Agricultural Pharmacology


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE AGRON0016 SEMESTER 9th
COURSE TITLE AGRICULTURAL PHARMACOLOGY
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course 5 5
COURSE TYPE Compulsory
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01186/

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Upon the completion of the course the students will have acquired advanced knowledge on pesticide mode of action,  selectivity and behaviour of pesticides in plants and monitoring of pesticide residues
General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
Special items per pesticide class: Chemical structure. Relation of chemical structure to selectivity and persistence. Relation to efficacy. Relation of pH and solubility to fate in the environment. Dissociation Constant (pKa) and environmental impact. Metabolism in plants: First and second phase reactions. Metabolism and selectivity. Metabolism in animals. Metabolism in soil. Modes and mechanisms of action. Pharmacokinetics. Techniques of pesticide residues analysis. European action plans and national low concerning pesticides and biocides.

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE §  Power point, videos

§  e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Laboratory courses 26
Essay 15
Independent study 45
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

Written exams at the end of the semester both on theoretical and practical courses.

 

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
§  Jørgen Stenersen, Chemical Pesticides Mode of Action and Toxicology, CRC Press ISBN 9780748409105 – CAT# TF2265