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BI1007 - Plant Structure and Function

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 40/100 4 hours
Portfolio 60/100
School exam 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 photosynthesis, water potential, seed germination, and mineral nutrition, using living plant material. The group and 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:

  • diagram 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

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

  • Reading quizzes
  • Group work
  • Lab reports

Further on evaluation

The course has two assessment parts:​

  • Exam 40%
  • Portfolio 60%:
    • Reading quizzes (10%), group work (10%) and lab reports (40%)
    • All components of the portfolio must be passed to get a grade

The individual components will be graded and, if passed, an overall final grade is calculated.

In the case of 'fail' or 'retake':

  • A final examination is held during the exam period each semester. The written exam can be changed to an oral exam in the semester when the course is not taught. 
  • The portfolio (quiz, lab reports and group work) can be retaken/improved upon by following the teaching again and submitting a new portfolio.

Appeals:

  • Applies to the final written examination only. You must appeal within three weeks after the grade has been published or you've received an explanation of your grade.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Accomplished laboratory course in BI 1001

Course materials

Campbell, N.A. et al. 2018. Biology, 12th ed. Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BI1004 7.5 AUTUMN 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 2021

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biology

Examination

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam (1) 40/100

Release
2021-12-20

Submission
2021-12-20


09:00


13:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Portfolio 60/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 40/100 D 2022-05-10 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Portfolio 60/100
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.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen.
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