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Course

MORPHOLOGY & SYSTEMATICS OF CHORDATA

Course Information

Title ΜΟΡΦΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΣΥΣΤΗΜΑΤΙΚΗ ΧΟΡΔΩΤΩΝ / MORPHOLOGY & SYSTEMATICS OF CHORDATA
Code ZO.02.08
Faculty Sciences
School Biology
Cycle / Level 1st / Undergraduate
Teaching Period Spring
Coordinator Vasileios Gkoutner
Common No
Status Active
Course ID 40001564

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Biology (2010-today)

Orientation Attendance Type Semester Year ECTS
Core Compulsory 2 1 8

Class Information

Academic Year 2016 – 2017
Class Period Spring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours 7
Class ID
600039432
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Skills Development
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The cognitive objectives of these courses include the training students on key issues of morphology, anatomy and taxonomy of vertebrates and the understanding the evolutionary and phylogenetic relationships in Chordates. Additionally, they will be guided towards awareness through the knowledge of the diversity in the animal world. Finally, they will be assisted in the development of skills in carrying out anatomy on the main vertebrate classes, observation and recognition of the parts of an animal body, and they will obtain familiarity with the use of identification keys in characterizing vertebrate groups and identifying representative species.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
Origin and phylogenetic relationships of Chordates. Morphology, anatomy and classification of Protochordates. Introduction to Vertebrates. Morphology, anatomy, ecology, classification and phylogenetic relationships of Agnatha, Chondrichthyes and Osteichthyes. Introduction to Tetrapoda, evolution of systems during the transition from water to land. Morphology, anatomy, ecology, classification and phylogenetic relationships of Amphibians. Adaptations to land - Amniota. Morphology, anatomy, ecology, classification and phylogenetic relationships of Reptiles. Endotherma. Origin of birds and mammals. Morphology, anatomy, ecology, classification and phylogenetic relationships of birds and mammals.
Keywords
Chordates, Evolution, Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • 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
Course Organization
Activities WorkloadTotal hours of student effort for the semester. Includes lectures, labs, field etc. ECTSThe credit units (ECTS) of the respective teaching activity. Each unit correponds to X hours of student workload. IndividualFor the learning activity cooperation between students is not requisite TeamworkFor the learning activity the students cooperate in teams ErasmusThe learning activity is available to students of exchange programmes
Lectures
Laboratory Work
Fieldwork
Total
Student Assessment
Description
Written final exams on theory issues of knowledge and judgment on the evolution of chordates that account for 75% of the final grade. Additionally, written exams in laboratory courses that account for 25% of final grade.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (SummativeSummative assessment refers to the assessment of the learning and summarizes the development of learners at a particular time.)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Hickman C., Roberts L., Keen S., Larson A., I' Anson H., Eisenhour D. 2011. Ζωολογία ολοκληρωμένες αρχές. Τόμος δεύτερος. Εκδόσεις Utopia.
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08-06-2016

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