COURSE: BSC IN PLANT PATHOLOGY

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3 Years Full Time
This programme equips graduate students with the necessary skills and knowledge required to enter the plant pathology industry.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 3 years full time

Compulsory Sujects


First year subjects:


  • Computer literacy

  • General chemistry

  • Academic literacy

  • Molecular and cell biology

  • General physics

  • Mathematics

  • Biometry

  • Plant biology

  • Information literacy

  • Introductory genetics

  • Introduction to microbiology

  • Animal diversity


Second year subjects:


  • Introduction to proteins and enzymes

  • Carbohydrate metabolism

  • SA flora and vegetation

  • Gene and chromosome organisation

  • Growth diversity and control of bacteria

  • Invertebrate biology

  • Lipid and nitrogen metabolism

  • Biochemistry in perspective

  • Plant biochemical evolution

  • Genetic analysis and manipulation

  • Plant genetic and biotechnology

  • Growth activities and control of fungi


Third year subjects:


  • Plant ecophysiology

  • Structure and diversity of viruses

  • Environmental microbiology

  • General plant pathology

  • Molecular biology of prokaryotes

  • Gene manipulation and microbes

  • Plant disease control

  • Host pathogen interactions


Careers: plant pathologist, researcher.

Source: www.up.ac.za

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