2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019
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.
- 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.
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 and the ability to communicate the nature of science as it relates to health science.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Demonstrate an understanding of foundational scientific concepts that are essential for successful tertiary study in health.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Apply analytical, quantitative and problem solving skills in a range of health related contexts.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
- No prescribed texts.
- Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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