Environmental Hygiene- Environmental Microorganisms

School  Natural Sciences
Academic Unit
 Geology Department
Level of Studies
Course Code
Εξάμηνο σπουδών  7ο
Course Title
 Environmental Hygiene- Environmental  Microorganisms
Independent Teaching Activities
 Lectures ,Laboratory ,tutorial and fieldwork
Weekly Teaching Hours
 (2 lect, 1 Lab, 1tut) 
Credits  5
Course Type
 Field of Science ( General Chemistry) 
Prerequisite Courses
There are not prerequisite courses
Language of Instruction & Examinations
 Greek. Teaching may be however performed in English in case foreign students attend the course.
Is the Course offered to Erasmus Students
Course Web-Page (URL)  https://eclass.upatras.gr/courses/geo316
Learning Outcomes
 Obtaining the required theoretical and practical training for the correct assessment of water quality and protection from a microbiological point of view.
General Competences
  • Search, analyze and synthesize data and information, using the necessary technologies
  • Decision making
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Working in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Introduction
  • Diagnosis of microbiological pollution
  • Immediate approach to bacteriological problems
  • Management of microbiological pollution
  • Sampling methodologies
  • Procedures for estimating the degree of biological pollution
  • Continuous control procedures.
Delivery  Face to face (Lectures in the class). 
Use of Information & Communication Technology
 Lectures with electronic slides presentations, exemplary problem solving tutorials, solving crisis exercises by students during lectures, Dissemination of the teacher through the e_class electronic platform
Teaching Methods
Activity Semester workload
Lectures (2 conduct hours per week ´ 13 weeks)  2×13=26
Laboratory exercises (2 conduct hour per week ´ 13 weeks)   1×13=13
Tutorials  1×13=13
Fieldwork 1 x 8=8
Non-guided study 65
 Total number of hours for the Course 125 
 Student Performance Evaluation
  • Language: Greek (English for Erasmus)
  • Written Final Course Examination (100%).
Attached Bibliography
 Suggested Bibliography:Microbiology and Microbial Technology G. Aggelis, A. Stamoulis Publishing 2007.