Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorParaskevi Malea
Course ID40001179

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

Registered students: 3
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses745

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
General Prerequisites
Prerequisite courses are not applied in the current (2012) Biology School Undergraduate Program. However, teachers do recommended knowledge and skills acquired in courses such as: Plant Physiology, Oceanography, Phycology
Learning Outcomes
This course aims in understanding key issues in marine and terrestrial plant responses to biotic and abiotic stress (e.g. water deficit, salinity,light, oxygen, nutrients, oxidative stress, ultraviolet irradiance, climate changes, toxic chemicals)and the response(morphological, physiological and biochemical adaptation)and stategies-mechanisms of plants to abiotic stress. Students will become familiar with examples on environmental effects on plant physiology, with techniques of plant ecophysiology (e.g. fluorescence, spectrophotometry, enzyme and non-enzyme mechanisms) and finally raise awareness on human interventions in land and aquatic environments.Practical laboratory exersice (laboratory precedure, preparation and presentation of short essays, familiarity with literature search, study books and articles).
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)
Response of marine macrophytes and terrestrial plants to abiotic and biotic stress. Cellular, molecular, structural, physiological and biochemical adaptation as well as stategies of plants against stress. Responses of marine macrophytes to light, oxygen and nutrients deficiency, to sedimentation, mechanical and oxidative stress, extreme temperatures, ultraviolet radiation, etc. Water deficit and terrestrial plant tolerance to drought and frost. Effects of salinity on terestrial plants and mechanisms of adaptation and resistance in saline soils. Extreme temperatures and plant acclimation. Climate changes and acid rain and their effects on marine and terrestrial plants. Ecotoxicological responses of plants to toxic chemical toxicity(eg. metals and metal nanoparticles, xenoestrogens). Responses of plants to pathogens and alien species.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Interactive excersises
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
Power point oral presentations students, use of electronic databases, students collaboration via e-mail.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work241.0
Reading Assigment522.1
Written assigments160.6
Student Assessment
1. Written examination on course material (80% of final grade). Exams based on multiple choice test and answering questions of knowledge or critical thinking. 2. Practical laboratory exersice (laboratory precedure) and preparation and presentation of short essays, familiarity with literature search, study books and articles)(20% of final grade).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
  • Παρουσίαση εργασιών σε ομάδες(power point)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Προτείνεται επιλογή των παρακάτω συγγραμμάτων(ΕΥΔΟΞΟΣ) Βιβλίο [557]: ΦΥΣΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΚΑΤΑΠΟΝΗΣΕΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΦΥΤΩΝ, Γεώργιος Α. Καραμπουρνιώτης Βιβλίο [329]: ΦΥΣΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΦΥΤΩΝ, ΡΟΥΜΠΕΛΑΚΗ-ΑΓΓΕΛΑΚΗ ΚΑΛΛΙΟΠΗ (επιμ.)
Additional bibliography for study
Σημειώσεις (Π. ΜΑΛΕΑ)
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