BIOL496-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Plant Developmental Biology and Biotechnology

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021

Description

To examine recent advances in plant biology research and, where appropriate, the implications of this research for biotechnological applications. Seminar topics may include any aspect of plant development and plant response to its biotic and abiotic environment.

This course examines recent advances in plant biology research and their potential for biotechnological applications. Topics covered in the course include how plants respond to pathogenic signals, and how plant cells sense sugar signals.

Recommended preparatory course(s): BIOL352.

Learning Outcomes

  • As a student in this course, I will develop the ability to:
  • demonstrate a sophisticated understanding and evaluation of experimental design, methodology and data in the field of plant biotechnology. (assessment task: internal assessment)
  • access and critically assess the scientific literature in plant developmental and stress biology. (assessment task: internal assessment)
  • develop and trial my own “teaching to learn” techniques. (task: class presentations)

    Transferable Skills Register
    As a student in this course, I will develop the following skills:
  • An ability to manage in a team work environment. Most jobs require interactions with others to accomplish a task to a particular standard and on time. (Graduate Attribute 2: Employable, innovative and enterprising)
  • A greater competence in evaluation and design of techniques relevant to experimental plant biology. (Graduate Attribute 2: Employable, innovative and enterprising)
  • An appreciation of opportunities arising from recent advances in science and technology for solving practical problems. (Graduate Attributes 1 and 4: Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award and globally aware)

Pre-requisites

Subject to approval of the Head of School.

Restrictions

BIOL491

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 411
2 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 3 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Claudia Meisrimler

Lecturer

David Leung

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Final Exam 55%
Seminar participation 10%
Essay 20 Sep 2021 35%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,066.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Biological Sciences .

All BIOL496 Occurrences

  • BIOL496-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021