General Biochemistry


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE Β0016 SEMESTER  3rd
COURSE TITLE GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course 5 5
COURSE TYPE Special Background
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS NO
COURSE WEBSITE (URL)

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the phenomenon of life in different biological systems. In particular, basic knowledge is provided about the structure, function, organization, regulation, and evolution of biologically active macromolecules and their intermediate metabolites. The ultimate goal is to prepare students for subjects that are more closely related to the science of agriculture in the following years of their studies.

The following are the main teaching outcomes:

  1. Understand the biological role and biochemical function of the major biological molecules (primary metabolites) as well as the metabolic pathways.
  2. Develop knowledge in the design and methodological approach in the field of Biochemistry.
  3. Empowering knowledge necessary for the introduction and understanding of specialized subjects in the science of Agriculture such as Molecular Genetics.
  4. Development of study capacity either independently or in collaboration (teamwork)
  5. Developing the ability to present acquired knowledge to both specialist and non-specialist audiences (teamwork oral presentation).
General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Teamwork

§  Literature search, data analysis, and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
The course involves the study of:

  1. The biological role of amino acids, peptides, and proteins.
  2. The specific biological role of proteins (receptors – lectins – antibodies).
  3. The specific biological role of proteins (chromoproteins – oxygen and electron transfer proteins).
  4. Enzymes.
  5. The biological role of carbohydrates.
  6. Structure and biological role of lipids and membranes – lipid peroxidation
  7. Energy lipids – structural lipids – the specific biological role of lipids – cell membranes).
  8. Structure and biological role of nucleic acids (nucleotides – nucleotide chains – DNA and RNA structure.
  9. Introduction to energy metabolism.
  10. Oxidative phosphorylation and photophosphorylation.
  11. Carbohydrates metabolism.
  12. Lipids metabolism.
  13. Proteins metabolism.

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE §  Powerpoint, videos

§  e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Laboratory courses 26
Teamwork 35
Independent study 25
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

In order to pass this course, each student must complete all of the following compulsory requirements:

  • Laboratory evaluation:

Laboratory experiments and reports, oral and written examination in the lab.

  • Theory evaluation:

Formal examination (mid-semester and final written examinations), a literature review assignment (during the semester).

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
Biochemistry. Berg M.J.Tymoczko L.J.Stryer L.