KFE53 Organization of Matter in Life Systems
Module code: KFE53
ECTS Credit Points: 20
Module Type: Optional
Year: 1st / 2nd
Learning Outcomes: After completing this module, students will be expected to be able to,
Obtain a broad knowledge regarding basic and applied areas of Biosciences, such as Basic and Clinical Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, as well as Physiology.
Understand, investigate and highlight, through the educational process, the scientific importance of both traditional and modern achievements of Biosciences and of their role in prevention and treatment of biologically-based problems in the modern world.
Obtain the scientific expertise and the abilities that are required in order to seek for reliable bibliography and to use both conventional and novel experimental procedures for the establishment of biological knowledge.
Acquire the scientific proficiency to plan and execute advanced educational procedures regarding biologically-interesting and significant health issues within the secondary education school environment, the broader educational community and the local society.
1. Basic concepts of Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Biology
2. Genetic information flow, Molecular Mechanisms of Gene Expression Regulation
3. Genetic Engineering-Transgenic Systems. Fundamental methodologies of Molecular Biology
4. Cell communication: Intercellular and intracellular communication physiology
5. Cell Cycle: Regulatory mechanisms of cell growth and cell division
Learning Material: The HOU publications can be viewed here.
Teaching Method: Distance education with five Contact Sessions held at weekends during the academic year
Evaluation: Completion of six written assignments during the academic year, the average grade of which constitute a 30 percent of each student's grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or repetitive examination. Final exam grades constitute a 70 percent of the students' final course grade. More information is available here.
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