This course gives the student a thorough foundation in the principles of plant pathology.
A key component is a study of the biological processes that lead to disease in plants. Students learn about the interactions of plants and pathogens on a variety of integration levels (from the subcellular to populations). The course equips the student with the basic tools for studying plant diseases. This is an advanced course for career-oriented students with a special interest in plant diseases and plant protection, as well as for those pursuing advanced degrees in plant pathology.
Prerequisites: The equivalent of 180 HEC including 90 HEC in Biology. English skills equivalent to English B from upper secondary school. As an alternative to the above: Equivalent to 120 HEC including 60 HEC in Biology of which at least 5 HEC each of plant physiology, microbiology, and floristic and faunistic are part of the 60 HEC. English skills equivalent to English B from upper secondary school.NorPath is a cooperation in Plant pathology education at the advanced level between four Nordic universities.
This course is compulsory for SLU students who choose the specialization in Plant pathology (NorPath) within the Masters programme in Plant biology.