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BI1007 - Plant Structure and Function

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 10/100
Assignment 10/100
Approved report 40/100
Written examination 40/100 4 hours D

Course content

Vascular plant anatomy and physiology, including cell, tissue and organ types; primary and secondary growth; anatomical adaptations to different environments; photosynthesis; water relations and internal transport; mineral nutrition and toxicity; regulation of growth and development; responses to light, gravity, and other environmental factors; flower, fruit, and seed development; and senescence and dormancy. The life cycle of flowering plants is used as a framework for investigating the most important physiological processes involved in survival, growth, and reproduction. Lab exercises on plant anatomy, photosynthesis, water potential, seed germination, and mineral nutrition, using living plant material. The lab work and reports emphasize analysis, presentation, and interpretation of physiological data.

Learning outcome

After completing the course the student should have a good understanding of the relationship between plant structure and function at the organ to organism level. The student should also have knowledge of plant adaptations to different environments. The course has the following learning goals in knowledge, skills, and general competence:
Knowledge:
The student will be able to:
- draw and explain the function of plant cell, tissue, and organ types
- explain the role of central physiological and matabolic processes in plant growth and devlopment
- compare and contrast anatomical and physiological adaptations to different environments
- explain classic experiments and methods in plant physiology research
gjøre rede for klassiske eksperimenter og sentrale metoder i forskning i plantefysiologi
Skills:
The student will be able to:
- acquire information key topics in plant physiology
- to use relevant professional tools and techniques
- analyze and interpret physiological measurements and results
- carry out a task both independently and with others
- reflect on her own understanding of plant physiology
General competence:
The student can:
- Collect and analyze data using appropriate tools and software
- Present and discuss scientific results in a synoptic way
- Convey key subject matter in writing
- Work with plants in a laboratory and greenhouses

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and discussion: 42 hours
Laboratory course: 15 hours

Admission to this course is restricted

Compulsory assignments
• Lecture exercises
• Group work exercises
• Approved laboratory course

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved laboratory course
  • Lecture exercises
  • Group work exercises

Further on evaluation

All assessment components included in the course must be passed. In the case of 'fail' or 'retake' , the final written examination needs to be taken again. Appeals for reassessment apply to the final written examination only. The individual components will not be graded and assessment consists of an overall final grade. The written exam can be changed to an oral exam in the semester when the course is not taught.
Please refer to these supplementary regulations UTF §5-6 at NTNU for information on re-sit examinations (oral and written) in science courses.
1. Final examination in each semester -for courses with prefix BI, IT and KJ a final examination is held during the examination period every semester.
2. New assessment incase of “fail” - please refer to the course description for details on which components of the course need to be retaken in case of re-assessment.



Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Accomplished laboratory course in BI 1001

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BI1004 7.5 01.09.2017
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 3

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Biology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biology

Phone:

Examination

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 10/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 10/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignment 10/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 10/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Written examination 40/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 40/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Approved report 40/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Approved report 40/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
Examination

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