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Gold CoastSession 1Session 1
OnlineSession 1,2N/A

Unit description

Focuses on the underlying concepts of science and quantitative literacy essential for success in health studies. Students explore the nature of science as it relates to health and apply analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills to a range of health related contexts. Students learn to use scientific language to communicate processes and concepts. Learning skills specific for the health sciences are developed.

Unit content

  • The nature of science and the scientific method.
  • Key concepts in chemistry:
    • atoms, bonds, and chemical reactions.
  • Key concepts in biology:
    • human anatomy and physiology.
  • Key concepts in physics:
    • forces and levers; gait.
  • Evidence in practice.

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Demonstrate an understanding of and the ability to communicate the nature of science as it relates to health science.Knowledge of a discipline
2Demonstrate an understanding of foundational scientific concepts that are essential for successful tertiary study in health.Intellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
3Apply analytical, quantitative and problem solving skills in a range of health related contexts.Intellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of and the ability to communicate the nature of science as it relates to health science.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of foundational scientific concepts that are essential for successful tertiary study in health.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. Apply analytical, quantitative and problem solving skills in a range of health related contexts.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Report35%
Report45%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Report35%
Report45%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Report35%
Report45%
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

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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International

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