Short Course within the "Master in Plant Sciences" of the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center (PSC): Plant Responses to Stress. Knowledge and Research Practice
Zurich University (Project Leader)
This is a teaching and research program in the field of stress research
in plants. The course consists of 6 modules, which are handled in self-study
and whose contents are checked by means of compulsory tests. Students
must pass the course before they can take part in a subsequent group seminar
on the subject in the new Master’s study program "Plant Sciences".
Course modules 1-4 are knowledge modules and provide the basics of plant
sciences in compact form. Students must acquire this knowledge through
self-study on the Internet. Course modules 5-6 convey skills and enable
students to become familiar with the methods of practical scientific work
(planning an experiment, data acquisition and evaluation, discussion of
The self-study is followed up by a group seminar with Internet events
and other events in Zurich or Basel, where students apply the knowledge
they have acquired to explore the subject on a deeper scientific level.