Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Twenty four hours of lectures, 36 hours of practicals (total 60 hours) |
Total Time Commitment:
Sixty hours contact time; 60 hours directed study, assessment and readings (total 170 hours)
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
208-293 Plant Growth Processes, or equivalent
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorProf Paul Taylor
This subject outlines the methods used to identify pathogens causing plant diseases, the consequences of diseases for plant productivity; and plant breeding techniques used to identify and capture plant traits within populations. The links between these two areas are explored as plant breeders and pathologists seek novel genetic material capable of resisting or tolerating plant pathogens. Topics covered include:
On completion of this subject, students will:
Two-hour end-of-semester examination worth 40% of final marks; a one-hour mid-semester examination worth 30% of final marks; and a 1,000 word assignment comprising a collection of plant diseases worth 30% of final marks due at the end of semester.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
G. N. Agrios 2005. Plant Pathology. 5th ed. Academic Press, Harcourt/Academic Press, USA.
|Recommended Texts:|| |
G.L. Schumann & C.J. D’Arcy. 2010 Essential Plant Pathology 2nd Ed. American Phytopathological Society Press, USA
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, students should have developed their:
Agricultural Science |
Production Animal Health
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
Selective subjects for B-BMED
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