Found 195 courses
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agricultural sciences subject

Applied Entomology

Christos Athanassiou - Undergraduate - (A-)
Agriculture, Crop Production and Rural Environment, University of Thessaly

This course aims in introducing in applied- economic entomology, with emphasis in pests of cultivated plants (orchards, arable crops, horticulture, and urban plant species). In this course, the students will be familiarized with subjects related with the phenology, biology ethology and management of insect pests in crops. For this purpose, pest species will be presented per type of crop (i.e. cereals, legumes etc.), and are classified according to their importance. In addition, the priorities in pest management practices and strategies is analyzed, at the crop level and under the basis of area-wide management. Moreover, emphasis is given in integrated and biological control, as well as in the major action plans, decision support systems and crop protection protocols. Similarly, under the framework if the laboratory exercises of this course, the students are familiarized with the major morphologic characteristics of the species that are to be examined, as well as the symptoms that lead to the accurate diagnosis of the infestation. With the successful completion of this course, the students will: • Have the basic knowledge of identification of a wide range of major pest species in crop protection, as well as the identification of the symptoms that are related with infestations by each pest. • Build the capacity of assessing and utilizing the available methods of integrated and biological control. • Evaluate the design and deployment of pest management programs, at the farm and at the area-wide scale.

natural sciences subject

BIOINFORMATICS II

Pantelis Bagos - Undergraduate - (A-)
Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, University of Thessaly

This course introduces advanced methods and applications for bioinformatics. Main topics of the course include: the use of Perl programming language in queries of Bioinformatics, dynamic programming algorithms, sequence alignment, analysis of biological networks, DNA microarrays and gene expression data analysis.

engineering subject

Industrial Pollution Abatement Technology

Nikos Andritsos - Undergraduate - (A-)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Thessaly

The objective of this course is to provide the fundamentals for the control of various atmospheric pollutants. It is a comprehensive course, dealing not only with the main air pollution abatement technologies, but several pertinent topics are also discussed, such as climatic change, acid deposition, legislation, sampling and measurement of particulate pollutants and pollutant sources. The course material is divided in four divisions. The first division includes an introduction to air pollution with emphasis to particulate matter. The most important technologies for particulate emissions are discussed in the second division. The third division deals with the role of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and with three abatement technologies. Finally, the fourth division is dedicated to the control of oxides of nitrogen and sulfur and of carbon monoxide.

natural sciences subject

Cell Signaling and Transduction

Emily Zifa - Undergraduate - (A+)
Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly

The cells communicate between them via an enormous variety of extracellular chemical signals. The aim of the course is to describe the structural and biochemical properties of signalling molecules and their regulation, the interaction of signalling proteins of the various levels of signal transduction, to work out the basic principles of cellular communication and describe the interplay of various signalling pathways in central cellular processes like cell cycle regulation, tumorigenesis and apoptosis. The course concentrates on signalling and regulation in animal systems. Plant systems could not be considered and results from lower eukaryotes and prokaryotes are only cited if they are of exemplary character.

engineering subject

Remote Sensing - Photo Interpretation

Konstantinos, Ioannis Perakis, Faraslis - Undergraduate - (A+)
Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly

The aim of this course is to provide a spatial perception via satellite imagery and present research initiatives to the study of the earth surface. This involves the combination of satellite imagery and their derivatives with ancillary data (topographic, thematic maps and a variety of digital layers), taking into consideration the spatial, temporal, spectral and radiometric resolution of satellite imagery.

engineering subject

Hydrology

Athanasios Loukas - Undergraduate - (A+)
Depatment of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly

Scope of the course is the introduction to the phenomena and natural processes of surface hydrology and hydrologic cycle, the understanding of the phenomena and the analysis of precipitation and discharge data aiming at the development of design storm and flood for the study of water resources works. This course strengthens students’ technical and intellectual competency, preparing them for engineering employment or advanced study. The course exposes students to computational techniques of Engineering Hydrology used in modern professional civil engineering practice.

engineering subject

Thermodynamics I

Anastassios Stamatelos - Undergraduate - (A-)
Mechanical Engineering, University of Thessaly

Thermodynamics is the Science of Energy. Objective of this subject is the understanding of aspects such as system, energy, property, state, process, cycle, pressure and temperature. Also, the understanding of the basic concepts on Thermodynamics has long been an essential part of engineering education.

social sciences  subject

Demography

Viron Kotzamanis - Undergraduate - (A+)
Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly

The course of "Demography" is part of "Spatial social sciences" and "Geography and environment" modules of DPRD curriculum. The course aims to familiarize the students with the basic methods and techniques of demographic analysis, including data availability from the existing administrative and miscellaneous sources.

natural sciences subject

Environmental Impact Assessment

Athanasios, Stavroula Kungolos, Tsitsifli - Undergraduate - (A-)
Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly

The course provides to the students the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to elaborate an Environmental Impact Assessment both in public and private sector. The students will be able to elaborate special environmental studies.

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ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

NIKOS ANDRITSOS - Undergraduate - (A-)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Thessaly

The main objective of this course is to look at the role that energy plays in our modern world and to describe, rather briefly, the dominant energy sources, conventional and renewable, environmental impacts, and the future of energy in our world. The material can be divided into five, unequal units. The first unit (Chapter 1) addresses various energy topics such as history of energy uses and resources, the relation of sustainability and energy and the production and consumption of energy in the world and Greece. The second unit (Chapter 2) deals with the relation of energy production and environmental impact. Brief discussion is provided on global warming, acid deposition, photochemical smog and ozone layer depletion. The conventional energy sources (coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy) are tackled in the third unit (Chapters 3-6). The fourth unit is devoted to renewable energy sources. Chapters 8-13 deal with solar energy, wind power, biomass, hydroelectricity, geothermal energy and geothermal heat pumps, energy from the sea. Finally, topics such as energy storage and energy saving technologies are discussed in the final unit.