|SCHOOL||AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES|
|LEVEL OF STUDIES||7|
|COURSE TITLE||Aromatic Plants and Essential Oils|
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|
|Please, add lines if necessary. Teaching methods and organization of the course are described in section 4.|
Background, General Knowledge, Scientific Area, Skill Development
|TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE:||Greek|
|COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS:||NO (in English)|
|COURSE URL:||http://www.agro.duth.gr/undergraduate/program/ AGRON1004.shtml|
- 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
|Name the desirable general skills upon successful completion of the module|
|Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information,
Adaptation to new situations
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
Demonstration of social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues
Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning
|· Autonomous work
· Search, analysis, and synthesis of data and information, using the necessary technologies
· Promotion of inductive thinking
- 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
- LEARNING & TEACHING METHODS – EVALUATION
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
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.
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
- 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|
|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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
|FACULTY||AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES & FORESTRY|
|LEVEL OF STUDIES||Undergraduate|
|COURSE TITLE||Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions|
|INDIVINDUAL TEACHING ACTIVITIES||WEEKLY TEACHING HOURS||ECTS|
|Lectures and Exercises||5||5|
|COURSE TYPE:||Specialization Optional|
|LESSON OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS||Yes|
- LEARNING RESULTS
|The main goal of the course is to provide an overview of the biology of host-microbe interactions at the molecular level.
|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.
- 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
- 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|
(25 hours per credit unit)
|Final written exams and optional project at the end of the semester|
- RECOMMENDED BIBLIOGRAPHY
|1 Agrios G., «Phytopathology»
2. Watson James, κ.α., «Recombinant DNA»
|SCHOOL||AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES|
|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|
|LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS)||Greek|
|THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS||–|
|COURSE WEBSITE (URL)||https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01233/|
|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.|
|§ Independent work
§ Literature search, data analysis and synthesis
§ Development of inductive reasoning
- 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,
– crop establishment,
– cultivation treatments (fertilization, irrigation, weed control, mulching, pruning, use of plant growth regulators, frost protection etc.),
– physiological abnormalities,
– post-harvest treatments, and
– nutritional value of vegetables.
- TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
|DELIVERING METHOD||In classroom|
|IT USE||§ Power point, videos
|TEACHING ORGANIZATION||Activity||Semester workload
(25-hour workload per credit unit)
|Presentations of assignments and written exams at the end of the semester. Exams on practical courses include identification of vegetable species.|
- PROPOSED LITERATURE
|· Βιβλίο : Η τεχνική της καλλιέργειας των κηπευτικών στα θερμοκήπια, Ολύμπιος Χρίστος Μ. Λεπτομέρειες
· Βιβλίο : Η Τεχνική της Καλλιέργειας των Υπαίθριων Κηπευτικών, Ολύμπιος Χρήστος Λεπτομέρειες
More literature sources will be available to the students during the semester.
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.
Upon the completion of the course the students should have comprehended:
- Main principles of seed reproduction
- The significance of tests of seed quality