Course Information
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600017280

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Required Courses
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students must be able to:- Identify the various components of the cellular machinery that retain and express the genetic information stored in the cells of living organisms.- Understand the basic methods and approaches used in molecular biology.- Explain the role played by the molecular components of the genetic mechanism.- They use their knowledge about the structure and function of macromolecules in the interpretation of biological phenomena such as growth, development and responses to biotic and abiotic stimuli.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Molecular Biology is the branch of biology that studies the structure and function of macromolecules that encode and regulate the flow of genetic information to living organisms. This course will focus on the structure, expression and regulation of genes in cells. The lectures of the course describe the structure and organization of DNA to perform its role as genetic material as well as DNA replication and transcription processes, followed by translation into protein and regulation of gene expression. It introduces the genetics of bacteria, and genetic analysis of development. Describe DNA mutations, repair mechanisms, transposons and DNA polymorphisms. The course introduces the technology of recombinant DNA and its applications to plant improvement. Finally, it introduces genomic analysis, -omic technologies and bioinformatics, which are rapidly developing fields that drive the development of knowledge of molecular research..
DNA, genetic material, molecular genetic analysis, recombinant DNA, biotechnology, genomics
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • 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
Slide and video, web, email
Course Organization
Reading Assigment50
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
iGenetics - Μια Μεντελική Προσέγγιση,Peter J. Russell. ISBN: 978-960-88412-8-4, Εκδοτικός Οίκος: Ακαδημαϊκές Εκδόσεις ( 33133214)
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