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Arboriculture BSc (Hons) Arboriculture Myerscough reference: 09BSARBMYF01P UCAS Code: D514 Course Length: 3 years full-time Venue: Myerscough College, Preston About the Course Students will learn how to integrate tree biology and plant physiology with soil science for effective tree management. Students also gain an understanding of the importance of tree biomechanics to tree stability and the social, environmental, economic and aesthetic benefits of trees. Students will discover how to map decay in trees and implement tree risk management strategies and also learn how to integrate arboricultural science with tree management and are required to conduct their own research and present the findings. An integral and exciting part of the course is the opportunity to undertake a significant piece of research and develop real expertise in a specific area of arboriculture. The degree programme also offers the flexibility to gain additional experience at the end of the course, with students having the opportunity to undertake work placements with employers throughout the UK and overseas. Applicants wishing to top-up from a Foundation Degree or HND into the final year of the BSc (Honours) course will need to demonstrate skills in research methods at level 2 to enable them to progress smoothly onto the programme. Those applicants whose previous programme of study has not covered research skills at the appropriate level will be asked to complete a bridging module, Research Methods which may be taken during the summer prior to entry onto the course. The module may be studied on-line. List of Modules Year 1 ? Tree Biology: This module will enable you to understand up to date research through laboratory analysis and experimentation. A sound knowledge of applied tree biology will enable you to make more informed tree care decisions. ? Dendrology: The module will provide you with the necessary diagnostic skills for plant identification of trees, shrubs and ground cover plants. Arboricultural plant families will be given due consideration, as will the features of plants in a landscape setting. ? Arboricultural Principles: This module provides the technical information including relevant management practices and safety issues to enable personnel involved in the care of trees to offer a high quality of arboricultural service. ? Plant Cell Biology: Gives a basic knowledge of plant biochemistry and cell function. ? Essential Plant Biology: This module aims to provide students with the essential knowledge of plant biology needed to allow successful management of their growth and development. ? Applied Soil Technology: This module promotes the progression of the student from an understanding of the essential principles of soil science to their application in soil management in a wide range of environments. ? Essential Soil Science: The module provides the underpinning knowledge and understanding of soil science, sufficient for students who do not progress to the further study of soil science, to be able to recognise soil properties (in both soil samples and in the field) and their influence on plant growth and development. ? Data Handling (half module): The module is intended to introduce students to scientific methodology, experimental philosophy, writing styles, data collection and handling, results presentation techniques and some key statistical methods. ? Principles of Ecology: This module is designed to give the student an appreciation of the specific aspects of plant and animal ecology, and environmental science which are essential to understanding the conservation of biodiversity. Year 2 ? Research Methods: The module will examine, experimental design, the validity of the findings, who is carrying out research and into what areas. Experimental design will be taught so that data and observations can be assessed for accuracy and reliability. The appropriateness of investigational methods will be explored together with suitable data analytical

Arboriculture BSc (Hons) Arboriculture Myerscough reference: 09BSARBMYF01P UCAS Code: D514 Course Length: 3 years full-time Venue: Myerscough College, Preston About the Course Students will learn how to integrate tree biology and plant physiology with soil science for effective tree management. Students also gain an understanding of the importance of tree biomechanics to tree stability and the...

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