Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

Schools

Biological Sciences School, Agriculture Food Sciences Schl

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 1 Contact hour, 3 Practical or Laboratory hours

Prerequisite

BIOL1020

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Quizzes, Case Study, Report, Presentation and Final Exam

Course coordinator

Prof Susanne Schmidt and Dr Nicole Robinson

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

Plants are integral to our planet. They provide oxygen, habitat, food, energy and materials. Course participants explore the fundamentals of modern plant biology spanning from evolution, ecology, conservation, agriculture to biotechnology. Participants experience hands-on activities, from lectures and discussions, to workshops, practicals and networking with world-class plant biologists. The course focusses on the fundamentals of plant biodiversity from evolution to plant function and adaptation, interactions with beneficial and pathogenic organisms, and plant improvement for human uses. The wide ranging roles and uses of plants are explored in context of future bio-economies, food and a sustainable future.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile