Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorKonstantinos Sagonas
Course ID40001671

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

Registered students: 40
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Moriakī Viología, Genetikī kai ViotechnologíaElective Courses534
Perivallontikī ViologíaElective Courses534
GenikīElective Courses534

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After the successful completion of the course, students will be able to: 1. Connect and apply relevant-to-biodiversity information from other courses. 2.Develop the ability to discuss and defend in a rational and scientific way controversial issues related to biodiversity. 3. Understand the difference between oral and written presentations and applying relevant instructions in presenting projects. 4. Create short research projects and effectively communicate the results to a wider, non-scientific audience.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Definitions, components and assessment of biodiversity. Origins of biodiversity. Biodiversity in time and space: maps, gradients, hotspots, convergence. Taxonomic diversity and diversity indices. Assessing biodiversity using genetic data. Role, importance and value of biodiversity. Human activities, threats, species loss and Conservation of biodiversity. Species adaptive capacity to novel environments.
Biodiversity, Taxonomic diversity, Ecosystem/Habitat diversity, Genetic Diversity
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • 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
Power point oral presentations, use of electronic databases, video and other multimedia material creation, students e-collaboration via electronic teaching platform (eLearning)
Course Organization
Laboratory Work100.4
Reading Assigment261.0
Written assigments150.6
Student Assessment
1. Written examination on course material (75% of final grade). Exams based on multiple choice test and answering questions of knowledge or critical thinking; self-assessment multiple choice test. 2. Practical laboratory skills, preparation and presentation of short essays, familiarity with literature search, study books and articles, publication of modern Biodiversity videos and multimedia in Interner, cooperation in teams. (25% of final grade).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
  • Report (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βιοποικιλότητα Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 17153 Έκδοση: 2η έκδ./2008 Συγγραφείς: Gaston Kevin J.,Spicer John I. ISBN: 978-960-12-1687-4 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): University Studio Press Α.Ε
Additional bibliography for study
Διδακτικές Σημειώσεις-Διαλέξεις των διδασκόντων αναρτημένες σε ηλεκτρονική πλατφόρμα διδασκαλίας (e-learning)
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