BOTN13002 - Plants and the Environment

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit is concerned with the in vivo responses of plants to the environment. There is coverage of structure and function of the whole plant.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

BOTN11004 Foundation Plant Biology or BIOL11100 Functional Biology

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2018

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 10%
2. Written Assessment 25%
3. Practical Assessment 25%
4. Examination 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Assessment items were returned late.
Recommendation
Break Assessment 1 into three parts due, marked and returned throughout the term. Students will then receive ongoing feedback regarding their progress and will be able to adjust their work accordingly.
Action Taken
This is one assessment item, so a formal requirement for three separate submission is not possible. But students were engaged in continuous discussion relevant to the assignment (thus satisfaction in assignment feedback)
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Better sign-posting of unit learning outcomes across assessment items.
Recommendation
I will provide a Unit Learning Outcome sheet for each week that is aligned with lecture, practical, quiz and exam materials.
Action Taken
Weekly lectures are prefaced with key outcomes
Source: Have My Say feedback
Feedback
Feedback was positive on ease of navigation of Moodle site and assignment task description
Recommendation
maintain practices!
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have My Say feedback
Feedback
I was very reluctant to study too much about calculation in equations and physics, and found that I could not escape...this unit 'forces' me to get to the details and rewrite what I thought I knew. All part of the learning experience, I think. Thank you
Recommendation
Maintain level of chemistry/physics/math with good explanation and practice examples
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have My Say feedback
Feedback
focus too agricultural rather than enviromental
Recommendation
Add more environmental examples
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have My Say feedback
Feedback
Residential School could be 3 days not 4
Recommendation
To be discussed with Program Committee
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have My Say feedback
Feedback
Quizz submission timing was not regular
Recommendation
Ensure regular submission times on weekly quizzes
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Describe and illustrate the principal physiological processes of angiosperms as an integrated system.
  2. Apply knowledge of plant physiology in real life situations in agriculture, forestry and vegetation management.
  3. Conduct plant physiology experiments, write experimental reports in the correct format and critique existing reports.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
4 - Examination
3 - Practical Assessment