Biochemistry II

Course Information
TitleΒιοχημεία ΙΙ / Biochemistry II
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600013744

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Farmakeutikīs (2018-)

Registered students: 116
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course324.5

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Through the course, students are expected to: Learn the basic metabolic pathways, leading to synthesis and degradation of major macromolecules (proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids). Understand how metabolic pathways are regulated and how they interact. Associate biochemistry with pathogenetic mechanisms and the mode of action of therapeutics.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Carbohydrate metabolism (organic chemistry important carbohydrates, dietary carbohydrate utilization, glycolysis, alcoholic fermentation, phosphoric pentose pathway hydrolytic and phosphorolytic glyconeogenesis polysaccharides degradation, photosynthesis, biosynthesis di-and polysaccharides) – metabolism of lipids (lipids, organic chemistry major dietary lipids utilization, b, a and z-oxidations, fatty acids, triglycerides biosynthesis, phosphoglycerides, sphingolipids, isoprenoids and ketobodies lipids) – Biosynthesis and degradation acids, Nucleic purines and pyrimidines. Metabolism and biosynthesis of amino acids – Organic nitrogen urea Cycle. Metabolic role of nucleic acids, Biosynthesis of proteins – metabolism of inorganic compounds (water-permeable, active permeability, Acid-basic balance – dietary requirements in minerals) – Vitamins (liposoluble vitamins, biochemistry optical excitation, blood coagulation, water-soluble vitamins and their role as co-enzymes) – Hormones the role of cyclic AMP receptors, amino acid derivatives, steroid hormones, prostaglandins herbal hormones.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Powerpoint presentations are used for the lectures, along with multimedia content (videos, animations etc). Powerpoint presentations and all multimedia content are made available to the students through the centralized e-learning platform. The e-learning platform and the institutional website is also used to provide useful administrative information to the students.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment78
Student Assessment
Students are evaluated via written exams at the end of the semester.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Εισαγωγή στη Βιοχημεία: Ι. Γ. Γεωργάτσος (Εκδόσεις: Γιαχούδη) 7η έκδοση. 2. Lehninger’s Βασικές Αρχές Βιοχημείας: Nelson D.L., Cox M.M. (Ελληνική Έκδοση). Εκδόσεις Broken Hill, 2018 3. Βιοχημεία: Berg M.J., Tymoczko L.J., Stryer L. (Ελληνική Έκδοση). Εκδόσεις Πανεπιστημίου Κρήτης), 2017
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