Last modified: 21 Jul 2017 12:18
A course in which several researchers explore both core and emerging issues in the plant sciences, focusing in particular on the inter-dependence of plants, people and environment. Students are encouraged to develop a range of important generic and applied skills, through lectures, practicals and seminars. Two practicals and one seminar contribute 50% of the course mark. An exam contributes 50% of the overall course grade and consists a choice of multiple-choice questions and short, structured questions.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The content reflects currently important topics in plants, particularly in relation to people who depend on them and the environment that affects them. The course focusses on numerous important questions in plant science research. Content builds on and integrates understanding about plants and soils from BI1008 and BI1511. Emphasis in lectures, seminars and practicals is on taking students to the frontiers of our understanding of plant science research.
Course practicals require the use of a lab coat which can be purchased locally for £15
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written exam (50%); continuous assessment - comprised of 2 practical write-ups and 1 discussion (50%).
For each student, formative assessment occurs during interactive exercises in lectures, practicals and, especially, seminars. From this, students can identify limitations in understanding that require more focused attention.
Verbal feedback will be given during interactive, formative parts of the course. Students will receive written feedback on each summative practical report. Where necessary, students will be invited to meet members of the course team to identify difficulties and discuss solutions.