AROMATIC AND MEDICINAL PLANTS

Course Information
TitleΑΡΩΜΑΤΙΚΑ-ΦΑΡΜΑΚΕΥΤΙΚΑ ΦΥΤΑ / AROMATIC AND MEDICINAL PLANTS
Code675Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID420001560

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
600119804
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Students should have basic knowledge of crop production.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. know the most important aromatic and medicinal plants and how they can be cultivated in Greece and utilized. 2. to know the botanical characteristics, adaptation, cultivation practices, nutrition, products, chemical composition and commercial aspects for the most important for Greek agriculture aromatic and medicinal plants.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Introduction, importance of aromatic and medicial plants, botanical description, ecological requirements. 2. Propagation, agricultural practices, weed control, irrigation, harvest. 3. Quality characteristics, essential oils, methods of extraction of essential oils. 4. Uses of aromatic and medicinal plants in controlling pests, weeds and in animal feed and food science. 5. Analytical description of the cultivation of oregano. 6. Analytical description of the cultivation of saffran. 7. Analytical description of the cultivation of achillea, valeriana, basil and st' John's wort. 8. Analytical description of the cultivation of anise, laurel, speramint, mint and rosmary. 9. Analytical description of the cultivation of thyme, dictamus, majorana and louiza. 10. Analytical description of the cultivation of coriander, cumin, levander and lemon balm 11. Analytical description of the cultivation of jasmine, salvia and sage. 12. Analytical description of the cultivation of rose, chamomile, tilio and mountain tea. 13. Analytical description of the cultivation of echinacea, eucalyptus, hop and Chios Mastiha. Laboratories 1. Propagating materials. 2. Seeding and planting of aromatic and medicinal plants. 3. Identification of the most important aromatic and medicinal plants. 4. Field trip to a distilation factory of aromatic and medicinal plants. 5. Field trip to an institute of aromatic and medicinal plants. 6. Field trip to a distilation factory of aromatic and medicinal plants and to the fields with aromatic and medicinal plants and saffron. 7. Essential oils, glands of essential oils ways of extracting essential oils from plants, biological activity of essential oils.
Keywords
aromatic and medicinal plants
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
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
Description
Teaching powerpoint and internet Laboratory exercises and practice in the field.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures60
Laboratory Work30
Total90
Student Assessment
Description
100% written exams.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΑΡΩΜΑΤΙΚΑ ΚΑΙ ΦΑΡΜΑΚΕΥΤΙΚΑ ΦΥΤΑ 2012, Χ. ΔΟΡΔΑΣ, ΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΗ ΠΑΙΔΕΙΑ, ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗ (κωδ. ευδοξος 22768402)
Last Update
19-10-2015