Special issues of Agricultural Extension


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE ECO1016 SEMESTER 6th , 8th
COURSE TITLE Special issues of Agricultural Extension
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures 4 5
COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes (in English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://agro.duth.gr/en/courses/special-issues-of-agricultural-extension/
  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
After having attended the course, the student is expected to be familiar with the basic concepts regarding:

‣            The role of agricultural applications and their contribution to rural development.

‣            Present and analyze modern agricultural applications that enhance research and innovation.

General capabilities
§  Autonomous Work

§  Teamwork

§  Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information using the necessary technologies

§  Promote inductive thinking

  1. COURSE CONTENT
  1. The role of agricultural extensionists in modern agriculture and their advisory action.
  2. Information to farmers and information agencies.
  3. Modern agricultural applications
  4. Ιnnovation in agriculture.
  5. Application and diffusion of innovations.
  6. Precision Agriculture – concept and key technologies.
  7. Agricultural applications and sustainable development.
  8. The role of opinion leaders in the agricultural field.
  9. Tools for updating and communicating innovative practices.
  10. Conditions for successful cooperation between information and information institutions and farmers.
  11. Case studies.
  12. Case studies.
  13. Case studies.

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD Online lectures-Microsoft Teams
IT USE Powerpoint, videos

e-class

Microsoft Teams

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload
Lectures 52
Laboratory courses 0
Written assignment 33
Independent study 40
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

The evaluation of the students is made:

• Written exams at the end of the semester.

• With the delivery and presentation of the assignment.

 PROPOSED LITERATURE

  • Leeuwis C, Van den Ban A. Communication for Rural Innovation: Rethinking Agricultural Extension, 3rd Edition, 2004, σελ. 424.
  •  Σιάρδος Γ. Γεωργικές εφαρμογές. Εκδόσεις Ζήτη, 1993, σελ. 360.

 

 

Food Packaging


  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE FOOD0018 SEMESTER 6th / 8th
COURSE TITLE Food Packaging
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 (in English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) http://www.agro.duth.gr/undergraduate/record/FOOD0018.shtml

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
After this course the students will be able to:
(a) Understand the importance of packaging in food production, preservation and distribution.
(b) Familiarize with the various packaging materials.(c) Comprehend the methods used to study the interactions between the packaging materials and food content.
General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
-Evolution, Object, Contribution of packaging to food preservation
– Plastic packaging I (production, properties)
– Plastic packaging II (advantages, disadvantages, health issues, environment)
– Metal packaging (production, properties, advantages, disadvantages)
– Glass packaging (production, properties, advantages, disadvantages)
– Paper packaging (production, properties, advantages, disadvantages)
– Aseptic packaging (description, evolution, applications, properties)
– Modified Atmosphere Packaging (definition, development, applications, properties)
– Active and intelligent packaging
– Migration of substances to and from the package materials
– Consumer habits and food packaging
– Food and environmental packaging
– Trends and developments in food packaging

 

  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
Individual written assignments 15
Independent study 45
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

Mid-semester and final written examinations.

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
§  Food Packaging Technology. R. Coles, D. McDowell, M. Kirwan. Blackwell Publishing.

Beekeeping


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE AGRON1018 SEMESTER   6th / 8th
COURSE TITLE BEEKEEPING
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) https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01211/
  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Upon the completion of the course the students will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of the biology, ecology and ethology of honey bees.
  • Understand and present the basic beekeeping operations
General capabilities
  •  Independent work
  •  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis
  •  Development of inductive reasoning
  1. COURSE CONTENT
Biology, ecology, morphology, anatomy and systematics of honey bees. Beekeeping Equipment. Honey and Honey Plants. Bee products. Honey Bee pests and diseases (description and control options)
  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.

 PROPOSED LITERATURE

M. Begon, R.W. Howarth & C.R. Townsend 2014. Essentials of Ecology, 4th edition (2014), Wiley.

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

 

Farm Management and Organization


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE ECO0003 SEMESTER 6th
COURSE TITLE Farm management and Organization
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 No (in English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) http://www.agro.duth.gr/undergraduate/program/ECO0006.shtml

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
After having completed this course the student is expected to be familiar and able to comprehend:

  • techniques available to monitor, analyse and improve the financial performance of a farm business at both enterprise and whole-farm levels.
  • factors which affect the efficient use of the principal fixed farm resources – land, labour, machinery and capital.
  • practise the planning of the use of these resources in the preparation of a whole farm physical and financial plan.
  • skills of acquiring and analysing farm data, determining and presenting in written form recommended courses of action.
General capabilities
  • Independent work
  • Literature search, data analysis and synthesis
  • Development of inductive reasoning
  1. COURSE CONTENT
1. Concept, definition, organization and management of farms

2. Purpose and content of the organization and management of farms,

3. Planning the organization and management of farms

4. Organizing and managing applications for farms

5. Control of the organization and management of farms

6. Decision-making,

7. Methods of planning and reorganization of holdings,

8. Agricultural product pricing (concepts, definitions)

9. Agricultural product costing methods

10. Costing techniques),

11. Applications

12. Applications

13. Applicationσ

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE Powerpoint,

videos e-class

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Laboratory courses 15
Written assignement 15
Independent study 56
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
·       Μαρτίκα Βαρκιτζή, Το management στον αγροτικό χώρο, Εκδ. Γράφημα, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2006.

·       Παπαναγιώτου, “Οικονομική Παραγωγής γεωργικών Προϊόντων, Εκδ. Γράφημα, Θεσ/κη, 2005.

 

 

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.