Special issues of Agricultural Extension


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL 7
COURSE CODE ECO1009 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)
  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 In classroom
IT USE
  • Power point, videos
  • e-class
TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 52
Laboratory courses 0
Written assignement 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE

 

Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations

 

Teacher (full name): Christos Karelakis
Contact details: chkarel@agro.duth.gr
Supervisors: (1) No
Evaluation methods:(2) Written examination with distance through e-class and Microsoft Teams, provided that the integrity and reliability of the examination are ensured
Implementation Instructions: (3) The examination will be carried out through written assignments and open-ended and multiple choice questions in e-class and Microsoft Teams on the scheduled date.

A. Microsoft Teams

The Microsoft Teams link is created on the course page on the platform and exclusively in the institutional accounts of those who have registered for the course and have learned the terms of distance education.

Students must log in to the Microsoft Teams room through their institutional account, otherwise they will NOT be able to participate. They will be identified using their institutional account.

B. e-class

At the same time, they must log in to the e-class using their institutional account and go to the course page (prerequisite to have registered for the course)

The exam lasts 30 minutes and each student must answer four open-ended questions, equally graded and accounted for 40% of the final grade. Written assignments account for 60% of the final grade.

 

Food Packaging


  1. COURSE OUTLINE
    1. GENERAL
    SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
    DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
    LEVEL OF STUDIES 7
    COURSE CODE FOOD0018 SEMESTER 6th – 8th
    COURSE TITLE Food Packaging
    TEACHING ACTIVITIES
    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.    
    COURSE TYPE

    Background, General Knowledge, Scientific Area, Skill Development

    Scientific area
    PREREQUISITES:

     

    TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE: Greek
    COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS: No
    COURSE URL: http://www.agro.duth.gr/undergraduate/record/FOOD0018.shtml
    1. LEARNING OUTCOMES
    Learning Outcomes
    Please describe the learning outcomes of the course: Knowledge, skills and abilities acquired after the successful completion of the course.
    ·          Understand the importance of packaging in food production, preservation and distribution.

    ·         Familiarize with the various packaging materials.

    ·         Comprehend the methods used to study the interactions between the packaging materials and food content.

    ·         To be aware for the environmental impact from food packaging

    General Skills
    Name the desirable general skills upon successful completion of the module
    Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information,

    ICT Use

    Adaptation to new situations

    Decision making

    Autonomous work

    Teamwork

    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

    Sustainability

    Demonstration of social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

    Critical thinking

    Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning

    ·         Independent and team work

    ·         Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information, ICT Use

    ·         Development of inductive reasoning

    ·         Critical thinking

     

     

    1. COURSE CONTENT
    1.  Introduction in food packaging (History, purpose)

    2. Properties of materials used in food packaging

    3. Glass

    4. Metal

    5. Paper

    6. Plastic

    7. Aseptic packaging

    8. Safety, durability

    9. Interaction of food packaging materials with the food

    10. Methods of food packaging

    11. Active & intelligent packaging

    12. Environmental perspectives

    13.  Trends and innovation in food packaging

     

    1. LEARNING & TEACHING METHODS – EVALUATION
    TEACHING METHOD
    Face to face, Distance learning, etc.
    Face to face (distance learning in emergency situations)

     

    USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT)
    Use of ICT in Teaching, in Laboratory Education, in Communication with students
    MS Power point

    MS Excel

    Statistical and Curve fitting software

    Duth e-class

    MS Teams for distance learning

    TEACHING ORGANIZATION

    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.

    Activity Workload/semester
    Lectures 39
    Laboratory courses 26
    Individual written assignments 15
    Independent study 45
    Course total 125
    Student Evaluation

    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 

    ·         Submitted weekly assignments 20% of the final score

    ·         Written exams at the end of the semester (multiple- choice questions) 80% of the final score

     

    Students are aware of the process from the start of the semester and are constantly informed via the e-class platform.

    1. SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
    1. Food packaging, Bloukas I, Stamoulis Publ. (In Greek)

    2. Food packaging, Papadakis S, Tziola Publ. (In Greek)

    3. Food Packaging Technology. R. Coles, D. McDowell, M. Kirwan. Blackwell Publishing.

     

     

     

     

    ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE

     

    Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations

     

    Teacher (full name): Athanasios Alexopoulos
    Contact details: alexopo@agro.duth.gr, 2552041169, e-class
    Supervisors: (1) No
    Evaluation methods: (2) Written assignments and final exercises
    Implementation Instructions: (3) Written assignments should be uploaded in e-class platform until the day of the final exams.

    Final exams (multiple choice questions) will be accessible via e-class platform at the specific date and time.

    In the case of difficulties with the platform, please contact Prof. Alexopoulos as soon as possible.

     

    • Please write YES or NO
    • Note down the evaluation methods used by the teacher, e.g.
    • written assignment or/and exercises
    • written or oral examination with distance learning methods, provided that the integrity and reliability of the examination are ensured.
    • In the Implementation Instructions section, the teacher notes down clear instructions to the students:

     

    1. a) in case of written assignment and / or exercises: the deadline (e.g. the last week of the semester), the means of submission, the grading system, the grade percentage of the assignment in the final grade and any other necessary information.
    2. b) in case of oral examination with distance learning methods: the instructions for conducting the examination (e.g. in groups of X people), the way of administration of the questions to be answered, the distance learning platforms to be used, the technical means for the implementation of the examination (microphone, camera, word processor, internet connection, communication platform), the hyperlinks for the examination, the duration of the exam, the grading system, the percentage of the oral exam in the final grade, the ways in which the inviolability and reliability of the exam are ensured and any other necessary information.
    3. c) in case of written examination with distance learning methods: the way of administration of the questions to be answered, the way of submitting the answers, the duration of the exam, the grading system, the percentage of the written exam of the exam in the final grade, the ways in which the integrity and reliability of the exam are ensured and any other necessary information.

    There should be an attached list with the Student Registration Numbers only of students eligible to participate in the examination.

Financial Management


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL ACTICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
LEVEL OF STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE
COURSE CODE ECO0013 SEMESTER 6th/8th
COURSE TITLE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
INTEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES
in case that the ECTS credits are awarded in distinctive parts of the class, etc: lectures, laboratorial exercises. When the credit units are awarded for the total class, write the weekly teaching hours and the total ECTS credits
WEEKLY TEACHING HOURS ECTS CREDITS
Lectures and Laboratory Exercises / Practice Exercises 4 5
     
     
COURSE TYPE

Background, General Knowledge, Scientific Area, Skill Development

SCIENTIFIC AREA / DIRECTION
PREREQUISITES:

 

TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE: GREEK
COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS: NO
COURSE URL: https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01246/

 

  1. LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning Outcomes
 

The aim of the course is to equip students with the basic concepts of financial management and in particular financial institutions, financial statement analysis, as well as costs, risk and capital management.

 

By the end of this course the students will be able to:

 

Know and understand the basic concepts of financial management
Apply the basic principles of financial management to agricultural enterprises
Have understood and appreciated the importance of risk analysis in decision making
Combine their knowledge and examine branches of the agri-food sector
Analyze and interpret financial statements
Compile / analyze ratios and balance sheets of companies mainly in the agri-food sector

 

General Skills
 

Individual work
Team project
Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information, using the necessary technologies
Decision making
Working in an international environment
Production of new research ideas
Exercise criticism and self – criticism

 

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
Week            Thematic Lecture Unit

 

1. Basic concepts and definitions
2. Principles and methods of financial management
3. Analysis of net cash flows
4. Dead spot analysis
5. Sensitivity analysis
6. Basic financial statements
7. Analysis and evaluation of indicators
8. Analysis of financial status
9. Valuation of bonds. Stocks. Stock valuation models.
10. Leverage – Profitability
11. Financial institutions, organizations and tools.
12. Management of invested funds for maximum return and sufficient liquidity
13. Cost, risk and return on capital

 

Week            Thematic Lab Unit

 

1. Time value of money
2. Risk measurement – Scenarios
3. Analysis of net cash flows
4. Dead spot analysis
5. Sensitivity analysis
6. Basic financial statements
7. Analysis and evaluation of indicators
8. Analysis of financial statements
9. Bonds. Stocks.  Stock valuation models.
10. Leverage – Profitability
11. Financial institutions, organizations and related tools
12. Risk analysis with decision trees
13. Case studies

 

 

 

  1. LEARNING & TEACHING METHODS – EVALUATION
TEACHING METHOD In classroom face to face
USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT) E-class,  e-Media, power point
TEACHING ORGANIZATION
Activity Semester workload
Lectures 65
Literature analysis and in class presentation 10
Laboratory courses 15
Team projects in case studies 15
Independent study 20
   
Course total 125

 

 

STUDENT ASSESSMENT Written exams at the end of the semester (in Greek)

Students having ascertained dyslexia problems are examined with oral methods

Students have access to their essay at any time

  1. SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
– Suggested bibliography :

1. Noulas A. 2019. Financial management. Tziolas editions. Thessaloniki.

2. Vasileiou D., Ereiotis N. 2018. Financial management: Theory and Practice. Rosili editions. Athens.

 

– Related scientific journals :

Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking

 

 ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE

 Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations

Department: Agricultural Development
Course: Financial Management
Course code: ECO0010
Teacher: Garyfallos Arabatzis
Contact details: garamp@fmenr.duth.gr
Supervisors: (1)
Semester: 6th
Study level: (2) Undergraduate
Exams: (3) Written assignment and oral examination with distance learning methods (Microsoft Teams)
Exam implementation instructions: (4) The examinations will be carried out according to the examination program that will be announced by the secretariat of the Department

The total core of examinations include a) a 70% written assignment and b) 30% oral examination Microsoft Teams.

The examination in the course will be oral carried out using Microsoft Teams. The oral examination in the course will be carried out in groups of 5 people (30 minutes per group) according to the order in which the Number of Student Record of the participants appear in the attached list (examination program).

The link of the Microsoft Teams meeting will be sent to students via e-class, exclusively to the institutional accounts of those who have registered for the course and have learned the terms of distance teaching

Students will have to log in to the examination room through their institutional account, otherwise they will not be able to participate. They will also participate in the examination with a camera which they will have opened during the examination. Before the start of the exam, students will show their identity card to the camera, so that they can be identified

Each student should answer in 4 questions. Each of the questions is scored with 0.75 credits

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.