UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

AGRI5501 Advanced Breeding and Biotechnology in Action

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content Students understand through real-world examples how the theory of plant and animal breeding and biotechnology is applied in practice. This unit improves communication skills and analytical skills. Through a seminar series format (10 to 12 seminars) the unit provides an understanding of the operational side of plant and animal breeding and associated biotechnology giving the context of the breeding and associated biotechnology research environment, and also an industry perspective, both private and public. Some seminars are presented by students with each presenting at least one seminar per semester. The other seminars are presented by breeders and researchers actively involved in breeding and associated biotechnology. In the unit students gain in-depth exposure to current research in breeding and biotechnology.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) understand through real-world examples how the theory of breeding and biotechnology is applied in practice; (2) communicate effectively on current research in breeding and biotechnology, and chair seminars; and (3) critically analyse current research in breeding and biotechnology and demonstrate this in both written and verbal forms.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) a presentation of seminar (40 per cent); (2) a literature review (40 per cent); and (3) seminar participation and field visit (20 per cent). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Professor Jacqueline Batley
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Science (70630) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Advisable prior study: AGRI4404 Breeding and Animal Biotechnology or AGRI4405 Breeding and Plant Biotechnology
Incompatibility: SCIE8709/SCIE8710 Breeding and Biotechnology in Action Part 1/Part 2
Contact hours seminars: 1 hour per week. The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/AGRI5501/SEM-1/2017

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