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Unit of Study AGRC2007 Plant Biology (2023)

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    There will be a 1-day compulsory residential for all students that will be held on the Lismore campus. The residential will run in O Week of Term 2. For dates, contact your Unit Assessor: To complete this higher-level biology unit, students must have a sound understanding of basic biology which can be gained through completion of Cells and Molecules.

Learning outcomes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

identify the fundamental importance of water, light, hormones and nutrients in plant function

recognise how water, light, hormone and nutrients influence growth and development of the plant

critically assess the basic structural, biochemical and physiological processes that plants rely on to survive in their external environments.

demonstrate practical skills in identifying plants and plant communities, and describe the methodology and purpose of vegetation classification and mapping

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hr (Weekly)
Tutorial 1 hr (Weekly)
Residential 1 day (Once)
Residential Practical Report 30%
Literature review40%

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

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