MARINE BIOLOGY

Course Information
TitleΘΑΛΑΣΣΙΑ ΒΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ / MARINE BIOLOGY
CodeΖΟ.ENB.6.25
FacultySciences
SchoolBiology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorEleni Voultsiadou
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40001676

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

Registered students: 67
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Moriakī Viología, Genetikī kai ViotechnologíaElective Courses636
Perivallontikī ViologíaElective Courses636
GenikīElective Courses636

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600167989

Class Schedule

BuildingBiology
FloorGroundfloor
HallΑΙΘΟΥΣΑ Ι2 (208)
CalendarTuesday 13:00 to 15:00
Course Type 2016-2020
  • 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)
Learning Outcomes
Students are expected to: (i) understand the structure and function of marine ecosystems, and the anthropogenic activities in the marine environment; (ii) become competent in identifying key groups of marine organisms, the most typical of them to species level; (iii) develop the reasoning for establishing a research on the marine environment; (iv) get acquainted (if possible) with the use sampling tools; (v) raise their awareness about marine life through the knowledge of diversity, organization and threats of the marine world.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Subject and history of Marine Biology. Methods of marine research. Characteristics of the marine ecosystem and comparison with the terrestrial ecosystem. Marine organisms (plants, invertebrates, fishes, reptiles, birds, mammals). Rocky shore and soft-bottom intertidal communities. Estuarine ecosystem. Sublittoral communities. Major tropical ecosystems (coral reefs, mangrove forests). Life in the epipelagic zone. Life in great depths (mesopelagic, bathypelagic zone, benthos in the deep sea, deep-sea hot springs). Evolution of life in the sea. Resources from the sea. Human impact on the marine environment (pollution, conservation). Characteristics of the Mediterranean ecosystem.
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
Lectures301.2
Laboratory Work100.4
Fieldwork241.0
Reading Assigment431.7
Project200.8
Written assigments200.8
Exams30.1
Total1506
Student Assessment
Description
Written exams assessing knowledge and critical thinking, evaluation of reports, general assessment of the students’ knowledge and interest during the teaching activities.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Castro P. & M. Huber 2015. Θαλάσσια Βιολογία. Εκδόσεις Utopia, Αθήνα
Additional bibliography for study
Κούκουρας Α. & Ε. Βουλτσιάδου Ασκήσεις Θαλάσσιας Βιολογίας, Εκδόσεις Art of text, Θεσσαλονίκη.
Last Update
19-01-2021