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.

Economics of the European Integration


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL 7
COURSE CODE ECO1009 SEMESTER 8th
COURSE TITLE Economics of the European Integration
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) http://www.agro.duth.gr/undergraduate/program/ECO1009.shtml

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
After having attended the course, the student is expected to be familiar with the basic concepts regarding:

  • The structure and organisation of the European Union
  • The principles, function and implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy and more specifically,
  • The principles and concepts of CMO’s (common market organisations) of agricultural products
  • The reforms of the CAP along with the current state and applicable schemes.
General capabilities
  • Independent work
  • Literature search, data analysis and synthesis
  • Development of inductive reasoning

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
European Union, Common Agricultural Policy, Common Market Organizations (CMO) Common measures of CMO’s, CMO of agricultural and animal products, CMO of the fisheries sector, Reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy, Pillar I and II, Decoupled payments scheme, Agricultural Development.

 

  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 0
Written assignement 15
Independent study 71
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
  • “Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση και Κοινή Αγροτική Πολιτική”, Σέμος Α, Εκδόσεις ΖΗΤΗ, Θεσσαλονίκη.
  • “Νέα Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση, Οργάνωση και Πολιτικές”, Μαραβέγιας Ν, Τσινισιζέλης Μ, Εκδόσεις Θεμέλιο, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2007.

 

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 via 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)

https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01144/

The exam lasts 20 minutes and each student must answer 10 multiple choice questions, without a negative grade, which are graded with 0.5. In addition, two questions to be developed (free text) graded 2.5.

 

Investment Evaluation – Agricultural Funding


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE ECO0010 SEMESTER 7th
COURSE TITLE Agricultural Finance – Investment evaluation
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/ECO0010.shtml

 

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

– understand the investment process and the economic objectives of the farm.

– analyse investment-related cash flows considering the effects of taxes, inflation and uncertainty.

– comprehend the determinants of optimal lifetime and replacement of real assets.

– understand the determinants of capital structure and proper capacity to analyse a situation when investment and financing decisions interact.

– comprehend the investment decision and the use of real options theory in the investment decision-making process.

General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
1.     Concepts systems and methods of agricultural financing,

2.     Classification of investments, the value of time,

3.     Measures for evaluating investments including fiscal and inflationary concerns,

4.     Economic lifetime and replacement decision analysis,

5.     Evaluating investment decisions under uncertainty,

6.     Portfolio theory and expected utility,

7.     Capital Asset Pricing Model,

8.     Arbitrage Pricing Model, Capital Structure,

9.     User Cost of Capital,

10.  Evaluating the interactive investment and financing decision,

11.  Option Theory,

12.  The investment processes

13.  Methods and criteria of agricultural investment

 

  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 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
·       Κ. Αραβώσης, “κατάρτιση και αξιολόγηση επενδυτικών σχεδίων και προγραμμάτων, Νομική Βιβλιοθήκη, Αθήνα, 2003.

·       Κ. Μέργος, “ Κοινωνικο-οικονομική αξιολόγηση επενδύσεων και πολιτικών”, Αθήνα, 2006

 

Agricultural Economic Development: Theory and Policy


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL 7
COURSE CODE ECO0018 SEMESTER 9th
COURSE TITLE Agricultural Economic Development (Theory and Policy)
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) http://www.agro.duth.gr/undergraduate/program/ECO0018.shtml

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
  • After having completed this course the student is expected to be familiar and able to comprehend:
  • Basic principles of economic development and agricultural development in specific.
  • Theories related to economic and agricultural development subjects.
  • Application and results with indices, research, measurement, programming and implementation of the agricultural development.
General capabilities
  • Independent work
  • Literature search, data analysis and synthesis
  • Development of inductive reasoning

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
 Theories of economic development, Objectives, forms and factors of economic development, Agriculture and the rural economic development, Aims,  objectives and theories of rural development, stages and factors of rural development, Measurement of rural development, Agriculture’s contribution to rural development, Technology and rural development, Rural development policy and programming.
  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 0
Written assignment 15
Independent study 71
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
  • Χ. Ζιωγάνας «Γεωργική Οικονομική Ανάπτυξη», Εκδόσεις ΖΗΤΗ, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2003

 

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 via 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)

https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01139/

The exam lasts 30 minutes and each student must answer 20 multiple choice questions, without a negative grade. Each of the questions is scored with 0.5.

 

 

Consumer Behavior


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE   ECO0017 SEMESTER  9th
COURSE TITLE CONSUMER BEHAVIOR
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures 4 5
COURSE TYPE Specialisation
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS No
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://agro.duth.gr/en/courses/consumer-behavior/

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Students will be able to:

(a) Apprehend and model consumer decision process, and be aware of the factors affecting purchase decision process.

(b) Have an integrated view of market characteristics and how these characteristics interact with consumer characteristics and purchase behaviour.

(c) Conceptualize the factors that influence consumer attitudes and consumption patterns.
(d)  Study the environmental influence and group reference and how they affect consumer behaviour.

 

General capabilities
  1. Independent work
  2. Literature search, data analysis and synthesis
  3. Development of inductive reasoning

 

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
  • Market and consumer behaviour – Market characteristics.
  • Market segmentation – Consumer needs – Consumer decision process – Modeling decision process.
  • Need recognition and search – Pre-purchase alternative evaluation – Purchase decision making process.
  • Consumption of products and services – Post purchase alternative evaluation.
  • Investigation of factors affecting consumer’s decision process.
  • Consumer Attitudes
  • Multi-attribute attitude models for exploring consumer attitudes – Prediction of consumer behaviour.
  • Product knowledge, purchase knowledge and usage knowledge.
  • The motivation process.
  • Personality values and lifestyle.
  • Information processing – Learning and environmental influence.
  • Special topics in consumer behavior (food acceptance and consumption, food evaluation, food promotion)
  • Case studies in consumption of foods and agricultural products .

 

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE
  1. Power point, videos
  2. e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 52
Written assignment – Presentation 33
Independent study 40
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

·         Written exams at the end of the semester

 

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
·         Siomkos GI. Consumer Behaviour and Marketing  Strategy. Stamouli Publications, 2011.

·         Baltas G., Papastathopoulou P. Consumer Behaviour. Rosili Publications, 2013.