|SCHOOL||AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES|
|LEVEL OF STUDIES||UNDERGRADUATE – LEVEL 7|
|COURSE TITLE||AGRICULTURAL MICROBIOLOGY|
|TEACHING ACTIVITIES||TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK||ECTS CREDITS|
|LECTURES AND LABORATORY EXERCISES||5||5|
|COURSE TYPE||Scientific Area (Special Background)|
|TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE:||GREEK|
|COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS:||YES (in English)|
- LEARNING OUTCOMES
|Upon successful completion of this course, the student should:
· Know the basic principles of Agricultural Microbiology and have an understanding of the structural characteristics, the functionality and the integration of microorganisms in their natural environment.
· Be familiar with the experimental procedures applied in Agricultural Microbiology and be able to interpret the scientific data acquired.
· Be able to comprehend the potential of microorganism applications in the food industry and in the agro-biotechnological sector.
|· Autonomous work.
· Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information.
· Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning.
· Decision making.
- COURSE CONTENT
|1. Historical aspects and basic principles of Microbiology.
2. Microbial structure and functionality.
3. Microbial physiology.
4. Cultivation of bacteria in laboratory scale – Microbial metabolism.
5. Microbial growth and Evolution.
6. Environmental factors affecting growth of bacteria.
7. Bacterial Nomenclature and Taxonomy.
8. General Mycology.
9. General Virology.
10. Control of microbial growth – Antimicrobial agents.
11. Antibiotics – Inactivation of bacteria.
12. Microbial pathogenesis – Microbial Toxins.
13. Biotechnological applications of microorganisms.
- LEARNING & TEACHING METHODS – EVALUATION
|TEACHING METHOD||Face to face|
|USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT)||· Power Point presentations and other types of technology will be used.
· E-class platform will be used for teaching and communicating purposes.
|· Written examination at the end of semester (multiple choice questions/combined questions).
· Written assignments/Scientific reports.
- SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
|· Brock Biology of Microorganisms. M.T. Μadigan, J.M. Marinko, J. Parker.
· General Microbiology. Ε. Bezirtzoglou.
ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE
Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations
|Teacher (full name):||Anastasios Nikolaou|
|Contact details:||firstname.lastname@example.org , 0030 6978238129|
|Evaluation methods: (2)||Written examination with distance learning methods|
|Implementation Instructions: (3)||Written examination with distance learning methods will consist of 20 multiple choice questions, available in a question pool of 35, and 20 right/wrong questions (totally 40 questions). The examination time will be 20 minutes.
The examination date and time, through the e-class platform, will be determined by the official examination program that will be posted on the department’s site.
Prior to the exam, all students will be required to log in the provided link and demonstrate the appropriate documents for identification reasons, accordingly to DUTH official guidelines.
In case of e-class platform malfunctions during the examination, students should contact the lecturer through e-mail. Participation to the exams (and the evaluation) will be granted only to those who are registered in the e-class platform via their institutional account and have also applied for the course through the Universis platform.
- Please write YES or NO
- Note down the evaluation methods used by the teacher, e.g.
- written assignment or/and exercises
- written or oral examination with distance learning methods, provided that the integrity and reliability of the examination are ensured.
- In the Implementation Instructions section, the teacher notes down clear instructions to the students:
- a) in case of written assignment and / or exercises: the deadline (e.g. the last week of the semester), the means of submission, the grading system, the grade percentage of the assignment in the final grade and any other necessary information.
- b) in case of oral examination with distance learning methods: the instructions for conducting the examination (e.g. in groups of X people), the way of administration of the questions to be answered, the distance learning platforms to be used, the technical means for the implementation of the examination (microphone, camera, word processor, internet connection, communication platform), the hyperlinks for the examination, the duration of the exam, the grading system, the percentage of the oral exam in the final grade, the ways in which the inviolability and reliability of the exam are ensured and any other necessary information.
- c) in case of written examination with distance learning methods: the way of administration of the questions to be answered, the way of submitting the answers, the duration of the exam, the grading system, the percentage of the written exam of the exam in the final grade, the ways in which the integrity and reliability of the exam are ensured and any other necessary information.
There should be an attached list with the Student Registration Numbers only of students eligible to participate in the examination.