This unit is offered in even years.
The focus of this unit is on advanced topics of plant disease biology and management. Concepts will be illustrated with diseases caused by viral and virus-like agents, phytopathogenic bacteria and fungi in agricultural and horticultural systems. Topics include infection biology, host resistance, disease transmission, disease epidemiology and detection of pathogens. Practical sessions are project-based including group work and one field trip.
|Unit name||Plant Pathology|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
|Discipline||Agriculture and Food Systems|
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Kara Barry|
|Teaching staff||Professor Calum Wilson|Associate Professor Kara Barry|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Outline how plant disease results from epidemiological variables, for selected fungal, bacterial and viral pathogens
- Explain plant disease assessment and management strategies in agriculture and horticultural systems
- Describe the types of plant-pathogen interactions and consequences for plant disease outcomes
- Demonstrate advanced practical skills in selected topics of plant pathology and communicate scientific information
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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2 x 50 min lectures weekly for 13 weeks
1 x 3 hr practical weekly for 12 weeks (includes 1 field trip, 8 laboratory sessions and 3 workshops)
|Assessment||Online quizzes (15%)|Examination (40%)|Practical report (a) (10%)|Practical report (b) (10%)|Practical report (c) (10%)|Cereal disease presentation (15%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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