Course syllabus PHD_A053_N - Genetic modified plants in agroecosysteme (FAaFR - 2019/2020 - post-graduate studies)

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University: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources
Course unit code: PHD_A053_N
Course unit title: Genetic modified plants in agroecosysteme
Level of study: 3.
Course supervisor: doc. PaedDr. Ing. Jana Žiarovská, PhD.
Supervising department: Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding (FAaFR)
Semester: Special Plant Production - doctoral (elective), 1. year
Special Plant Production - doctoral (elective), 1. year
Teaching hours per week: 1/0 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods : Lectures 13 hours
Seminars 13 hours
Individual work 234 hours
Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning): full-time, attendance method, part-time, attendance method
Mode of completion and ECTS credits allocated: Exam (10 credits)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods :
The term grade will consist of project preparation and presentation (30 points) and end-of-term examination (70 points).Grading scale: letter grade A requires minimum 93 points, letter grade B requires minimum 86 points, letter grade C requires minimum 79 points, letter grade D requires minimum 72 points, letter grade E requires minimum 64 points.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course unit:
After completion of the subject the student understands and is able to apply knowledge from the field of genetic modification of plants including gene function and plant biotechnology and crop improvement.
Course contents:
Developing GM varieties. Production trends for GM crops. Consumer benefits from GM crops. Testing and regulation of GM products. Food safety. Environmental impacts of GMO. GM product labeling and identity. Ethical considerations on GMO. Coexistence of genetically modified crops with conventional and organic agriculture.
Recommended or required reading:
HUTTA, V. - FERENČÍK, I.: Zákon o používaní genetických technológií a geneticky modifikovaných organizmov s komentárom. 2. prepracované vydanie. Bratislava : Veda. 2006. 159 s. ISBN 80-224-0914-6
LIANG, G.H. - SKINNER, D.Z.: Genetically modified crops. Their development, uses and risks. New York : Food product press. 2004. 394 p. ISBN 1-56022-281-6
VALKOVÁ, D. - TURŇA. J.: Metodická príručka pre postup hodnotenia rizika z použitia génových technik a geneticky modifikovaných organizmov. Bratislava : Veda. 2007. 116 s. ISBN 978-80-224-0962-9

Language of instruction: Slovak
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 3

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Name of lecturer(s): prof. RNDr. Milan Bežo, CSc. (examiner, lecturer)
prof. Ing. Katarína Ražná, PhD. (lecturer)
doc. PaedDr. Ing. Jana Žiarovská, PhD. (lecturer, person responsible for course)
Supervisor signature and last modification: 8. 1. 2019

Last modification made by Gabriela Hvizdová on 01/08/2019.

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