APPLIED BOTANY

Course Information
TitleΕΦΑΡΜΟΣΜΕΝΗ ΒΟΤΑΝΙΚΗ / APPLIED BOTANY
CodeΒΟ.ΕΝΒ.8.5
FacultySciences
SchoolBiology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorStyliani Kokkini-Gkouzkouni
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40001570

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

Registered students: 59
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses846

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
600167976
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The students will be able to know the: - main groups of Greek Aromatic Plants with economic importance - the main groups of natural compounds with biological activity. The main medicinal plants traded in Greece. The existing framework for the safe use of medicinal plant products. - the value of DNA barcoding in the identification of aromatic and/or medicinal plants
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in teams
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
The secondary metabolites of plants as biologically active compounds. Aromatic plants - Essential oils: isolation, composition, within species diversity. Characteristics of Greek aromatic plants. The trade names. The group of aromatic plants "oregano", "thyme" "mint", "sage" and "mountain tea". The main groups of compounds with biological activity (flavonoids, terpenoids, alkaloids, etc.). Characteristics of the Greek herb market. Traditional herbs traded in Greece. The Framework for the Safe Use of Plant Products - Responsible Bodies. Molecular identification of plants and plant based products. Authentication and conservation of plant material.
Keywords
plant secondary metabolites with biological activity, aromatic, medicinal plants, DNA barcoding
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
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
moodle (e-course)
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures301.2
Laboratory Work90.4
Reading Assigment542.2
Project301.2
Written assigments241.0
Exams30.1
Total1506
Student Assessment
Description
Final grade: Written exam (70%) + Written assignment and public presentation (30%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Samuelsson G. 2005. Φαρμακευτικά προϊόντα φυτικής προελεύσεως. Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης.
Additional bibliography for study
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Last Update
19-01-2021