Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorParaskevi Malea
Course ID40001179

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīma Viologías (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 4
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses745

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
General Prerequisites
Prerequisite courses are not applied in the current (2012) Biology School Undergraduate Program. However, teachers do recommended knowledge and skills acquired in courses such as: Plant Physiology, Oceanography, Cell and tissue Biology
Learning Outcomes
This course aims in understanding key issues in land and aquatic plant responses to abiotic stress (e.g.water deficit,salinity,metals,light,oxygen,nutrients,ultraviolet irradiance)and the response(morphological, physiological and biochemical adaptation)and stategies-mechanisms of plants to abiotic stress. Students will become familiar with examples on environmental effects on plant physiology, with techniques of plant ecophysiology (e.g. fluorescence, spectrophotometry) and finally raise awareness on human interventions in land and aquatic environments.Practical laboratory exersice (laboratory precedure, preparation and presentation of short essays, familiarity with literature search, study books and articles).
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Land and aquatic plant responses to abiotic stress.Stategies and mechanisms of plants to abiotic stress. Water deficit and plant tolerance to drought and frost. Effects of salinity on plants and mechanisms of acclimation and tolerance in saline soils. Osmotic adjustment and its role in tolerance to drought and salinity.Response of plants in oxygen deficiency. Heat stress and plant acclimation. Oxidative stress. Acid rain and its effects on plants.Harmful effects of ultraviolet irradiance in plants.Heavy metals: ion availability and their role in plant metabolism, response (morphological, physiological and biochemical adaptation) of plants, mechanisms and strategies of plants to metal toxicity. Response of aquatic plants to light and nutrients deficit and stress.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Interactive excersises
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Power point oral presentations students, use of electronic databases, students collaboration via e-mail.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work241.0
Reading Assigment522.1
Written assigments160.6
Student Assessment
1. Written examination on course material (80% of final grade). Exams based on multiple choice test and answering questions of knowledge or critical thinking. 2. Practical laboratory exersice (laboratory precedure, preparation and presentation of short essays, familiarity with literature search, study books and articles)(20% of final grade).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Προτείνεται επιλογή των παρακάτω συγγραμμάτων(ΕΥΔΟΞΟΣ) Βιβλίο [557]: ΦΥΣΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΚΑΤΑΠΟΝΗΣΕΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΦΥΤΩΝ, Γεώργιος Α. Καραμπουρνιώτης Βιβλίο [329]: ΦΥΣΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΦΥΤΩΝ, ΡΟΥΜΠΕΛΑΚΗ-ΑΓΓΕΛΑΚΗ ΚΑΛΛΙΟΠΗ (επιμ.)
Additional bibliography for study
Επιπλέον δίνονται σε ηλεκτρονική μορφή: 'Σημειώσεις για το Μάθημα της Περιβαλλοντικής Φυσιολογίας Φυτών', 2012. Π. Μαλέα, σελ. 121. καθώς και σύγχρονη ξενόγλωσση βιβλιογραφία.
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