Courses & Units

Biology of Plants KPA161

Hobart, Launceston

Note:

KPA161 Biology of Plants is offered in Attending mode in either Hobart or Launceston. Student participation in fortnightly face to face practical classes is compulsory during the semester. Transport from Burnie to Launceston (with some options for pick-up from places in between) will be provided on days with practical classes.

Introduction

Biology of Plants is a 1st year core unit for students specialising in plant science, biotechnology, and marine science. In Biology of Plants we introduce you to the origin, diversity, structure and internal processes of plants. In lectures and practical classes, we examine the fine structure of plant cells, the organisation of tissues, structure, development and sexual reproduction in flowering plants. We also examine how plants function (photosynthesis, water relations, nutrition and responses to environmental signals). In practical classes and lectures, we survey the diversity of protists (algae) and land plants (mosses, ferns, conifers and flowering plants), their origins, life-histories and evolutionary trends that have led to the successful colonisation of land.

Summary

Unit name Biology of Plants
Unit code KPA161
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Plant Science|Ecology and Biodiversity
Coordinator

Greg Jordan

Teaching staff

Tim Brodribb, Rebecca Jones, Catriona Hurd

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010903 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,354.00

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

XPD130

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 lectures per week and 7 x 3-hr practical sessions.  Plus a number of assigned independent learning tasks.

Assessment

3-hr exam (50%), semester work (50%)

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Textbooks

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