Bioethics & Research Methodology

Course ID
8ΕB08
Επίπεδο
Undergraduate
Είδος
Optional (compulsory)
Εξάμηνο
8
Περίοδος
Spring Semeter
ECTS
5
Ώρες Θεωρίας
3
Ώρες Εργαστηρίου
-

Description

Science and Scientific Research. Introduction to the Philosophy of Science. How the results of a research in the scientific literature are written, evaluated and published. Types of articles. The peer-review system and its variants. Scientific Ethics and Bioethics. Plagiarism, scientific fraud. Concepts of Bioethics, Issues to be addressed. Darwinism, social Darwinism and eugenics, euthanasia. Development of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). Creation in the laboratory (microorganisms, plants, animals as tools in the hands of sciences). GMO detection methodology and risk assessment methodology for GMO release in the environment, genetic identification, personal data of genetic and biological nature, assisted reproduction and cloning, clinical trials and experimentation in humans, organ donation and transplantation, safety of biomaterials, vaccines, stem cells and umbilical cord blood stem cells. Gene therapy, Management of risks due to interventions in the genetic material of organisms and mainly human, legal and social extensions. European Union Regulations and Biosafety, Prospects in the European Union and especially in Greece. Information on the use of Genetic Modification of Organizations and the Media

Course objectives

The objectives of the course are to familiarize students with:

  • Basic biochemical concepts
  • The structure, function and chemical properties of biomolecules (proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids)
  • Enzyme kinetics
  • Coupled reactions and enzyme-catalyzed reactions of the human body that lead to the essential for survival production of biomolecules, energy and membrane potential
  • The regulation of key metabolic pathways, and how these reflect the energy balance necessary to keep the state of health in man.

Textbooks/Bibliography

  • ΕΙΔΙΚΑ ΘΕΜΑΤΑ ΒΙΟΗΘΙΚΗΣ, ΘΕΟΔΩΡΑ ΠΑΠΑΔΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ, “Ελληνικά Ακαδημαϊκά Ηλεκτρονικά Συγγράμματα και Βοηθήματα – Αποθετήριο “”Κάλλιπος”””, 1η/2016, ΘΕΣ/ΝΙΚΗ, 320247
  • ΒΙΟΗΘΙΚΗ, ΑΛΑΧΙΩΤΗΣ ΣΤΑΜΑΤΗΣ, ΕΚΔΟΤΙΚΟΣ ΟΡΓΑΝΙΣΜΟΣ ΛΙΒΑΝΗ ΑΒΕ, 1η/2011, ΑΘΗΝΑ, 12469808