Unit aim

Focuses on the nature of science and key concepts in chemistry, physics and biology. Students will learn to use scientific language and to communicate processes and concepts.

Unit content

Studying science

The nature of science

Communicating in science

Key concepts in biology

  • Homeostasis
  • Anatomy

Key concepts in chemistry

  • Chemical equations
  • Acids and bases

Key concepts in physics

  • The forces in nature
  • Organising matter

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.

Session 3

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 1.5 hours (Twice per week for 12 weeks)
Assessment
Short written response10%
Report35%
Quiz15%
Critical review40%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 1.5 hours (Twice per week for 12 weeks)
Assessment
Short written response10%
Report35%
Quiz15%
Critical review40%

Lismore

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 1.5 hours (Twice per week for 12 weeks)
Assessment
Short written response10%
Report35%
Quiz15%
Critical review40%

Online

Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 Weeks)
Assessment
Short written response10%
Report35%
Quiz15%
Critical review40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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