D3a - Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Ambientali - Guida degli insegnamenti (Syllabus)
Basic knowledge of arboriculture, plant genetic, physiology and biotechnology.
Introduction to the major aspects of fruit nursery production, including in vivo and in vitro propagation techniques, breeding and biotechnology techniques for the production of new patent varieties.
Development of the course
The teaching method is based on lectures supported by slides in digital format (4 ECTS), supplied in copies to the students, and experiences in laboratories and fields (2 ECTS). The course is also available in e-learning using the Moodle platform. Within this platform are available: a) teaching materials composed by learning units; b) self-assessment tests and their results; c) information and reservations for field trips educational visits.
Knowledge. This course is aimed to give an overview of the major aspects of fruit nursery production, including in vivo and in vitro propagation techniques, breeding and biotechnology techniques for the production of new patent varieties.
Applying knowledge and understanding. The aim of the course is to develop the student ability to know and develop traditional and modern techniques for plant propagation, certification breeding and biotechnology.
Cross-expertise: (i) making judgements: identifying the information needed to know and apply plant propagation systems and breeding and biotechnology tools; (ii) communications: communicate clearly and comprehensively information, ideas, problems and related technical solutions to interlocutors, either professional or not, representative of the various and specific competencies in the nursery and breeding sectors.
Learning evaluation methods
The final examination includes a oral exam on the arguments developed by the program. The examination is designed to evaluate the ability to identify and learn to manage a nursery production system, breeding, and biotechnology programs. During the course, there are also going to be available self-evaluation tests (e-learning mode), in order to provide the students useful information about their skill level.
Learning evaluation criteria
The student, during the oral test, will have to prove deep knowledge of the different arguments developed by the course. To pass the written or oral exam, the student must demonstrate an overall understanding of the content using appropriate technical terminology, and to be able to deal with deductive reasoning that enable him/her to create links within matter, and to have a complete mastery of the subject.
Learning measurement criteria
The final mark is attributed in thirtieths. Successful completion of the examination will lead to grades ranging from 18 to 30 “cum laude”.
Final mark allocation criteria
The oral examination consists of three questions concerning the subjects listed in the teaching program, each of ones will be quantified in the range 0 - 10. The degree of 30 “cum laude” is attributed when the student demonstrates complete mastery of the subject.
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