The distance inter-university Master’s Degree Programme (hereinafter referred to as “Bioinformatics and Neuroinformatics”) has the following objectives:
Upon completion of their studies, graduates will be able to:
Upon successful completion of the Master’s Degree Programme, graduates will have developed more general skills such as:
ECTS Programme of Studies Credits
The total number of credits (ECTS) required for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma of Specialisation (M.Sc.) is 90 ECTS.
Language of instruction
The language of instruction of the MSc is Greek. The language of the postgraduate dissertation is Greek or English.
Duration of studies
The minimum duration for the completion of the programme is one and a half (1.5) year and the maximum duration is six (6) years.
Note: The programme is structured in semester-long Thematic Units.
Classification according to the Unesco ISCED-2013 code
Characterization of Postgraduate Program
MSc-Master of Science Bioinformatics and Neuroinformatics
The joint distance learning inter-university M.Sc. “Bioinformatics and Neuroinformatics” is open to candidates, graduates of health sciences, science, biological, economics, humanities, polytechnic faculties of universities of higher education in Greece and recognized peer institutions abroad as well as graduates of departments of universities of applied sciences / universities of applied sciences with related subjects, as specified below.
More specifically, this MSc is addressed to graduates of the following departments or related departments:
A very good knowledge of English is required for the attendance of the course as part of the lectures, texts and educational material will be in English.
The programme also accepts graduates of other departments and faculties of health sciences, science, biology, economics, humanities, polytechnic faculties of Greek Higher Educational Institutions and Foreign Recognized Higher Education Institutions, relevant to the subject and objectives of the MSc, provided that the educational background is ensured for attending the programme.
Holders of a degree or diploma of higher education means graduates of Greek Universities or Polytechnics or Higher School of Fine Arts or Higher School of Pedagogical and Technological Education or Higher Technological Educational Institutions (ATEI) or those who hold academically equivalent first cycle degrees from recognized foreign educational institutions with the degrees awarded by the Greek Higher Educational Institutions, in accordance with the provisions of article 304 of Law No. 4957/2022 (Government Gazette 141/21.07.2022, vol.)
For the evaluation of the application to the Postgraduate Studies Programme, it will be examined whether the candidate’s institution of study is or may be included in the National Register of Recognised Higher Education Institutions of Foreign Countries and whether the candidate’s degree is or may be included in the National Register of Types of Degrees of Recognised Institutions of Foreign Countries.
The Hellenic Open University, if the degree is included in the list of article 307 of Law No. 4957/2022, must request a “Certificate of Place of Study”, which is issued and sent by the foreign university. If the place of study or part of the studies is confirmed as the Greek territory, the degree is not recognized, unless the part of the studies that took place in the Greek territory is in a public higher education institution or in a recognized foreign educational institution within the meaning of paragraph b) of article 299 of Law No. 4957/2022.
It is clarified that holders of a first degree of Higher Education are accepted in the Postgraduate Program.
¹C = Compulsory
²10 = 10 ECTS
³Ε = Elective
Instructions for the selection of the Thematic Unit
You can choose from one (1) to three (3) units (with the limitation of 30 ECTS per semester).
During the procedure of declaring the units, you must first exhaust the previous semester’s units and then declare the next semester’s units or select the remaining ones (from the previous semester) at the same time.
For BNP52 in particular, familiarity with programming is helpful and familiarity with signals and transformations is essential. . It is recommended that BNP50 be taken before BNP52 unless the graduate student already has an appropriate background in signals and transformations.
The Master’s Disertation is written after successful completion of all the Units modules of the programme.
The laboratory training can be carried out in parallel with the attendance of the second semester’s modules or the preparation of the Master’s Dissertation. It takes place over a period of 10 days at the beginning of the spring semester, i.e. in March. Students who have successfully completed the first semester of the programme will be eligible to participate.
Support for the Master’s Dissertation requires that the laboratory training will have been completed. For the award of the Postgraduate Diploma of Specialization, successful completion of six (6) of the eight (8) offered Thematic Units, participation in the laboratory training and successful completion of the Postgraduate Dissertation is mandatory.
Laboratory Education (BNP EU)
The programme is reinforced with laboratory training. The laboratory training will take place between 4- 14 March each year. Students who have successfully completed the first semester of the programme will be eligible to participate.
The laboratory training is compulsory, is not weighted by grades and takes place with physical presence at the Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology at the Ionian University of Corfu.
For the laboratory training, students are offered hospitality (accommodation and meals) at the facilities of the Ionian University in Corfu.
In this laboratory exercise the basic principles of photon microscopy will be described In particular, all parts of the photon microscope will be described in detail, its capabilities and its basic applications will be presented. Students will be trained in the proper use of the instrument, and will attempt their first microscopy themselves, using simple materials). They will also come into contact with the first permanent preparations of the laboratory.
Students will then be trained in the individual laboratory exercises:
Generation of eukaryotic cells from the inner cheek, observation of basic morphofunctional characteristics of epithelial cells and demonstration of applications of human biological material acquisition.
Creation of fresh preparations of microscopic organisms, observation of basic morphofunctional characteristics of various microscopic organisms.
Introduction to the components of blood and the main cell groups under the microscope.
Scanning Electron Microscopy
In this laboratory exercise the basic principles of electron microscopy will be described. In particular, all parts of the electron microscope will be described in detail, its capabilities and its basic applications will be presented. Students will be trained in the proper use of the instrument, and will attempt their first microscopy themselves, using simple materials). They will also come into contact with the first permanent preparations of the laboratory.
Students will then be trained in individual laboratory exercises involving the analysis of samples with the Bruker Elemental X-ray Microanalysis (EDS) device.
Academic Supervision Committee
Professor at the Hellenic Open University
Professor of Ionian University
Professor of the Hellenic Open University
Deputy Professor of Ionian University
Assistant Professor at the Hellenic Open University
Assistant Professor, Ionian University
Assistant Professor, Ionian University
Tuition Fees: 6 Thematic Units: 3.300 euros ( 550 euros per each unit),
Postgraduate Dissertation: 600 euros
Total: 3.900 euros
For information about the programme contact:
Student Registration Department
Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:00
Contact telephone: 2610367331