Course Information
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID420001768

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 140
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course students will be able to unterstand the structure and main funnctions of prokaryotic cells, eukaryotic cells and virus, the environmental factors that affect their growth and metabolism, their taxonomy and the main features of some important genus and species.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1.Introduction to General Microbiology. Types of microorganisms. Microbial activities and microbial ecosystems. 2.Procaryotes. Cell structure and function. Physiology and growth of cell. 3. Cell nutrition and metabolism. Bioenergetics and energy sources. Respiration and fermentation as strategies for energy production. Biosynthesis of monomers and macromolecules. 4. Microbial genomics. Genome alterations. 5. Cell growth and control. Environmental factors affecting microorganisms. Antiseptics and disinfectants. 6. Bacteriology: Nomenclature and taxonomy. Evolution and diversity. 7. Family Enterbacteriaceae, Vibrionaceae, Pseudomοnadaceae, Azotobacteriaceae, Halobacteriaceae and related genera 9. Family Lactobacillaceae, Bacillaceae. Actinomycetes and related genera. Family Propionibacteriaceae. Richetsia. Mycoplasma. Algae. 10. Virus. The nature of viruses, structure, function, taxonomy and life cycle of virus. Bacteriophages. 11. Eukaryotic cell. Structure, function and physiology. Growth and reproduction 12. Fungi: yeasts and molds. Protozoa 13. Microbial interactions.
prokaryotic, eukaryotic, virus, fungi, microbial metabolism, microbial growth
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
PowerPoint presentations Communication through elearning and e-mail Video view Distance learning using zoom platform
Course Organization
Laboratory Work6
Reading Assigment79
Student Assessment
Written exams at the end of semester.
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 Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
MADIGAN M.T., MARTINKO J.M., BENDER, K.S., BUCKLEY, D.H., STAHL, D.A. (2018). BROCK. ΒΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΤΩΝ ΜΙΚΡΟΟΡΓΑΝΙΣΜΩΝ. Μετάφραση της 14ης αμερικανικής έκδοσης. Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης.
Additional bibliography for study
Διαφάνειες μαθήματος "Γενικής Μικροβιολογίας"
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