Courses & Units

Functional Plant Biology KPZ311

Hobart

Introduction

This unit is designed to provide students with a state-of-the-art knowledge of plant function, focusing on central concepts of plant responses and adaption to drought stress,nutrient availability and light environment.  These plant behavioural characteristics are essential for understanding the way plants are able to adapt to their environment whether under natural or agricultural conditions.  Lectures will combine details about the evolution of key physiological pathways, with molecular and whole plant approaches to provide a holistic view of plant function.

Summary

Unit name Functional Plant Biology
Unit code KPZ311
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Biological Sciences
Discipline Plant Science|Zoology
Coordinator

Assoc Prof Tim Brodribb

Teaching staff

Prof Steve Smith, Assoc Prof Jim Weller, Dr Eloise Foo

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,055.00 010909

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

KPA215

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KPA377 or KPA373

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Two one-hour lectures per week.  Fortnightly practicals.

Assessment

Internal assessment comprising:  practical report (20%), grant review panel (10%), breakthrough mini-symposium (20%).  Final exam (2 hours) (50%).

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Flexible Study Options

Textbooks

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