ORNITHOLOGY

Course Information
TitleΟΡΝΙΘΟΛΟΓΙΑ / ORNITHOLOGY
CodeΖΟ.ENB.7.13
FacultySciences
SchoolBiology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAlexandra Staikou
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40001685

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

Registered students: 18
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses745

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
600167918
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
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
Fluency in the study of texts in English and use of computers.
Learning Outcomes
Advanced approach to the biology and behavior of birds. Αnalysis of the importance of birds as upper links in the food chains, as bioindicators and also understanding their interactions with man aiming in the rational management of their populations.
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
Course Content (Syllabus)
Bird behaviour. Singing and its role. Bird interactions: displays, plumage coloration, communication. Basic types of communal behaviour. Bird migration. Mating systems, nesting, incubation. Brood parasitism. Demography and populations. Theories about clutch size. Patterns of population growth and regulation. Modern threats to birds. Bird conservation projects in Greece and elsewhere. Conflicts between man and birds. Bird overpopulations and their control. The birds as bioindicators of pollution. Nature management for the benefit of birds. Special techniques in bird study. Laboratory and field training: Use of field equipment for observing, capturing and marking birds (binoculars, telescopes, mist nets, metal and plastic rings, specialised techniques). Training in wild bird handling techniques at the Wildlife Care Center. Bird sound analysis using PC and Adobe Audition (optional). Use of audiovisual material and presentations on bird diseases and special issues of their biology.
Keywords
Birds, behavior, demography, threats, conservartion, management, investigation methodology
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • 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
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures301.2
Laboratory Work361.4
Fieldwork80.3
Reading Assigment281.1
Written assigments200.8
Exams30.1
Total1255
Student Assessment
Description
Written examination, oral presentation, report for laboratory or outdoor exercise. Formative assessment with feedback on work. Concluding evaluation with reference to criteria through written examinations.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Γκούτνερ, Β. 2008. Ορνιθολογία. University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη. 338 σ.
Additional bibliography for study
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Last Update
19-01-2021