|SCHOOL||Faculty of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences|
|DEPARTMENT||Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources|
|LEVEL OF STUDIES||Level 7|
|COURSE TITLE||Forest Pathology|
in case the ECTS Credits are distributed in distinct parts of the course e.g. lectures, labs etc. If the ECTS Credits are awarded to a course as a whole, then please note down the teaching hours per week and the corresponding ECTS Credits.
|TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK||ECTS CREDITS|
|Add lines if necessary. The teaching organization and methods used are described in the point 4.||4|
Background, General Knowledge, Scientific Area, Skill Development
|TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE:||Greek|
|COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS:||no|
- LEARNING OUTCOMES
|Please describe the learning outcomes of the course: Knowledge, skills and abilities acquired after the successful completion of the course.
Abiotic Factors and enemies of forests. Symptoms and diseases. The effects of pollution on forest tree physiology. The damages are caused by extreme weather conditions. Morphology, classification, physiology and ecology of fungi. Biological control and control with fungicides. Description of the most important fungi attack the forest tree species in our country and the damages are caused to them.
Aim of the lesson
Introduction and education of students to identification concerning the biotic (fungi, bacteria, viruses etc.) and abiotic factors climatic conditions, soil, etc.) threat forest ecosystems. Understanding the scenarios of preventive and suppression meters for their confrontation.
· With the successful completion of lesson the students will be able to:
To separate the symptoms of the diseases are caused by biotic factors (fungi, bacteria, viruses etc.), or damages to forest trees by adverse weather conditions (high temperatures, drought, frost, etc.) and unsuitable soil (chlorosis, malnutrition, etc.).
|Taking into account the general skills that the graduate must have acquired (as they are listed in the Diploma Supplement and are listed below), which of them is intended (for the course)?|
|Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information, using the necessary technologies
Adaptation to new situations
Working in an international environment
Working in an interdisciplinary environment
Production of new research ideas
|Project design and management
Equity and Inclusion
Respect for the natural environment
Demonstration of social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues
Promoting free, creative and inductive thinking
| Knowledge of the symptoms observed to the most important diseases.
Knowledge for the effect of pollution in forest tree physiology.
Forest protection using suitable ways for prevention and control.
- COURSE CONTENT
|Week Thematic unit of lectures
1η General definitions of phytopathology, history and important of phytopathology. Symptomatology.
2η The effects of pollution to forest trees and their damages to European forests.
3η Damages to forest trees by adverse weather conditions (high temperatures, drought, frost, etc.) and unsuitable soil (chlorosis, malnutrition, etc.).
4η Description of the most important plant pests (Viscum album, Loranthus europeus, moss, lichens, mycorrhiza. etc.)
5η Morphology, biology and classification of the most important parasites (fungi, bacteria, viruses, etc;)
6η Nursery diseases – melting of artichokes and ways to control them; root diseases: Almillaria mellea, Fomitopsis (Fomes) annosus (description – symptoms – control).
7η Fir and spruce diseases.
8η Diseases of pine
9η Diseases of cypress and juniper
10η Diseases of oak and beech
11η Diseases of chestnut and elm.
Shades – wet wood of living trees.
12η Rot and their control in the forest; rot of live coniferous and deciduous trees; rot of dead trees, wood and timber in use, buildings and structures..
13η Ornamental trees and shrubs and their enemies
Week Thematic unit of laboratories
1η Description and morphology of bacteria and virus.
2η Description, morphology and biology of fungi.
3η Mycorrhiza, moss and lichens
6η Plant parasites – Phanerogama parasites
7η Root diseases
8η Diseases of pine and cypress
9η Fir diseases
10η Diseases of oak
11η Diseases of chestnut and elm
12η Shades of wood
13η Rot of live trees; rot of dead trees, wood and timber in use.
- LEARNING & TEACHING METHODS – EVALUATION
Face to face, Distance learning, etc.
|Face to face|
|USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT)
Use of ICT in Teaching, in Laboratory Education, in Communication with students
|The lessons are made using information and communications technology (ICT).
The lectures are supported with power point and videos and the use of internet. The communication with the students is made with e mail and the e class.
The way and methods of teaching are described in detail.
Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory Exercise, Field Exercise, Bibliographic research & analysis, Tutoring, Internship (Placement), Clinical Exercise, Art Workshop, Interactive learning, Study visits, Study / creation, project, creation, project. Etc.
The student study hours for each learning activity are listed as well as the non-guided study hours so that the total workload at the semester level corresponds to the ECTS standards.
Description of the evaluation process
Assessment Language, Assessment Methods, Formative or Concluding, Multiple Choice Test, Short Answer Questions, Essay Development Questions, Problem Solving, Written Assignment, Essay / Report, Oral Exam, Public Presentation, Laboratory Report, Clinical examination of a patient, Artistic interpretation, Other/Others
Explicitly defined assessment criteria and if and where are accessible to students are mentioned.
|The language for evaluation is Greek.
The methods are applied for evaluation are:
Final written examination including questions with sort answers.
For improving their grade students can work personal or with groups project in insect taxonomy.
Students with dyslexia or other learning difficulties instead of the final written examination, they have oral examination. Before this, comes the information to the department and the stuff , from the student about the problem he/ she has.
After the exams the questions will be posted on the notice board so the students will be able to calculate their own grade by themselves. The grades of the students will be posted on the online platform. The students will have the ability to see their exam paper on demand to the professor. The students can also inquire about the way that their exam papers are graded and additionally will be able to see the comments of the professor about their evaluation.
- SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Καϊλίδης Δ.Σ., (2005). Ασθένειες των Δέντρων, Δασών και Πάρκων. Εκδόσεις Χριστοδουλίδη
Στους φοιτητές παρέχονται εκτός από το σύγγραμμα και σημειώσεις της διδάσκουσας.
Επίσης ξενόγλωσσα συγγράμματα διαθέτει η βιβλιοθήκη του Τμήματος.
Related scientific jurnals:
ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE
Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations
|Teacher (full name):||Paraskevi Karanikola|
|Contact details:||firstname.lastname@example.org, tel +3025522041136|
|Evaluation methods: (2)||Written or oral examination with distance learning methods, provided that the integrity and reliability of the examination are ensured|
|Implementation Instructions: (3)||In case of oral examination with distance learning methods: the instructions for conducting the examination (e.g. in groups of X people), the way of pronouncing topics, the applications to be used, the necessary technical means for the implementation of the examination (microphone, camera, word processor, internet connection, communication platform), the way the hyperlink is sent, the duration of the exam, the grading system, the participation of the exam in the final grade, the ways in which the inviolability and reliability of the exam is ensured and every other detail that should be mentioned|
- To be completed with YES or NO
- Note down the evaluation methods used by the teacher, e.g.
- written assignment or/and exercises
- written or oral examination with distance learning methods, provided that the integrity and reliability of the examination are ensured.
- In the Implementation Instructions section, the teacher notes down clear instructions to the students:
α) in case of written assignment and / or exercises: the deadline (e.g. the last week of the semester), the means of submitting them to the teacher, the grading system, the participation of the assignment in the final grade and every other detail that should be mentioned.
β) in case of oral examination with distance learning methods: the instructions for conducting the examination (e.g. in groups of X people), the way of pronouncing topics, the applications to be used, the necessary technical means for the implementation of the examination (microphone, camera, word processor, internet connection, communication platform), the way the hyperlink is sent, the duration of the exam, the grading system, the participation of the exam in the final grade, the ways in which the inviolability and reliability of the exam is ensured and every other detail that should be mentioned.
γ) in case of written examination with distance learning methods: the instructions for assigning the topics, the way of submitting the answers, the duration of the exam, the grading system, the participation of the exam in the final grade, the ways in which the integrity and reliability of the exam is ensured and every other detail that should be mentioned.
There should be an attached list with the Student Registration Numbers only of the beneficiaries to participate in the examination.