Introduction to Biochemistry

Course Information
TitleΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗ ΒΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ ΧΗΜΕΙΑ / Introduction to Biochemistry
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorGeorgios Tzimagiorgis
Course ID200000262

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Medicine (2014-2019)

Registered students: 247
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course116.5

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
Course Content (Syllabus)
Metabolic fuels and dietary components, the fed or absorptive state, fasting, chemical bonds, structure of major compounds, entropy and laws of thermodynamics, protein structure (primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary), protein function, enzymes (basic principles and kinetics, catalysis strategies, regulation of enzyme activity), structure of nucleic acids, DNA synthesis, mutagenesis and DNA repair, DNA transcription, RNA modifications, translation, regulation of gene expression, use of recombinant DNA techniques in medicine
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
Course Organization
Laboratory Work70.3
Student Assessment
Oral examination on the syllabus content is held at the end of the semester. The laboratory exercises are mandatory and carried out in small groups of 20 people. No absences are permitted. Students with one absence can participate in the following examination period, and students with more than one absence must repeat all laboratory exercises. Following the completion of the laboratory exercises there is a written examination. An “excellent” evaluation increases the final degree of the oral examination by 10%. The increase is valid for the same and for the next examination period.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
«Βασική Ιατρική Βιοχημεία του Marks» των M. Lieberman και A. Marks (σε μετάφραση), Επιστημονικές εκδόσεις Παρισιάνου και «ΒΙΟΧΗΜΕΙΑ» JM Berg, JL Tymoczko, L Stryer (σε μετάφραση), Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης.
Additional bibliography for study
Εργαστηριακός οδηγός "ΑΣΚΗΣΕΙΣ ΒΙΟΧΗΜΕΙΑΣ". Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης, Τμήμα Εκδόσεων
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