Courses & Units

Biology of Plants KPA161

Hobart

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Introduction

Biology of Plants is a 1st year core unit for students specialising in plant science, biotechnology, and marine science. In Biology of Plants we introduce you to the origin, diversity, structure and internal processes of plants. In lectures and practical classes, we examine the fine structure of plant cells, the organisation of tissues, structure, development and sexual reproduction in flowering plants. We also examine how plants function (photosynthesis, water relations, nutrition and responses to environmental signals). In practical classes and lectures, we survey the diversity of protists (algae) and land plants (mosses, ferns, conifers and flowering plants), their origins, life-histories and evolutionary trends that have led to the successful colonisation of land.

Summary

Unit name Biology of Plants
Unit code KPA161
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
School of Biological Sciences
Discipline Plant Science|Marine & Antarctic Futures Centre
Coordinator

Mr PJ Dalton

Teaching staff

Assoc Prof A Koutoulis, Assoc Prof John Ross, Prof G Hallegraeff, Mr PJ Dalton (Coordinator)

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes

Availability

Location Semester Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 23/2/2015 23/3/2015 13/4/2015 29/5/2015

* 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 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2015: $1,096.00 2015: $1,957.00 010903

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

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

3 lectures and 3-hr practical weekly (13 wks), some lectures and/or practicals may be taught as tutorials

Assessment

3-hr exam (60%), semester work (40%)

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Textbooks

Required

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