Courses & Units

Plant Pathology KLA346

Hobart

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This unit is offered in even years.

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Plant Pathology
Unit code KLA346
Credit points 12.5
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
Level Advanced

Availability

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
050101 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,783.00
  • 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

1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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)

AssessmentOnline quizzes (15%)|Examination (40%)|Practical report (a) (10%)|Practical report (b) (10%)|Practical report (c) (10%)|Cereal disease presentation (15%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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