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 allied health and solve a range of health related problems using foundational scientific and quantitative concepts. Learning skills specific for the health sciences are developed.
Topic 1: The nature of science and inquiry
- Observations, inferences and evidence
- Methods of science
- Communicating in science
Topic 2: Human physiology
- The cell
- Hierarchy of body structure
- Examples of body function
Topic 3: Human anatomy
- Language of anatomy
- Introduction to the musculoskeletal system
- Examples of functional anatomy
Topic 4: The physics of human movement
- Introduction to concepts in biomechanics
Topic 5: Quantitative reasoning and problem solving
- Graphs and statistics
- Formulas and equations
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of science as it relates to health science.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||Demonstrate an understanding of foundational scientific concepts that are essential for successful tertiary study in allied health.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||Apply analytical, quantitative and problem solving skills in a range of health related contexts.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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