Course code BIO422

BIO422 Nordic Postgraduate Course in Plant Breeding

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2014 - 2015 .

Course responsible: Aasmund Bjørnstad
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Plant Sciences
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
20 active students from all Nordic and Baltic countries (a maximum of 4 from Norway).
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in January block. This course has teaching/evaluation in January block, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2007-2008
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Compendium with original literature. Topic given before lecture. Participation in the course week.
Learning outcome:
To get an understanding of the role of molecular genetics and genomics in plant production. To be able to present and discuss professional scientific topics in English.
Learning activities:
The student must prepare in advance by (1) reading the curriculum and writing individual short semester papers and participating in colloquia and web-based Nordic fora, (2) preparing a 30-minute lecture on an assigned topic within the course agenda, (3) submitting an abstract at least 6 weeks before the course and (4) participating actively in discussions during the course week.
Teaching support:
Fronter or similar.
Compendium etc. will be issued after admission to the course.

Basic courses in genetics and plant breeding, preferably also at 300-level. To have costs covered the student should have the course as part of the Ph.D. study plan (not restricted to students


having plant breeding as the major topic).

Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Colloquia on literature, submission of abstract of assigned talk.
Intensive course, 1 week. Abstract and 45 minute lecture on an assigned topic within the course agenda. Active participation in discussions. Abstract and lecture count 100%.
Nominal workload:
150 hours, corresponding to 5 ECTS.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:

Lectures/colloquia: 2-4 hours/week on a 500-page long compendium of selected papers.

Intensive course week.

The course is given annually in the Nordic countries as a one-week intensive course. The course alternates between the Nordic countries. In 2014 the course will be held in January in Finalnd. TOPIC:GENOMICS IN PLANT BREEDING. For registration, consult the NOVA web page and contact the course responsible before Oct.1st:
Jointly by the participating teachers and course responsible.
Examination details: Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått