Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes and substances that occur within living organisms. When it comes to plants, it involves the specific biochemical processes of plant metabolism. This course is ideal for those working in a range of roles from gardeners, farmers and horticulturalists to teaching and research professions.
The Certificate of Biochemistry – Plants is an online program that will give you insights into the chemical reactions that happen in plants, and how a range of plants can be best managed and used.
In this professional development course, you will gain a solid understanding of the plant’s elements, compounds, chemicals, lipids, proteins, enzymes and hormones.
You will also study the nitrogen cycle, respiration and photosynthesis, assimilation and transpiration, acidity and alkalinity, and you’ll learn about the chemical analyses and biochemical applications relating to plants.
On completion of this course, you will have a broad understanding of the importance of plant biochemistry, not only for plants but for the environment and those that make use of them – including humans!
Unit - Biochemistry I – (Plants)
Unit 1 – Introduction
Elements and compounds
Table of significant elements
Parts of a compound
Biochemical processes in plants and animals
Classification of living things
The carbon cycle
Components of a chemical
Unit 2 – Lipids, proteins and carbohydrates
Types of carbohydrates
Lipids and proteins
Types of proteins
Proteins in the human diet
Unit 3 – Enzymes and hormones
Chemical growth modification
Effects of temperature
Unit 4 – Nitrogen and the Nitrogen cycle
The role of nitrogen
The nitrogen cycle
The urea cycle
Unit 5 – Photosynthesis and respiration
Light and dark restrictions
The Calvin cycle
The rate of respiration
Unit 6 – Assimilation and transpiration
Water and plant growth
Factors that affect transpiration and water uptake
Metabolism of plants and animals
Animal nutrition, respiration and synthesis
Mechanisms and nutrient uptake in plants
Unit 7 – Acidity and alkalinity
Methods of measuring soil/media pH
What is an acid or base?
Nutrient availability and pH
Cation exchange capacity and pH
Plant cellular pH balance
Unit 8 – Chemical analysis
Soil testing and sampling
Unit 9 – Biochemical applications
Preparing herbal remedies
How poisonous is a chemical?
Tissue culture glossary
Biotechnology in horticulture
Overcoming pollination incompatibility
Estimated duration 50 hours
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Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
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We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
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Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.
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Professional development for those wishing to further study biochemistry. As well as those working in research, hydroponics and protected plan culture.