Pests of Stored Products & of Medicinal Importance


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE AGRON1009 SEMESTER   6th / 8th
COURSE TITLE PEST OF STORED PRODUCTS AND OF MEDICAL IMPORTANCE
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course 5 5
COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes (English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01153/

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
After this course the students will be able to:

1.Understand the main aspects of the biology, ecology and ethology of stored product and structural pests (insects, mites, vertebrates)

2.Oganize a plan for applying the different available methods and tools for pest control for stored product and structural pests. 3.Understand the main aspects of the biology, ecology and ethology of insect and mites species of medical importance.

4.Organize the use of available technology in pest management for insect and mites species of medical importance.

General capabilities
  • Independent work
  • Literature search, data analysis and synthesis
  • Development of inductive reasoning
  1. COURSE CONTENT
Morphology, biology, ecology and management of the main stored product pests and insects of medical importance.
  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
Written 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
  • ELDRIDGE B.F. & EDMAN J.D. 2004. MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY: A TEXTBOOK ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND VETERINARY PROBLEMS CAUSED BY ARTHROPODS. KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL. NETHERLANDS.
  • HAGSTRUM D.W. & SUBRAMANYAM B. 2006. FUNDAMENTALS OF STORED-PRODUCT ENTOMOLOGY. AACC INTERNATIONAL. USA.
  • ROBINSON W.H. 2005. HANDBOOK OF URBAN INSECTS AND ARACHNIDS. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS. CAMBRIDGE.
  • SUBRAMANYAM B. 1996. INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF INSECTS IN STORED PRODUCTS. MARCEL DEKKER. U.S.A.

Supplementary literature sources will be available during the course through e-class.