MORPHOLOGY & SYSTEMATICS OF INVERTEBRATES

Course Information
TitleΜΟΡΦΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΣΥΣΤΗΜΑΤΙΚΗ ΑΣΠΟΝΔΥΛΩΝ / MORPHOLOGY & SYSTEMATICS OF INVERTEBRATES
CodeZO.01.03
FacultySciences
SchoolBiology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorEleni Voultsiadou
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40001563

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

Registered students: 336
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course118

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600167890
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
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)
Learning Outcomes
The course aims at understanding the key issues of morphology, anatomy and systematics of invertebrates in relation to the evolution and the phylogenetic relationships in the animal kingdom. Awareness through the knowledge of the diversity of the animal world. The ability of using the optical microscope for the observation and identification of histological sections of representative invertebrate species or whole microscopic organisms. Familiarity with the use of keys for the identification of representative invertebrate species.
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
Lectures: Animal Diversity and the Science of Zoology. Principles of Systematic Zoology. Protista. General structure (tissues, etc), characters, origin and evolution of animals. External morphology, anatomy, taxonomy and phylogeny of Porifera, Cnidaria, Ctenophora, Platyhelminthes, Nematoda, Rotifera, Mollusca, Annelida, Arthropoda and Echinodermata. Laboratory exercises: The use of microscope. Observation of the main groups of Protista. Tissues observation. Anatomy and identification of selected species of different groups: sponges, cnidarians, tapeworms, nematodes, annelids, mollusks, arthropods (insects, crustaceans, arachnids, millipedes), echinoderms.
Keywords
Zoology
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Video lectures
  • 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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
Films, Power point presentations and CDs with self assesement tests, electronic communication with students. On line exam (elearning platform AUTH).
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures602.4
Laboratory Work241.0
Fieldwork160.6
Reading Assigment913.6
Tutorial40.2
Exams50.2
Total2008
Student Assessment
Description
1. Written examination on course material (75% of the final grade). Examination with multiple choice questions and answers on questions of knowledge or judgment. Self-assessment multiple choice tests. 2. On line exam (elearning platform AUTH) at the end of the laboratory exercises (25% of final grade).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Report (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Hickman C., Roberts L., Keen S., Larson A., I' Anson H., Eisenhour D. 2015. Ζωολογία, ολοκληρωμένες αρχές. Τόμος πρώτος. Εκδόσεις Utopia. Αθήνα.
Additional bibliography for study
β1. Ηλεκτρονικό υλικό στο Blackboard - Βουλτσιάδου Ε. 2003. Εισαγωγή στη ζωολογία: γενικές αρχές Συστηματικής Ζωολογίας, φυλογένεση και δομή ζωικών οργανισμών. - Mιχαλούδη Ε. 2003. Διαλέξεις στα Πρώτιστα, στους Ασχέλμινθες, στα Καρκινοειδή και στα Εχινόδερμα. - Χιντήρογλου Χ. 2003. Διαλέξεις στα Κνιδόζωα, στους Δακτυλιοσκώληκες. -β2. Εργαστηριακές ασκήσεις Ζωολογίας (συλλογικό έργο). -β3. Χρήσιμες ιστοσελίδες - Animal Diversity Web, University of Michigan Museum of Zoology http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html - J. G. Houseman, Univ. of Ottava, Digital Zoology, Student Workbook. Published by The McGraw-Hill Companies 2002. http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/pae/zoology/houseman/dzworkbook.pdf - Invertebrate Zoology Home Page, Marrieta College, Ohio http://www.marietta.edu/~mcshaffd/invert/ - University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/help/taxaform.html - Understanding Evolution, website from University of California, Berkeley http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/home.php - BIODIDAC, a bank of digital resources for teaching biology, Univ. of Ottava http://biodidac.bio.uottawa.ca/thumbnails/catquery.htm?kingdom=Animalia - The History of Animals by Aristotle. http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/a/aristotle/history/ - Maddison, D. R. and K.-S. Schulz (eds.) 2007. The Tree of Life Web Project. Internet address: http://tolweb.org - The Shape of Life, a project of Sea Studios Foundation for National Geographic Television and Film in association with PBS. http://www.pbs.org/kcet/shapeoflife/animals/index.html - Οnline biology textbook by John W. Kimball (jkimball@CGR.Harvard.edu) http://home.comcast.net/~john.kimball1/BiologyPages/I/Invertebrates.html - Introduction to Zoology, University of Nebraska-Linkoln, School of Biological Sciences http://www-class.unl.edu/bios112/Lecture_Notes.html - Invertebrate Anatomy OnLine, Lander University, South Carolina http://webs.lander.edu/rsfox/invertebrates/ - Οnline biology textbook by John W. Kimball (jkimball@CGR.Harvard.edu) http://home.comcast.net/~john.kimball1/BiologyPages/I/Invertebrates.html
Last Update
19-01-2021