Courses & Units

Functional Plant Biology KPZ311

Hobart

Introduction

This unit is designed to provide students with a state-of-the-art knowledge of plant function, focusing on central concepts of plant responses and adaption to drought stress,nutrient availability and light environment.  These plant behavioural characteristics are essential for understanding the way plants are able to adapt to their environment whether under natural or agricultural conditions.  Lectures will combine details about the evolution of key physiological pathways, with molecular and whole plant approaches to provide a holistic view of plant function.

Summary

Unit name Functional Plant Biology
Unit code KPZ311
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Plant Science|Zoology
Coordinator

Assoc Prof Tim Brodribb

Teaching staff

Prof Steve Smith, Assoc Prof Jim Weller, Dr Eloise Foo

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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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
010909 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,354.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

KPA214

Mutual Exclusions

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

KPA377 or KPA373

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Two one-hour lectures per week.  Fortnightly practicals.

Assessment

Internal assessment comprising:  practical report (20%), grant review panel (10%), breakthrough mini-symposium (20%).  Final exam (2 hours) (50%).

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Flexible Study Options

Textbooks

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