HUMAN GENETICS

Course Information
TitleΓΕΝΕΤΙΚΗ ΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΥ / HUMAN GENETICS
CodeGM.MGB.5.3
FacultySciences
SchoolBiology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAnastasia Kouvatsi
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40001167

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

Registered students: 168
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Moriakī Viología, Genetikī kai ViotechnologíaElective Courses536
Perivallontikī ViologíaElective Courses536
GenikīElective Courses536

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600167871
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of Genetics and Molecular biology
Learning Outcomes
Cognitive: The study of the human genome organization, the molecular basis of genetic diseases and the familiarization with modern techniques for the human DNA analysis. Affective: Awareness of the laboratory diagnosis and future treatment of genetic diseases through the knowledge of recent applications of genetics. Skills: Design and application of laboratory genetic techniques for the diagnosis of human diseases.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The human genome. Human genes mapping. The human karyotype, abnormalities of chromosome number and structure. Sex determination. Single gene diseases. Haemoglobins and haemoglobinopathies. Inborn errors of metabolism. Genetics of diseases with multifactorial inheritance. Pharmacogenetics. Genetic aspects of development. Genes in populations. Prenatal diagnosis and population screening. Genetic counselling. The treatment of genetic diseases. Laboratory Exercises: Human karyotype analysis. Detection of blood groups. DNA extraction from human blood. PCR based DNA analysis for the detection of sickle cell disease or cystic fibrosis carriers. Analysis of polymorphic genetic markers.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • 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
Description
power point presentations, e-mail communication with students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures301.2
Laboratory Work241.0
Reading Assigment602.4
Project321.3
Exams40.2
Total1506
Student Assessment
Description
Written examination (55%), Short paper -individual project(20%), test on laboratory skills (25%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Τριανταφυλλίδης Κ., Α. Κουβάτση (1987). Γενετική ανθρώπου. Εκδοτικός οίκος Αφών Κυριακίδη. Θεσσαλονίκη 2. Nussbaum RL., RR. McInnes, HF. Willard (2η Ελληνική έκδοση 2011).Thompson & Thompson Ιατρική γενετική. Εκδόσεις Πασχαλίδη. Αθήνα
Additional bibliography for study
Αναζήτηση πληροφοριών -σε επιστημονικές εργασίες και κατάλληλες βάσεις δεδομένων-σχετικές με συγκεκριμένες γενετικές ασθένειες searching internet databases and journals for human diseases
Last Update
19-01-2021