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BOTA6001 - Botany

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Title:Botany
Long Title:Botany
Module Code:BOTA6001
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Botany
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 8 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Brigid Lucey
Module Author: JOSEPH CROKE
Module Description: This module is designed to: • Develop student awareness and interest in plants and plant growth and development. • Provide a basic understanding of plant classification and taxonomy. • Prepare the student for furthering the utilisation of plant materials in herbal and horticulture sciences. • Develop an understanding of how plants relate to ecology and the environment at large.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Outline the sytems of plant classification and associated life cycles
LO2 Describe and identify the structural elements of plants morphology and anatomy
LO3 Perform an identification and naming of plants and plant parts.
LO4 Describe the processes involved in the growth and development of plants
LO5 Discuss ecology and how plants relate to the environment
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Classification
Systematics, flowering plants, non-flowering plants, bacteria, fungi, algae, ferns, life cycles, reproduction.
Plant Anatomy
Cell structure and function, genes, cell division, tissue types and function.
General Plant Morphology & Function
Root structure and function, leaf structure and function, flower structure and function, modified plant parts, habitats and adaptations
Plant Growth and Development
Trees, shrubs, climbers, herbs, horticultural classification, growth and differentiation, tropism, pierodism.
Plant Physiology
Photosynthesis, respiration, transpiration, pollination, plant breeding, genetics.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other In examination setting student completes life cycle charts and answers short questions relating to them. 1 20.0 Week 6
Project Student assembles a collection of named plant material, according to physical and morphological characteristics, appropriate to selected categories 2,3,5 30.0 Week 12
Practical/Skills Evaluation Student identifies from specimens or diagrams, plants and or plant parts and evaluates their function. 2,3,4,5 50.0 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of module content 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Practical 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study lecture and practical material 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of Module Content 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Practical 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study lab and lecture material, Learner assembles and identifies material for plant collection 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Parnell J., Curtis T. and Cullen E. 2012, Webb's an Irish Flora, 8th Ed., Cork University Press [ISBN: 978185918478]
  • Francis Rose 2006, The wild flower key, Frederick Warne London [ISBN: 0-7232-5175-4]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Hodson M.J., and Bryant J.A 2012, Functional Biology of Plants, 1st Ed., Wiley-Blackwell [ISBN: 978-047069939]
  • Ray F. E., and Eichhorn Susan E. 2012, Raven Biology of Plants: International Edition, 8th Ed., W.H. Freeman New York [ISBN: 978-146411351]
  • Matuseth, J.D., 2012, Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology, 5rd Ed., Jones and Barlett Publishers [ISBN: 978-144966580]
  • Ben-Erik van Wyk, Michael Wink 2004, Medicinal plants of the world, Timber Press Portland [ISBN: 9780881926026]
  • Niall MacCoitir 2008, Irish Wild Plants Myths Legends and Folklore, The Collins Press Ireland [ISBN: 978-1905172696]
  • Averis, B. 2013, Plants and Habitats: An Introduction to Common Plants and Their Habitats in Britain and Ireland, 1 st Ed., Ben Averis [ISBN: 9780957608108]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_SAGBI_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Agri-Biosciences 3 Mandatory
CR_SHERB_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Herbal Science 1 Mandatory
CR_SNHSC_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nutrition and Health Science 2 Elective
CR_SPHBI_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 2 Elective
CR_SAGBI_7 Bachelor of Science in Agri-Biosciences 3 Mandatory
CR_BHORT_7 Bachelor of Science in Horticulture 1 Mandatory
CR_SCEBS_8 Common Entry Biological Sciences 3 Elective
CR_SBIOS_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Biosciences 3 Elective

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