Course Information
TitleΜΙΚΡΟΠΑΛΑΙΟΝΤΟΛΟΓΙΑ / Micropaleontology
CodeNGGG 630E
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorEvangelia Tsoukala
Course ID600019058

Programme of Study: PPS-Tmīma Geōlogías (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses635
TEKTONIKĪ GEŌLOGIA KAI STRŌMATOGRAFIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)635

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
1) The student to be able to recognize the basic principles and laws of Micropalaeontology. 2) to distinguish the main microfossil groups, their evolution through time, their ecological preferences and way of life and their environmental significance. 3) to correlate the evolution of microfossils with geological-geomorphological, paleoenvironmental and climatic changes in the planet's history, and their significance as biostratigraphical indices. 4) to acquire skills in laboratory techniques of sample processing, techniques of optical and electronical microscopy, as well as in the identification, description, and taxonomical classification of microfossils. 5) to acknowledge the use of microfossils and their role in geology/stratigraphy, their contribution in sedimentation and the utilization and synthesis of micropaleontological data in order to solve geological and environmental problems either individually or collectively.
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)
• Introduction in Micropaleontology, Histοrical evolution of Micropaleontology, Basic groups of microfossils, way of life of microorganisms • Foraminifera: benthic and planktonic, Ostracoda, Coccolithophores, Radiolaria, Diatoms, Silicoflagellates, Dinoflagellates • Morphology and classification of microfossils • Evolution and stratigraphical distribution/biostratigraphy of microfossils • Environmental Micropaleontology, paleoenvironmental/paleoclimatic reconstruction and interpretation, contribution in sedimentation • Applied Micropaleontology • Examples of geoenvironmental applications from the Greek territory
Micropaleontology, Taxonomy, Evolution, Foraminifera, Biostratigraphy, Paleoecology /Paleoenvironment
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • 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
1) All class material is available in electronic form to all students through the course web page 2) The teacher communicates with students through email and Facebook 3) The class evaluation is performed through the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Course Organization
Laboratory Work52
Reading Assigment5
Written assigments6
Student Assessment
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Report (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Μ.Β. Τριανταφύλλου, Μ.Δ. Δήμιζα, Μικροπαλαιοντολογία και Γεωπεριβάλλον, Ιων, 2012, σελ. 168, ISBN: 978-960-508-058-7.
Additional bibliography for study
Ε. Τσουκαλά, Σημειώσεις Μικροπαλαιοντολογίας, Τμήμα Γεωλογίας, Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης, 2009, σελ, 186. Μ.Δ. Δερμιτζάκης, Ε. Γεωργιάδου-Δικαιούλια, Εισαγωγή στη Θαλάσσια μικροπαλαιοντολογία, 1985, σελ. 712
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