Biology for Engineers

Course Information
TitleΒιολογία για Μηχανικούς / Biology for Engineers
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600015521

Programme of Study: GSP CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING (2020- until now)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
HEALTH-FOODElective Courses117

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • 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 (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
• Mastery of biological hierarchy. • Understanding of the biological environment (main parameters and their inter-relationships). • Familiarity with the biological responses. • Link theory with practice by applying theory to solving problems and laboratory demonstration.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
Course Content (Syllabus)
The aim of the module is to teach fundamental, intermediate and advanced biology to scientists that are interested in applying biological principles to technological problems. Global challenges such as health care, environment, energy, food and better quality of life can be addressed. The module will include : I. Biological hierarchy : types of biological structures, cell structure and dynamics, cells, tissues, organs, cell energy, motion, intercellular transport II. Biological environment : aqueous environment, gaseous environment, cell nutrition, catabolites, influence of temperature/pressure, steady state / homeostasis. III. Biological responses : population control, mechanical and chemical stimuli, self-control, adaptation, co-operation, antagonism, evolution, environmental pressure, communication, the biological clock, rhythmic behavior, death
Biological hierarchy, biological environment, biological responses
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Laboratory Work30.1
Reading Assigment30.1
Written assigments200.7
Student Assessment
Student evaluation is carried out in two ways : 1) written examination at the end of the semester. This includes a range of different types of questions as indicated in the table below in section (b), 2) individual student projects base on either bibliographic search or lab work or both. This is presented at the end of the semester in the form of a powerpoint presentation followed by oral examination.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βασικές αρχές κυτταρικής Βιολογίας Alberts (Ιατρ. Εκδ. Πασχαλίδης 2015)
Additional bibliography for study
Principles of Biochemistry, Lehninger, 2011 Molecular Biology of the Cell, Alberts,2015
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