Course Information
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID180000109

Class Information
Academic Year2012 – 2013
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Understanding the function of biological macromolecules and the mechanisms of their biosynthesis and catabolism. The biochemical basis of various diseases and the effect of specific drugs on biochemical pathways and biomolecules are also discussed.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Carbohydrate Metabolism (Chemistry of biologically important carbohydrates, dietary carbohydrate utilization , glycolysis , alcoholic fermentation, pentose phosphate pathway , hydrolytic and phosphorolytic degradation of polysaccharides , gluconeogenesis , photosynthesis, biosynthesis of di-and polysaccharides ) - Metabolism of lipids (chemistry of biologically important lipids , dietary lipids utilization, β-, α- and omega-oxidation, biosynthesis of fatty acids, triglycerides , phosphoglycerides, isoprenoid lipids and ketone bodies) - Biosynthesis and degradation of nucleic acids, purines and pyrimidines - Metabolism and biosynthesis of amino acids - Biological nitrogen fixation - urea cycle - Metabolic role of nucleic acids, protein biosynthesis - Metabolism of inorganic compounds (water, active translocation, cations, acid-base balance - dietary requirements in minerals ) - Vitamins (fat soluble vitamins, biochemistry of optical excitation , blood clotting, water soluble vitamins and their role as coenzymes ) - hormones, the role of cyclic AMP, receptors, hormones that are amino acid derivatives, steroid hormones, prostaglandins, plant hormones).
Metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and aminoacids, Biological functions of nucleic acids, Vitamins, Hormones
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Written examination at the end of the semester.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Εισαγωγή στη Βιοχημεία: Ι. Γ. Γεωργάτσος (Εκδόσεις: Γιαχούδη) 6η έκδοση, Θεσσαλονίκη 2005). 2. Βιοχημεία: Berg M.J., Tymoczko L.J., Stryer L. (Α. Αλετράς, Θ. Βαλκανά, Δ. Δραΐνας, Η. Κούβελας, Γ.Κ. Παπαδόπουλος, Μ. Φράγκου- Λαζαρίδη, Εκδόσεις Πανεπιστημίου Κρήτης), 2005.
Additional bibliography for study
Βιοχημεία: Lehninger Βασικές αρχές Βιοχημείας: D.L. Nelson, M.M. Cox (Μετάφραση: Αθ. Παπαβασιλείου, Ιατρικές εκδόσεις Π.Χ. Πασχαλίδης), Αθήνα 2007
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