Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorKonstantinos Chatzistergos
Course ID40001176

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

Registered students: 113
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Moriakī Viología, Genetikī kai ViotechnologíaElective Courses534
Perivallontikī ViologíaElective Courses534
GenikīElective Courses534

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
General Prerequisites
Developmental Biology Cell Biology Biochemistry Molecular Biology Special Topics in Molecular Biology Special Topics in Cell Biology English Language
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to: • Appreciate the fundamental questions in developmental biology. • Develop a foundational understanding of the key concepts in developmental biology. • Develop a broader understanding of how a cell functions as part of a larger system. • Identify the developmental origins of major animal organ systems. • Describe signaling pathways required for morphogenesis. • Understand why we use model organisms to explore developmental processes and how we use this information to provide insight into human disease conditions. • Develop your scientific writing and oral communication skills.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Have you ever wondered how an embryo develops from a simple fertilized egg to a complex multicellular organism? This course explores this question by examining the basic patterns of embryonic development and studying the mechanisms that control these processes at the cellular and molecular levels. The development of the three germ layers and human developmental disorders will be discussed. Due to advances in imaging and gene editing techniques, developmental biology is one of the most exciting and rapidly expanding areas in biology today. This has an important and broader impact on other areas of biology, from medicine, molecular and cellular biology to evolutionary biology and paleontology. An understanding of the basis of developmental biology is also critical to forming enlightened opinions regarding growing ethical issues in your society such as stem cell research and genetic engineering. The course syllabus is based on "Developmental Biology" by Gilbert and Baressi, 11th edition, ISBN 978-960-524-561-0, Evdoxus ID# 86196221, • DIFFERENTIAL GENE EXPRESSION: MECHANISMS OF CELL DIFFERENTIATION • CELL-TO-CELL COMMUNICATION: MECHANISMS OF MORPHOGENESIS • EARLY DEVELOPMENT: CLEAVAGE, GASTRULATION, AND AXIS FORMATION IN AMPHIBIANS, FISH, BIRDS, AND MAMMALS • ECTODERM: MECHANISMS OF DIFFERENTIATION AND ITS DERIVATIVES • MESODERM: MECHANISMS OF DIFFERENTIATION AND ITS DERIVATIVES • ENDODERM: MECHANISMS OF DIFFERENTIATION AND ITS DERIVATIVES • STEM CELLS
molecular signaling, cell lineage differentiation
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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Laboratory Work60.2
Reading Assigment492.0
Written assigments120.5
Student Assessment
Written examination 80% Writing of scientific paper 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)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΙΑΚΗ ΒΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 86196221 Έκδοση: 1η/2019 Συγγραφείς: Scott F. Gilbert, Michael J. F. Barresi ISBN: 978-960-524-561-0 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): ΙΔΡΥΜΑ ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΑΣ & ΕΡΕΥΝΑΣ-ΠΑΝΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΙΑΚΕΣ ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΚΡΗΤΗΣ
Additional bibliography for study
Διαφάνειες των διαλέξεων (μέσω e-learning (ΜΗΧΑΝΙΣΜΟΙ ΔΙΑΦΟΡΟΠΟΙΗΣΗΣ ), που περιέχουν τη διδακταία ύλη των ανωτέρω κεφαλαίων του βιβλίου καθώς και ύλη που δεν περιλαμβάνεται στο βιβλίο. Teaching material deposited on e-learning.
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