BIO422 Nordic Postgraduate Course in Plant Breeding
Showing course contents for the educational year 2014 - 2015 .
Course responsible: Aasmund Bjørnstad
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Plant Sciences
Teaching language: EN
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
Compendium with original literature. Topic given before lecture. Participation in the course week.
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.
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.
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).
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%.
150 hours, corresponding to 5 ECTS.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jointly by the participating teachers and course responsible.
Examination details: Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått