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BL4270   Plant-environment Interactions

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module will provide an analysis of the ways in which plants interact with their physical, chemical and biological environments. This is a wide-ranging course which will bring together current knowledge of the physiological and molecular responses of plants within the wider context of how whole organisms and communities respond to the environment. Topics include: parasitism, plant pathogens and diseases, symbioses, plant stress responses, and human influences such as pollution, bioremediation and genetic modification.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Permission of biology honours adviser required

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour seminar (x 11 weeks), plus 1 x additional seminar

Scheduled learning hours: 24

Guided independent study hours: 126

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 34%
Coursework: 66%

Re-assessment: Resubmission of failed item(s) of Coursework

Personnel

Module coordinator: Prof J Jones
Module teaching staff: Prof J Jones