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 General 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
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. An understanding of the scientific philosophy associated with research in biochemistry.

2. Knowledge of the diversity of biomolecules, as well as their metabolic and structural roles in cellular function.

3. Knowledge of the sources of energy for cells, and how cells utilize this chemical energy for growth and maintenance.

4. An understanding of how chemical reactions are mediated integrated and regulated in the cell.

General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Team work

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
The course involves study of:

1)      Biomolecules

a)       Sugars and polysaccharides

b)      Fatty acids and complex lipids

c)       Amino acids and proteins

d)      Vitamins and coenzymes

2)      Cell processes (Enzymes)

3)      Energy metabolism

a)       Glycolysis

b)      the pentose phosphate pathway

c)       the Krebs Citric Acid Cycle or TCA Cycle

d)      Electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation

4)      Cellular metabolism

a)       Utilization of polysaccharides

b)      Glycogenesis and biosynthesis of disaccharides and polysaccharides

c)       Lipid metabolism)

 

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

§  e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Laboratory courses 26
Team work 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 exercises and reports and oral examination in the lab.

·         Formal examination (mid-semester and final written examinations)

 

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