Course Information
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID420001781

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter-4

Programme of Study: UPS School of Agriculture (2011-today)

Registered students: 371
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter-5

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours56
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
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
1. Biochemical terminology. 2. Βasic knowledge about the life on the earth at molecular level (structure of macromolecules and their building blocks, their biological roles, as well an introductory aspect about their metabolism). 3. Scientific apprehension, understanding better and going deeper about the management of biological systems at the field (farming).
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The life on the earth. The aminoacids, the polypeptide chain and the proteins. The biological role of the proteins: the enzymes, role of the cofactors and the essential inorganic elements and the chromoproteins. Practical uses of enzymes's inhibitors. Nitrogen cycle and the aminoacids synthesis. Aminoacids precursors of other biomolecules of practical issue. RNA metabolism and the synthesis of the proteins: transcription, translation and their control. DNA metabolism: the replication. Overview on the energy metabolism: respiration and photosynthetic events of the photosynthesis (cycle of Krebs, oxidative phosphorylation, photophosporylation). Energy metabolism of bacteria. Oxygen metabolism and the antioxidative substances. The carbohydrates: degradation under aerobic and anaerobic conditions. The synthesis of the carbohydrates by photosynthetic organisms. Structural lipids, the membranes and their role, lipid superoxidation. Lipids metabolism: biosynthesis and degradation of fatty acids.
Biochemistry, Photosynthesis, Respiration, Proteins, Enzymes, Cofactors and inhibitors, Chromoproteins, Biomolecules, Metabolism. Bioenergetic, Lipids superoxidation, Lipids, Carbohydrates, Fermatations.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Power Point
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Written exams at the end of semester or oral if the student wish it.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1.Γρ. Διαμαντίδης (2017) "Εισαγωγή στη Βιοχημεία", 4η έκδοση, University Studio Press 2. Παν. Κατινάκης (2004) "Βιοχημεία", Εκδόσεις ΕΜΒΡΥΟ
Additional bibliography for study
1. W. H. Elliott and D. C. Elliott (2005) "Biochemistry and Molecular Biology", 3rd edition, Oxford University Press 2. D. Voet, J. G. Voet, Ch. W. Pratt (2008) "Principles of Biochemistry" (2008), J. Wiley & Sons, Inc 3. J. M. Chesworth, T. Stuchbury, J. R. Scaife (1998) "An Indroduction to Agricultural Biochemistry", Chapman & Hall. 4.Hans-Walter HELDT (2005) "Plant Biochemistry", 3rd ed., Elsevier Inc. 5. D. L. Nelson, M. M. Cox (2012) "Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry", 6th ed., Worth Publishers
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