Found 191 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

AUDIOVISUAL REPRESENTATIONS AND IMAGE PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES

GIORGOS PAPAKONSTANTINOU - Undergraduate - (A-)
DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE, University of Thessaly

Design as representation:Representation technologies are not only the tools for designing space but they also influence our ways of understanding space, time, materials and movement. This specific function transforms them into referential perception systems. The osmosis of the traditional and digital representation tools has decisively transformed the architectural design practice. The students are asked to create space representations using different media technologies and narration patterns.

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.

engineering subject

Transportation Planning

Eftihia Nathanail - Undergraduate - (A-)
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly

The course aims at the provision of scientific knowledge and experience on issues concerning: • The estimation of traffic impacts of transportation projects and policies. • The decision making in the domain of transportation engineering and planning. The course objectives incorporate the analysis of transportation systems and their evaluation in general, while studying the fundamental concepts, disciplines and terms of transport planning, together with the procedures and stakeholders involved in each case. The typology, contents and scope of transportation studies is investigated and the principles and functions concerning traffic flows, velocity and other parameters are analyzed. The focus is also set on sampling and data collection methods, techniques and practices. Finally, the course penetrates into issues pertaining to trip generation and assignment in the transport means and respective network, focusing on modeling (e.g. gravity and behavioral models) also using software in order to better understand and simulate the operational profile and the design principles of transportation networks. The knowledge of basic concepts of traffic flow theory and statistical analysis are considered to be prerequisites for the attendance and understanding of the course.