HORT422 – Botany in Horticulture
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Botany in Horticulture
The aim of this module is to develop students knowledge of plant biology in horticulture activities.
- Directed hours
- Self directed hours
- Total learning hours
- Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate knowledge of plant anatomy and morphology
Demonstrate knowledge of plant growth processes and life cycles in horticulture
- - Plant cell types and functions
- Plant tissue types; phloem, xylem, meristems, epidermis, storage tissues
- Morphological structure adaptations; roots, stems, leaves, fruit
- Plant anatomy and physiology in relation to management and care of plants; propagation, planting, training and pruning, growing, harvesting, storage of crops
- Plant growth processes; photosynthesis, respiration, water movement, nutrient uptake, cell division
- Vascular reproduction; meiosis, pollination, fertilization, fruit, seed dispersal, vegetative reproduction
- Plant adaptations; xerophytes, mesophytes, hydrophytes, shade and sun plants, ecotypes
- World climate and distribution of vegetation types
- Plant life cycle forms; annual, biennial, perennial, angiosperm, fern, moss, liverwort
- Plant requirements in plant and crop management; propagation, planting, growing, training and pruning, harvesting, storage
- Teaching and Learning Strategy
- Teaching and learning methods will be face to face delivery including workshops, project based interactive tasks, with group sessions, tutorials, and creation of portfolios of evidence.
- Assessment Criteria
- Assessment in this module is mixed mode. Students must gain a minimum mark of 50% in the achievement-based assessments and meet all the requirements of the competency-based assessments including carrying out all tasks in a safe manner and to industry standard to be eligible for a final grade for this module. The final grade will be based on the marks from the achievement-based assessment tasks.