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Horticultural Plant Science (HORT90008)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Burnley)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeHORT90008
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject considers the evolution of plants, their structure and function, how they reproduce, cell physiology, energy transformations, metabolism, photosynthesis, water and nutrient uptake and transport, plant nutrition and whole plant physiology.

Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to demonstrate their understanding of the structure of plant cells and tissues, the basic processes involved in the growth of plants and the integration of these processes in the physiology of plant growth.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of this subject, students will have an understanding of:

  • cellular organisation and processes in plants;
  • plant tissues;
  • photosynthesis, respiration and plant biochemistry;
  • typical plant growth patterns;
  • reproduction in the plant kingdom; and
  • angiosperm breeding and reproduction

Generic skills

Upon completion of this subject student should have:

  • an understanding of plant structure, growth and biochemical processes
  • the capacity to apply this knowledge to the conduct of practical research projects; and
  • the ability to source relevant scientific journal articles and incorporate them into scientific report writing.

Last updated: 19 July 2019