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


This unit provides Master of Applied Science students with instruction on advanced topics of plant disease biology and management. Topics will be illustrated by 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. This unit integrates plant pathology with other disciplines including crop physiology, production and protection. Practical sessions are project-based including group work and field trips. Students will undertake an advanced task to extend the understanding of plant disease management.

Summary 2021

Unit name Plant Pathology
Unit code KLA612
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems

Teaching staff

Dr K Barry, Assoc Prof C Wilson

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



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Teaching Pattern

6 lectures, 13x3-hr practical classes, 2x1 hr tutorials


3-hr theory exam (50%), internal assessments (50%)

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