Course Information
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID180000037

Class Information
Academic Year2012 – 2013
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Cognitive: Acquaintance of students with basic knowledge of plant biology: morphology, anatomy and basic function (cellular and subcellular) of plants. Main principles of plant classification. Understanding and use of scientific names. Distinction of the natural groups of medicinal plants (plants with biologically active agents), based on their morphological and chemical diagnostic features. Skills: Use of the light microscope for observing and identifying plant cells, tissues and organs. Acquisition of skills in hand-preparing microscopic slides of plant material and interpretation of the observed image. Use of stereoscope for observation of macroscopic features that distinguish the major families of medicinal plants. Collection, taxonomic identification and preservation of plant specimens.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Part Α: Introduction to Plant Biology. Origin, evolution and chemical composition of plants and the uses of plants by people (nutrition, energy, medicine). The typical plant cell. Subcellular organelles and structures with emphasis on cell wall, vacuoles and plastids. The plant tissues: meristems, epidermis, periderm, parenchyma, supporting, vascular tissues and special emphasis on secretory tissues. Organization of the plant body. The stem: morphology, primary and secondary structure, modifications. The leaf: morphology, structure, growth and modifications. The root: morphology, primary and secondary structure, modifications. The flower: morphology, development, structure, pollination and fertilization. The fruit: types, development, structure. The seed: morphology, structure, formation of the embryo and endosperm, seed dispersal and germination. Part Β: Historical overview of the use of medicinal plants in relation to their classification. Basic principles of scientific nomenclature and classification of plants. The "box-within-a box 'method of classification. The species as a basic taxonomic unit. The distinction of plants into Divisions. The three Subdivions of Spermatophyta. The classes and subclasses of Magnoliophytina (Angiosperms). Diagnostic morphological features of the main families of medicinal plants. Representative species of medicinal plants, their biologically active ingredients and pharmaceutical uses.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
α) Lectures: Power point oral presentations. The presentations and the announcements were posted on the website of the Department of Pharmacy b) Laboratory exercises: Laboratory exercises in small groups, once a week for each group, in rooms M3 and M4 on the 5th floor Building of Biology/Pharmacy School. Use of light microscopes and stereoscopes. Students are required to attend all laboratory exercises (two hours/week).
Course Organization
Laboratory Work180.6
Student Assessment
Assessment Methods: Part A. Written examination (80%), laboratory exams (20%). Written exams are based on both multiple choice questions and critical thinking questions. Part B. Five questions, graded according to their difficulty. The form of questions in PART B is found on the website of the Department of Pharmacy. Oral exams, based on the dried plant specimen collection created by each student (10% of final grade). They are conducted within the examination periods, before the written exams. The exact date and time are announced on the website of the Department of Pharmacy.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
A. MEΡΟΣ 1. Μορφολογία και Ανατομία Φυτών Έκδοση: 015/1994 Συγγραφείς: ΣΤΥΛΙΑΝΟΣ Γ. ΔΕΛΗΒΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ ISBN: 960-317-015-1 Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): Αικατερίνη Σιμώνη 2. Βοτανική - Μορφολογία και Ανατομία Φυτών Έκδοση: Β' ΕΚΔΟΣΗ/2003 Συγγραφείς: ΑΡΤΕΜΙΟΣ ΜΠΟΖΑΜΠΑΛΙΔΗΣ ISBN: 960-312-015-4 Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): ΑΡΤΕΜΙΟΣ ΜΠΟΖΑΜΠΑΛΙΔΗΣ Β. ΜΕΡΟΣ 1. Συστηματική Βοτανική: Φυλογενετική-Φαινετική Προσέγγιση της Ταξινόμησης των Φυτικών Οργανισμών Έκδοση: 1/2004 Συγγραφείς: ΜΠΑΜΠΑΛΩΝΑΣ Δ., ΚΟΚΚΙΝΗ Σ. ISBN: 960-86090-3-8 Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): ΧΑΡΑΛΑΜΠΟΣ ΝΙΚ. ΑΪΒΑΖΗΣ Part Α. 1. Morphology and Plant Anatomy Edition: 015/1994 Author: Stylianos G. Delivopoulos ISBN: 960-317-015-1 Copyright: A. Simoni 2. Botany. Morphology and Anatomy of Plants Edition: 2011 Author: Artemios Bosabalidis ISBN: 978-960-12-2047-5 Copyright: University Studio Press Part Β. 1. Systematic Botany: Phylogenetic-Phenetic Approach to Classification of Plant Organisms Edition: 1/2004 Authors: BABALONAS D., S. KOKKINI ISBN: 960-86090-3-8 Copyright: Charalampos NIK. AIVAZIS
Last Update