BIOL10030 Cell and Plant Biology

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module aims to provide you with the essential knowledge of plant biology needed to allow successful management of plants' growth and development. You will discover how plant form and function relates to their basic needs in terms of light, water and nutrients. The different ways in which plants obtain resources from the environment and deal with stresses will also be described. The module will introduce you to the key concepts in plant ecology and examine the role of plant communities in the structure and function of the ecosystem. The module aims at providing an agricultural context where possible.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
1) Understand the ways in which plants capture and utilize essential nutrients including water and carbon dioxide.
2) Link structure (cell, organ) to function and identify major tissues in plants using light microscopy.
3) Understand basic strategies which governed the evolution of plants and which today's plants use to cope with stress.
4) Understand the key principles of plants’ interactions with biotic components of ecosystems.
5) Observe natural systems and take detailed field notes about plants within their habitats.
6) Relate the content of practical classes to the content of lectures.

Indicative Module Content:

Plant biology
Cells
Ecology
Physiology
Agricultural context
Soil

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

24

Laboratories

5

Field Trip/External Visits

3

Autonomous Student Learning

93

Total

125

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures
Labs
Group work as part of labs
Lab reports with feedback 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

Basic interest in plant biology and ecology/soil aspects related to plants


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
BIOL10120 - Cell Biology & Genetics (NUin)

Equivalents:
Biology (BIOL1002), Cell and Plant Biology (BIOL1903)


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Laboratory Report Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No

55

Multiple Choice Questionnaire: End of Semester 1 hour exam 1 hour End of Trimester Exam n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No

45


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback provided on each lab report

Name Role
Dr Grace Cott Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Maurício Cruz Mantoani Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Elke Eichelmann Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Wieland Fricke Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Florence Renou-Wilson Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Thurs 09:00 - 09:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Tues 09:00 - 09:50
Laboratory Offering 1 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 2 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 3 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 4 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 5 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 6 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 7 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 8 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 9 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 10 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 11 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 12 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 13 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 14 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 15 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 16 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 17 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 18 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 20 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 21 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 22 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 23 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 24 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 25 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 26 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 27 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 28 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 30 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 31 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 32 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 33 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 34 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 35 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 36 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 37 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 38 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 40 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 41 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 42 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 43 Week(s) - 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Spring