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HR902 - Soil, Water and Plant Mineral Nutrition

  • Module code: HR902
  • Module name: Soil, Water and Plant Mineral Nutrition
  • Department: School of Life Sciences
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

1. Understand the principles of soil science and soil management 2. Understand the fundamental concepts of resource management for agriculture, landscape and conservation 3. Evaluate the use of water, nutrients and other natural resources on agricultural regimes as well as their impacts on the wider environment 4. Analyse the sources and effects of environmental pollution 5. Select and apply appropriate tools and techniques to optimise cropping and limit and manage pollution

Principal learning outcomes

Subject knowledge and understanding: By the end of the module the student should understand how the principles of sustainable agriculture and have a critical awareness of problems arising from delivery and avoidance of sustainable practices; By the end of the module the student should be able to understand the fundamental concepts of resource management for agriculture, landscape and conservation. Key Skills: By the end of the module the student should be able to communicate best practice and know how to access and use decision support software. Cognitive Skills: By the end of the module the student should be able to evaluate the use of water, nutrients and other natural resources on agricultural regimes as well as their impacts on the wider environment. Subject-Specific/Professional Skills: By the end of the module the student should be able to select and apply appropriate tools and techniques to optimise cropping and limit and manage pollution.

Timetabled teaching activities

Lectures per module 15 hours; Seminars per module 8 hours; Laboratory sessions 12 hours.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/lifesci

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: HR902-10)
A1 (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 50%
Assessed Course Work 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A