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||Professor Calum Wilson|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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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 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
On-line learning materials
1 x 60 min tutorial weekly for 13 weeks (to support on-line materials)
1 x 3 hr practical weekly for 12 weeks (includes 1 field trip, 8 laboratory sessions and 3 workshops)
|Assessment||Disease presentation (15%)|Online quizzes (15%)|Practical reports (30%)|Examination (40%)|
|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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