Petrogenesis of ophiolite complexes

School  Natural Sciences
Academic Unit
 Geology Department
Level of Studies
Course Code
Εξάμηνο σπουδών  7ο
Course Title
 Petrogenesis of ophiolite complexes
Independent Teaching Activities
 Lectures, Laboratory Exercises, Tutorial 
Weekly Teaching Hours
Credits  5
Course Type
 Background, Field of Science and Skills Development
Prerequisite Courses
 Petrography I,II, Tectonic geology, Petrology of igneous and metamorphic rocks.
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)  
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course the student will be able to:

Understanding of processes of genesis and evolution of ophiolite complexes- theory of lithospheric plates- identification geotectonic environments by using geochemical data- use of ophiolite rocks as strong aggregate materials- detection of PGM according to modern methods- asbestos.
General Competences
  • Searching, analysis and synthesis of facts and information, as well as using the necessary technologies
  • Autonomous (Independent) work
  • Group work 
Syllabus  Ophiolite complexes- theory of lithospheric plates and ophiolites- description of Petrogenetic processes for the formation of a complete ophiolite complex- identification of geotectonic models for the formation of ophiolite complexes- description of basic ophiolite complexes from Greece and all over the world.
Delivery  Face to Face
Use of Information & Communication Technology
 Lectures (power point), laboratory tests.
Teaching Methods
Activity Semester workload
Lectures  2×13=26
Laboratory exercises  1×13=13
Tutorial  1×13=13
Group paper-report 19
Autonomous study 54
 Total number of hours for the Course 125 
 Student Performance Evaluation

Α. Writing examination (20%) which includes short growth questions.

Β. Oral examination (80%) which includes: Writing and presentation of scientific thesis to audience.
Attached Bibliography
  1. Hatzipanagiotou,Κ.G. (1985):Petrography Ι.University of Patras.
  2. Hatzipanagiotou,Κ.G. (2005)):Petrography II.University of Patras.