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This unit is classed as a restricted unit and available to Master of Applied Science students.


Introduces Master of Applied Science students to the most dominant life forms on earth via the disciplines of entomology and plant pathology. It explores the classification, diversity, structure, function and general biology of insects and examines the concepts of plant disease and diagnostic procedures for plant pathogens (including fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes). A collection of insects is a required component of the unit.

Students will also be expected to complete additional tests/assignments/tutorials in selected research areas to enhance their depth of understanding of these areas.

In addition to general course content, students are expected to undertake prescribed reading at an advanced level and to incorporate this knowledge in their theory examination.

Summary 2020

Unit name Entomology and Plant Pathology
Unit code KLA435
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems

Teaching staff

Assoc Prof GR Allen (Coordinator), Assoc Prof CR Wilson (Coordinator)

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Teaching Pattern

26 lectures and at least 39 hrs practicals/tutorials


3 hour theory exam (45%), assignments (55%)

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