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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 should be able to:
- Synthesise and evaluate information related to the cellular organisation, arrangement of plant tissues and structures and how they vary within and between phylogenetic lineages;
- Describe and discuss how the local environment affects plant biochemistry, photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration;
- Apply knowledge of plants to infer key limiting processes in specific contexts; and
- Employ scientific processes to generate and review written laboratory reports.
Through participation in all class activities and completion of assessments, students should acquire skills in:
- Technical and discipline areas; for example by participation in class activities and on‐line discussion;
- Critical thinking and problem solving; for example the capacity to apply this knowledge to the conduct of practical research projects; and
- Investigation and analysis; for example, the ability to source relevant scientific journal articles and incorporate them into scientific report writing.
Last updated: 10 November 2023