RIVER AND LAKE WATER QUALITY - PROJECT

Course Information
TitleRIVER AND LAKE WATER QUALITY - PROJECT / RIVER AND LAKE WATER QUALITY - PROJECT
CodeES4052
FacultySciences
SchoolBiology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorDimitra Bobori
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40002616

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

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
ERASMUS Elective Courses5312

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
600167847
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
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, the students will acquire: a) knowledge on the structure and function of lake and river ecosystems focusing on hydromorphological, physico-chemical and in particular on biological elements, b) will get familiar with the use of EU Directive (2000/60/EC) for the assessment and monitoring of the ecological quality of surface waters, having as an environmental objective to protect water and achieve good water quality, c) a comprehensive overview of the main threats the inland aquatic ecosystems are facing and the measurements taken for their protection and integrated management, d) knowledge on the use of biotic indices and specialized software for statistical analyses (Primer, Canoco), e) the ability to access the online library of Aristotle University and the use of foreign and Greek literature and write and present a project.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The crisis of freshwater ecosystems, challenges, water resources under pressure, environmental risks, governance, the Water Framework Directive (purpose, articles and main annexes, monitoring, quality elements, sampling and standards of monitoring, types of water bodies, typology, reference conditions, ecological status, ecological potential, chemical status), hydrology and ecology of running waters (water physical and chemical properties, major ions, nutrients, freshwater biota), anthropogenic influence, hydromorphology and water quality (types and sources of pollution, organic pollution, toxic chemicals, dams, canalization and channelization), monitoring (sampling and analysis, biological indicators, modeling, intercalibration), river self-purification (physical, chemical, biological processes), restoration, case studies. Lab: Special project (working individually or in groups), project writing and presentation
Keywords
Water Framework Directive 2000/60 E.U.
Educational Material Types
  • e-learning
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
Reading and self assessment test through e-learning. Student contact electronically.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Fieldwork
Reading Assigment
Project
Written assigments
Total
Student Assessment
Description
Written Examination, Oral Presentation, tests, written assignments. Written reports for laboratory or outdoor exercise, Self-assessment electronically. A computerized exam (in e-learning) based on multiple choice counts 50% of the final grade. The project counts for the rest 50% of the final grade.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Last Update
19-01-2021