BIOSCI 752 : Plant Genomics and Biotechnology
2022 Semester One (1223) (15 POINTS)
Capabilities Developed in this Course
|Capability 1:||Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice|
|Capability 2:||Critical Thinking|
|Capability 3:||Solution Seeking|
|Capability 4:||Communication and Engagement|
|Capability 5:||Independence and Integrity|
|Capability 6:||Social and Environmental Responsibilities|
- Describe and discuss plant genetic engineering methodologies (Capability 1, 2 and 6)
- Describe and discuss current strategies used in plant functional genomics (Capability 1, 2 and 5)
- Design and write a proposal to develop plants with new traits, using genetic engineering (Capability 2, 3, 5 and 6)
- Critically evaluate scientific papers for methodology and analysis in current biotechnological techniques (Capability 1 and 2)
- Select relevant scientific papers for a specific topic. (Capability 2 and 5)
- Present in a clear and concise manner, both orally and as a written summary, the main findings of a scientific paper and propose future work. (Capability 2, 4 and 5)
|Plant Biotechnology Proposal||25%||Group & Individual Coursework|
|Paper summary||10%||Individual Coursework|
|Assessment Type||Learning Outcome Addressed|
|Plant Biotechnology Proposal|
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