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Plant Biology 1 (HORT10007)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Burnley)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeHORT10007
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject considers the evolution of plants, their structure and function, how they grow and reproduce, factors that inhibit growth, plant genetics and plant adaptations to particular environments. Laboratory practical classes will help students consolidate their understanding of the lecture material as well as provide exposure to lab-based experiments and the principles of experimental design.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • be proficient in the use of the light microscope;
  • understand cellular organisation and transport mechanisms in plants;
  • identify different microscopic plant tissues;
  • have an awareness of the different photosynthetic regimes and their influence on plant growth and environmental tolerances;
  • comprehend how photosynthesis and water stress affect plant growth;
  • realise the importance of light to plant growth and development;
  • understand how different plants reproduce; and
  • appreciate how plant adaptations enable them to live in different environments.

Generic skills

  • Exercise problem-solving skills (developed through practical exercises and lecture discussions);
  • Think critically and organise knowledge (from consideration of the lecture material);
  • Expand from theoretical principles to practical explanations (through practical work observations);
  • Plan effective work schedules (to meet deadlines for submission of assessable work); and
  • Develop skills of critical observation and analysis through practical exercises.

Last updated: 16 June 2018