New online English-language course in plant physiology available from HAS University

News 20 December 2017
Plant Physiology - HAS University

The online courses from HAS University of Applied Sciences differ from standard e-learning courses thanks to the interaction between participants themselves and with the lecturers.

From February 2018, HAS University of Applied Sciences is offering new online English-language course in plant physiology. Participants from across the globe can take the course, which focuses on how plants function and how they react to changes in the environment such as light, water and soil.

Insights into plant physiology

The trend is ‘to grow more with less’. We keep asking more and more from our crops: higher yields and better quality from a lower input. Optimal cultivation management requires growers having sufficient knowledge about how plants function, i.e. their physiology. The Plant Physiology course programme covers the various aspects of plant physiology. It has been designed for anyone involved in plant production. The online course provides knowledge and insight in to the plant physiology that is necessary to make substantiated decisions in optimising the cultivation process.

5 modules

The online Plant Physiology course consists of 5 modules of 3 study hours each:

  • Photosynthesis
  • Water maintenance
  • Regulating growth and development
  • Cell division and hereditary traits
  • Soil and fertilisation

Social online learning with a practical approach

The online courses from HAS University of Applied Sciences differ from standard e-learning courses thanks to the interaction between participants themselves and with the lecturers. Participants discuss and work together, while lecturers monitor the process and provide additional support where necessary. This allows participants to not only learn from the course materials and from the lecturers, but also from one another. The approach is practical and involves various learning methods: from videos and short articles to practical assignments.

To find out more, see this webpage