BOT130 Introductory Plant Physiology

Credits (ECTS):5

Course responsible:Jorunn Elisabeth Olsen

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:Work corresponding to 125 hours.

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.

About this course

The course includes a part that deals with the basic structure and function of plants and a developmental physiological part about plants` responses to environmental factors. The experimental nature of the field is illustrated in practical laboratory experiments where the students themselves work with themes from the various course sections and receive training in report writing.

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.

  • The course includes lectures and student-active laboratory work with report writing. Exercise tasks within central themes are also available for self-study. Repetition/discussion lessons are offered.
  • Lab teachers give feedback on the lab reports that the students write from the laboratory exercises. Central themes are discussed in repetition/discussion lessons. Exercises for the various topics in the course have been prepared.
  • Written campus exam 3 hours in the exam period, A-F. The written exam counts 100% towards the grade.

  • The examiner contributes with discussion of the examination tasks and evaluation of these.
  • Approved laboratory course (requires approved participation and approved reports).
  • In order to be able to plan the laboratory course as well as possible, it is important that students are strongly encouraged to register for the course as early as possible.
  • Lectures: 26 hours. Laboratory course: 12 hours. In addition, repetition/discussion classes are given.
  • Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)