Aromatic Plants and Essential Oils


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
LEVEL OF STUDIES 7
COURSE CODE AGRON1004 SEMESTER 7
COURSE TITLE Aromatic Plants and Essential Oils
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
  4 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

Orientation
PREREQUISITES:

 

TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE: Greek
COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS: NO (in English)
COURSE URL: http://www.agro.duth.gr/undergraduate/program/ AGRON1004.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.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to understand:

 

·      Specialized technical knowledge related to the cultivation of aromatic plants

 

·      Specialized problems that arise during the growth and development of the above plants and their solution with the best techniques

 

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

·         Autonomous work

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

·         Promotion of inductive thinking

  1. COURSE CONTENT
1.       – Importance of aromatic plants in the human diet

2.       Elements of the cultivation of aromatic plants

3.       – Essential oils – Role – Chemical composition – Properties

4.       – Essential oils – Degree of volatility – Effects & precautions

5.       – Oregano – species – cultivation practice – products

6.       – Lavender – species – cultivation practice – products

7.       – Basil – species – cultivation practice – products

8.       – Hops, mountain tea – cultivation practice – products

9.       – Hyssop, anise – cultivation practice – products

10.   – Turmeric, rosemary – cultivation practice – products

11.   – Sage, thyme – cultivation practice – products

12.   – Mint, capers – cultivation practice – products

13.   – Prospects for the cultivation of aromatic plants

  1. LEARNING & TEACHING METHODSEVALUATION
TEACHING METHOD
Face to face, Distance learning, etc.
Lectures in the classroom
USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT)
Use of ICT in Teaching, in Laboratory Education, in Communication with students
 
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 exercises in groups in the Lab. of Agronomy and in the University Farm 0
Independent Study 15
Total course

(25 hours of workload per credit unit)

71
   

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 

The evaluation of students is carried out as follows:

• Language of assessment: Greek

• Written evaluation in the theoretical part at the end of the semester

  1. SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Selected textbooks in the Eudoxus system

 

Δόρδας, Χ. 2012. «Αρωματικά και Φαρμακευτικά Φυτά», Εκδόσεις ΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΗ ΠΑΙΔΕΙΑ, Θεσσαλονίκη

 

Additional bibliographic resources will be available to students during the course

 

 

 

 

ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE

 

Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations

 

Teacher (full name): Christos Damalas
Contact details: cdamalas@agro.duth.gr
Supervisors: (1) YES
Evaluation methods: (2)
Implementation Instructions: (3) The examination in the course will take place through the e-class and Skype for Business platform

 

Students should connect to the e-class with the use of their institutional account and go to the course page (it is a prerequisite to have registered for the course) https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01251/ and to the section “EXERCISES”, where they will be given the exam form which they will fill in electronically

At the same time, students should log in to Skype for Business, following the link posted in the announcements of the course on the e-class platform

 

Each student will have to answer 25 multiple-choice questions, each of the questions being scored 0.4 and there will be a negative score for the wrong answers (not for the blank ones) equal to the correct answer

 

The duration of the examinations will be 25 minutes

 

Beneficiaries of participation in examinations

On the page of the course in the e-class and in the section “DOCUMENTS” before the examination period, a list will be posted with the AEM of the beneficiaries to participate in the examination. This list will be updated by the day of the beginning of the examination period.

 

In order for the student to participate in the examinations, he/she must have read and accepted the terms of his/her participation in the examination process. This can be done through the page https://students.duth.gr and from the menu “Service”, by going to the option “Participation in the next exam period”. In addition, he/she must have registered for the course on the e-class page

 

  • 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.

Molecular Plant – Microbe Interactions


  1. GENERAL
FACULTY AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES & FORESTRY
DEPT. AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
    LEVEL OF STUDIES Undergraduate
                   COURSE CODE AGRON1022                       SEMESTER 6th/8th
                COURSE TITLE Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions
INDIVINDUAL TEACHING ACTIVITIES WEEKLY TEACHING HOURS ECTS
Lectures and Exercises 5 5
COURSE TYPE: Specialization Optional
                 PRECONDITION LESSONS: None
                            TUTORIAL LANGUAGE: Greek
LESSON OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes
URL

 

  1. LEARNING RESULTS
Learning Results
The main goal of the course is to provide an overview of the biology of host-microbe interactions at the molecular level.

 

General skills
By the end of the course the students are expected to know the plant disease resistance mechanisms as well as the respective invasion mechanisms used by pathogens at genetic and molecular levels. In addition, they should be able to follow any research development in those fields and comprehend the methods employed in plant breeding cultivars resistant to pathogens via the exploitation of molecules based on the study of plant-microbe interactions.to provide the students with a concise review of the molecular biology of plants and microorganisms like fungi, bacteria and viruses.

 

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
Introduction– The concept of plant disease: parasitism and symbiosis, Mechanisms of constitutive and induced plant resistance towards microbes, Molecular plant microbe interactions.

Mechanisms of plant resistance– The molecular basis of plant reaction towards invasion by microbes, Detection of plant disease resistance genes, Genetics of plant disease resistance

Recognition process and signaling in host-pathogen systems – Model systems for studying molecular plant-pathogen interactions

Local and systemic plant disease resistance – Plant mechanisms involved in resistance/ susceptibility to pathogens, Molecular mechanisms of systemic acquired resistance (salicylic acid, jasmonic acid and ethylene as plant disease resistance inducers)

Plant – virus interactions – Viral virulence factors, proteins and microRNAs involved in plant viral infections

Mechanisms involved in plant bacterial diseases – Bacterial virulence factors involved in plant bacterial diseases, Mechanisms involved in pathogenesis by plant bacteria, Bacterial effectors and secretion mechanisms, Genetics of host specificity

Infection mechanisms in plant – fungi pathosystems – Molecular signal transduction in plant – pathogenic fungi interactions, Genetic analysis of the interactions in the pathosystem between the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and the oomycete Hyaloperonospora parasitica

Molecular signal transduction in the interaction between plants and symbiotic microbes – Symbiosis vs defense: two sides of the same coin, Interactions in the symbiosis between legumes and nitrogen fixing bacteria, Interactions between plants and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, The use of beneficial microbes in agriculture

 

 

  1. INFORMATIVE AND LEARNING EVALUATION METHODS
WAY OF TEACHING In classroom presentations and theoretical exercises
USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES ICT use (power point)
TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Amount of activity in Semester
Lectures 39
Exercises 26
Team exercises 35
Individual research 25
Total

(25 hours per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT EVALUATION

 

Final written exams and optional project at the end of the semester

 

  1. RECOMMENDED BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 Agrios G., «Phytopathology»

2. Watson James, κ.α., «Recombinant DNA»

 

 

 

 

Specialized Vegetable Crop Production


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE AGRON0003 SEMESTER 7th, 9th
COURSE TITLE SPECIALIZED VEGETABLE CROP PRODUCTION
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
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01233/

TEACHING OUTCOMES

Teaching outcomes
The main purpose of the course is to train students in the applied cultivation techniques of the main vegetables produced in Greece, outdoors and in the greenhouse. Moreover, students will become capable to identify the main vegetable species.
General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
Applied outdoor cultivation techniques of the main vegetable species (tomato, pepper, eggplant, potato, onion, asparagus, lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, cucumber, watermelon, spinach, beans).
In each species reference is made to the following:
– classification, origin, current crop distribution, botanical characters,
– climate and soil requirements,
– soil preparation,
– propagation,
– varieties,
– crop establishment,
– cultivation treatments (fertilization, irrigation, weed control, mulching, pruning, use of plant growth regulators, frost protection etc.),
– physiological abnormalities,
– harvest,
– post-harvest treatments, and

– nutritional value of vegetables.

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE §  Power point, videos

§  e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Assignment 15
Applied exercises 26
Independent study 45
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

Presentations of assignments and written exams at the end of the semester. Exams on practical courses include identification of vegetable species.

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
·    Βιβλίο [68402220]: Η τεχνική της καλλιέργειας των κηπευτικών στα θερμοκήπια, Ολύμπιος Χρίστος Μ. Λεπτομέρειες

·    Βιβλίο [68403533]: Η Τεχνική της Καλλιέργειας των Υπαίθριων Κηπευτικών, Ολύμπιος Χρήστος Λεπτομέρειες

More literature sources will be available to the students during the semester.

Seed Production & Certification


COURSE CONTENT

Seed production organizations, seed structure and growth, seed field zones and isolation, seed germination physiology, seed viability and germination capacity, seed storage and treatment, seed cleaning, seed sampling, seed certification, seed production in self- and cross- pollinated species, in vitro plant reproduction.

TEACHING OUTCOMES

Upon the completion of the course the students should have comprehended:

  • Main principles of seed reproduction
  • The significance of tests of seed quality