Asymmetric structure of biological membranes; Enzymes: kinetics,specificity,active site allosteric enzymes,mechanish of action; Kinetics and thermodynamics of biochemical reactions in cell; Structure and function of ATP; Metabolism of energy: glycol sis,metabolism of glycogen and starch citric acid and glyoxylic acid cycles; Oxidative phosphorylation (chemo-osmotic theory); phosphopentose pathway; Gluconeogenesis,synthesis and oxidation of fats; production of ketone bodies; Transamination and deamination of amino acids; Urea cycle; Outlines of hormone action and transmembrane signal transduction; Outlines of immunochemistry; Structure and specificity of antibodies; Monoclonal antibodies; Radioimmunoassay.

hide this course 722 71081 BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY

Structure of proteins,carbohydrates and kipids; Kinetics and characterization of enzymes; Physiologucal control and metabolism of glycogen in liver and glucose in chiken blood.

hide this course 710 71082 INTEGRATED LAND MANAGEMENT

Theoretical and practical knowledge in management of open land for forestry,grazing and nature conservation and combinations of these goals,using examples in various regions of Israel. Basic concepts: land uses economic benefits,qualitative and environmental benefits,conficts between different uses and objectives and possibilities of solution; Conservation and grazing: effects of grazing intensity,fire and cutting on vegetation structure,dynamics,species diversity and composition in herbaceous and woody vegetation. Application of conservation oriented grazing management; Forestry and grazing: effects of grazing on forest components and dynamics,consequences for management. Afforestation in gangland; Forestry and conservation: effects of Afforestation practices and of the forest on the dynamics of the vegetation and fauna. Conservation in planted forests; Integrated and multiple use land management: case studies form Israel and other countries.

hide this course 710 71083 RANGELAND SCIENCE

Pastoral systems integrate animals,rangeland resources and people to produce food,raw material and marketable products that provide subsistence and livelihood for individuals and communities. In such systems,agricultural production objectives are attained subject to complex ecological and economic constraints. The course covers basic aspects of structure and function of rangeland types in relation to animal nutrition and production. Management of rangelands is presented in its historical,ecological,economic and social contexts. Excursions to the north and south of Israel provide opportunities to become acquainted with the different rangeland systems in Israel as well as with the physical and economic environments in which they operate. Students encounter problems and solutions related to production efficiency,to resource conservation,and to the political and legal status of rangeland.

hide this course 721 71091 ELEMENTS OF ANIMAL BREEDING

Survey of breeding achievements in chickens and dairy cattle,genetic means for the breeder,GxE interaction,breeding for stress conditions,population genetics of autosomal genes,maternal effects and maternal inheritance in mammalians,sex linkage and its use in meat type poultry breeding,specialized parental lines types of DNA markers and their applications for breeding purposes,phenotypic variance and its components,heritability and response to mass selection for single traits,selection methods for single traits,correlation between traits,correlated response and multi-trait selection,estimates of genetic gain,intercrosses and heterosis,methods for intercrosses,principles of breeding programs for meat type farm animals,breeding programs of poultry and dairy cattle.

hide this course 721 71091 )2010) ANIMAL GENETICS AND BREEDING OF RARM ANIMALS

Genetics of traits that humans had value will be considered. Relevant principals of population genetics and quantitative genetics that allow understanding the domestication process of animals and the differences from their wild relatives. Using these same principals the methodology and rational of animal breeding will be demonstrated for major farm animals like cattle (dairy and beef), poultry (egg laying hens and broilers) and fish. More advanced breeding and biotechnological tools that make use of molecular information will be presented and their potential advantages for animal breeding and health will be discussed.

hide this course 721 71092 Introduction to Evolution

The course presents the field of biological evolution and its implication in agricultural research. The history of the Evolutionary Theory by Darwin. Sources of genetic variation in natural populations with emphasis on natural selection. Human evolution and the evolution of crops under domestication. Paces of evolution. Micro and macroevolution. Speciation. Coevolution. Adaptation. Evolution and creationism. Molecular evolution.

hide this course 718 71102 NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FOOD WEBS IN AQUACULTURE SYSTEMS

The inportance of natural and artificial food webs in fish culture systems. Fisg ponds as an ecological system; sampling and research methodologies; the effect of diurnal seasonal chemophysical and biotic factors on the structure of the plankton and benthic populations; the inter-relationship between the plankton and benthic populations focusing on grazin and predation. Controlled culture systems of algae,rotifers and crustaceans supplied as food in aquaculture; enrichment of these organisms with essential nutrients required by fish larvae; the reliability of large scale cultures and their importance in production of larvae.

hide this course 716 71104 REMOTE SENSING

Active and passive remote sensing methods in earth sciences and agriculture. Basic theory of: a) black body radiation; b) light scattering (Rayleing,Mie and ray optics); c) principles of radiative transfer; d) mathematical inversion of indirect measurements; e) description of basic remote sensing systems; f) laboratory and short seminars on specific methods and applications in agriculture.

hide this course 799 71105 DEVELOPING OF CRITICAL THINKING: FROM READING TO THE BASICS OF WRITING

The graduate course for science students aims at developing criteria of critical thinking which allow an effective transition from reading to the basics of scientific writing. The 2 credit point course consists of frontal lectures followed by tutorials dealing with each student's individual writing assignments. The requirements of the course include a presentation, a one page paper in argumentative writing and a short research paper.

hide this course 713 71113 STRESS EFFECTS ON AGRICULTURAL CROPS

Abiotic (drought,salinity,temperature) and biotic stresses affecting crop development and productivity,and agronomic measures to optimize production in such situations. Physiological,genetic and biochemical aspects of plants response and resistance to the different stress situations.

hide this course 717 71114 PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICAL THEORY

Continuous random variables,selected distributions,two-dimensional random variables,the multinomial distribution,moment generating function,transformations,loss function and decision theory,UMVUE,maximum likelihood estimator,laws of large numbers,consistent estimators,hypothesis testing,UMP tests,likelihood ratio tests.

hide this course 724 71115 STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF PLANT CELL RGANELLES

Structure and function of plant cell organelles: nuclear envelope,endoplasmic reticulum,Golgi bodies,vacuoles,lysosomes,plastids,mitochondria,peroxysomes,glyoxysomes,cell walls

hide this course 714 71116 FOREST ECOLOGY

The course attempts to provide a basic understanding of the composition,structure and function of natural and planted forest ecosystems in Israel,the Mediterranean region and around the globe. In addition,the course will provide an overview of how environmental factors and humans affect forests and their components. Main topics of this course include the environmental role of forests,interactions among dominant tree species,under story ecology,free regeneration,fauna and micro flora,climatic effects,succession,disturbance,element cycling,global change and sustainable forest management..

hide this course 718 71118 GROWTH FACTORS

The course will cover the different growth factors peptide families. We will discuss in detail biosynthesis and secretion of following GF`s: IGF,EGF,FGF and PDGF. Receptors characteristics and signal transduction pathways will be compared. Boilogical effects of each peptide from gene transcription to whole body function will be discussed.

hide this course 718 71118 STRUCTURE AND MECHANICAL FUNCTION OF BONE

The hierarchical structure of bone,different bone cell types,arrangement of bone components in osteons. Macro structures of cancellers and cortical bones. The development of various bone types: bone modeling and remodeling,the functional unit responsible for these processes,and the various theories suggested for its control. The mechanical properties of bone,the relation between bone shape and calcium content. Bone damage theory,micro cracks in bone,experimental methods and theoretical models describing crack propagation and fatigue. The association between damage processes and stress

hide this course 717 71121 ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS - B

The course is aimed at equipping the students with a basic understanding of the theory of the use of nonrenewable and renewable natural resource,distinguishing between static (or short-run),and dynamic (or long-run) efficiencies; presentation of centralized and decentralized institutional arrangements for efficient management of natural resources and criteria for the evaluation of environmental policy. The subjects of the course include: efficient utilization of scarce land and water resources in the short run,use of nonrenewable and renewable resources and dynamic efficiency,influence of the market structure and property rights; governmental policies affecting the utilization of resources.

hide this course 717 71124 ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS

Analyses of economic methods and models in the fields of environmental management, monitoring and enforcement, mandatory versus voluntary policies, methods for evaluation of externalities based on revealed and stated preferences, environmental impacts on land use and agriculture, ecological services and biodiversity, spatial issues in environmental economics.

hide this course 715 71126 CHEMICAL ECOLOGY IN PLANT PROTECTION

The course will introduce chemical ecology,with emphasis on communication of arthropods in natural and agricultural ecosystems. The students will be exposed to fundamental concepts in chemical ecology and be acquainted with methodologies for isolation and identification of chemical signals. Various chemical signals will be studied in relation to their source,perception and their biological role as behavior modulators. The implications of chemical communication in agriculture will be discussed.

hide this course 716 71130 WATER TREATMENT AND QUALOTY CONTROL

Particles in water and their characterization. Flocculation,enhanced sedimentation electro flocculation. Filration methods and optimization,membrane filtration water desalination. Disinfections methods,hazardous by products. Adsorption and ion exchange,water softening,iron and manganese removal. Biology of wastewater treatment,biological modeling applications. Activated sludge processes,oxygen transfer,biological filters,bio-discs. Design of stabilization/oxidation ponds and effluent reservoirs. Engineering principles of handling eater and wastewater sludges.

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hide this course 716 71136 FLUID MECHANICS AND HYDRAULICS

Hydrostatics - Pressure in fluids. Pascal's law. Manomometers. Forces and moments on surfaces. Buoyancy. Stability of floating bodies. Fluid flow - Continuity principles. Bernoulli's theorem. Real fluids. Cauchy's flow equation. Newtonian fluids. Viscous flow. Viscous meters. Flow in pipes - Orifices,notches and weirs. Principles of dimensional analysis. Laminar and turbulent flows. Resistance coefficients. Darcy Wasatch equation. Stanton diagram. Pipes and reservoir systems. Pipe networks and the Hardi-Cross solution. Supplying pipeline. Pumps - Specific speed. Centrifugal pump. Performance characteristics. Losses efficiencies and power. Design point. Similarity principles. Dimensionless characteristics. Pumps in parallel and in series. Reservoirs,pipes and pump systems. Open channel flow - The Chezy and Manning formulae. Channel design. Optimal cross-section. Specific energy and momentum. Froude number. Critical,sub-critical and super-crtical flow. Non-uniform channels. Transition with energy conservation and transitions with energy losses. Hydraulic jumps.

hide this course 714 71138 PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATION

Methods of in vitro culture of isolated cells,tissues ad organs. Morphology and physiology of callus formation. Growth,organogenesis and embryogenesis in tissue cultures. Applications of tissue cultures to research problems of morphogenesis,metabolism and plant-pathogen relationships. The use of plant tissue culture in controlled plant propagation and in production of secondary metabolotes. tissue culture techniques in plant breeding and genetic engineering: protoplasts,haploids and mutant selection.

hide this course 728 71141 ECONOMIC MODELS OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Teaching analytical tools of market failures associated with environmental damages: identifying relevant decision variables,state variables and constraints,and accordingly formulating an economic model; finding analytically and numerically the optimal solution from the society`s point of view,comparing to the competitive market outcome and analyzing governmental policies for externalities internalization,comparative static(quot)s analyses; examination of agricultural management,air pollution,uncertainty and the NYMBY syndrome.

hide this course 718 71142 PHYSIOLOGY OF ABSORPTION

Principles in membrane organization. Specialization of the plasma membrane: Polarized cells,Tight junctions,Gap junctions. Transport across cell membranes/ Membrane channels and pumps: Diffusion of small molecules,Uniporter -catalysed transporter of specific molecules, Ion Channels,Active Ion transport,Co-transporters,Secondary transporters. Mechanisms of transport minerals,vitamins,amino acids,di - and three peptides,fats,carbohydrates,water,alcohol. Absorption interference: Multi-drug resistance,cystic fibrosis

hide this course 718 71143 PHYSIOLOGY OF THE RUMEN

Functional structure. Microbiology. Movement. synthetic processes. Processes of absorption and secretion. Control of action. Effect of food components on processes in the rumen.

hide this course 715 71144 TOXICOLOGY OF INSECTICIDES AS ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS

Various branches of toxicology and terminology related to this discipline. Various groups of pollutants (emphasis on pest control agents ) and their fate in biotic and abiotic environments. Biological and toxicokinetic aspects that include: penetration,dispersal,sequestration,excretion and metabolism of toxicants. Toxicodynamic aspects - the biochemical/pharmacological basis for toxic activity and mechanism of action. Toxicit hazards - quantification and prevention.

hide this course 718 71146 CONTROL OF FOOD INTAKE

Energy consumption and utilization - physiologic and metabolic regulation mechanisms. Interactions between nutrition and environment in energy balance. Interaction in production systems.

hide this course 718 71147 REGULATION OF METABOLICS PATHWAYS

Forms of metabolic fuel: glucose,fatty acids. Ketone bodies and amino-acids. The bases of metabolic regulation mechanisms. Gluconeogenesis and its regulation. Homeostasis of glucose in the blood and its physiological importance. Storage and mobilization of fat,and the function of hormones. Concentration of nefa in the blood and its hysiological significance. Ketone bodies,their formation and function. The metabolic relations of ketone bodies,fatty acids and glugose. Ketogenetic and glucogenic amino acids and problems of their regulation. Protein protection during extended starvation. Energy source preferences and metabolic regulation in unusual nutritional and physiological situations. Disturbances in regulation mechanisms.

hide this course 717 71148 INTRODUCTION TO EVONOMICS OF NATURAL RESOURCE

Welfare economics,Externalities,Public goods and externalities,Property rights and efficient allocation of natural resource,Extensive and intensive margins of land uses,renewable and nonrenewable resources. Institutions and the management of natural resources. Applications: Water Economy,Land allocation and aquaculture.

hide this course 712 71149 NUTRITION OF METABOLOC PATHWAYS IN DIABETES AND HYPERLIPIDEMIA

Biological fuel sources; effect of hormones and nutrition on metabolic process. Fasting feeding metabolism. Diabetes type I. Metabolic disorders; gluconeogenesis. Lipogenesis ,(-fatty-acid oxidation. Diabetes type II. Possible reasons for insulin resistance biochemical basis for hyperglycemia. Biochemical basis for cardiovascular disease.

hide this course 712 71150 SEMINAR (NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES)

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hide this course 712 71151 SELECTED TOPICS IN TRACE ELEMENTS IN HUMAN

Discussion of selected topics concerning structure,biochemical activity,the physiological and pathological effects and the public health implication of trace elements.

hide this course 721 71152 AGRICULTURAL FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS

hide this course 718 71154 WORKSHOP (ANIMAL SCIENCES)

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hide this course 717 71159 MACRO ECONOMIC THEORY

The goal of the course is to enable the students to read critically current macro-economic literature. For this purpose,the students will analyze in class a variety of recently published macro-economic models such as: Optimal consumption and investment, "cash in advance",search for work,asset prices,bubbles,and dynamic inconsistency.

hide this course 712 71162 NEUROBIOLOGY OF FEED

The course will deal with the structure of the nervous organs and cells. In addition to the anatomy' the course will discuss the various control systems in the brain and the use of neurotransmitters, peptides, and other chemicals for communication between nervous. The course will put extra emphasis on the linkage between the nervous system food and nutrition. During the course control centers, which include the hypothalamus, the nervous system in the digestive system, feeding and drinking centers, and circadian rhythms, will be discussed. In addition, neuroendocrinologucal aspects of hunger and satiety will be reviewed.

hide this course 735 71169 STEM CELLS AND CELLUALAR HIERARCHY

Provide a berrer acquaintance with the characteristics of embryonic and somatic stem cells and their scientific uses in agriculture andmedicine. The course will facus on the area of animal cloning, transgenic animals and inactivation of gene expression. In addition, cellular hierarchy in the adult tissue will be discussed and some comparative aspects between mammals, Drosophila flies and the nematode caenorhabditis elegans will be included in the studied material.

hide this course 722 71166 FOOD PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT

Development of a food products is a complex process that requires the integration of numerous topics including food technology,ingredient properties and functionality,concept development,packaging shelf life,sensory evaluation and consumer involvement. The course will integrate the aforementioned topics focusing on development of concepts to address consumer needs and expectations,research and development stages,packaging,safety requirements,shelf life,accelerated tests,preparation and analysis of consumer questionnaires,multidisciplinary approach,management involvement,market trends,and product performance in the marketplace. The course will include practical implementation in a team of the above indevelopment of new concepts and prototype food products

hide this course 718 71167 THE TRANSITION COW-PHYSIOLOGY AND METABOLISM

Nutritional requirements in late pregnancy and early lactation,metabolism of glucose,carbohydrates,fat and protein,adjustment of the metabolic system,metabolism of electrolytes and water. Hormonal changes: reproduction and metabolic hormones. Physiological changes and in the immunological system function. Metabolic and reproduction disorders and possible causes. Nutritional supplementations in dry period and early lactation and nfluence on reproductive and metabolic systems.

hide this course 718 71169 METABOLIC DISTURBANCES OF RUMINANTS

the physiology of common metabolic diseases in ruminants. The prediction of metabolic diseases from the blood picture: The so-called "metabolic profiles". (A) of Compton (payne),(B) of summer,and (c) enzymes in blood. The fat cow syndrome. Hypoglycemia (ketoses) in cattle and in sheep (pregnancy toxemia). Parturient hypocalcaemia (milk fever) and the alert downer cow syndrome. Hypomagnesemic tetanies. Lactacidoses and cortcocerebral necrosis. Displaced abomasum. Urolithiasis.

hide this course 718 71170 TOPICS IN ENDOCRINOLOGY

Principles in neureondocrinology. Neurohormons and neurotransmitters. Dale's principle. Conduction pathways in cns. Types of synaptic connections and significance of en passage bouttons. Interactions between varius endocrine systems. Conditioned response of internal secretions. The prostaglandins. The effect of embryonic and neonatal hormonal states in the endocrine systems in the adult. Nutritional deficiencies and the endocrine system.

hide this course 713 71171 PARASITIC WEEDS IN AGRICULTURE

Introduction: The relationship between parasitic plants and their hosts in agro-ecosystems. Review of the advance methodologies for s parasitic plants research. Life cycle, population dynamics and means for Orobanche spp., Striga spp. And cuscuta spp. Control. Breeding crops for resistance to parasites and elucidation of the resistance mechanism (s). Modeling and developing decision support system for Orobanche control.

hide this course 712 71172 EATING DISORDERS

Diagnosis of eating disorders. Characteristics. Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia. Nervosa: Criteria,epidemiology,course,prognosis,risk factors,theories,psychiatric co-morbidity,psychological features. Prevention. Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa: Goal,working in a team,psychological treatment,psychiatric treatment,the role of the dietician in the team,therapeutic dilemmas,the therapeutic contract,therapeutic approaches,indications for hospitalization. Treatment of Bulimia nervosa. Binge Eating Disorder: Criteria,epidemiology,clinical features,psychiatric co-morbidity,treatment. Overweight in children,adolescents and adults: Mental health aspects.

hide this course 715 71173 BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY OF POLLINATION

Pollination is of great economic importance for agricultural crops and plays a major role in structuring ecological systems. The course will focus on pollination by animals,with an emphasis on bees,especially the honey bee,which is the most important pollinator in agricultural systems. The course is divided into three parts. The first part is an introduction to foraging theory,which forms the basis for understanding the behavior of pollinators. The second part will deal with understanding decision-making in bees,at the individual and colony levels. In the third part,we will explore problems of specific crops,and we will try to develop potential solutions by considering the foraging behavior of the pollinators.

hide this course 718 71173 ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY

Metabolic,cardiovascular,respiratory and thermal responses of animals exposed to different environmental stresses.

hide this course 721 71177 LABORATORY IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETIC ENGINEERING

Cloning into bacteria and eukaryotic cells. Preparation of DNA and RNA. Gel electrophoresis,blotting and hybridization. PCR. Cloning into complex plasmid,expression vectors and preparation of libraries. Binary vectors and plant transformation (stable and transient). Reporter genes. Transformation of plant and yeast cells.

hide this course 718 71178 ANATOMY AND EMBRYOLOGY OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS

Fertilization,early development of embryo; placenta; extraembryonic membranes; development of the separate systems; Growth of fetus; Malformations,peculiarities of embryonic development of birds. Bones: vertebral column; scall,legs; muscles of body and legs. Internal organs: breath,cardiovascular,intestinal,sex and urine.

hide this course 717 71183 SELECTED ASPECTS OF THE ACONOMICS OF NATURAL RESOURCE

The course deals with optimal management of natural resources. It begins with a summary of intertemporal optimization methods and then applies these methods to the management of non-renewable resources (e.g.,minerals) and renewable resource (e.g.,water,fishery and forests). We will see why markets often fail in the intertemporal allocation of natural resources,particularly when the allocation plan extends far into the future,and will compare social and competitive (market) allocation outcome as well as discuss intergenerational allocation problems.

hide this course 721 71184 GENETIC ENGINEERING

Synthesis and mutagenesis of DNA in the laboratory. Cloning of DNA and RNA. Over-expression of genes cloned in bacteria. Cloning and expression of genes in yeast. Transformation of plants. Expression of foreign DNA in animal cells. Use of DNA chips in diagnostics and in functional genetics. Application of genetic engineering in medicine,industry and agriculture.

hide this course 716 71185 ENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIOR OF ORGANIC POLLUTANTS

Major processes that affect the behavior of organic pollutants in the environment. Phase transfers (volatilization,solubility,sorption) and chemical transformations such as hydrolysis,redox and photolysis. Student will collect polluted soil or sediment samples,extract and analyze them for the content of organic pollutants.

hide this course 724 71186 PLANTS NATURAL PRODUCTS AND PHYTO REMEDIATION

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hide this course 718 71195 SEMINAR (ANIMAL SCIENCES)

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hide this course 718 71198 CELL CYCLE CONTROL - PROTONCOGENES

Cell culture. cell cycle cell synchronization. Neoplasia. Viral and cellular oncogenes. Antioncogenes. Cell cycle regulatory proteins: cyclins,CDKs ,CDKls ,Rb,E2F,characterization and regulation. P53 and DNA repair. Apoptosis mechanism and regulation.

hide this course 791,792,793,794 71204 BASIC TECHNIQUES IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Throughout the course the students will be exposed to various molecular techniques. The course will be presented as a research,aiming at characterization of specific gene at different levels. The lab will include the following: isolation of plasmid DNA from bacteria,digestion of plasmid DNA with restriction enzymes,ligation,transformation of bacteria with plasmid,PCR,genomic DNA extraction and digestion,RNA extraction,northern and Southern blot analyses,biolistic transformation followed by transient-expression analysis of reporter gene.

hide this course 791,792,793,794 71205 INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS

An introduction to the theory and practice of bioinformatics and computational biology. Topics include: Web based analysis of nucleotide and amino acid sequences,creation and use of domains and motifs,phylogenetics and genome comparisons. The goals for the course are to make the students familiar with the tools and principles of contemporary bioinformatics. By the end of the course,students will have a working knowledge of a variety of publicly available data and computational tools for the in depth analysis of nucleotide and amino acid sequences,and a grasp of the underlying principles that is adequate for them to evaluate and use novel techniques as they arise in the future.

hide this course 791,792,793,794 71206 PHARMACEUTICAL QUALITY ASSURANCE AND QUALITY CONTROL

The course will present to the students the quality requirements for the production and control of biologics and drugs and the differences between quality control and quality assurance and their interaction with manufacturing. It will highlight the importance of implementing and maintaining a quality system during the early stages of drug development from research to commercialization. The students will be familiarized with the requirements of the various health authorities (FDA etc.),including the plethora of documents and controls necessary to make such a system effective. Topics include: GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) principles,conducting audits and inspections,the different stages of drug development and approval,compliance with quality requirements,validation procedures for the production process and analytical testing,quality assurance of the computerized system.

hide this course 712 71208 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

Workshop in self awareness,improving interpersonal communication,the verbal and nonverbal communication,self presentation and the presentation of others,giving and receiving a feedback,points of strength and weakness,asking and receiving help,the meaning of feelings,using feelings, "interpersonal deals", "games", "self situations", analysing guiding problems,exercising effective interpersonal communication.

hide this course 791,792,793,794 71209 IMMUNOLOGY LABORATORY

Preparation of polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies. Purification of antibodies from serum and tissue culture supernatants by affinity chromatography,and determination of purity by gel electrophoresis. Determination of antigen specificity and degree of cross-reactivity with closely related antigens. Determination of antibody isotype and affinity. Use of antibodies in flow cytometry.

hide this course 791,792,793,794 71211 CHROMATOGRAPHY OF MICRO AND MACROMOLECULES

Principles of chromatography,chromatography of macromolecules: absorption,reverse-phase,ion exchange,gel filtration,affinity. Electrophoresis according to charge,molecular weight,iso-electrofocusing,Western,Northern,Southern blots,identification of molecules,modern spectral methods and their application in liquid and gas chromatography,detectors and principles of identification and quantity determination. Principles in selection of columns for the separation of natural products. Drugs and other small molecules.

hide this course 791,792,793,794 71213 CELL AND TISSUE CULTURE

Mammalian and plant cell and tissue culture are an important tool in many biotechnological applications. Both agricultural and medical. They are used extensively in the relevant basic research and for generation of plant and animal byproducts. The variety of technical aspects and procedures for culture of mammalian and plant cells will be surveyed (media,environmental conditions and facilities). Basic biological processes related to cell and tissue culture will be examined,including the cell cycle,signal transduction and regeneration/differentiation processes,and morph genetic potential. Special emphasis is given to the various applications of plant and mammalian cell cultures in biotechnology that will be accompanied by tutorial reading of relevant publications.

hide this course 791,792,793,794 71215 FERMENTATION IN THE BIO-PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

The course will present industrial fermentation processes of bacteria,plant and animal cell cultures,and includes: preservation and storage of cell cultures,growth media,growth of bacteria and cells in fermentors and bioreactors,sterilization of fermentors,bioreactors,feed vessels and piping,separation of cells from the growth media and principles of equipment (fermentors piping etc.) cleaning. During the course,the quality requirements of the regulatory authorities (FDA,EMEA etc.) for the fermentation processes (current Good Manufacturing Practice),will be presented.

hide this course 720 71216 THE COMPUTER IN SCIENCE-TEACHING

Principles of introducing the computer into the teaching-learning process. Becoming acquainted with and active participation in computer-assisted teaching-activities,and their adaptation to the curriculum,the teaching-objective and the level of different target-populations. The uses of the computer in the laboratory and as a laboratory substitute. The potential uses of the computer in the on-farm teaching in agricultural secondary schools.

hide this course 791,792,793,794 71218 LABORATORY FOR CHROMATOGRAPHY OF MICRO AND MACROMOLECULES

Practice of protein electrophoresis - SDS-PAGE,practice of western blot,separation of macromolecules by gel filtration,TLC or Alumina columns,study and exercising of principles in choice of methods,columns and detectors for the separation with HPLC,analysis and quantity determination of natural products and micro-molecules,virtual separation and data analysis.

hide this course 791,792,793,794 71219 APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY

The study of biotechnologically important micro-organisms. Resistance to antibiotics; isolation of mutants; protein secretion in yeast; bioreactors and continuous culture. Interspecies relationships in micro-organisms (antibiosis,parasitism,bacteriocins); bacteriophages.

hide this course none 71222 EFFECTIVE LECTURING AIDED BY DEMONSTRATION

Implementation of lecturing skills. Videotaping students(quot) performances for peers and instructor's evaluation. The effective use of the chalkboard, magnetic board,with boards and placards. Preparing transparencies and their effective use with the OHP. Preparing Power-Point solids and their effective use.

hide this course 720 71251 INTRODUCTION TO HISTORY AND PHILISOPHY OF SCIENCE

Defining the aim of the scientific research and the problem of methodology. The genesis of the new science in a socio-historical context. The crisis of absolute knowledge and the origin of the dualistic dichotomy. Empiricism,rationalism and their critique. The reciprocal dependence of theory and observation and the Kantian synthesis. Falsificationism and its weaknesses. Lakatos' and Kuhns' as structure. Realism and conventionalism. Epistemological anarchism and post-modernism. Historical materialism and the possibility of a scientific metascience. Science in social context and the myth of neutrality.

hide this course 720 71270 HISTORY AND PHILOSOPY OF PHYSICS

In the course we shall examine the evolution of scientific concepts and the objective methodology of physics. Are there scientific revolutions? What is the relationship between scientific creativity,epistemology and the scientist's subjectivity?

hide this course 720 71271 THE DEFINITION OF LIFE - FROM MOLECULES TO ARTIFICIAL LIFE

The definition of life in modern biology will be explored from historical and philosophical perspectives. Conceptual and ethical will be discussed in their historical and social context.

hide this course 720 71272 PHILOSOPGY OF SCIENCE

The course familiarizes the students with basic concepts in the philosophy and methodology of science. The purpose is to approach these concepts through different views concerning scientific investigation. We start with the logical view whose representatives are Hetnpel and Popper. We proceed with the historic view which is usually identified with Tomas Kuhn,and we'll conclude with sociological approaches and with the current modernist/post modernist debate over the role and essence of science.

hide this course 720 71273 AGRICULTURE AND THE INDUSTRIAL REOLUTION

Industrialization in England was preceded by important structural changes in agriculture which in turn are seen as part of the preconditions of the industrial "revolution". The course will deal with the changes in agriculture considered from the social economic and technological perspectives,their contributions to industrialization,the effect industry on agriculture and on rural society,agriculture in early 19th century economic theories,and,finally,a comparative view of changes in France and Germany.

hide this course 720 71274 SOCIAL PROTEST IN EUROPEAN PEASANT SOCIETIES

Social conflict was one of many modes of political behavior in the European peasant societies of the 19th and 20th. Centuries. Industrialization,democratization processes and the building of nation states were some of the most crucial changes which the agrarian societies experienced during that period. In our seminar we will study peasant societies in England,Prance and Germany,social protest movements,and the connection between the above processes and the European village.

hide this course 720 71285 LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF RURAL AREAS IN ISRAEL

This course deals with the changing structure and functions of rural local government in Israel. The main subjects include: Legal-organizational aspects of rural communities; The development of Regional Councils; Spatial and organizational structure of the Regional Councils; Functional relationship between the Regional Council and afilliated communities; Implications of rural change for rural local government.

hide this course 799 71288 INTRODUCTION TO KABBALAH AND READING IN THE BOOK OF SPLENDOR

The course will deal with basic notions of Jewish Mysticism developed in Province and Spain in the 12th and 13th centuries. The methods of learning will b based on the conclusions of the Philological-Historical research. The main topics of the course will consist of the origins of Kabbalah,The theory of Divinity in relation to Neo Platonic thought,Creation and Emanation,Symbolism,as well as well as certain ethical consequences. Some Zoharic texts will accompany the course.

hide this course 710 71303 WEED CONTROL-PRINCIPLES

Principles of cultural,biological and chemical methods of weed control in a safe environment. Behavior of herbicides in soil,including their leaching,chemical and biological degradation. Uptake translocation and selectivity of herbicides in plants. Major herbicides groups and their mode of action and common uses in agriculture. Weed management in annual and perennial crops as a component of an integrated pest management (IPM) program.

hide this course 710 71305 PHYSIOLOGY OF CROP PRODUCTION

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hide this course 710 71307 MANAGEMENT OF MINERAL NUTRITION IN PLANTS

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hide this course 710 71313 VEGETABLE AND FRUIT QUALITY

Genotype by environment interactions in relation to quality traits of fruits and vegetables: dry matter,sugars,acids,pigmentation,aroma,texture,firmness and flavor. Developmental and biochemical aspects of quality traits. Pre-and post-harvest treatments with specific effects on quality. Evaluation and measuring techniques of quality will be discussed and demonstrated in the laboratory. Major physiological disorders which affect quality and ways of prevention. Application of genetic and biotechnological methods for improving quality of horticultural produce.

hide this course 710 71314 BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF VEGETABLE CROPS

Introduction to the biology and the physiology of the main vegetable crops in Israel: potatoes, tomatoes, onion, and other vegetables. The main topics studied are the effect of daylight and temperature on the yield quantity and quality, criteria for production quality, quality demands for industrial uses versus fresh consumption, and reproduction strategies (vegetative or sexual reproduction).

hide this course 710 71318 FERTILIZER APPLOCATION IN FIELD CROPS

Fertilizer application in field crops (Lab course). Planning,conducting and analysis of results of a field trial and a pot experiment,examining the response of a crop to combinations of N and P fertilizer applications. The work includes the monitoring of and N and P in the soil and in the crop.

hide this course 710 71321 THE BIOLOGY OF GRAIN CROPS

Detailed introduction to the developmental processes that determine grain yield and its components in wheat. Chickpea,sorghum,and sunflower are also studied,but in less detail. The effects of genetic factors and growth conditions on crop development,its yield components and grain quality are studied. The relevant physiological processes which influence these processes are used to draw relevant agro technical conclusions.

hide this course 710 71322 PRODUCTION OF IRRIGATED FIELD CROPS

The course deals with the effect of physiological and genetic factors,environmental conditions and management practices on plant development,yield and it(quot)s components in irrigated field crops. The course will focus on cotton and corn,which represent different categories with respect to their growth habit and type of product. Approaches of decision making,aimed to optimize crop yield and quality under variable environment,will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the effect of various factors on product quality. Practical aspects of the crop management and its product utilization will be studied in field trips,laboratory classes and exercises.

hide this course 710 71323 FORAGE AND GRASSLAND PRODUCTION

The course deals with the physiology,ecology,and management of annual and perennial forage crops and pasture plants. The effect of the climate,marginal growing conditions and agrotechnical procedures on yield components and the nutritional characteristics of forage crops will be discussed in relation to relevant physiological processes. The different methods for forage conservation will also be discussed. The natural pasture in Israel will be reviewed. Excursions will be organized to familiarize students with the important forage crops harvesting and conservation in feed centers.

hide this course 710 71333 PRINCIPLES OF FARM MACHINERY

Tractors - their systems and controls. Tillage equipments,plows, spraying and dusting. Applying fertilizers.

hide this course 710 71339 GROWING OF MEDICINAL,AROMATIC AND SPICE PLANTS

Cultural practices of the main aromatic and spice plants: dry and fresh herbs,seed spices,essential oils and oleoresins. Post harvest treatments. Botanical,physiological,chemical and biochemical aspects of essential oils production. Control and improving essential oils yield and quality in aromatic plants. Using molecular practices for natural products production. Development and breeding aromatic plants for various purposes. Bioactivity of essential oils components. Wild plants of Israel as source for new herbs and for the pharmaceutical industry.

hide this course 710 71341 PLANING AND LEGISLATION

Information and knowledge regarding the states importance. problems and needs of open space preservation in Israel and in other countries,focusing on strategies,techniques and tools required for implementing sustainable development and open psace preservation in Israel.

hide this course 710 71342 INTRODUCTIONS TO GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS)

The power of a GIS comes from the ability to relate different information in a spatial context and to reach a conclusion about this relationship. Most of the information we have about our world contains a location reference: placing that information at some point on the globe. The objective of this course is to study basic concepts of the GIS and to introduce you to variety of its applications especially in the fields of agriculture and environment. In the course the following topics will be studied: Basic concepts in geography,topography,and cartography; GIS as a cartographic tool,database,and as a spatial analysis tool; demonstration of variety of applications in Israel and around the world; spatial data models (raster,and vector); topology; data sources; data input procedures; spatial analysis. In addition skills in designing a GIS project will be learned. The ArcView 8.x. will be used for the lab exercises.

hide this course 710 71344 ECOLOGY OF NATURE CONSERVATION

Philosophy and history of nature conservation. The biological species and biodiversity. Approaches to conservation. Causes of population decline. Habitat fragmentation and loss. Changes in population size as the result of incorrect management. Conservation at the community and ecosystem levels. Differences between conservation of fauna and flora. Types and roles of nature reserves. Planning and management of nature reserves. Restoration and reconstruction of reserves. Special problems in conservation: marine systems,desertification,forest cutting,monocultures. Conservation and the decision making system: law,international agreements,animal trade.

hide this course 710 71406 PRINCIPLES OF GARDEN PLANNING

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hide this course 710 71410 BIOLOGY AND PRODUCTION OF CITRUS AND SUBRTOPICAL FRUIT TREES

The course will concentrate on citrus and two major subtropical fruit trees. Avocado and mango,with comparative reference to other subtropical crops. History distribution,climate and soil requirements; Classic and biotechnological breeding. Varieties and rootstocks; Flowering,pollination and fertilization; fruit ser and drops; The effect of growth regulators; Agro-techniques,pruning irrigation and mineral nutrition; Harvest ripening and post-harvest technology; crop economy.

hide this course 710 71411(2011) DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY OF CITRUS

studying citrus as a whole organism and specific cellular processes at the molecular level. Connecting the biological processes with horticultural requirements. Selected chapters in citrus development: root stocks, Juvenility, flowering, alternate bearing, fruit set, fruit development and parthenocarpy. Metabolic processes during fruit development. Growth and production limitations due to environment. Specific agro-technical procedures. Systematics of citurs varieties. Mutagenesis, selection and breedign for new cultivars.

hide this course 710 71411 BIOLOGY AND PRODUCTION OF CHTRUS AND SUBTROPICAL FRUIT TREE

The course will concentrate on citrus and two major subtropical fruit trees: avocado and mango,with comparative reference to other subtropical crops. History distribution,climate and soil requirements; Classic and biotechnological breeding; Varieties and rootstocks; Flowering,pollination and fertilization; fruit set and drops; The effect of growth regulators; Agro-techniques,pruning irrigation and mineral nutrition; Harvest ripening and post-harvest technology; Crop economy.

hide this course 710 71412 BIOLOGY OF SUBTROPICAL FRUIT TREES

Understanding developmental processes affecting yield in fruit trees. The course will concentrate on the following fruit crops: Avocado,Mango,Banana,Litchi,Persimmon,Kiwi,Anona,Pitaya,and Passion fruit. When necessary,examples will be provided from other fruit trees and model plant systems. The course will provide background on progress and problems in developing these crops in Israel. The subjects we will focus on are: factors affecting vegetative growth (e.g. mineral uptake and growth regulation),flowering time and quantity,types of flowers and their relative importance,pollination,fertilization,parthenocarpy,fruit set,and fruit development till ripening. In our field trips we will visit orchards and meet with growers,counselors,investigators and marketing experts. In the lectures we will give special attention to molecular research providing insight in these processes and new biotechnological approaches meant to solve existing problems.

hide this course 710 71416 BIOLOGY AND PRODUCTION OF CUT PLOWERS AND HOUSE PLANTS

Physiology and molecular biology of flowering. Environmental and chemical regulation of vegetative development and flowering in ornamentals. Foliage and flower pigmentation. Quality control of cut flower and house plants.. Introduction of new ornamentals. Production of cut flowers and house plants.

hide this course 710 71415 DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY OF OLIVE

Principals of olive growing for oil and for table olive, ecological adoption, economical aspects' fruit development and harvest systems, varieties and intensification for rain fed and irrigation culture, olive oil: composition, synthesis and quality parameters.

hide this course 722 71429 LABORATORY IN CEMISTRY CIOCHEMISTY AND FOOD ANALYSIS

Chemical and physical analyses of food. Chemical and biochemical reactions which affect flavor,color,texture and nutritional value during food processing and storage.

hide this course 722 71430 CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY OF FOOD

Chemical and biochemical interrelationships of food components and how these influence food quality during industrial processes and storage. Chemistry and biochemistry of the four food quality determining factors: nutrition,flavor,color and texture.

hide this course 722 71431 NEW HORIZONS IN FOOD AND NUTRITION RESEARCH

Functional food; new product development; water-soluble polymers in food and biotechnology; anti-freeze proteins. Free radicals in chemical and biological systems.

hide this course 710 71432 GREENHOUSE CROP PRODUCTION

An overview of agronomic and economic aspects of greenhouse crop production in Israel and in the world. The physical principals of micro-climate,and the greenhouse climate. Principles and mode of operation of means to modify greenhouse climate including heating,cooling,humidity,control,co2 and their effect of the crop. Agrotechnics and crop protection in greenhouse

hide this course 722 71434 UNIT OPERATION IN FOOD ENGINEERING A

examination of the engineering principles and presentation of the fundamentals of fluid flow heat transfer and mass transfer. Calculation and technological evaluation of the factors affecting the choices of equipment.

hide this course 722 71435 UNIT OPERATION IN FOOD ENGINEERING B

Presentation and evaluation of selected food processes. Areas covered: food preservation,size reduction screening,mixing,filtration raw material handling,kinetics of food quality losses during storage and processing. Calculations and equipment evaluation.

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hide this course 710 71446 POST-HARVEST PHYSIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY

Physiological,pathological and technological aspects associated with storage of fresh perishable agricultural produce. Studying,at the physiological and molecular level,ripening and aging processes occurring in fruits,leafy-vegetables,bulbs and roots during storage. Leanings the post harvest decay causing pathogens,the molecular basis of their pathogenic mechanisms. Resistance of fresh produce to pathogens and its control mechanism. Induction of the resistance by physical,chemical and biological means. In the lab: learning the indicators for the determining of harvest time and of the stage of ripening. Identifying post harvest decay causing pathogens,visits to packing-houses commercial storage facilities and the export terminal.

hide this course 722 71448 PRINCIPLES OF FOOD PREPARATION

The culinary art in concern with the hedonic satisfaction and the nutritional contribution of food. Skills and understanding in different methods of food preparation according the healthy eating guidelines. Cereals and legumes: food and dishes. Baking principles. Nutritional improvement of common recipes.

hide this course 710 71449 PHYSIOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF FLOWERING

Ecological,physiological and molecular regulation of flower induction; the molecular networks controlling flower development; the use of photoperiod,temperature and chemical treatments to control flowering in agricultural crops.

hide this course 710 71452 PHYSIOLOGY AND HANDLING OF CUT ORNAMENTALS AND THEIR CARE

Cut flowers and ornamental braches as export commodities. Water balance in the cut stem and the factors affecting it; transient water stresses. Temperature stresses. Carbohydrate metabolism changes during flower development and senescence. Senescence processes in flower petals and leaves,and involvement of plant growth regulators in their control. Respiration processes and their relation to senescence. Organ abscission and stem gravitropic bending. Molecular and biotechnological aspects; morphological,physiological and molecular markers used for determination of ornamental quality. Technology and means used for food supply and preservative solutions in cut ornamentals. Cooling,packaging,transport and air/sea shipment means of ornamentals.

hide this course 722 71453 FOOD LEGISLATION AND STANDARDIZATION

Food legislation and standardization in Israel and in countries and organizations relevant to Israel: European Union Directives and regulations,FDA regulations in the USA,international food standards. Emphasis on legislation regarding additives, labeling, packaging materials, hygiene, including micro biological requirements,g ood manufacturing practice, authenticity of "protected" or traditional food products, analytical and sampling methods, quality assurance.

hide this course 722 71454 FOOD TECHNOLOGY

Raw material and the process,cleaning of raw materials sorting and grading of foods size reduction and screening of solids mixing and emulsification,filtration and membrane separation,centrifugation,solid liquid extraction crystallization heat processing,evaporation,dehydration,freezing irradiation,food storage,plant hygienic design,cleaning,sterilizing,water supplies and waste disposal,materials handing.

hide this course 710 71456 SILVICULTURE AND DENDROLOGY OF FOREST TREES

Forest policy and forest trends in Israel. Factors affecting the development of vegetation in various regions in Israel. Principles of selection of forest trees for afforestation: poineer species,shade tolerance and introduction of exotic species. Planting mixed forests of conifers and broad leaf species. Improvement of forest trees. Production of forest tree seedings. Mycorrhizae. Forest treatment: pruning and thinning. Effect of thinning on various aspects of the forest. Cutting and natural regeneration systems. Dendrology of the main forest species in Israel. Tours of the southern and central regions to observe forest activities in Israel (planting techniques and treatment of planted and natural forests).

hide this course 722 71459 QUALITY OF FOOD

Quality assurance and quality control. Quantitative analyses of food products. Statistical tools and statistical inference for quantitative and qualitative analyses. Quality control of raw materials,process and final products. Sampling,acceptable quality level (AQL) Israel and international standards for sampling. Statistical process control (SPC). Types of control charts. Control limits and specifications. Good manufacturing practice (GMP) in food industry.

hide this course 722 71473 ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY

The course will cover environmental pollution that have effects on the food industry,together with those that are produced by the food industry. The subjects of interest will include hazardous groups - particles,organic compound,acids and bases,metals and minerals,waster streams. Air pollution. Soil wastes. Monitoring environmental planning. International standards of environmental quality and their effects on international trade. Case studs to illustrate industrial impacts on the environment will be studied and analyzed.

hide this course 722 71474 WATER IN THE FOOD INDISTRY

Regulations of Israel standards and international standards of drinking and natural water,chemical and microbiological standards of water in the food industry. Chemical analysis water,physical properties (free water,bounded water,water anomaly) and the respective analytical methods,microbiological analysis of drinking water for food preparation and natural water for the bottling industry. Treatments of water for food preparation,ultrafiltration (UF),reverse osmosis (RO) and other microfiltrations,softening of water supplied to steam systems,pasteurizes and cooling systems. Addition of anti-freezing agents in the food industry. Antimicrobial treatments of water supplied to pasteurizes and coolers,and washing treatments of raw materials in different food industries. Anti-scaling,anti-rusting and anti-foaming agents in boiler water. Reconstitution of water in the food industry.

hide this course 710 71475 PRODUCTION AND HANDKING OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

Agriculture, the beginning, population and food security. Agriculture in developed countries, public and government support. Israel agriculture, development, accomplishments and trends. Growth and development of plants and the relevance to agricultural production and to quality. Morphology of the edible parts of the plants. Developments in postharvest technology. Qualoty and food sagety, organic agriculture, health foods, genetically modified foods.

hide this course 722 71476 MOLECULAR ASPECTS IN FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY

Biotechnology: definitions and concepts. Food biotechnology: food additives,strain improvement,food processing. The impact of molecular biology and genetic engineering on food biotechnology. Molecular approaches in food biotechnology. Metabolic engineering of microorganism in the production of food additives,aroma compounds,and in product improvement. Metabolic engineering in multicellular organisms. Protein engineering in the food industry. Potential dangers of recombinant DNA products as food and the need for regulation.

hide this course 722 71477 FOOD TOXICOLOGY AND SAFTEY

Toxicology is the study of the adverse effects of chemicals on loving organisms; it is distinguished from pharmacology only according to the judgment of certain effects as adverse and others as desirable. Historically,pharmacology and toxicology formed the basis of therapeutics and experimental medicine. A recent addition to the field of toxicology is the application of the discipline to safety evaluation and risk assessment. Toxicology involves the recognition,identification,and quantification of hazards resulting from occupational exposure to chemicals and public and nutrition aspects of chemicals in air,water,other parts of the environment,foods and drugs. In this course we will study these various aspects of toxicology and their application in our daily life.

hide this course 722 71479 NEW HORIZONS IN FOOD AND NUTRITION RESEARCH

Functional food; new product development; water-soluble polymers in food and biotechnology; anti-freeze proteins. Free radicals in chemical and biological systems. Fatty lever, metabolic changes and oxidative stress; improving eating habits; relationships among food, nutrition and the biological clock; environmental factors and bone development; understanding and modification of bitter taste; development and discovery of potential drugs by computation; mild stress in bacteria; starvation and degenerative diseases in unicellular models; cancer-preventing diet; food for memory improvement; nutrition and the inflammatory bowel disease.

hide this course 715 71501 INTRODUCTION TO ENTOMOLOGY

Elements of the morphology,anatomy,physiology,ecology and systematics of insects,as a basis for advanced studies of insect pests and natural enemies. Insect - human interactions. Insect evolution.

hide this course 715 71505 ENTOMOLOGY LABORATORY

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with the basic aspects of insect anatomy,morphology,physiology,behavior and systematics. Emphasis is on the relationship between form and function,and developing a basic understanding and appreciation of insect diversity.

hide this course 715 71507 DIAGNOSIS OF PLANT PATHOGENS

Diagnosis of plant pathogens is essential for all aspects of plant pathology from fundamental research on the biology of pathogens to the control of the diseases they cause. During the course the concepts and the methods for diagnosis of bacteria,fungi and viruses will be presented. A special emphasis will be made on the development of molecular methods and their role in management and disease control decision making. The importance of pathogen diagnostics will be studied by presenting examples of economically important plant diseases.

hide this course 715 71508 CHEMICAL CONTROL OF AGRICULTURAL PESTS

Development of chemical pest control agents and their role in plant protection. Evaluation of toxicity and toxic hazards; Toxic symptoms and antidotes. Chemical control and ecological risks; chemical control and development of resistance. Changes in location and identity of pest control agents in the environment. Residues in food,fodder and water and tolerance levels. The proper application of pesticides and their rational integration in integrated pest management (IPM) programs. The registration process of pesticides. A visit to a factory that produces and formulates pest control agents.

hide this course 715 71512 PESTICIDE UPLLICATION AND PEST MENGEMENT

The aim of this course is to teach physical chemical and biological methods for pest control. Development of pesticides and technologies for their application will be addressed. Other topics include: integrated management of soil borne diseases,the fate of pesticides in the environment and physical soil disinfestations (solarization).

hide this course 715 71513 PLANT RESPONSES TO PATHOGENS

Plants are continuously challenged by biotic and abiotic stress. This course focuses on the plant defense responses towards pathogens,insects and abiotic stresses. Special emphasis will be put on physiological and biochemical changes that occur in the diseased plant,such as effects on photo syntheses,membranes and respiration. We will discus plant resistance mechanisms including; basal local defense,induced defense,systemic acquired resistance (sar) and induced systemic resistance (isr) pathways. Additional topics that will be covered are; the hypersensitive response (hr),chemical defense via secondary metabolites (phytoalexins and phytoanticipins) and biochemical defense involving oxygen species (ros),enzymes,pathogenesis related proteins (pr).

hide this course 715 71514 SELECTED TOPOCS IN PHYTOPATHOLOGY

Dynamics,epidemiology and physiology of plant diseases of annual and perennial plants (vegetables,crops and fruit trees) grown in the open field,in the greenhouse or in the orchard. Introduction to selected diseases and their causal agents. Diagnostics of pathogens using different methods.

hide this course 715 71515 Introduction to Management of Pest Populations.

The similarity and difference between natural and agricultural ecological systems. Pest population dynamics: migration,natural selection and adaptation. Methods for pest population control: The integrated pest management theory,The significance of monitoring,Economic decision level,Management with natural enemies and other biological agents,Ecological management of crop environment,Sterile-insect technique and other pest genetic tactics,Conventional insecticides: past,present and future,Managing insects with resistant and genetically modified plants (GMOs). Pest resistance to control methods: Genetic and ecological basis of resistance,and the theoretical and applicable models to combat it.

hide this course 715 71521 INSECT ECOLOGY

Introduces the important ecological processes that shape the distribution and abundance of insects. Insect-plant and predator-prey interactions; competition; population dynamics; behavioral ecology; communities and biogeography; evolution of insect societies. The course emphasizes the ecology of insects in agroecosystems; plant resistance to insect pests; biological control; the development of pesticide resistance in insect population; pollination biology.

hide this course 715 71523 BIOLOGY OF THE HONEYBEE

Biology,reproduction and development of the honeybee senses and behavior. Endocrine and exocrine control. Crop pollination.

hide this course 715 71524 APLICULTURE

Annual cycle and population dynamics of bee colonies. Apiary products. Management.

hide this course 715 71529 BIOLOGY OF AGRICULTURAL PESTS

Synopsis This is an undergraduate course (for 3rd year students),consisting of 2 lecture hours and 3 hours of laboratory instruction. The objective of the course is to introduce students to the major groups of agricultural pests. The course will detail the physiology,ecology and behavior of these organisms,illustration the adaptations which enable them to exert an economic burden.

hide this course 715 71530 ECOLOGY

An introduction to the main biotic and abiotic factors that influence the abundance and distribution of organisms in the field. Biogeochmical and nutrient cycling; organisms and the habitat conditions; interactions between organisms: perdition,comperirion,mutualism; population dynamic; population genetics; behavioral ecology; communities and biogeography; man and environment.

hide this course 715 71532 ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IN ISRAEL

Discussion on problems related to conservation of the environment in Israel. Lectures are given by experts in various fields such as planning,industrial problems and solutions,transportation,education and new technologies for monitoring environmental pollution.

hide this course 715 71535 PHYSIOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF BACTERIA

Structure, biosynthesis and role of membranes. Bacterial cultures and the factors influencing growth. Starvation. Uptake systems. Excretion systems. Two components systems: phosphorylation and models of signal transduction pathways. Molecular "fishing" of specific traits. Siderophores as a model system. Parasites of bacteria: Bdellocibrio.

hide this course 715 71539 ORNAMENTAL PLANT PATHOLOGY

The special phytopathological problems of selected diseases of cut flowers,bulbs,pot plants for export garden and turfgrass (soilborne and airborne diseases). Disease management measures.

hide this course 716 71601 FUNDAMENTALS OF IRRIGATION SCIENCE

Climatic factors and soil characters as the basis of irrigation planning. Water sources and methods of infiltration. Methods for bringing water to the field. Storage of water in the soil and the availability of such water to crops. Evapotranspiration and THE WATER CONSUMPTION OF CROPS. Irrigation methods and their relations to the field water regime. Efficiency of water application and efficiency of crop water use. Special problems in irrigation: drainage,salinity,plant diseases,regulation of micro-climate. Covered crops.

hide this course 716 71602 SOIL FERTILITY AND FERTILIZERS USE

Chemical and physicochemical aspects of soil fertility. Properties of the root environment and the main processes taking place near the root surface. Current knowledge of the basic technologies of fertilizers used in modern agriculture.

hide this course 716 71603 SALINITY OF SOIL AND WATER

Processes occurring in saline solutions and saline soils. Effect of salinity on plant growth. Measurement,prediction and prevention of salinity hazards. Soil reclamation.

hide this course 716 71604 MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF GREENHOUSE MICROCLIMATE

Review of systems used for greenhouse climate management (heating,co2 enrichment,ventilation,cooling,shading,sensors). Principles of heat transfer,fluid mechanics,psychrometrics with an emphasis on the applications in greenhouses. Introduction to control systems,feedback,block diagrams,static and dynamic responses,time constant,control modes,transfer functions,static gain,offset,first and second order systems,types of controllers.

hide this course 716 71605 SOIL CONSERVATION

Flood damage and surface runoff. Soil erosion processes. Methods of preventing soil erosion. Farm planning and soil management practices.

hide this course 716 71606 METHODS OF SOIL SURVEY

The interpretation of aerial photography for soil survey. Remote sensing in soil survey. Mapping of soils in the field. The preparation of the soil survey report.

hide this course 716 71607 FUNDAMENTALS OF IRRIGATION ENGINEERING

Definition of essential data for irrigation system design and of the design process. Criteria for choice of irrigation method. Determination of discharge required for single fields and for entire farm; the daily and seasonal irrigation schedule. Stage wise planning of an irrigation system from the single emitter to the main supply network for sprinkler and drip systems. The principles of gravity irrigation. Accessories for measurement and control of discharge and pressure,filtration,fertilizer injection. Various levels of automated irrigation control.

hide this course 716 71608 AIR POLLUTION METEOROLOGY

Examine the effect of meteorological parameters on transport,diffusion,and deposition of atmospheric pollutants; atmospheric stability; diurnal variation and vertical profiles of air temperature and humidity,and wind within the planetary boundary layer (PBL). Physics of the PBL; laminar flow,turbulent flow,heat mass,and momentum fluxes; basic statistics of

hide this course 716 71609 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY

The course describes fundamental chemical processes in the environment (soil,water and air) including precipitation and dissolution,chelation,redox reactions,hydrolysis,and sorption. A major part of the course involves studying the chemical structures,important chemical reactions and fate of various pollutants such as PAHs,PCBs and pesticides.

hide this course 716 71611 AGRICULTURAL AND MUNICIPAL WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLING

Wastes from agricultural,industrial and municipal sources - origin,properties and quantities; solid waste handling in Israel; methods for collection; treatment and recycling of the organic matter component of wastes: (i) composting: process; technology; transformation of organic matter; microorganisms; (ii) methanogenic fermentation: process; energy production; wastes; (iii) recycling of lignocellulose; (iv) recycling of yard waste. Utilization of organic wastes in agriculture: agricultural fields,gardening,parks,forests,container media in greenhouses,animal feed. Recycling of wastes of specific value: paper,glass,plastic. Economic and legislative aspects of recycling.

hide this course 716 71612 WATER QUALITY,IMPROVEMENT AND RECLAIMATION

The water quality problem,parameters and regulations. Physical and chemical processes in water treatment. Filtration and desalination. Particle settling in a fluid and its application. Stream purification. Wastewater treatment processes,biological treatment. Industrial wastes treatment and management. Water and effluent reuse.

hide this course 716 71618 INTRODUCTION TO SOIL CHEMISTRY

Chemistry of organic and inorganic components of soils,surface properties of soil colloids,organo-clay interactions,chemistry of soil solutions,review of the chemical reactions and processes in soils,chemistry of soil acidity,chemistry of soil formation,environmental chemistry of heavy metals.

hide this course 716 71620 GROWTH MEDIA AND THE ROOT ENVIRONMENT

Growing plants in container media as a substitute for soils. The various materials used as a container media in agriculture. Introduction to soil less culture hydroponics as a model for an model for an optimal system. Absorption of nutrients by the roots and interaction between the roots and the soil solution. Physical properties - air to water ratios,hydraulic conductivity,volume and shape of growth container. Chemical properties - pH,electrical conductivity,conductivity,concentration and composition of ions,cation exchange capacity and availability of nutrients. Container media analyses. Microbiology and phytosanitation in container media. Organic and inorganic materials as substrates and their mixtures - properties and uses. Agro technical methods for growing plants in soilless culture - fertilization,irrigation and control.

hide this course 716 71622 PHYSICS OF SOIL WATER

Soil-water relations. Measurement of soil-water content. Hydrostatics Osmotic pressure. Surface tension. Soil-water retention curves. The hysteresis phenomenon. Diffusion and mass transport. Darcy's Law. Flow in confined and unconfined layers. Unsaturated flow. Hydraulic conductivity in saturated and unsaturated soils. Infiltration and evaporation from soils. Water content profiles under wetting and drying processes. Water availability to plants.

hide this course 716 71623 HYDRAULIC LABORATORY OF FLOW IN CONDUITS AND IN SOILS

Laboratory exercises on flow pipes and connecting elements,pumps and channels. Flow control in open conduits. Dynamics of reservoir operation. Hydraulic conductivities of saturated and of unsaturated soil. Characterization of the soil hydraulic properties under field conditions (the use of tensiometers and TDR). One-dimensional infiltration and infiltration from drippers.

hide this course 716 71624 GROUNDWATER HYDROLOGY

Darcy's Law, water potential,hydraulic conductivity, porosity, transmissivity, storativity, specific yield. Limitation of the Darcian approach. Laminar steady and transient flow. Case studies in groundwater flow in aquifers. Flow in fractured medium. Groundwater geology. Changes and evolution in chemical and isotopic composition of ground water. Solute and contaminant transport in ground water.

hide this course 716 71625 WATER RESOURCES OF ISRAEL

Precipitation,evapotranspiration,runoff,infiltration,and groundwater flow processes - principles and their application in Israel: artificial precipitation,evapotranspiration - reduction techniques,runoff in Israel wad is,drainage and storage of surface water,the national carrier,artificial recharge of surface and waste water,the major aquifers of Israel,salinization and contamination of precipitation,surface and ground water. The coastal and mountain aquifers. The Sea of Galilee and its operation. Water in the Negiv Desert and the Arava Valley. Water management in Israel.

hide this course 716 71626 CROP IRRIGATION REGIMES

The soil as a water reservoir for the plant. The range of plant-available water. Production functions and irrigation scheduling. Soil and meteorological factors affecting water requirements. Irrigation regimes. Crop water requirements. Irrigation methods,irrigation timing and irrigation need indices for wheat,corn,cotton,peanuts,tomatoes,potatoes,citrus,apples and roses.

hide this course 717 71701 COMPUTERIZED INFORMATION RESOURCES

The courses reviews the different computerized information resources available to the students and relevant to the subjects taught at the Faculty of Agriculture. The subjects include: computerized catalogs in Israel and the world,search and print options; computerized databases and how to search them; internet resources including search engines and professional resources; access to full text electronic journals and how to save material in pdf and html files.

hide this course 717 71706 SECURITIES AND FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

The course is designed to study the structure of the Capital Market in Israel and existing financial assets. Tools will be given for analyzing securities. Fitting share rates in the case of bonus distribution (dividends,bonus stocks,rights). Raising capital in the issue market (primary market). Analysis and evaluation of the issue value,using various methods. Study of various trading methods,including detailed discussion on the method used in the Israel stock market (computerized automatic routing process and bilateral trading for continuous orders). Calculation and frequency of securities and indexes. Analyzing financial instruments (options,forward and future contracts). Investment strategies (hedging,combination,spread).

hide this course 717 71708 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS AND COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

The computer's structure - algorithms and flow diagrams; file management; introduction to FORTRAN90; variables,constants and arithmetic expressions; assignment commands; input/output commands; file management under FORTRAN90; loops; control commands; arrays; sub-programs; subroutines and functions.

hide this course 717 71709 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS A

Terminology on shortages. Marginal output. Supply and demand. Relative advantages. Price determination. Policy on pricing and subsidies.

hide this course 717 71710 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS - B

Banking and money. Government budget. National accounts. Determination of the level of activity in the economy.

hide this course 717 71713 STATISTICAL METHODS IN ECONOMICS.

Regression; demand estimates; demand for farm products; production and productivity functions for branches and sectors; supply and cost functions; supply and demand - simultaneous equations; measuring income distributions; data for research on Israel's agriculture.

hide this course 717 71715 THE ECONOMY OF ISRAEL

Overview of Israel's economic development. Analytic discussion on selected topics: population; labor force; savings and capital accumulation; income and its distribution; production and productivity; the public sector; fiscal and monetary policy; the balance of payments; inflation; economic policy.

hide this course 717 71716 COMUNICATION AND ADVERTISING

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hide this course 717 71718 INTRODUCTION TO THE ECONOMICS OF RURAL FAMILIES

This class introduces economic analysis of decision making in households in general and rural households in particular. Topics include household production,time allocation,labor supply in the household,on the farm and off the farm,investments in human capital,specialization and gender relations,marriage,fertility,intergenerational relationships,inheritance and farm succession.

hide this course 717 71720 INTRODUCTION TO MARKET RESEARCH

Use of market research and its application in management; market information; measurement and hierarchies; use of experimental methods and surveys; choice of sampling methods.

hide this course 717 71723 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS AND DATA PROCESSING A

Probability in single region. Conditional probability. Dependant and independent events; Random variable. Breakdown function; common breakdown,expectation and miscellaneous,common miscellaneous. Binomic correlation of coefficient,knowledge of personal computer,knowledge of SAS. Basic SAS programme. Frequency table,Histogram,Indexes,Normal-empirical breakdown.

hide this course 717 71724 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTECS AND DATA PROCESSING B

Empirical connection between variables. Linear commection. Correlation of empirical coefficient. Normal theoretical breakdown. SAS simulation. Transformations. Breakdown of the selection average. Space supports for expectations and for expectation difference.

hide this course 717 71726 CONSUMER BEHAVIOR

The course deals with the individual consumer and the organization consumer with an emphasis on the consumer as an information processing and decision-making system,influenced by social factors and learning,personality and perception processes. The course is based on lectures and discussions on selected articles as well as case studies. Principal material covered: theories and studies of consumer behavior; learning; perception; data processing and decision making processes; communication; status; involvement.

hide this course 717 71730 WORKSHOP IN AGRICULTURAL MARKETING STRATEGY A

Students will learn to design and plan consumer surveys in agricultural marketing. The course lectures and tutorials with independently conducted projected work. The students will be divided into small work groups; each group will review the relevant literature,interview applied experts,and identify a research topic that will be used to design and plan a comprehensive marketing survey. The end product that each work group is required to develop includes a consumer questionnaire and sample design

hide this course 717 71731 WORKSHOP IN AGRICULTURAL MARKETING STRATEGY B

Students will acquire hands-on experience in implementing an agricultural marketing survey and analyzing the survey results. The students will be divided into small work groups,and each work group will interview consumers using the questionnaire and the sample design developed in the previous course (workshop in agricultural marketing strategy a) In addition to running a consumer survey,the students will acquire skills in analyzing survey results with the aid of appropriate statistical software. Each work group will prepare a final survey report and present its findings to the entire class.

hide this course 717 71732 CONSUMER THEORY

Utility maximization and the demand for goods,Slutsky Equation,quantity and price indexes,revealed preferences,the labor supply and the demand for leisure,consumption over time,behavior under uncertainty.

hide this course 717 71733 ELEMENTS OF MARKETING

The managerial approach to marketing. The determinetion of marketing strategy and market analysis,the determination of the marketing mix: product policy,communication,pricing policy and physical distribution. Monitoring and control in marketing system. Introduction to techniques of marketing research,emphasis on the application of management tools and market analysis methods related to agricultural marketing,case studies and a concluding project.

hide this course 717 71734 AGRICULTURAL PLANNING

Introduction to planning and agricultural planning. Basic economic assumptions of linear programming (LP). The simplex algorithm. The dual problem and its relationship with the primal problem. Application of LP in agricultural planning,food planning,transportation,capital investment and more.

hide this course 717 71735 MACRO ECONOMICS A

Analyzing open and closed economies in employment and unemployment. The analysis focuses on: National accounting,money and prices,business cycles,unemployment,stopping inflation and growth.

hide this course 717 71736 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMIC POLICY

Criteria for economic welfare; the efficiency of a competitive market government intervention in non-competitive situations; public goods; income distribution; theories of social justice.

hide this course 717 71739 APPLIED DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

Ordinary differential equations: First order equations - separation of variables,linear equations,exact equations. Existence and uniqueness theorem. Numerical solution: Euler and Runge-Kutta methods. Second order equations with constant coefficients. Definition of a partial differential equation: derivation of the heat equation.

hide this course 717 71740 DIFFERENTIAL AND INTEGRAL CALCULUS A

The real numbers. Functions. Continuity. The derivative. Investigation of functions. Extremum of functions. Linear approximation.

hide this course 717 71742 WELFARE THEORY

Pareto efficiency,fairness vs. efficiency,the first and second welfare theorems,the impossibility theorem,general equilibrium in exchange economy and with productive sector,bargaining,government intervention and regulations,market failures,externalities and public goods.

hide this course 717 71745 DIFFERENTIAL AND INTEGRAL CALCULUS B

The definite integral. Indefinite integral. The fundamental theorem of integral calculus. Leibnitz theorem for differentiation of integrals. Integration methods. Multivariable functions. Extremum of functions without and with constrains. Homogeneous functions and ruler theorem.

hide this course 717 71746 MACRO ECONOMICS B

Neo-Classical analysis of open and closed economies. The analysis focuses on: Consumption and savings,investment,current account,money and prices.

hide this course 717 71747 LINEAR ALGEBRA I

Solution of linear equations: The gaussian method of elimination. Vectors in Rn matrices. Inverse matrix. Determinants. Applications in economy.

hide this course 717 71748 LINEAR ALGEBRA II

Linear spaces. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Linear transformations. Equivalent matrices. Positive definite matrices. Complex numbers. Space Cn.

hide this course 717 71749 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS A

determination of international terms of trade; relative advantage. International price mechanism; customs and government intervention; alternative explanations for trade.

hide this course 717 71751 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING

Accounting as a business information system; the balance sheet; profit and loss statement; sources and uses of funds; accounting transactions and journalizing; adjustment and closing entries; uncollectible accounts; timing considerations for recognition of income and expenses; inventory valuation methods; cost of goods sold in commercial and manufacturing firms; fixed assets and depreciation.

hide this course 717 71751 BASIC PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING AND COST ACCOUNTING

Bookkeeping Journals. Types of entries. Financial reports - uses and analysis. Accounting theory. Evaluation problems. Depreciation. Standard costing and principles of application.

hide this course 717 71752 INVESTMENTS

Mathematics of finance. Financial decisions,optimal allocation overtime. Capital investment with inflation,taxation and depreciation. Capital replacement. Lease. Capital investment under uncertainty. Expected return and risk analysis. Capital structure and capital pricing. Using linear programming and financial decisions.

hide this course 717 71754 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING A

Accounting as an information system. Types of accounting. Indirect costs in accounting and economics. Reevaluation and costing of assets. Profits in accounting. Cost accounting in financial management.

hide this course 717 71755 INTRODUCTION TO THE ECONOMICS OF INFORMATION AND DECISION-MARKING

Normative structures of decision making. Information. Decision-making criteria and utility function. Normative and extensive form of the analysis. Information measurement. Communication. Optimal decision and value of information structure.

hide this course 717 71761 CORPORATE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Sources of financing: capital markets,securities,equity and debt. Capital structure: borrowing risks,financial leverage,value of levered and unleveled firms,tax shield on interest,the effect of bankruptcy risk on optimal capital structure Cost of capital - theory: weighted average cost of capital as cutoff rate for investment decisions,the effect of leverage on cost of equity and interest rate,the effect of tax shield on weighted average cost of capital. Cost of capital - estimation: methods for estimating the cost of equity (CAPM,dividend growth model); methods for estimating the cost of debt (bond yields,term structure of interest rates,average cost of debt in the balance sheet); estimating the weighted average cost of capital. Options: types of options and their behavior; option valuation methods (the binomial model,the Black and Scholes model); applications of options theory in corporate financial management.

hide this course 717 71764 ECONOMICS OF TOURISM

The objective of the course is to provide the students with the appropriate tool to analyze consumers and producers in the tourism markets. Tourism products have some distinct characteristics,which differentiate them from industrial products used usually in economic theory,i.e. a range of prices vs. one price for the same product. The objective of this course is to provide basic knowledge of the characteristics of tourism and travel products,their economic behavior at the microeconomic level and their role at the national level. A special emphasis will be given to the different pricing strategies,and yield management method used in hotels,airlines and other tourism business.

hide this course 717 71766 INFORMATION SYSTENS IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

The course will emphasize the principles and structure of computerized information systems and demonstrate economic and managerial decision making using EXCEL.The topics include: technological principles of computerized information systems - challenges and potential,business management using computer applications,financial analyses,managerial decision making and forecasting,creating specific software to input,organize and analyze information for different small businesses. The course concludes with some domestic and international case studies.

hide this course 717 71771 MANAGEMENT LAW

The Israeli law state authorities,basic laws,the administrative process,civil rights.

hide this course 717 71773 THE STRUCTURE OF THE ISRAELI TAX SYSTEM

Principles of Taxation,Rules of Interpretation,Tax Structure in Israel,Capital and Fruitful Income,Luxury Expenses,Depreciation,Capital earnings Tax,Partnerships,Taxation in Kibbutz or Moshav and Joint associations,The law to encourage capital investments in Israel,Authorized Factories,Expansion programs,International Taxation - Introduction,Up-To-Date Verdicts and changes in Legislation.

hide this course 718 71801 ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY

Physiological processes will be studied at cell and organ levels,with emphasis on regulation of processes and relationship between structure and function. Topics studied in lectures will be independently practiced by students during lab sessions. The main topics include: neural and synaptic transmission,muscle (striated,smooth and cardiac) contraction,electric and mechanical function of the heart,homodynamic,physiology of respiratory and digestive systems,the kidney and control of extra cellular fluid volume and composition,acid-base blance and mechanisms for compensation.

hide this course 718 71802 HISTOLOGY

The cellular structure and organization of tissues and organs will be studies with emphasis on the following aspects: 1. The structure and organization of cells in tissues,2. The structure and organization of the intracellular matrix (ECM),3. Structural and functional interactions between cells and the ECM,4. The relationship between structure and function of cells/organs,and 5. The anatomy of organs studied. Histological techniques and stains will be studied too. The main topics will include: tissues (blood epithelium,connective,nerve and muscle),blood vessels,immune system,respiratory system,digestive system,endocrine/exocrine glands,kidney and histological development of the embryo.

hide this course 718 71803 relative REPRODUCTION

Anatomy of reproductive system in male and female of domestic animals (ruminants,poultry,insects) and its function. Control system of reproductive functions. Effects of ecological and nutritional factors on fertility. Principles of artificial insemination and problems concerning its use in various farm animals.

hide this course 718 71804 A comprehensive

A comprehensive description of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the embryogenesis of invertebrates and vertebrates. Gametogenesis,fertilization and blastulation processes. Embryonic axis formation. Gastrulation- the mechanisms involved in the formation of the three germ layers: Ectoderm,Mesoderm and Endoderm. The development of both central and peripheral nervous systems. The mechanisms underlying cell movement and cell migration. The formation of mesodermal derivatives: skin,muscle and skeleton. The development of the cardiovascular,respiratory,digestive and urogenital systems.

hide this course 718 71805 HEALTH MANAGEMENT OF AQACULTURE SYSTEMS

The aim of this course is to describe the main causes for diseases in aquaculture,both of environmental origin as well as those involving microbial and parasitic organisms; to demonstrate the natural and aquired protective mechanisms available of fish to counteract damages caused by environmental factors and specific pathogens,and eventually explore how these means can be employed to maintain health standards of farmed fish and other aquacultured organisms.

hide this course 718 71806 METABOLISM OF SUPPLEMENT FEEDING OF FISH

The nutrition of pond fish living in nature,the metabolic balance of energy and nitrogen. Factors influencing metabolism and growth. Food consumption of fish,the ecological nutrition of fish,the relation between the population density,grrowth and expected crop. Quality and quantitative aspects of supplement feeding.

hide this course 718 71807 PROSEMINAR (ANIMAL SCIENCES)

hide this course 718 71808 INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL BIOLOGY

The structure of the animal cell. Tissues,organs and systmes. Communication and control mechanisems. Survey of functions: reproduction,respiration,excretion,nutrition,motility. Water and solutes. Sensory organs. Temperature control. Animal behavior. The origin of life and of animals and their evolution.

hide this course 718 71809 LABORATORIES IN INTRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY

Acquiring basic skills for research in endocrinology and approach to the endocrine system in farm animals.

hide this course 718 71810 INTRODUCTION TO ENDOCRINOLOGY

Hormones,control systems receptors and second messengers,central neural system,adenohypophisa hearohypophisa,ANF rennin agiotensin,aritropoetins hipovolemia and dehydration,the sympathetic system,the adrenal medulla,nuclear receptors,the infection process,thymus and bursa,thyroid calciturnine,parathyroid,insulin,cloucagon,controlling the energy balance,comparative endocrinology.

hide this course 718 71811 GENERAL IMMUNOLOGY 71811

Structure and function of the immune system. Emphasis will be put on the mammalian system with additional examples drawn from the bird. Innate and adaptive immune responses. Differentiation of immune cells: innate cells and lymphocytes as cells of the adaptive immune response. Receptors for antigen in the innate and adaptive systems. Functional differentiation between B and T lymphocytes and defined by antigen recognition and the role of the MHC in antigen presentation to T lymphocytes. Immune tolerance. Maturation of the immune response following stimulation and expression of effector function: antibodies,complement,phagocytosis,degranulation and killer cells.

hide this course 718 71812 DAIRY CATTLE HUSBANDRY

The dairy industry in Israel and other countries; Calf raising and management; replacement heifers - feeding and management systems; Factors affecting milk production and milk content; Reproductive management and fertility; Climatic management - cooling systems; body condition and energy balance; The dry cow; Automation,sensors,robotic milking controlling systems.

hide this course 718 71813 BEEF CATTLE BREEDING AND HUSBANDRY

Meat as a food for human consumption: sources,nutritive calue and consumption of meat in Israel and abroad. Husbandry of beef cattle herds in pasture and confinement. Growth and development of the calf. The feedlot management. Body composition and meat quality. Beef cattle breeds.

hide this course 718 71814 SHEEP HUSBANDRY

The sheep industry in the world and in Israel breeds,procution targets,exonomy. Stratification and integration of sheep breeds in agricultural systems. Fertility. Special problems of sheep nutrition. Mother offapring relationships. Milk secretion and milking. Production on milk,meat and wool. Trends in breeding.

hide this course 718 71815 ANIMAL PRODUCTION SYSTEMS AND ENVIRONMENTAL PULLUTION

Domestic animal production systems are a source of considerable environmental pollution. The course focuses on solid and liquid waste generation be various animal production systems and their effect on surface and groundwater pollution. International as well as local legislative restrictions regarding waste discharge will be discussed as well as methods generally applied to locate pollution sources. On farm as well as off farm purification methods for solid,liquid and gaseous wastes will special emphasis on biological purification methods. Case studies dealing with waste generation and waste management in dairy cattle. Poultry and fish production systems will be presented.

hide this course 718 71816 INTRODUCTION TO MARICULTURE

The biological,physiological,chemical and physical systems of fish,shellfish,and alga culture in seawater and the need for relevant solutions to aquaculture problems will be the base for the various projects. Projects will deal with the control and induction of spawning,larval growth and micro diets,fish physiology,behavior and fish culture,intensive systems,shellfish and alga culture,food chain,fish pathology,genetics,water quality and environmental quality control.

hide this course 718 71817 REPRODUCTION AND GENETIC IMPROVEMENT OF FISH

Reproductive processes in teleosts (bony fishes) and the endoctinological system along two axes: 1) the pineal body - gonads axis. 2) the hypothalamus - pituitary - gonads axis; Endugenic rhythm and environmental effects on the determination of spawning season; Applied aspects of reproduction in aquaculture. Genetic imporvement of pond fishes,with emphasis on breeding methods (elective breeding,crossbreeding,etc.); genotype - environment interaction; chromosome-set manipulations (induced gynogenesis.Androgenesis and polyploidy) and their application to aquaculture; sex determination and induced sex reversal.

hide this course 718 71817 (2010) HISTOLOGY

The cellular structure and organization will be studied with emphasus on the following aspects: 1. The structure and organization of cells in tissues, 2. The structure and organization of the intracellular matrix (ECM), 3. Structural and functional interactions between cells and the ECM, 4. The relationship between structure and function of cells/organs and 5. structure of tissues (blood epithelium, connective, nerve and muscle), blood vessels. 6. Structure of organ systems: immune system' respiratory system, digestive system, endocrine/exocrine glands, kidney.

hide this course 718 71818 PRACTICAL ICHTOLOGY

Introducing the principals of fish classification and their divergens by way of reproduction,choice of food,migration and reproduction. Recognition of the common freshwater and marine fishes of Israel and species currently aquacultured. Introduction to aquacultured species of invertebrates.

hide this course 718 71819 ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES OF ANIMAL FEEDING

Sustainable agriculture. Feedstuffs and excreta characterization. Environmental aspects of phosphorus and nitrogen metabolism. Effects of parasites and anti nutritional factors,hormones and exegetic supplements on animal's efficiency. Recycling of animal excreta for nutritional and non-nutritional purposes.

hide this course 718 71820 HISTOLOGY OF ORGAN SYSTEMS

Histology of organs with similar functions: histology of endocrine glands and histology of blood vessels. Histology of systems that function as a physiological unit: histology of there respiratory system,histology of the digestive system,histology of the kidney and urinary tract and histology of the immune system.

hide this course 718 71821 PARASITOLOGY OF DOMESTIC STOCK

The course will introduce students to parasites of domestic stock - The biology life history and transmission of parasitic protozoa,helminths leeches sarthropods will be discussed as well as their pathological effects on their hosts.

hide this course 718 71822 POULTRY MANAGEMENT

Poultry production - breeds and cross breeds. Poultry branches: broilers,layers,turkeys,geese,ostriches and game birds. The role of artificial light in poultry production. Embryo development and incubation management. Breeders management,production planning at the farmers and integration levels. Labs: Incubation of broiler embryos under various light illuminations: methods of incubation,broiler production from hatch to marketing age,monitoring of feed intake,growth,morbidity,morphometric parameters on marketing age. Field trips at various branches of poultry business.

hide this course 718 71823 POULTRY AND FISH NUTRITION

The gastrointestinal tract of fish and poultry. Structure and function. Activity of pre and gastric enzymes,pancreatic and brush border enzymes. Raw materials used in aquaculture and poultry nutrition and nutrient content. Determination of nutritional requirements for maintenance and productive functions. Ration formulation by linear programming. Compounding of feeds for use in poultry feeding and aquaculture.

hide this course 718 71824 INTRODUCTION TO PARASITOLOGY

Basic terms in parasitology. The health and economic significance of parasitic diseases of animals. Host-parasite relationship. The systematics of parasites with veterinary and medical importance. Life cycles. Arthropods as parasites and as vectors of diseases. Major parasitic diseases that affect animals in Israel.

hide this course 718 71825 PLANT CELL WALL DIGESTION BY RUMINANTS

Plants cell wall chemistry,organic and inorganic components,biodegradation of cell wall of different fodders,lignin cellulose the ideal hay degradation by urinal micro flora,bacteria protozoa and funge in ruminants G.I. tract,interactions and possible external manipulations.

hide this course 718 71825 EQUINE MANAGEMENT

General aspects in horse breeding and management. Breeds and uses. Genetics disorders. stable management, natural behavior and behavioral problems. Physiological characteristics of the athletic horse. Equine nutrition and main pathologies of the digestive tract. Reproduction-physiology, breeding techniques, management of the brood mare. Major equine diseases. Field trip-riding stables and breeding farm.

hide this course 718 71826 AVIAN PHYSIOLOGY

Avian anatomy and physiology,digestive organs respiration,endocrine,neuroendocrine,hematology,muscle,skeleton,skin,feathers molting,lipogenesis

hide this course 718 71826 AVIAN PHYSIOLOGY

Avian anatomy and physiology,digestive organs respiration,endocrine,neuroendocrine,hematology,muscle,skeleton,skin,feathers molting,lipogenesis

hide this course 718 71827 GENETIC AND GENETIC IMPROVEMENT IN AQUACULTURE

Genetics and genetic improvement in fish and other aquacultured organisms in Israel and worldwide,with special emphasize on the unique characteristics of these groups compared to other livestock. Broodstock management,inbreeding and heterosis,inheritance of qualitative traits of commercial value,inheritance of quantitative traits and methods of selective breeding,genotype-environment interactions,sex determination and sex reversal,chromosome-set and gene manipulations and their applications.

hide this course 718 71828 BIOLOGY AND CULTURE OF TILAPIAS

Biology of tilapias as bases for developing culture methods. Bio-geography and systematic,structure and function,physiology,reproductive biology and parental care of young,fry production and control of reproduction,feeding habits and nutrition,genetic aspects and genetic improvement,culture methods,pathology and health control.

hide this course 718 71829 BEHAVIOR OF THE DOMESTIC FOWL

The aim of this course is to present,study and understand the behavioral needs of domestic fowl and to examine the interrelationship between its behavior,management and physiology. Topics of study will include: Domestication and behavior,differences between the domestic and wild chicken; Learning processes; Behavior and sexual hormones; Dominance hierarchy,aggressive behavior and density; Environmental enrichment and play; Feeding and drinking behavior; Voluntary vs. Enforced exercise; Mechanical instruments and behavior; Synchronization of hatching.

hide this course 718 71830 INTRODUCTION TO NEUROBIOLOGY

Structure and function of the central nervous system. Embryonic development of the nervous system. Physiology and biochemistry of neuronal transmission. Movement plan and execution,Mammalian sensation we will concentrate on visual information relay stations and organization of information. Circadian rhythms,high brain function including techniques in studying high brain function concentrating on the biology of learning and memory.

hide this course 718 71832 DRUGS AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON FARM ANIMALS

Disinfectants and their actions. Antibiotics and their uses. Drugs against intestinal parasites in ruminants and poultry and their mode of action. Insecticides and thir action on ectoparasites in ruminants and poultry. Principles of immunology. Immunization of animals against various diseases.

hide this course 718 71833 BIOCLIMATOLOGY OF FARM ANIMALS

Ectothermy,endothemy. Metabolic reachtion to temperature changes,thermoregulative reactions. The thermoregulatory control system. Acclimation and acclimatization,characteristics of environmental heat load. Microclimates in animal shelters and their modification.

hide this course 718 71834 LAB. IN BIOCLIMATOLOGY OF FARM ANIMALS

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hide this course 718 71835 MILK PRODUCTION AND MILKING TECHNIQUES

The structure and development of the brisket,the hormone control of the production of milk and its secration,the mechnical milking physiological and environmental factors influencing milk production.

hide this course 718 71836 FISH BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY

General aspects of fishes,including anatomy and adaptation; evolution,systematics and phylogenetic; fisheries and fishery research; conservation and biodiversity of fishes on a local and global scale. Study of the three local ichthyfaunas (Mediterranean,Red Sea and freshwater),their zoogeographical affinities and the anthropogenic impacts such as the construction of the Aswan dam and the Suez Canal,fish introduction,habitat destruction etc. Fish reproduction in nature.

hide this course 718 71837 FISH CULTURE

The biological/physiological bases of fish culture in seawater and fresh water in Israel and elsewhere. Structure and shape of the commercial fish in Israel. Breathing,floating,osmoregulation and ionic balance in fish. Stress and other factors that effect fish growth. Effects of nirification,oxygen,ammonia and density on growth and yield. Extensive aquaculture systems. Ecology and food web in ponds. Intensification of polyculture and monoculture systems. Intensive mariculture in cages and ponds. Organization of the aquaculture farm.

hide this course 718 71838 THE ZOOGEOGRAPHY OF VERTEBRATES IN ISRAEL

Basic concepts in zoogeography. The vertebrate fauna of Israel (fishes of inland waters,amphibia,reptiles,birds and mammals). The origins of the vertebrate fauna in Israel. The processes that determined the distribution patterns of vertebrates in relation to zoogeographic concepts and main distribution factors. Human influences on the vertebrate fauna in Israel. Conservation of vertebrate biodiversity in Israel.

hide this course 718 71839 PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION FOR FARM ANIMALS

The digestive tract - function and structure. Feed digestion and assimilation. Digestion and digestibility coefficients in farm animals. Carbohydrates and their utilization. Proteins and essential amino asides. Water metabolism. Lipid metabolism and essential fatty acids. Mineral metabolism; macro- and micro-minerals; symptoms of deficiency. Vitamins and their role. Energy metabolism. Determination of energy flow. Measurements of metabolizability. Feed intake regulations: environmental aspects of farm animal nutrition.

hide this course 718 71841 LABORATORY IN PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION

Exercises in determination of metabolic energy. Enzymatic digestion of foods and production of vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

hide this course 718 71843 CHICKEN NUTRITION

Energy and nutrients requirements. Ingredients evaluation. Feeding programs and diet formulation for brollers,layers,turkeys and breeder flocks. A feed mill tour.

hide this course 718 71844 ELEMENTS OF PATHOLOGY

Diseases factors: virus,protozoan,worms,microbes,the body`s reaction to disease,distribution of disease and prevention,cooperation between cells in antibodies processing in state of disease,the cell vaccine,immunological methods for antigen determination,the relation between heredity and vaccine. The cellic background concerning immunity of farm animals to virus and microbe diseases.

hide this course 718 71845 POULTRY DISEASES

Poultry diseases caused by bacteria,viruses,coccidia. Therapy and prevention of diseases.

hide this course 718 71846 DISEASES OF CATTLE AND SHEEP

Diseases of calves and lambs. Diseases caused by bacteria and viruses. Tick-borne diseases. Mastitis: Epidemiology,Symptoms,Therapy and prevention of diseseases.

hide this course 718 71848 FEED OF RUMINANTS

evaluation of availability of food ingredients in rough and concentrated feeds and their energy,as contributors to the animal`s requirements and by their desiganation for various production puproses. Effect of physical and nutritional treatments on biochemical and metabolic utilization of the food. Determination of the animal`s requirement and application of up-to-date methods for mechanization of energy and protein determinations and selection of ration ingredients for various production functions.

hide this course 718 71849 RUMINANT FEEDS

Characteristic feed components for ruminants. Effect of age and season of growth on composition of fodder plants. Relation between composition and nutritiona value of feeds. Feed preservation processes: hay,ensilage and haylage; farming,industrial and recycled by products. Effect of physical and chemical treatments of concentrates and roughages on their nutritional value.

hide this course 718 71850 LABORATORY ON RUMINAT FEEDS

Gross feed analysis. Metabolic energy content of feeds (digestibility experiment). Determination of losses and avaluation of the product. Microbial activity in the rumen: production of volatile patty acids and ammonia,and determination of dehydrogenase activity.

hide this course 718 71851 PRODUCTION AND QUALITY OF CHICKEN MEAT AND EGGS

Structure and growth of muscle fat and bone tissues. Egg formation and composition. Influence of genetic and nutritional factors on production and quality of meat and eggs products.

hide this course 718 71852 MICROBIAL ECOLOGY OF AQUACULTURE SYSTEMS

Environmental biotic and chemical factors which determine the dynamics of planktonic and benthic microbial communitities in culture systems: biological paramenters,physicochemical procsses,photooxidation nitrification and heterotrophic activity. The efect of the microbial flora on the water quality of the culture system.

hide this course 718 71853 SELECTED CHAPTERS IN FISH BEHAVIOR

Visual ans Acoustic communication. Predator - prey interactions. Symbiotic partnerships. Schooling behavior. Altruistic behavior. Aggressive behavior. Reproductive behavior. Parental care. Applied aspects of fish behavior.

hide this course 722 71901 BIOCHEMISTRY OF PROTEINS AND ENZYMES

Proteins as biological polymers. Physical forces which determine protein structure and stability. Secondary structures,Ramachandram diagram,tertiary and quaternary structure. Structural families and motifs. Computer programs for analyzing protein structure. Protein-ligand interactions and ligand-induced conformational changes. Co-operativity. Methods for determination of protein structure. Enzyme catalysis and transition state theory. Enzyme kinetics and mechanism. Enzyme inhibition. Serine proteases as a paradigm of enzyme catalysis. Protein and enzyme engineering. Protein purification and physical separation methods. Physical analysis of purified proteins: amino acid analysis and sequence determination by Edman degradation. Proteomic approaches. Methods for analyzing protein-protein interactions.

hide this course 722 71902 CARBOHYDRATE BIOCHEMISTRY

Composition. Structure. Stereochemistry. Transformations of monosaccharides. Natural glycosides. Oligosaccharides (detailed discussion of sucrose). The molecular basis of sweet taste. Polysaccharides (cellulose,starch). Separation and analysis of carbohydrates. Glycoproteins (including mucopolysaccharides,blood group substances and lecting). Carbohydrates as natural products - function synthesis and degradation.

hide this course 718 71903 METABOLISH OF LIPIDS

Definition and nomenclature of lipids. Fatty acid and anatomy-lipids. Membranes. Metabolic pathways of fatty acids. Lipid absorption and transport in animals. Energy accumulation. ANATOMY and lipid oxidation. Metabolism of sterols. Analytical methods.

hide this course 722 71904 BIOCHEMISTRY OF PROTEINS AND ENZYMES

Experimental determination of primary structure of proteins. Ultracentrifugal analysis of macromolecules. Petermination of molecular weight. Electrophoresis: Principles and uses. Sub-units of proteins. Affinity chromatography. Protein conformation. Circular dichroism. Enzyme kinetics.

hide this course 722 71908 BIOFILMS IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY

Introduction to biofilms in nature,industry,research and medicine. Study the various stages in biofilms development and the microorganisms involved in their buildup. Molecular control during the various development stages. Methods for studying biofilms. The biofilm as a multi-cellular organism. Damage in fresh agricultural products,processed foods and in the food industry and means for preventing and removing biofilms.

hide this course 724 71909 ECOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF SEED GERMINATION

Ecological aspects of the relationships between seed dormancy,seed size and seed dispersal. Phenotypic plasticity of morphology and dormancy in seeds: polymorphism heterocarpy. Types and synamics of the deed bank in the soil. Seasonal changes in dormancy of seeds in the soil. Dormancy and germination processes: embryo dormancy,seed coat imposed dormancy. Environmental control of dormancy: effects of light,temperature,gases. Hormonal control of germination: structural and biochemical aspects. Genetics of dormancy in seeds: GA and ABA mutants.

hide this course 713 71912 MODELS AND SIMULATION OF AGRIC. SYSTEMS

Introduction of basic terms in simulation models of agricultura lsystems. Acquiring skills in defining and writing of simple dynamicmodels. The course deals in understanding the effects of various phenological stages on the soil-plant-atmosphere processes and methodsto predict it. Different stages of building simulation models. Characterizing the different requirements from models and validation of models will be studied. Exercises will enable the students practice in writing simple models.

hide this course 718 71913 APPL. OF RADIOSOTOPES IN BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH

Isotopes and radiation. Isotope counting techniques-problems and solutions. Preparation for isotope counting. Choice of isotope and dose. Radiation protection nd waste disposal. Use of isotopes in biochemical assays. Comparimental analysis: rates and pool size from kinetics of isotopes in biological systems.

hide this course 718 71914 GENERAL IMMUNOLOGY 71914

Advanced immunology with emphasis on cellular and molecular processes. Theories explaining the adaptive immune response. Structure,organization and function of immune receptors for antigen. The MHC and its function in antigen presentation to T cells. Ontogeny of lymphocytes and rearrangement of receptor genes. Generation of immune tolerance. Events of the primary immune response: activation of dendritic cells,costimulation,and lymphocyte differentiation. The secondary immune response and memory cells. Control of the immune response by cells,cytokines,and theories for the cessation of the immune response.

hide this course 715 71915 EPIDEMIOLOGY OF PLANT DISEASES AND CROP LOSS ASSESSMENT

Disease loss assessment. Epidemiological aspects of methods of control in canopy and ground and of fungicides resistance. Mode of translocation of fungicides in plants.

hide this course 715 71919 LABORATORY IN MICROBIAL ECOLOGY

Analysis of bacterial populations and of their activities in various biotopes,including: Purification of environmental DNA - PCR on the 16S rRNA gene and PCR product analysis by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) - Fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) of 16S rRNA - Construction of phylogenetic trees and design of oligonucleotides based on phylogeny - Quantification of bacterial population sizes by FISH and culture dependent methods - Biological activity in soil - Measurement of nitrogen fixation - Bioremediation of pesticides - Chemo stat.

hide this course 791,792,793,794 71921 LAW,R&D AND BUSINESS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY

Selected legal,business and R&D aspects of biotechnology and biotechnological firms will be discussed: Special biotech related enactment. Property Rights (like IPR),e.g. in genetically modified plants and animals and in new breeds of plants,the Business of creating added value to firms by proprietary technologies and related commercial transactions,and R&D affairs of biotech firms and innovation.

hide this course 712 71925 BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF HUMAN NUTRITION

Biochemistry and physiology of obesity. Metabolic control in obesity. Obesity management. Effect of diet muscle metabolism. Hormones control. Interaction of exercises and diet. Nutrition requirements. Stress. Biochemistry and physiology. Dietary treatment. Dietary fibers,their effect. Hormones effecting by fiber,use of dietary fiber as a protective factor against different diseases.

hide this course 718 71926 ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY

Adaptation and acclimatization of animals to different environmental conditions. Cardiorespiratory,endocrine,metabolic and thermal responses to heat and cold stresses.

hide this course 713 71927 Herbicide Physiology and Mode of Action

Herbicide uptake through the plant roots and foliage; Herbicide transport through the plant xylem and phloem. Selectivity mechanisms in crops and weeds; Herbicide degradation in plant and soil; Mode of action of herbicides: Inhibition of electron transport in PSII; Herbicides and reactive oxygen species; Inhibition of amino acid biosynthesis; Effect of herbicides on lipid biosynthesis; Effect of herbicides on cell division and cytoskeleton (microtubules); Mechanisms involved in herbicide-resistance in weeds and crops (transgenic crops).

hide this course 718 71930 CELLULAR PROLIFERATION AND DIFFERENTIATINO IN ANIMALS

Proliferative processes during embryogenesis and in adult tissues. Compensatory growth and regeneration. Methods for the determination of parameters of cell proliferation and differentiation. Homeobox genes in development. Morphogens and other physiological induces of differentiation; growth factors and hormones. Pharmacological in tervention in processes of cell proliferation and differentiation. Basic principles in carcinogens,camber prevention and therapy. Control of genomic activity as related to cell proliferation and differentiation.

hide this course 712 71931 FOOD ALLERGY AND HYPERSENSITIVITY

Understanding the various path physiologic processes in food allergy and food intolerance and how they are expressed in the various body systems. Study the role of the mediators in allergy and their mechanisms of response. Learning protocols to identify food allergy and intolerance and how to treat them. Learn about the food and its allergenic components and their impact on food allergy and intolerance. Learn about the cross reactivity between allergens and the possible impact of genetic engineering of foods on allergic reactions. Understand the environmental effect on allergic reaction and food intolerance. Finally we will learn how to identify the antigen in order to give the patient an optimal dietary treatment taking into account the special immunogenic stage of the allergic patient.

hide this course 713 71936 LABORATORY IN MINERAL NUTRITION OF PLANTS

Handling plant material from the field sampling stage until end of chemical analyses. Leaf,petiole,and whole plant sampling. Oven and freeze-drying. Preparing plant material for chemical analyses. Wet and dry burning,water extraction. Demonstration of different analytical methods and discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of each method.

hide this course 718 71940 BIOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF PRONUS

Morphology and biology,Nutrition and digestive tract,reproduction,growth and environment effects,the neurosecretery and endocrine systems,behavior,management in fresh and sea water,harvesting of natural resoarces.

hide this course 722 71940 NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES (NDS) NUTRITION

This course will introduce to the students the connection between NDS and nutrition,with particular emphasis on four disorders: Alzheimer's Disease (AD),Parkinson's Disease (PD),Prion Diseases (PrD),and Huntington's Disease (HD). The course focus is on elucidating the etiologies of these hexed devastating illnesses and their connection to nutrition. The course will get also into the basic understanding of the CNS as well as knowledge on the level of a single nerve cell. Both anatomical as well as functional aspects of these two will be discussed.

hide this course 721 71941 PRINCIPLES AND PROCESSES IN EVOLUTION

Darwin and the origin of species,methods and techniques in studying evolution,time tables in geology and evolution. Processes in evolution: mutation and genetic diversity,recombination between genes and between chromosomes,selection,isolation,drift and fixation. The development of the prokaryotic and the eukaryotic cells,internal symbiosis transfer of genes without sexual processes,sexual processes,the cooperation between cells. The multi dimensional genetic spaces of DNA and proteins and of bio-morphs (computed and biological). The transfer of life from the sea to land,non-biological processes and catastrophes causing extinctions,survival mechanisms in plants animals,survival by behavior in animals. The origin of men,the effects of man on the evolution of himself and others. The origin of life,the life cycle of duplicators. Is there life among the stars?

hide this course 722 71942 QUALITY DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT

Quality management. Hazard analysis management in food systems. Philosophies of quality design and managements. Six sigma approach to quality. Marketing research. Case studies.

hide this course 712 71943 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

Function and interaction of body systems in exercise. Anaerobiosis lactate and gas exchange during physical activity. Energy metabolism - prepenence aulistrate as a function of the level of activity.

hide this course 713 71945 Environmental Aspects in Weed Management

Effect of chemical and non-chemical weed management practices on the agro-ecosystem and the environment; Processes and mechanisms leading to the evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds; Herbicides behavior in soil,water and the environment; Accelerated dissipation of herbicide; Reduced tillage and weeds; Integrated weed management (IWM). Risk and benefit involved in the adoption of transgenic crops conferring resistance to herbicides.

hide this course 718 71946 WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENTIN AQUACULTURE SYSTEMS

The course deals with methods for water quality analysis in fish culture systems and other polluted water bodies. Biological,chemical and physical parameters are qualitatively as well as quantitatively analyzed in order to determine the degree of water contamination.

hide this course 721 71949 Advanced approaches in breeding

Candidate genes for the detection of genes controlling quantitative traits,based on comparative genome analysis and previous linkage knowledge. Approaches for the construction of evolutionary trees. STRUCTURE software for biodiversity assessment and phylogenetic analysis. Reconstruction of evolutionary events based on information from the heterogametic sex chromosome and from the mitochondria. DNA microarrays for the detection of genes,networks and metabolic pathways. Genetic control mechanisms and their application for the production of transgenic organisms.

hide this course 718 71950 MOLECULAR MECHANISMS IN CELL ADHESION

hide this course 718 71952 WORKSHOP ON SELECTED ASPECTS OF AQUACULTURE AND FISH

hide this course 722 71954 PROTEIN AND ENZYME BIOCHEMISTRY LAB

Purification of recombinant proteins by IMAC chromatography under native and denaturing conditions. Purification of enzymes from inclusion bodies and their renaturation.. Specific proteolysis of fusion proteins by TEV protease. Protein separation on gel filtration columns. Analysis of fluorescent proteins.

hide this course 713 71956 STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF ROOT SYSTEMS

Structure-function relationship in root systems. Climatic,biotic and chemical effects on roots development and function. Minerals uptake and transport in the root system. Root-specific metabolic activities. Control of assimilates and mineral transport in the roots and canopy-roots relationships. Roots adjustment and functioning under water and salinity stresses. Roots with specific nutrient requirements. Biochemical and biological processes that affect and that are affected by the rhizosphere. Roots contribution to ecological processes. Roots rejuvenation. Breeding for specific root traits and adaptation to specific soil conditions.

hide this course 721 71957 EXPERIMENTAL ASPECTS IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Preparation of DNA and RNA. Use of detergents in molecular biology,electrophoresis and blotting (extended). Preparation of molecular probes for various purposes. Molecular hybridizations. PCR (extended). DNA sequencing. How to design primers for PCR and sequencing. Complex plastids and their use in cloning. Expression vectors. Viruses as vectors. Various lambda-based systems. Gnomic and cDNA libraries. Identification of differential gene expression. Protein:DNA and protein:protein interactions. Vectors for transformation of higher cells. Reporter genes. Identification of compartmentalized processes inside the cell.

hide this course 717 71959 STRATEGIC JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING

The normative model, bounded rationality and alternative theories, cognitive aspects of judgment and decision processes, heuristics and biases, the experimental approach, decisions under risk and uncertainty, learning and decisions from experience, social and environmental influence, implications for policy and choice architecture.

hide this course 718 71963 FUNCTION OF NEURONAL CIRCUITS

The course deals with the physiological and morphological characteristics of the component parts of the nerve cell,and on the way groups of neurons analyze information and carry out functions vital of the organism. Through lectures and student seminars,the focus on neuronal circuits in the vertebrate central nervous system,including the retina,the spinal cord,the cerebral cortex and th thalamo-cortical circuit.

hide this course 718 71967 DEVELOMENT BIOLOGY OF PLANTS AND INSECTS

Selected topics in developmental biology of plants and insects: the common versus the specific. Embryo development and its regulation, the developmental program of the organism, plasticity and elasticity of shape development, dynamic behavior of tissue. Recent advances in developmental biology research of plants and insects. Introduction to genetic and molecular approaches in developmental biology research.

hide this course 724 71968 WATERLAND ECOLOGY

Awareness and understanding of the various types of flooded vegetated terrestrial ecosystems.basic terms. Ecological uniqueness (wetlands such as swamps,bogs,estuaries,riverbanks,water reservoirs,earthen ponds,the "hula" etc.),characteristic flora,fauna and their special anatomical-physiological adaptations,landscape. Influence of man the RAMSAR convention for the protection of wetlands. Characteristic biogeochemial processes,accumulation and degradation of organic matter,cycles of nutrients and energy. Interactions between water cycle,microbes,animals,plants and soil,environmental quality and eutrophication. The value of wetlands to man and his surrounding. Constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment and water quality improvement. Economically useful wetland plants.

hide this course 715 71971 SIGNALLING BETWEEN BACTERIA AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT

Mechanism involved in inter and intra-species interactions of bacteria as well as interactions between bacteria and higher nulticellular organisms (plants and animals), signaling molecules, signal transduction and perception mechanisms. Physiological responses of bacteria to signaling molecules.

hide this course 713 71974 PRECISION AGRICULTURE

Principles in Precision Agriculture,GIS,spatial variability,geostatistics,spatial sampling and mapping,remote sensing,sensors,yield and soil map,site specific management and variable rate application in fertilization and pest management for field crops.

hide this course 716 71123 CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF WATER RESOURCES

Physical properties of water and the various modes of its occurrence on earth. Distribution of major chemical elements in the lithosphere and hydrosphere. Distribution of trace elements in water resources. Use of isotopes in hydrochemical research. Calibration of hydrochemical models using hydrochemical and isotopic considerations. Quality of water for municipal,agricultural and industrial uses. Field techniques for sampling water resources.

hide this course 728 71976 BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY OF GLOBAL CHANGE

This course explores current concepts about global change and its biological responses. Plants,animals,soils and entire terrestrial,marine and agricultural ecosystems will be examined under atmospheric CO2 enrichment,climate change,invasion by exotic organisms,land-use change,and other components on a global scale. Socio-economic topics and sustainable development will be included.

hide this course 715 71977 ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY

Principles of microbial-ecology. The food chain and ecological pyramids. Closed and open systems. Plant micro-interactions. The rhizosphere. Biodegradation of pollutants. Bioremediation.

hide this course 718 71984 LAB IN IMMUNOLOGY

hide this course 713 71986 PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY OF SEED DEVELOPMENT AND QUALITY

Study of the processes characterizing seed development and their influence on seed quality. Transport of photoassimilates into the developing seed and metabolism of carbohydrates. Molecular changes that are specific to the stages of seed development and maturation. Relationship between water potential of the mother plant and water content in the developing seed. The influence of water content on physiological and biochemical processes characterizing seed maturation. The course will focus on relationship between environmental conditions during seed development and the quality of the mature seed.

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hide this course 712 73500 NUTRITIONAL RISK FACTORS IN DISEASES AND THE CARDIVASCULAR SYSTEM

The possible roles of diet and how it may affect the control of cardiovascular illnesses will be widely discussed Specifically: The role of nutritional factors in the development of cardiovascular diseases. The effects of metabolic changes related to nutrition on cardiovascular function. Nutritional factors in hypertension. The optimal diet in the prevention of arteriosclerosis,coronary heart diseases and hypertension. Clinical part of the course will include: Estimation of the damages inflicted by arteriosclerosis,various heart diseases and hypertension. Chemical,hematological and physiological tests.

hide this course 721 73502 SELECTED TOPICS IN PLANT MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Extensive and critical analyses of publications dealing with up-to-date topics in plant molecular biology and genomics. The topics are updated every year and include for example: gene silencing and its regulation by viruses,RNA editing,changes in genome size and changes in the environment,organelles as parasites,gene flow between organelles and between organelles and nuclei,imprinting,apoptosis,non-coding RNA,regulation of gene expression by hormones,functional genomics and environmental changes,gene expression in transgenic plants,genes regulating genes. Topics in animal molecular biology and genomics may also be included.

hide this course 718 73503 BIOLOGY OF THE MAMMALIAN OVARY

Hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian axis. Biosynthesis of gonadotropins. Embryonic development of gonads. Folliculogenesis. Oocyte maturation. Ovulation. Reproductive cycle of different animal species. Iuteotrophic and luteolytic presses. Steroidogenesis. Effect of ovarian growth factors and cytokines. Utero-ovarian interrelationship.

hide this course 715 73506 REPRODUCTIVE BEHAVIOR OF INSECTS

Insect behavior and historical perspective. Sexual and asexual reproduction. Sexual selection and insect mating systems. Female choice and sperm competition. Manipulation of sexual behavior in Integrated Pest Management.

hide this course 712 73508 PEDIATRIC NUTRITION

Different aspects of pediatric nutrition will be reviewed. The course will aim at integrat in the physiological biochemical aspects and clinical implementation. There will be special emphasis on nutritional assessment inborn errors of metabolism and the possible association between nutritive in infancy and development of certain disease states in adulthood.

hide this course 724 73512 PROTEIN ASSEMBLY AND DEGRADATION IN PLANT CELLS

The role of chaperones in protein folding. Biogenesis of mitochondria. Biogenesis of chloroplasts: protein import into chloroplasts. Integration and translocation of protein across the thylakoid membrane; assembly of Rubisco; assembly of light-harvesting complexes (LHCs). The ubiquitin system. Signals for protein degradation. Degradation of proteins in prokaryotic cells and organelles. Developmental and environmental control of assembly and degradation processes.

hide this course 718 73513 ANIMAL HEMATOLOGY

Structure,physiology,and ontogeny of the blood system in vertebrates. Hematopoiesis and control of the hematopoietic process by cytokines and stromal cells of the bone marrow. Ontogeny,differentiation and function of erythrocytes,megakaryocytes (thrombocytes),moncytes,granulocytes and lymphocytes. Coagulation andfibrinolysis. Discussion of different processes will emphasize the relationship between structure and function in terms of different vertebrates,with special emphasis on mammals and birds.

hide this course 718 73514 LAB IN ANIMAL HEMATOLOGY

The manual blood test. The computerized blood test. Differential analysis blood smears of different vertebrae: fish,amphibians,reptiles,birds and mammals. Study of hematopoiesis by evaluation of bone marrow smears. Pathology of blood according to blood and bone marrow smears. As final lab exercise,student will be requested to analyze a hematological event by means of a blood smear and a computerized blood test.

hide this course 718 73515 ADVANCED ANIMAL PARASITOLOGY

Laboratory project in selected aspects of animal parsitology. The selected project will demonstrate current aspects and problem in prasite`s biology and host-parasite interactions. The project will be supported by literature surveys and group discussions. Students will be ask to prepare a conclusive report for the laboratory and library work.

hide this course 722 73517 BAKING TECHNOLOGY

During the above mentioned course the subject that are related to the baking industry in Israel and abroad will be discussed. The subject include the variety of ingredients used in the baking industry and their effects of the final product quality. In addition various bread baking process and the production of other related baked products such as: Cakes,Wafers,biscuits,Crackers and Extruded Snacks.

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hide this course 718 73520 PHYSIOLOGY OF AVIAN SENSES

The objective of this course is to introduce the physiology of sensory organs with emphasis on their uniqueness in aves. The course will include the following topucs: Anatomy and functional anatomy of the nervous system. Structure and function of vision,hearing,olfaction and taste. Photoreception of the extra-retinal areas will be discussed (photoreceptors,photosensitivity,photorefractoriness),as well as reception of environmental stimuli through unknown sensory mechanisms (magnetic fields,barometric pressure,and rain cycles).

hide this course 718 73521 METHODS OF SEPARATION IN BIOLOGY

Chromatography: gas,thin-layer,liquid,affinity,ion exchange. Centrifugation. Electrophoresis: immuno and electro focussing.

hide this course 718 73522 CHROMATOGRAPHY IN BIOLOGY (LABORATORY)

hide this course 712 73523 INTERACTION BETWEEN NUTRIENTS AND GENES

Introduction to molecular genetics and nutrition,interaction between genes and nutritional compounds,genetic diseases related to food absorption,food digestion metabolism and excretion. Knowledge of the main mechanisms involved in gene expression. Knowledge of the genes and protein products involved in metabolism and understanding how these genes are regulated by nutrients. Relationship between nutrition and cancer,procarcinogenic and anticarcinogenic nutrients,interaction of nutrients with oncogenes and tumor suppresser genes.

hide this course 712 73524 NUTRITIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGY

Use of epidemiological approaches to study the connection between nutritional exposure and disease. Overview of nutritional epidemiology - past and present. Types of studies. Nutritional assessment- objectives, needs and tools. Foods and nutrients, and variation in diet. Development of nutrient database- available databases, quality and errors. Dietary assessment tools in short and long term. Biochemical indicators of dietary intake. Anthropometric measures and body composition. Surrogate sources of dietary information. Implications of total energy intake for epidemiologic analysis. Specific subjects in nutritional epidemiology such as Mediterranean diet and morbidity, coronary heart disease and diet and more.

hide this course 712 73525 GROUP WORK - THEORY AND PRACTICE

The course will focus on the group as a working tool. Different types of groups. Theories on group development and group interactions. Setting a group and central issues in the methodology of conducting groups. The practice will be held via observing group treatment through a mirror and discussing central issues raised in the group and concerning the model observed.

hide this course 718 73526 CONTROL OF MINERAL METABOLISM

Biological regulation at the level of the whole animal. Examination of the mechanisms of Ca and Na regulation in extracellular fluids - activity of intestine,kidney,bone,hormonal regulation,kinetic methods of determining movements of metabolites in steady state,computerized simulation of metabolic processes,homeostasis

hide this course 721 73527 VARIATION AND APPLICATIONS

Basic principles of linkage analysis,various types of molecular genetic markers,RELP,RAPD multi-locus VNTR markers - DNA fingerprints,micro satellites, AFLP,SNPs,the genetic basis of DNA markers,genetic structures of mapping populations,methods for genetic mapping,genomes databases,molecular approaches to identify markers linked to QTLs and to agriculturally important loci,assessment to genetic variation between and within populations-biodiversity phylogenetic analysis,comparative genome maps,applications of DNA markers for breeding and identification purposes; selection,introgression,prediction of heterosis and protection of breeder rights. Various methods for gene isolation,genomics and micro arrays.

hide this course 712 73528 STATISTICS FOR CLINICAL AND NUTRITIONAL STUDIES

Design of clinical experiments,selection of a suitable model for the data,testing the validity of the model assumptions,data transformation to improve model validity,examples of statistical analysis in professional literature.

hide this course 712 73529 EVALUATION OF COMMUNITY NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAMS

This course for graduate students in nutrition and food aims at enhancing their knowledge and understanding of the process of evaluation in general and the evaluation processes of community nutrition education programs,in particular. One of the outcomes of the course is the building of criteria and evaluation framework for such programs in Israel - based on the theory and practice used in other countries and in Israel. The topics are: An in-depth study of evaluation (types,techniques). Familiarity with evaluation of education projects. Study of the evaluation of community nutrition education programs in Israel and other countries. Building of criteria and evaluation framework.

hide this course 724 73529 FIXATION AND METABOLISM OF NITROGEN IN BACTERIA AND PLANTS

hide this course 713 73532 THE GENETICS OF CROP PHYSIOLOGICAL ADAPTATION

Study of the genetic basis of physiological adaptation of crop plants. The genetic control of key traits conferring adaptation in different crop X environment situations. The course will focus on integration of physiological,agronomic and genetic knowledge,with special emphasis on the practical implications of combining such information in modern plant breeding.

hide this course 715 73536 MOLECULAR MICROBIAL ECOLOGY

The microenvironment: microsensors,biosensord,scanned probe microscopy and application to the study of phystoplanes. Prokaryotic cell-cell communication and biofilm formation on plants. Analysis of microbial activity: extraction from plant surfaces and measure of physiological status. The rRNA molecules and their application for in-situ analysis and identification of bacteria: from RT-PCR to confocal microscopy and molecular phylogeny. The root and Bdellovibrio,a bacterial predator in water,soil and in the rhizosphere as model systems.

hide this course 715 73537 MOLECULAR MECROBIAL ECOLOGY - PRACTICE IN BIOINFORMATICS

Computer based exercises and a tour,getting to know and to work with rRNA databases: finding and downloading sequences,compilation of sequences,determination of phylogeneticall restricted primers and probes. Phylogenetic trees. Virtual in situ hybridization and microscopy.

hide this course 715 73540 PHYSIOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF BACTERIA

Structure,biosynthesis and role of membranes. Bacterial cultures and the factors influencing growth. Starvation. Uptake systems. Excretion systems. Two components systems: phosphorylation and models of signal transduction pathways. Molecular "fishing" of specific traits. Siderophores as a model system. Parasites of bacteria: Bdellocibrio.

hide this course 716 73541 MODELS OF PLANT AND ITS ENVIRONMENT INTERRELATIONSHIPS

Equations of water flow and salt transport. Boundary and initial conditions of these equations. Potential evapotranspiration as boundary conditions. Sink/source equations for water and ions. Finite difference expression of the transport equations,finite difference expressions of the initial and boundary conditions. Application of an integrative numerical model that include water flow and salt transport in the soil,water and salt uptake by the plant,potential and actual transpiration,plant growth,yields. Analyses of the differential influence of various growing conditions: plant structure,amount and timing of precipitation and irrigation,water salinity,initial salinity in the soil profile,climate and rate of potential transpiration and soil type on water uptake,yields,water and salt leakage to below the root zone.

hide this course 712 73542 GERIATRIC NUTRITION

Introduction to Gerontology and biology of aging. Nutritional needs of the healthy elderly,dietary assessment as part of geriatrics assessment,nutrition and aged kidney,dietary treatment in,nutrition and co-morbidities,preventive nutrition the light of the physiological and pathological changes. Specific examples will be discussed in class including case studies.

hide this course 718 73543 MAMMAL CARDIAC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY

Selected topics at an advancel level in structure and function of cardiac tissues; cardiac excitability and refractoriness; molecular determinants and function of ionic channels,pumps and transporters in cardiac cell membrane; mechanisms of rhythms generation; propagation of excitation and connexins; excitation-contraction coupling; cardiac arrhythmias; regulation of cardiac muscle.

hide this course 712 73546 ANTIOXIDANT AND FREE RADICALS IN BIOLOGY

Free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) are now recognized to be important in normal body chemistry. The course will provide understanding of basic free radicals chemistry and will explore the mechanism by ROS promote biological damage. The nutrition contribution to the antioxidant defenses and there relevancy in sustaining human health will be discussed. In addition the course will explain the concept of cellular redox homeostasis and the way that it can be modulated by antioxidant nutrients and ROS generating systems. Several important cellular pathways e.g.,calcium homeostasis,mitochondrial function and cellular viability that are redox sensitive will be explained.

hide this course 721 73549 Introduction to Genomics

System approaches to biological questions. Methods of Genome sequencing. Examples of sequenced genomes,what we can learn from the sequence and how we can use it. Functional genomics: use of mutant populations and sequence information to study gene function,system approaches to study gene expression profiles,such as microarray chips. Proteomics: protein profiling,protein-protein interactions. Metabolic profiling,variability,protein engineering

hide this course 721 73550 BIOETHICS IN THE BIOTECHNOLOGICAL ERA

The course will create awareness to the bio-ethical implications of biotechnology. The main challenges in the ethical arena seem to belong to human biology (such as embryonic stem cells) yet in fields such as agro-science new frontiers and rules are formed,with almost no involvement of society. These new developments have far reaching social implications on both individual and society and from these,new (?) ethical approaches emerge.

hide this course 791,792,793,794 73552 ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE BIOTECHNOLOGY SECTOR

Various aspects of entrepreneurship in biotechnology,the process of multiple stages since the initiation of the novel technological idea to the establishment of a successful biotech company,identification of market need,intellectual potential market size and various ways to raise funds,preparation of development plan including regulatory aspects and examples for business models of start-up companies. Meetings with life-science entrepreneurs and representatives from VC funds and discussion of recent-company cases.

hide this course 720 ?unknown? THE TEACHING OF ENVIRONMENTALLY DEPRIVED PUPILS

The concept of environmental deprivation. The problem,its causes and its expansion in Israel. Sources and characteristic symptoms in terms of behavior,language and thinking abilities. Methods of rehabilitation. Analysis of lessons and other events. The course includes field-trips and educational activities with groups of pupils.

hide this course 718 71004 + 71005 (2002) characterization,organization and definition. Anatomic

The animal kingdom: characterization,organization and definition. Anatomic description and biology of selected invertebrate animal groups with an evolutionary approach. The vertebrate pedigree. Major body systems in the vertebrate body,comparative anatomy,functional and evolutionary viewpoints. In the laboratory,emphasis is on anatomical description of principal groups,systematics and anatomical adaptations to the environment. The laboratory includes dissections of shark and rat.

hide this course 717 71737 - there are 2 FIRM THEORY

The competitive firm theory. profit maximization supply and factor demands Cost structure and cost minimization,industry equilibrium,competition among few,monopoly,cartel,Coronet equilibrium,monopolistic competition,dominant firm.

hide this course 717 71737a PRICE THEORY II

Monopoly; monopsony; price discrimination; oligopoly and multi-plant monopoly; cartels; principles of welfare economics.

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