HORT335 – Botany

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Module code
HORT335
Module title
Botany
Prescription
The aim of this module is to develop student’s knowledge and understanding of plant structure, functions and processes.
Programmes
  • SX1701
  • SX1702
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
5
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
30
Self directed hours
20
Total learning hours
50
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate understanding of plant structures and their functions
Demonstrate understanding of plant tissue structures and their importance for plan growth
Demonstrate understanding of the importance of plant processes for plant growth and/or development
Demonstrate understanding of the effects of environmental factors on plant processes
Content
- Plant structures; cells, roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits
- Structure and functions and importance for plant growth and or reproduction
- Plant tissue and plant growth; vascular, cambium, meristem, epidermal, storage
- Internal and external plant signs for aging shoots
- Plant processes; photosynthesis, respiration, water uptake and transpiration, nutrient uptake, pollination, fertilisation, seed and fruit formation
- Plant process for optimum plant growth
- Environmental factors; light, temperature, water, wind, oxygen, carbon dioxide
- Environmental effects on plant processes; photosynthesis, respiration, water uptake and transpiration, nutrient uptake, pollination, fertilisation, seed and fruit formation
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Theoretical face-to-face and online sessions including tutorials, workshops, group activities, discussion, workbooks, independent learning, and assignments.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this module is competency-based. In order to pass this module, students must attempt and meet all the requirements of the competency-based assessments including carrying out all tasks in a safe manner and to industry standard.