BIO308 Plant Structure and Physiology

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
BIO308 Plant Structure and Physiology 3 0 6 Tuesday 9:00 -12:00
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Course Objectives The course aims : - Understanding of plant cell structure and function;
- To provide students with a knowledge of plant structure (Morphology and Anatomy);
- To provide students with a knowledge of plant physiological processes;
- To develop practical skills in studying different plants tissues;
- To give students experimental skills in plant physiology;
- To develop skills in using light microscopy for examining different plant tissues
Textbook 1- Introduction to plant physiology, (4th ed.) John Wiley, William Hopkins G. (2009).New Jersey, USA 2 - Student's Guide to practical Botany, Mohamed Ragab Abdelgawwad, Dobra Knijga, 2014.C21
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Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Recall fundamental aspects regarding phylogenetic relationships, morphology, anatomy and physiology of plants
  2. Evaluate the influence of physiological processes on the interaction of plants and environment
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the structure of plants from cells and tissues to organs
  4. Demonstrate knowledge physiological processes in plants and Skills with application of experiments studying physiological processes
  5. Recall the concepts related to issues of anatomy and physiology of plants.
Teaching Methods Class presentations and discussions with examples will be held online through Microsoft TEAMS. online Active tutorial sessions for engaged learning. Team assignments. Team projects that involve real data, computer analysis, summary, interpretation and reporting.
Teaching Method Delivery Teaching Method Delivery Notes
Week 1 Plant Morphology-types of roots and modification PART II: 7
Week 2 Plant Morphology-types of stem and modification PART II: 6
Week 3 Plant Morphology-types of leaves and modification PART II: 5
Week 4 Root anatomy (Monocots & Dicots) PART II: 8
Week 5 Stem and leaves anatomy (Monocots & Dicots) PART II: 9, 10
Week 6 Plant Water relations Ch.1
Week 7 Plant Water relations Ch.1
Week 8 Photosynethesis: Light Reaction Ch.6, Ch.7
Week 9 Photosynethesis: Dark Reaction Ch.8, Ch.9
Week 10 Mineral nutrition Ch.3
Week 11 Mineral nutrition Ch.4
Week 12 Nitrogen Assimilation Ch.11
Week 13 Plant Hormons Ch.18,19,20
Week 14 Secondary Metabolites Ch.27
Week 15 Revision
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1,2,3,4,5
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Active tutorials 5 10 2,3,4
In-term exam 1 30 1,2,3,4,5
Homework 5 10 1,2,3,4,5
Assignments 2 10 2,3,4,5
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture hours 3 14 42 Assignments 5 2 10
Active tutorials 2 5 10 Home study 3 14 42
In-term exam study 13 1 13 Final exam study 18 1 18
Homework 3 5 15
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 15/02/2021
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