Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorMinas Yiangou
Course ID40001149

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīma Viologías (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 324
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course116

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours6
Total Hours231
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Understanding the structure and function of prokaryotic cells and their impact on the environment and living organisms. Understanding the structure and importance of viruses for the living organisms.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction. Biological macromolecules. Viruses. The life cycle of viruses. Relations of viruses with cells hosts. Prokaryotic cell structure and function. Nutrition. Microbial growth. Metabolism. Environmental effects on microbial growth. Bacterial genetics. Genetic exchange in prokaryotes. Recombination. Mutations. Plasmids. Classification of micro-organisms.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • 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
Course Organization
Laboratory Work90.4
Reading Assigment923.7
Student Assessment
Written examination 20%. Written examination on laboratory exercises. 20%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1) Madigan M.T.,Martinko J.M., Parker J. 2015. Brock: Βιολογία των μικροοργανισμών. Πανεπιστημιακές εκδόσεις Κρήτης (2η ελληνική έκδοση 2018). Μ.Τ.Madican, J.M. Martinko, J.Parker. 2015. Brock Biology of Microorganisms. Crete University Press, Heraklion (2nd greek edition 2018) 2) Κολιάης Σ. 2001. Μικροβιολογία. University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη. Koliais S. 2001. Microbiology. 3η edition. University Studio Press, Thessaloniki.
Additional bibliography for study
Food Microbiology, John Garbutt, Bacterial adhesion to Animal Cells and tissues
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