When you have completed this module, you will be able to:
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1
Understand the importance of the study of plants and the comparison of the structure of plants and animals, terminology, plant taxonomy and evolution.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2
Understand the importance of cytology including the structure of a typical plant cell, specific plant
cells and growth of the cells.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3
The learner will learn and identify the structure of seeds, germination, seed dormancy and seed
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4
Understand and learn the structure of the plant stem, root and leaves as well as the, functions,
development and modified stems, root and leaves.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5
The learner will be able to understand plant reproduction including asexual and sexual reproduction.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6
The learner will be able to learn and understand plant physiology which includes diffusion, osmosis, functions of water, photosynthesis, respiration, carbohydrates, proteins, minerals, trace elements and factors which affect development and yields.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7
The learner will be able to identify and understand microflora such as fungi, bacteria, viruses,
parasitism, symbiosis and modes of nutrition.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8
Learn and understand genetics which includes the cell, cell division, genes, terms, work of Mendel,
sex determination, sex linkage, gene mutations, lethal genes, effects of the environment, hybrid
vigor and heritability.
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 9
Learn and understand the animal kingdom, animal cells and the classification of the animal kingdom
SPECIFIC OUTCOME 10
Understand other animals which affect an animal’s health such as protozoa, Platyhelminthes, other
worms, anthropoda and phylum chordate.