Principles of Plant Pathology


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE B0024 SEMESTER   5th
COURSE TITLE PRINCIPLES OF PLANT PATHOLOGY
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course 5 (3+2) 5
COURSE TYPE Core
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS NO
COURSE WEBSITE (URL)
  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
After this course the students are expected to:

  1. Be familiar with basic concepts and terminology of the science of Plant Pathology.
  2. Be able to recognise symptoms of the major pathogens and/or abiotic factors causing plant diseases.
  3. To understand :
  • the meaning and the economic importance of plant diseases
  • the biology and ecology of plant pathogens
  • disease cycle and the factors affecting disease epidemiology
  • the diagnostic procedure (clinical and laboratory) of plant diseases
  • the basic measures for the control of plant diseases
General capabilities
  • Independent work.
  • Literature search, data analysis and synthesis.
  • Development of inductive reasoning.
  1. COURSE CONTENT
Introduction to the science of Plant Pathology, history and significance. Concepts and terminology. Symptomatology and causes of plant diseases. Classification of phytopathogenic parasitic agents (fungi, prokaryotes, viruses, parasitic higher plants). Parasitic relations and pathogenesis. Effect of host-pathogen-environment on disease development and epidemiology. Symptoms and causes of non-parasitic diseases. Principles and methods of plant disease diagnosis and management.
  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
Independent study 60
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.

 6. PROPOSED LITERATURE

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