|Module Title||ADVANCED AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Basil Wolf|
|Assessment||Practical exercise||Outcomes assessed: 1 Biochemistry Practical Notebook.||10%|
|Exam||1.5 Hours Outcomes assessed: 2 Biochemistry examination||35%|
|Exam||3 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1 Statistics examination||50%|
Explain the principles of biochemistry relevant to the major metabolic pathways found in agricultural systems.
a. The structure and function of proteins are identified.
b. Factors which influence the effectiveness of enzymes are identified and explained.
c. The structure and function of carbohydrates are explained.
d. The structure and function of lipids are explained.
e. The major metabolic pathways are explained.
f. The significance of these pathways to agricultural systems are identified.
A variety of proteins.
A variety of carbohydrates.
A variety of lipids.
Oxidative metabolism; fatty acid oxidation; amino acid deamination; glycolysis; TCA
cycle; fermentation systems.
Identify and utilise the appropriate statistical techniques to analyse experimental data.
a. The statistical requirements of experimental design are identified.
b. Appropriate statistical techniques are applied.
c. The results of analysis are interpreted correctly.
Frequency distributions; normal distribution; hypothesis and tests of significance;
"I" distribution and confidence limits; mean and standard deviation; degrees of freedom.
Analysis of variance.
Analysis of counts.