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Course unit
FAL1001666, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
FA0243, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination BIOCHEMISTRY AND PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in APPLIED PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE

Teacher in charge ANTONIO MASI AGR/13

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines AGR/13 Agricultural Chemistry 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Laboratory 1.0 15 10.0 No turn
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

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Prerequisites: Organic chemistry, Biochemistry and Plant biology
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course is to convey to the students the basic knowledge of plant biochemistry and physiology, through lectures and lab activities.
Examination methods: Final written test at the end of the course, or oral exam.
Assessment criteria: Final grade will be based on the number of right answers in the written test.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The student will acquire knowledge in plant fundamental metabolic processes, in order to understand the biological mechanisms influencing plant growth, adaptation and response to environmental cues.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Students will be provided with handouts and pdf files of teaching material.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Taiz - Zeiger - Moller - Murphy, Elementi di fisiologia vegetale. Padova: Piccin, 2016. ISBN: 978-88-299-2787-6 Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Zero Hunger Climate Action Life on Land