|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject assesses and evaluates plant pests and diseases, which are the key biological factors impacting on plant health in urban landscapes. Students will learn how to assess and identify common pest and disease species; be able to describe the symptoms; and learn how and when to control and manage them in various settings. Maintaining the health of plants will also be approached from different perspectives such as various Integrated Pest Management methodologies. Students will explore industry-specific plant health issues relevant to trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. Safe and effective practices when using chemicals will be discussed, including the relevant legislation relating to chemicals, pests and diseases. The subject will be delivered through attendance at a six-day intensive workshop and a subsequent 10-12 week period of on-line subject delivery and assessment.
Intended learning outcomes
- Assess, describe and identify important plant pest and disease species in urban landscapes and understand how and when to control them;
- Analyse and learn how to manage common plant pests and diseases found in urban environments;
- Discuss industry‐specific plant health and protection issues and perspectives;
- Evaluate the various control measures, their use in the environment, and their safe handling and application.
Through participation in all class activities and completion of assessment tasks, students should acquire skills in:
- Technical and discipline areas, skills and values; for example by participation in class activities and on‐line discussion;
- Investigation and analysis; for example through the development of an urban plant health management plan;
- Critical thinking and problem solving; for example through analysis and decision making around the various control options for plant pests and diseases; and
- Time and organisational management; for example by successfully scheduling and submitting assessment tasks.
Eligibility and requirements
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
Online discussion (1000 words in length, due two weeks post-intensive) - 20%
Short online tests (2 × 45 minutes duration, one four weeks post-intensive and the other eight weeks post-intensive) - 30%
|During the assessment period||30%|
Assignment (2500 words in length, due 12 weeks post-intensive) - 50%
|End of the assessment period||50%|
Dates & times
Coordinator Amy Hahs Mode of delivery On Campus — Burnley Contact hours 42 Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 17 November 2019 to 22 November 2019 Last self-enrol date 18 November 2019 Census date 13 December 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 17 January 2020 Assessment period ends 16 February 2020
Time commitment details
In addition to face-to-face teaching time of 42 hours, students should expect to undertake a minimum of 170 hours research, reading, writing and general study to complete this subject successfully. After the initial 6 day contact period there is a 10 - 12 week period of on-line subject delivery and assessment including on-line tutorials.
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Related Handbook entries
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.