|SCHOOL||AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES|
|LEVEL OF STUDIES||7|
If the ECTS Credits are distributed in distinct parts of the course e.g. lectures, labs etc. If the ECTS Credits are awarded to the whole course, then please indicate the teaching hours per week and the corresponding ECTS Credits.
|TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK||ECTS CREDITS|
|Lectures and laboratory course||5||5|
|Please, add lines if necessary. Teaching methods and organization of the course are described in section 4.|
Background, General Knowledge, Scientific Area, Skill Development
|TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE:||Greek|
|COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS:||Yes (in English)|
- LEARNING OUTCOMES
|Please describe the learning outcomes of the course: Knowledge, skills and abilities acquired after the successful completion of the course.|
|· Upon the completion of the course the students will have acquired knowledge on ecotoxicity and environmental threats, methodologies to measure ecotoxicity and will be able to propose solutions on environmental issues|
|Name the desirable general skills upon successful completion of the module|
|Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information,
Adaptation to new situations
Working in an international environment
Working in an interdisciplinary environment
Production of new research ideas
|Project design and management
Equity and Inclusion
Respect for the natural environment
Demonstration of social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues
Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning
|· Independent work
· Literature search, data analysis and synthesis
· Development of inductive reasoning
- COURSE CONTENT
|1. Trophic levels,
2. Interactions with environmental contaminants.
3. Ecotoxicology and chemical-biological analysis (Definitions).
4. Properties of ecotoxic substances, relation to ecosystem response.
5. Ecotoxicity parameters.
6. Main ecotoxic substances in agriculture.
7. Distribution of ecotoxic substances in the environment.
8. Chemical transformation, biotransformation and degradation.
9. Dose response curves in ecotoxicology.
10. Organism responses (absorption of toxic substances, isolation of toxic substances, excretion of toxic substances, cancerogenicity, mutagenicity, teratogenicity.
11. Effects on respiration, photosynthesis, nutrition, growth, reproduction. Bioaccumulation, biomagnification and bioconcentration of toxic substances.
12. Acute and chronic effects of toxic substances.
13. Toxicity tests in Ecotoxicology. Bioindicators and biomarkers
- LEARNING & TEACHING METHODS – EVALUATION
Face to face, Distance learning, etc.
|Face to face|
|USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT)
Use of ICT in Teaching, in Laboratory Education, in Communication with students
|· Power point, videos
The ways and methods of teaching are described in detail.
Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory Exercise, Field Exercise, Bibliographic research & analysis, Tutoring, Internship (Placement), Clinical Exercise, Art Workshop, Interactive learning, Study visits, Study / creation, project, creation, project. Etc.
The supervised and unsupervised workload per activity is indicated here, so that total workload per semester complies to ECTS standards.
Description of the evaluation process
Assessment Language, Assessment Methods, Formative or Concluding, Multiple Choice Test, Short Answer Questions, Essay Development Questions, Problem Solving, Written Assignment, Essay / Report, Oral Exam, Presentation in audience, Laboratory Report, Clinical examination of a patient, Artistic interpretation, Other/Others
Please indicate all relevant information about the course assessment and how students are informed
Written exams at the end of the semester both on theoretical and practical courses.
- SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
|§ Book : Γενική τοξικολογία-Ουσίες, δράσεις, περιβάλλον, Reichl F. X. Λεπτομέρειες
§ Additional learning material:
§ C.H. Walker, R.M. Sibly, S.P. Hopkin, D.B. Peakall Principles of Ecotoxicology, Fourth Edition. CRC Press, ISBN 9781439862667 – CAT# K12907.
§ Book : ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΙΚΗ ΧΗΜΕΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΟΙΚΟΤΟΞΙΚΟΛΟΓΙΑ, Αθ. ΒΑΛΑΒΑΝΙΔΗΣ, Θωμαίς ΒΛΑΧΟΓΙΑΝΝΗ Λεπτομέρειες
ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE
Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations
|Teacher (full name):||Zisis Vryzas|
|Supervisors: (1)||Christos Alexoudis|
|Evaluation methods: (2)||Written examination with distance learning methos (e-class, Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams), provided that the integrity and reliability of the examination are ensured|
|Implementation Instructions: (3)||The examination of the course is carried out on a scheduled day, according to the examination program of the Department, through e-class and Skype for Business or MS Teams. Students must accept the terms and conditions (https://students.duth.gr) for their participation to distance examination process and have been registered to the e-class course page (https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01188/ ). Students must connect to Skype for Business or MS teams, for identification reasons via the link provided through e-class platform. The exam lasts 15 minutes and each student should answer 20 questions. Detailed information is provided in the beginning of the examination period, through e-class, to all students registered in the course.|