Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Burnley - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours lectures, 12 hours tutorials, 30 hours practicals = 66 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
HORT10007 Plant Biology 1
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|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
CoordinatorDr Virginia Williamson
This subject aims to extend students’ knowledge of plant biology in both practical and theoretical areas. Students will use core knowledge obtained in Plant Biology I as a base to further their understanding of plant function. Additional areas of study in plant growth and development include respiration, nutrition, senescence, breeding systems, genetics, herbicide action, tissue culture and eco-physiology. Students will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of plant processes and be able to apply this knowledge to horticultural situations. Practical classes will provide a balance between lecture consolidation, experimental design and horticultural applications of biological plant growth principles
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
1x 50 minute written examination - Mid Semester 20%, 1 x 1000 word practical report - Mid Semester 20%, 1 x 1500 word practical report - End Semester 30%, 1 hour written examination - End Semester 25%, Participation in subject - During Semester 5%.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Evert, RF & Eichhorn, SE 2013, Raven Biology of Plants, 8th edn, WH Freeman & Company, New York.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Associate Degree in Urban Horticulture |
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