Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 1
Target Students: Students taking degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Biology, Applied Biology, Biotechnology. Available to JYA/Erasmus students.
|Spring||Assessed by end of Spring Semester|
Prerequisites: A level in Biology and Chemistry preferred
Summary of Content: Content description: The module will introduce students to the conventional uses of plants and describe some of the problems associated with plant production including biotic and abiotic stresses. It will then discuss the techniques used to study plant science, including genetics and the use of mutants before introducing students to the applications of biotechnology in plant science.
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Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||11 weeks||1 per week||3 hours|
Method of Assessment:
|Exam 1||75||1 hour 30 mins examination|
|Coursework 1||25||Coursework essay - 1000 words|
Dr K Pyke
Education Aims: To provide an introduction to the biology and importance of plants. Lectures will focus on plant form and function, highlighting the ways that genetics and studies on the model plant, Arabidopsis, have added to our understanding. Emphasis will also be placed on the ways plants adapt to their surroundings and the potential for use of biotechnology in plant improvement.
Learning Outcomes: A Knowledge and Understanding of: (1) How plants obtain nutrients and water and develop (2) How plants interact with their environment and other organisms (3) The importance of plants and plant science in society The Intellectual Skills: (1) To collect and integrate several lines of evidence and apply them in a balanced manner to support an argument (2) To apply subject knowledge to solve problems The Practical/Professional Skills: None The Transferable Skills: (1) To communicate effectively in a written form (2) To prepare material with attention to accuracy and detail (3)To manage working time effectively
Offering School: Biosciences
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