PLANT PHYSIOLOGY

SCI2PLP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will consolidate and extend your knowledge of plants and plant physiology, and examine the impact of, and interactions between, components of crop production. You will study the biological processes occurring in plants at a cellular level from seedling emergence to maturity. Through theory and experimentation you will develop an understanding of the impacts on plant physiology and growth of natural and artificial influences. You will use the knowledge gained through lectures and experiments to develop a management plan for a crop, vine or pasture production system.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarisa Collins

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesUsing lecture material, practical workshop sessions and group discussion students will apply their knowledge to design a nutritional plan for a production system. This nutritional plan will be incorporated into the management plan developed by each student.  Employability module activity. Students will investigate employment option and the requirements for their job of choice. 

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites SCI1LS1 and Admission into SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

The Science of Grapevines: Anatomy and Physiology

Resource TypeOther resource

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorKeller, M.

Year2015

Edition/Volume2nd edn

PublisherAmsterdam: Academic Press. eBook.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptioneBook

Source locationN/A

Plants and Microclimate: A Quantitative Approach to Environmental Plant Physiology.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorJones H.G.

Year2014

Edition/Volume3rd edn

PublisherCambridge University Press

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Plant Physiological Ecology.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorLambers H, & Oliveira.

Year2019

Edition/Volume3rd edn

PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionAlternative Textbook

Source locationN/A

Plant Physiology and Development

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorTaiz, L, & Zeiger, E, Moller IM and Murphy, A.

Year2018

Edition/Volume6th edition

PublisherSunderland, Massachusetts U.S.A. : Sinauer Associates, Inc.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionTextbook

Source locationN/A

Plant Physiology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorSalisbury, F.B. & Ross C.W.

Year1992

Edition/Volume4th Edition

PublisherInternational Thomson Publishing

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionAlternative Textbook

Source locationN/A

Plants In Action https://web.archive.org/web/20180313191609/http://plantsinaction.science.uq.edu.au/

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorAtwell, B.J, Kriedemann, P, & Turnbull C.G.N.

Year2018

Edition/Volume2nd Edition

PublisherAustralian Society of Plant Scientists

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttp://plantsinaction.science.uq.edu.au/edition1/

Other descriptioneBook

Source locationN/A

An Introduction to Plant Structure and Development: Plant Anatomy for the Twenty-First Century

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBeck C.B.

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCambridge University Press

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionRecommended for topics 8 and 9

Source locationN/A

The Biology and Utilization of Grasses

Resource TypeOther resource

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMcKell, C. M. & Youngner, V. B.

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOxford: Academic Press. eBook

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptioneBook

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe how plants function and identify the ways in which environmental factors can influence plant physiology and growth
02. Describe the basic terminology of plant morphology, taxonomy and physiology
03. Apply physiological processes of plant growth to a plant production system for a selected crop, pasture or vineyard
04. Produce and present plans to manage plant nutrition using language suitable for a professional audience
05. Explore, build and reflect on experiences that develop your career readiness and employability and actively prepare for life beyond university

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarisa Collins

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
Two 8.00 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
2 full day practical workshops held during the teaching period

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
Two 4.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Likely to be weeks 9 and 12 of teaching period

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Practical response booklets (600-words total) One practical response booklet is completed for the practical completed at home (200 words) and the other for the practical in the intensive workshop (400 words).

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Practical report (900 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Management Plan 10 min pod cast (500-words) Feedback provided through a marking rubric

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 500 word assessment task (or equivalent) based on a Career Ready Advantage module activity. Feedback provided through a marking rubric. Employability module activity. Students will conduct an informational interview and complete a related activity. 

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO5

Two hours end of semester written exam (2,000-words equivalent) Students may review examination scripts once subject results are released as per University policy. 

N/AOther written examIndividualNo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4