Course Information
TitleΓΕΝΕΤΙΚΗ / Genetics
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAlexandros Lampropoulos
Course ID200000253

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

Registered students: 73
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course219

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours6
Class ID
2. ΄
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Skills Development
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • ΙΑ0273 Medical Biology
Learning Outcomes
The knowledge of general principles of genetics, how they operate in humans, and their implications for individuals and for society: Students become familiar with the basic principles of human genetics - through both theoretical and practital training - on the methods applied for the understanding and diagnosis of genetic disorders and inherited syndromes in humans.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The human genome: structure and function of genes and chromosomes, Tools of human molecular genetics, Principles of clinical cytogenetics, Clinical cytogenetics, Patterns of single-gene inheritance, Genetics of disorders with complex inheritance, Mutation and polymorphism, Gene mapping of human genome, Hemoglobinopahties, The molecular, biochemical and cellular basis of genetic disease, The treatment of genetic disease, Genetic aspects of development, Prenatal diagnosis, Genetic and cancer, Personalized medical genetics, Pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics, Genetic counseling and risk assessment
Medical genetics, DNA, genes, chromosomes, inheritance, mutation, genetic variation, inherited syndromes, genetic disorders
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 Work261
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral presentation (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Α. Thompson and Thompson Ιατρική Γενετική, Συγγραφείς: Nussbaum, McInnes, Willard. Ιατρικές Εκδόσεις Πασχαλίδης, Αθήνα, 2011. Β. Γενετική: Από τα γονίδια στα γονιδιώματα, Συγγραφείς: Hartwell, Hood, Goldberg, Reynolds, Silver. Εκδόσεις Utopia, Αθήνα, 2014.
Additional bibliography for study
Το Εργαστήριο διαθέτει ικανοποιητικό αριθμό βιβλίων και περιοδικών σχετικών με τη Ιατρική Γενετική, καθώς επίσης και λεξικών των οποίων μπορούν να κάνουν χρήση οι φοιτητές. Επίσης είναι δυνατόν να έχουν πρόσβαση και σε άλλες πηγές πληροφόρησης μέσω του διαδικτύου. Η αίθουσα φροντιστηρίων διατίθεται για τη μελέτη εκτός των ωρών διδασκαλίας.
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