PO1. Environment and sustainability:


1. The range of plant diversity in terms of structure, function and environmental relationships.

2. The evaluation of plant diversity.

3. Plant classification and the flora.

4. The role of plants in the functioning of the global ecosystem.


PO2. Critical thinking:

1. Think logically and organize tasks into a structured form.

2. Assimilate knowledge and ideas based on wide reading and through the internet.

3. Transfer of appropriate knowledge and methods from one topic to another within the subject

4. Understand the evolving state of knowledge in a rapidly developing field.

5. Construct and test hypothesis.

6. Plan, conduct and write a report on an independent term project.

PO3. Problem solving: Students learn to carry out practical work, in the field and in the laboratory, with minimal risk. They gain introductory experience in applying each of the following skills and gain greater proficiency in a selection of them depending on their choice of optional modules.

1. Interpreting plant morphology and anatomy.

2. Plant identification.

3. Vegetation analysis techniques.

4. A range of physiochemical analyses of plant materials in the context of plant physiology and biochemistry.

5. Analyze data using appropriate statistical methods and computer packages.

6. Plant pathology to be added for sharing of field and lab data obtained.


PO4. Computational thinking


1. Use of IT (word-processing, use of internet, statistical packages and databases).

2. Communication of scientific ideas in writing and orally.

3. Ability to work as part of a team.

4. Ability to use library resources.

5. Statistics as applied to biological data

6. Time management.

7. Career planning.