Course Information
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorDimitrios Kovaios
Course ID420001766

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 351
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course425

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours11
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
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. identify insect anatomy, characteristics and functions 2. understand the insect-plant relations and the economic importance of insects 3. identify injuries caused by various insects to plants, humans and commodities 3. identify the insect orders and species with agricultural importance 3. apply different methods for insect control
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Insect Classification and Evolution, Structure anf Function of Insects, Insect Οrders. Feeding habits and Insect-Plant relationships, Internal anatomy (Alimentary, Circulatory, Ventilatory, Reproductive, Muscular systems), Nervous system and insect behavior, Reproduction, Chemical communication and pheromones, Insect development, Chemical and biological control, Non chemical control (Insect traps etch.), Integrated Pest Management, Injurious and beneficial insect species.
Insect Classification and Evolution, Structure anf Function of Insects, Internal anatomy, Insect-Plant relationships, Chemical and biological control
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
  • Insect collection and identification of orders
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
Presentations-Power Point On person, distant and blended courses
Course Organization
Laboratory Work36
Tests (via moodle), Insect collection and identification6
Student Assessment
75% written exams 15% individual tests (quizzes)via Moodle 15% individual project assignement (insect collection and identification)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Tests (quizzes) via Moodle, Identification of insect orders (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βιβλίο Εντομολογία, Τζανακάκης και Κωβαίος, 2019 Entomology, Tzanakakis and Koveos, 2019
Additional bibliography for study
Σημειώσεις, Laboratory exercises, related papers
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