Syllabus and Course of Studies

The undergraduate program of the Department consists of eight semesters, two per academic year. Each semester has at least 13 weeks of courses and 3 weeks of examination period. An additional 3-week examination period is available during September. Every academic year, the Winter Semester lasts from September till January and the Spring Semester lasts from February to June.

The study program includes 32 compulsory courses corresponding to 175 ECTS, while from the 5th semester, students can choose elective courses. In total, there are 32 elective courses available from which the students must complete 36 ECT. Most courses include compulsory laboratory practice and/or tutorials.

There are no prerequisite courses for attending any course. However, for the enrollment of students in the 3rd year, the acquisition of 75% of the ECTS of the 1st and 2nd year is a prerequisite.

In order to graduate, the students must have completed at least 4 years of study and 240 ECTS, including experimental Diploma Project and an Internship which correspond to 24 and 5 ECTS respectively.

During their studies, students can become eligible to obtain a Certificate of Teaching and Pedagogical Adequacy and a Certificate of Computer Skills.

For more information, you can read the attached files.

 Curriculum

ECTS: European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System | Th: Theory (hours/week) | Tu: Tutorials (hours/week) | Pr: Practicals (hours/week)

1st Year – 1st Semester

Introduction to Biology

ECTS:6 – Th:3 Pr:2

General Chemistry for Biosciences

ECTS:6 – Th:4 Pr:2

Organic Chemistry

ECTS:6 – Th:3 Tu:1 Pr:2

Structure and analysis of biomolecules

ECTS:5 – Th:4 Pr:3

Introductory informatics

ECTS:5 – Th:3 Pr:2

English

ECTS:2 – Th:3

1st Year – 2nd Semester

Bioorganic Chemistry

ECTS:6 – Th:3 Tu:1 Pr:3

Biosynthesis of macromolecules - regulation of gene expression

ECTS:6 – Th:4 Tu:2

Physiology I

ECTS:6 – Th:3 Tu:2

Cell Biology

ECTS:6 – Th:3 Pr:2

Biostatistics

ECTS:6 – Th:3

2nd Year – 3rd Semester

Εnzymology

ECTS:6 – Th:4 Pr:3

Microbiology - Virology

ECTS:6 – Th:4 Pr:3

Genetics

ECTS:6 – Th:3 Tu:2

Physiology II

ECTS:6 – Th:3 Tu:2

Molecular Biology

ECTS:6 – Th:3 Tu:1 Pr:2

2nd Year – 4th Semester

Metabolism

ECTS:6 – Th:4 Pr:3

Bioinformatics

ECTS:6 – Th:2 Pr:2

Plant Physiology

ECTS:6 – Th:3

Cell Signaling

ECTS:6 – Th:3 Tu:2

Human Genetics

ECTS:6 – Th:3 Tu:1

3rd Year – 5th Semester

Biochemical Toxicology

ECTS:5 – Th:3 Pr:2

Plant Molecular and Developmental Biology

ECTS:5 – Th:3

Developmental Biology

ECTS:5 – Th:4

Biochemical Pharmacology

ECTS:5 – Th:3 Tu:2

Evolution

ECTS:5 – Th:3 Tu:1

Optional courses

ECTS:5

Optional Courses 5th semester

Neural Science & Behaviour

ECTS:4 – Th:2

Biochemical Engineering

ECTS:4 – Th:2 Pr:8

Anthropology of Education & Modern Pedagogical Trends

ECTS:3 – Th:3 Tu:1

From Science to Business-Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology

ECTS:3 – Th:2 Tu:1

3rd Year – 6th Semester

Biophysics

ECTS:5 – Th:3 Pr:2

By Genomics to systems Biology

ECTS:5 – Th:3 Tu:1 Pr:2

Clinical Biochemistry

ECTS:5 – Th:3 Pr:3

Animal Biotechnology

ECTS:5 – Th:3 Pr:2

Optional Courses

ECTS:5

Vocational Training

ECTS:5

Optional Courses 6th semester

Immunology

ECTS:4 – Th:3

Specialized modules in environmental Microbiology

ECTS:3 – Th:2 Tu:1

Molecular Ecology

ECTS:3 – Th:2

Bioethics & Education

ECTS:3 – Th:2 Tu:1

Special Topics in Molecular Biology

ECTS:4 – Th:2 Pr:2

Food Technology and Quality Control

ECTS:3 – Th:2

4th Year – 7th Semester

Environmental Biotechnology

ECTS:5 – Th:3 Pr:2

Plant Biotechnology

ECTS:5 – Th:3 Pr:2

Optional courses

ECTS:20

Optional Courses 7th semester

Analytical Biochemistry

ECTS:5 – Th:2 Tu:4

Nutritional & Metabolic Biochemistry

ECTS:5 – Th:2 Tu:1 Pr:8

Biochemistry of Cell Damage and Protection

ECTS:4 – Th:2

Structural Biochemistry

ECTS:5 – Th:2 Pr:2

Synthetic Biology

ECTS:4 – Th:2

Applied Microbiology

ECTS:4 – Th:2 Pr:1

Instrumental Chemical Analysis

ECTS:4 – Th:2 Tu:1

Cell Culture Technology

ECTS:4 – Th:2 Pr:2

Insect genetic engineering and applications

ECTS:3 – Th:2 Tu:1

Theory of Teaching and Didactics of Biosciences

ECTS:3 – Th:3 Tu:1

Molecular Oncogenesis

ECTS:3 – Th:2

Introduction to Entrepreneurship*

ECTS:3 – Th:2 Tu:1

* Interdepartmental courses attended by students from different departments taking place both in Volos and Trikala.

4th Year – 8th Semester

Optional Courses

ECTS:6

Diploma Project

ECTS:24

Optional Courses 8th semester

Principles of Molecular Virology

ECTS:3 – Th:2

Waste Treatment Technologies

ECTS:4 – Th:2 Tu:4

Hormonal Regulation of metabolism

ECTS:4 – Th:2

Academic writing in Biochemistry & Biotechnology in English

ECTS:3 – Th:2 Tu:1

Linux and Perl for Bioscientists

ECTS:4 – Th:3

Advanced Topics in Organic synthesis

ECTS:4 – Th:2 Pr:3

Drugs in sports-antidoping control, and WADA regulations

ECTS:3 – Th:2 Tu:2

Population Genetics

ECTS:3 – Th:2

Evolution of ideas in Biological Sciences

ECTS:3 – Th:2 Tu:1

Data Science & Biotechnology

ECTS:3 – Th:2