units

BIO2282

Faculty of Science

Skip to content | Change text size
 

print version

Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Christopher Johnstone

Synopsis

This unit deals with the structure and function of plants at different levels of organisation from the cellular to the whole plant. Topics include general plant structure and anatomy, and structural adaptations of plants to different environments. Aspects of plant function and physiology include nutrient and water uptake and transport, gas exchange and assimilation processes and how plant function, plant growth and plant form are modified by interactions with the environment. The link between structure and function of plants is stressed throughout this unit.

Assessment

Theory examination (Two 1-hour exams): 40%
Practical: 40%
Essay: 10%
Miniquizzes: 10%.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor John Beardall

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour practical per week (or equivalent)

Prerequisites

BIO2181 or permission