Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorGeorgios Mosialos
Course ID40001148

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

Registered students: 202
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course116

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours6
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Cognitive: Training students on key issues of structure and function of biomolecules and the basic principles of metabolism. Affective: Awareness concerning health-associated aspects of quality of life. Skills: The ability to use spectroscopic and biochemical methods to study the physicochemical properties of proteins and the catalytic activity of enzymes.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Amino acids: classification, acid-base properties, absorbance spectrums, reactions. Proteins: structure, properties, biological role. Enzymes as catalysts. Biological oxidations: mechanism of electron loss, electron transfer in respiratory chain and in other systems, oxidative phosphorylation, Krebs cycle, glyoxylate cycle, replenishing reactions of the Krebs cycle. Carbohydrates and their metabolism: carbohydrate compounds with high biological significance, carbohydrate catabolism and biosynthesis. Lipids and their metabolism: lipids with biological significance, lipoproteins lipid catabolism and biosynthesis, ketone bodies. Amino acid metabolism: amino acid catabolism and biosynthesis, nitrogen fixation, urea cycle, biologically important amino acid analogs. Nucleotide biosynthesis and catabolism. The integration of metabolism.
Educational Material Types
  • 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 Work120.5
Reading Assigment803.2
Written assigments80.3
Student Assessment
Written examination on theory and laboratory exercises, reports on laboratory work
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Γεωργάτσου, Ι. Γ. 2005. Εισαγωγή στη Βιοχημεία. Εκδόσεις Γιαχούδη. Θεσσαλονίκη. 2. J. M. Berg, J. L. Tymoczko, G. J. Gatto, L. Stryer. 2017. Βιοχημεία. Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης, Ηράκλειο, Κρήτης. 3. J. L. Tymoczko, J. M. Berg, L. Stryer. 2018. Βιοχημεία-βασικές αρχές. Broken Hill Publishers, Ltd.
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