Course Information
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID420001883

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the otherWinter-5
EGGEIŌN VELTIŌSEŌN, EDAFOLOGIAS KAI GEŌRGIKĪS MĪCΗANIKĪSElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)Winter-5

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. recognize and understand the activities of soil microorganisms and how they interact with the soil environment 2. understand scientific results, read diagrams and reach conclusions 3. apply methods and basic lab analyses in soil microbiology 4. use bibliographic databases
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The soil habitat. Soil microorganisms: bacteria, actinomycetes, archea, fungi, algae, protozoa, viruses, destribution of microorganisms in the soil. Microbial metabolism. Microbial ecology - interaction of soil microorganims with organic and inorganic constituents of soil. Interaction of soil microoorganisms with physical and chemical properties of soil - Carbon cygle. Organic matter decomposition. Nitrogen cycle. Nitrogen mineralization, fate of ammonium in soil, fate of nitrate in soil. nitrogen fixation. P cycle. Cycles of other elements. Mycorrhizae, mycorrhizal biotechnology. Microbiology and biochemistry of xenobiotic biodegradation. Applications
Microbiology, soil, mycorrhizae, microbial biomass, biotechnology, nitrogen cycle
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
Teaching Software: powerpoint e-class platform: Moodle Laboratory exercises .
Course Organization
Laboratory Work30
Written assigments10
Student Assessment
20% laboratory report 20% Term project and homework assignments 60% exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ντούγιας, Σ., Αϊβαζίδης, Α., Μελίδης, Π., "Περιβαλλοντική Μικροβιολογία" Έμβρυο, Αιγάλεω, 2012
Additional bibliography for study
Sylvia, D. et al., "Principles and applications of soil microbiology" Pearson-Prentice Hall, Upper Sanddle River, New Jersey, 2005. Madigan, M.T., Martinko, J.M., Parker, J., "Brock: Βιολογία των μικροοργανισμών, τομοι Ι και ΙΙ", Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης, 2005
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