INTRODUCTION TO PESTICIDE SCIENCE

Course Information
TitleΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΑ ΓΕΩΡΓΙΚΑ ΦΑΡΜΑΚΑ / INTRODUCTION TO PESTICIDE SCIENCE
CodeΝ061Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID420001794

Programme of Study: UPS School of Agriculture (2011-today)

Registered students: 157
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter-5

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours99
Class ID
600119943
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
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
Required Courses
  • Ν001Υ GENERAL AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
  • Ν004Υ ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
General Prerequisites
Students should have basic knowledge of general and organic chemistry,
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course students will be able to: 1. Students will have a general knowledge on the type and groups of pesticides registered to be used in EU and Greece. 2. Knowlegde on general principals of pesticide pharmacology and toxicology. 3.Knowledge on principals involved in pesticide risk assessment from long term exposure to pesticides . 4. General knowledge on the effects of pesticides on the environment, environmental contamination and pollution especially of soil, water and atmosphere. 5. Knowledge on safe and sustainable use of pesticides
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
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to Pesticide Chemistry, Pharmacology and Toxicology. Groups of pesticides, and mode of action, environmental behavior and persistence, formulation, main types of formulated materials and general physicochemical properties of existing formulations. Regulations and Law, principals of Good Agricultural Practice and Safe Use of Pesticides. General principals of Pesticide Pharmacology and Toxicology. Biological action, toxicity (acute and chronic toxicity) and effectiveness of pesticides; factors affecting biological action. Formulation and Labeling (purpose of formulation, types of formulated materials, their characteristics and respective application methods). Grouping of pesticides into Insecticides, fungicides, herbicides and other minor groups. General physico-chemical properties and mode of action of insecticides, fungicides and herbicides. Biopesticides Basic principals of the fate and behavior of pesticides into the environment (soil, water, atmosphere). Basic principals on pesticide persistence and pesticide residues in food. Basic principals of pesticide risk assessment and principals of safe use (principals of Good Agricultural Practice, Safe Use, handling and transportation). Brief presentation of EU/Greek regulations and Law on pesticide registration processes and actions to achieve sustainable use of pesticides (including analysis of formulation labels).
Keywords
pesticides, formulation, pesticide residues, environmental behavior, risk assessment, safe use, sustainable use, EU regulations.
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 Communication with Students
Description
Teaching powerpoint and internet
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures1124
Laboratory Work250.9
Exams30.1
Total1405
Student Assessment
Description
Written exams at the end of semester (90%). participation in laboratory and lectures exercises (10%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
(κωδικός Εύδοξος:37 Γεωργικά Φάρμακα, Ευθυμία Παπαδοπούλου - Μουρκίδου)
Additional bibliography for study
ηλεκτρονικές σημειώσεις
Last Update
26-01-2019