Advanced study of selected topics in plant biochemistry, physiology and molecular biology.
This paper examines recent developments in plant biotechnology that impact on global issues surrounding agriculture and the long-term health of our planet, including applications addressing human health and issues surrounding sustainability. This paper is taught by staff in the Biochemistry and Botany departments who are active in research related to plant biotechnology. The topics selected vary from year to year to reflect new developments in this discipline.
|Paper title||Frontiers in Plant Biotechnology|
|Teaching period||Full Year|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,282.09|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,842.50|
- PLBI 411
- This paper is a requirement for Honours, Diploma and MSc students in the Plant Biotechnology programme. It is also of interest to students studying Biochemistry, Botany, Genetics and Molecular Biotechnology.
- Teaching staff
- Professor Julian Eaton-Rye
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Examples are drawn from current research literature.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Upon successful completion of the paper, students will be able to
- Articulate a broad understanding of contemporary plant biotechnology and related scientific fields
- Appropriately communicate biochemical concepts to both specialist and general audiences
- Evaluate the philosophical and ethical aspects of their activities as a scientist
- Identify and critically evaluate relevant information