Only for the Master’s students in Plant Production Sciences at University of Helsinki. Master’s students in Crop Science and Horticulture modules have priority.
Prerequisite: BSc-level lectures in Plant Physiology and Plant Developmental Biology (in Finnish Kasvifysiologian ja kasvien kehitysbiologian luennot) or similar knowledge.
Students will learn to organise and execute plant production sciences related experiments and to defend their choices of analyses, as well as to interpret results obtained and analyse those in relation to existing scientific literature.
Students will get acquainted with techniques relevant to research in practice and they learn to handle and analyze datasets.
Periods III and IV.
- Planning of experiments.
- Execution of a small-scale research project relevant to plant production sciences.
- Analytical methods used in plant production sciences.
- Information gathered based on experiments and literature.
- Statistical analysis of results.
- Results reported in writing and as oral presentation.
- Group work.
Practicals, independent study. Oral presentations of the research plan and final results.
Course guide available in Moodle.
Grading scale 0-5. Written report 75% and oral presentation 25%
This course will be implemented bilingually (Finnish/English). Number of students limited to 18. If this quota is exceeded, the following selection criteria are used:
a. priority will be given to Crop Science and Horticulture students
b. the number of credits completed
c. the stage of the studies
d. motivation (fill in the "Additional data"-box by the time of registration)
Professor Paula Elomaa
Replaces the former course 812114 Crop physiology practicals 6 cr.