First cycle
degree courses
Second cycle
degree courses
Single cycle
degree courses
School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
Course unit
RESEARCH PLANNING
AVP5073857, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
AV2293, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track PLANT HEALTH [003LE]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 4.0
Type of assessment Evaluation
Course unit English denomination RESEARCH PLANNING
Website of the academic structure http://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it
Department of reference Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch LEGNARO (PD)

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ANDREA BATTISTI AGR/11

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other -- -- 4.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 4.0 32 68.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: The students should know a basic understanding of the scientific literature, the experimental design and associated statistical methods, and project writing.
Target skills and knowledge: The students will be trained on:
- asking questions about sustainable agriculture, with particular attention to pest and disease problems,
- reading and understanding the types of scientific literature (research paper, review paper, textbook), and how to refer to it in writing,
- formulating hypotheses, finding out the appropriate experimental method to test them, running the experiment and drawing conclusions,
- framing of the above concept in research and dissemination projects.
Examination methods: Each student will report in the class about the points above and will elaborate a research project on a specific topic to be discussed in the class.
Assessment criteria: Comparative assessment of the outputs in the class through short talks and oral questions.
Course unit contents: Define questions in sustainable agriculture and plant protection in particular.
Analyse and understand a research paper.
Analyse and understand a review paper.
Analyse and understand a textbook.
Design experiments and test hypotheses.
Draft a research project.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Theory and practice in computer room with access to the information databases and libraries.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The material used for the course will be made available to students through the Moodle platform of the School at
https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/login/index.php
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Southwood T.R.E., Ecological Methods. --: Wiley, 2000. Cerca nel catalogo