Course code BOT130

BOT130 Introductory Plant Physiology

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Course responsible: Jorunn Elisabeth Olsen
Teachers: Linda Ripel
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2003-2004
Course contents:
The course consists of two parts one that deals with the basic structure and functions of plants and one developmental physiological part on the responses of plants to environmental factors. The experimental nature of the field is illustrated by practical laboratory experiments related to different parts of the course and also by practice in reporting experimental results.
Learning outcome:


The course provides an introduction to plant structure and basic knowledge on how plant works and are affected by environmental factors.


The students receive training in conducting practical experiments and presenting and discussing experimental results, applying key concepts and methods and collaborating in groups.

General competence:

The students will gain basic knowledge of key topics in plant physiology and an understanding of plant structure and function.

Learning activities:
The course includes lectures and laboratory work with the writing of reports. Exercises related to central parts are available. Repetition/discussion classes are provided.
Teaching support:
Central subjects will be discussed in  specific classes
Evert, Eichhorn 2013. Raven biology of plants. W.H. Freeman Palgrave Macmillan.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Approved laboratory course with approved participation and approved reports.
Written exam
Nominal workload:
Work corresponding to 125 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Type of course:
Lectures: 26 hours. Laboratory course: 12 hours. In addition, repetition/discussion classes are given.
The current infection control rules limit the number of people who can be present in the classrooms at the same time. This may especially limit the laboratory teaching. To be able to plan as well as possible, we strongly encourage you to register as early as possible on the course.
The examiner contributes with a discussion of the examination problems and evaluation of these.
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Written exam: Letter grades