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A course in which students 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 two seminars contribute 60% of the course mark. An exam contributes 40% of the overall course grade and consists of 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 first year courses. Different teaching methods are used, on campus and online, to take 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.||GBP 15.00|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
2x Lab report (20% each)
Group Presentation (20%)
Online Exam (40% in total)
Alternative Resit Arrangements
Students will repeat whichever elements of the assessment were failed or not completed at first sitting; the marks for elements already passed will be carried forwards.
Formative assessment for this course consists of a practice seminar.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Remember||Demonstrate a familiarity and understanding of some key principles|
|Procedural||Analyse||Conduct analyses of plant material in lab, following instructions|
|Procedural||Analyse||Use class date to identify and interpret trends in data|
|Procedural||Create||Working in a group, construct a persuasive presentation on a given topic|
|Procedural||Apply||Apply knowledge to interpret information and data|
|Conceptual||Evaluate||Demonstrate an awareness of different and sometimes conflicting uses of plants in human society|