MORPHOLOGY & SYSTEMATICS OF CHORDATA

Course Information
TitleΜΟΡΦΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΣΥΣΤΗΜΑΤΙΚΗ ΧΟΡΔΩΤΩΝ / MORPHOLOGY & SYSTEMATICS OF CHORDATA
CodeZO.02.08
FacultySciences
SchoolBiology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorVasileios Gkoutner
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40001564

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

Registered students: 310
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course217

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours7
Class ID
600167971
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Skills Development
Course Category
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 (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The cognitive objectives of these courses include the training students on key issues of morphology, anatomy and taxonomy of vertebrates and the understanding the evolutionary and phylogenetic relationships in Chordates. Additionally, they will be guided towards awareness through the knowledge of the diversity in the animal world. Finally, they will be assisted in the development of skills in carrying out anatomy on the main vertebrate classes, observation and recognition of the parts of an animal body, and they will obtain familiarity with the use of identification keys in characterizing vertebrate groups and identifying representative species. Laboratory and field education: Study of morphology-anatomy of representative species of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Systematic of these groups and identification of common species of Greek fauna in the laboratory and field. Information on wildlife conservation and management.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
Origin and phylogenetic relationships of Chordates. Morphology, anatomy and classification of Protochordates. Introduction to Vertebrates. Morphology, anatomy, ecology, classification and phylogenetic relationships of Agnatha, Chondrichthyes and Osteichthyes. Introduction to Tetrapoda, evolution of systems during the transition from water to land. Morphology, anatomy, ecology, classification and phylogenetic relationships of Amphibians. Adaptations to land - Amniota. Morphology, anatomy, ecology, classification and phylogenetic relationships of Reptiles. Endotherma. Origin of birds and mammals. Morphology, anatomy, ecology, classification and phylogenetic relationships of birds and mammals.
Keywords
Chordates, Evolution, Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals
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 Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures602.4
Laboratory Work271.1
Fieldwork160.6
Reading Assigment662.6
Exams60.2
Total1757
Student Assessment
Description
Written final exams on theory issues of knowledge and judgment on the evolution of chordates that account for 75% of the final grade. Additionally, written exams in laboratory courses that account for 25% of final grade.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Hickman C., Roberts L., Keen S., Larson A., I' Anson H., Eisenhour D. 2011. Ζωολογία ολοκληρωμένες αρχές. Τόμος δεύτερος. Εκδόσεις Utopia.
Last Update
12-02-2021