Assessment of Course Work
Evaluation of students’ written assignments will take into consideration:

Quality of the assignment: The assignments should be competently written in the scientific language appropriate for the subject and using correct terminology. They should answer accurately the questions posed and should handle only the subject examined, elaborating on it fully.
Timely submission of the assignments: The assignments should be submitted within the deadlines set. Late submission of assignments will be penalised and reflected in the student’s final result.

Student support
During each Module the students can communicate by email messages with the instructor and request assistance.
If a student wishes to elaborate on any Module, the instructor will be happy to provide advise, extra study material or sources of information. Furthermore the opportunity will be given to the student to select a topic on the subject of interest for the final Assignment, thus giving him the opportunity to work in greater depth and acquire better insight.

Note: Modules 1, 2, 6, 7  are offered for both specializations. Modules 3, 4, 5 are specialized according to a) drinking water specialization , b) recreational waters specialization.


Drinking Water

Recreational Water


Introductory Week

Module 1

Introduction to water microbiology

Module 2

Waterborne infections and outbreaks

Module 3Α-3Β

Drinking and bottled water – Risk Assessment- Water Safety Plan

Recreational waters and surface water bodies- The beach profiles

Module 4Α-4Β

Sewage quality, disposal & reuse. Water quality in the industry.

Swimming pools and spa waters

Module 5Α-5Β

Inhaled water – Legionnella spp and Mycobacteria

Extreme events affecting the water environment. Sustainability of Water Quality and Ecology

Module 6

Laboratory Accreditation – Water laboratory techniques by culture and molecular methods

Module 7

Laboratory practice (optional)

Final test:

End of course student project:

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