- Code BIOL6125
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Biology
- Areas of interest Biology
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
Second Semester 2017
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How will global climate change will the distribution and performance of plants in nature and in cultivation? This course will provide you with a solid background in plant function in relation to global climate change. The course is structured around topic modules selected to expose students to current research areas in the field. Each module is taught by an expert lecturer and specific topics will vary between years. Students will learn how to find, critique and synthesize papers in the primary literature and will develop written and oral communication skills with particular emphasis on communicating science in broadly accessible terms.
Each topic will be presented by a researcher from the Research School of Biology or CSIRO Plant Industry.
Note: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but are assessed separately.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On completion of this course students will be able to:
- Understand and describe global climate change and the ways in which its effects may have impacts on plant biology
- Understand and describe processes of plant biology relevant to plant growth and performance and ecological outcomes.
- Search and read primary research literature and be able to critically analyze and critique the research results in written and oral formats.
- Communicate science issues and ideas in broadly accessible terms.
Other InformationTo provide essential theory on plant function in relation to global climate change. To provide skills in sourcing, synthesising and analysing papers in the primary literature and develop written and oral communication skills.
The Biology Teaching and Learning Centre is located in Building 116. Alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Indicative AssessmentDiscussions/Presentations (40%), Literature review (40%), Written exam (20%)
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WorkloadFollowing a week of introductory material, this course will be divided into 6 modules each 2 weeks long and each having 3 lectures and 3 tutorial sessions.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Biology Teaching and Learning Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8238||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person||N/A|