Considers the many unique elements of the Australian flora, reflecting the evolutionary circumstances under which it has developed since life began on earth. This course uses a general teaching approach to provide an understanding of the physiological adaptations of Australian plants and the ecological circumstances in which they have developed.
- Biogeography of the Australian flora
- Genetic function and enzymology as the basis of evolutionary development
- Photosynthesis as the basis of plant growth
- The role of light, water, temperature and mineral nutrients in plant function and adaptation
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||understand the basic biochemical, physiological and ecological concepts which underlie plant adaptations to their environment||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|2||appreciate the fundamental importance of water, light, temperature, fire and nutrients in plant and community function||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||appreciate the evolutionary circumstances under which the Australian flora has developed.||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Tutorial online 2 hours (6 weeks)|
|Exam: take home||34%|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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