Biochemistry I

Course Information
TitleΒιοχημεία I / Biochemistry I
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorMaria Papaioannou
Course ID600017860

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

Registered students: 390
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course217

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
1. Εργ. Βιολογικής Χημείας
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 Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of inorganic and organic chemistry Satisfactory knowledge of eukaryotic cell structure and operation
Learning Outcomes
After the successful completion of the course, students should: know the basic metabolic pathways of human metabolism know how each metabolic pathway is regulated know the role of basic metabolic pathways to the satisfaction of major nutritious human needs know how the basic metabolic pathways are correlated and interact with each other understand how the basic metabolic pathways are correlated with major metabolic diseases
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
Course Content (Syllabus)
Glycolysis Gluconeogenesis Citric acid cycle Oxidative phosphorylation Pentose phosphate pathway Glycogen biosynthesis Glycogenolysis Other carbohydrates metabolism Ethanol metabolism Oxygen free radicals Fatty acid oxidation Fatty acid biosynthesis Cholesterol metabolism Lipoproteins Aminoacids catabolism and biosynthesis Nucleotides metabolism
Carbohydrate metabolism, fatty acid metabolism; oxidative phosphorylation; cholesterol and lipoprotein metabolism, aminoacids metabolism, nucleotides metabolism
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • 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 Work240.9
Student Assessment
The evaluation of the laboratory course is done with a written examination and inclusion of the grades of the student assignments at the end of the semester. The grade "excellent" (> 8.5) increases by 10% the final grade of the course. The assessment of students in theoretical knowledge is done by oral examination at the end of the semester.
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
  • Διαδικτυακή επροφορική εξέταση
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Η ύλη του μαθήματος καλύπτεται από τα συγγράμματα «Βασική Ιατρική Βιοχημεία του Marks» των M. Lieberman και A. Marks (σε μετάφραση).Επιστημονικές εκδόσεις Παρισιάνου. «ΒΙΟΧΗΜΕΙΑ» JMBerg, JLTymoczko, LStryer (σε μετάφραση), Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης.
Additional bibliography for study
«ΒΙΟΧΗΜΕΙΑ» JMBerg, JLTymoczko, LStryer (σε μετάφραση), Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης.
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