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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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1Demonstrate an understanding of and the ability to communicate the nature of science as it relates to health science.
2Demonstrate an understanding of foundational scientific concepts that are essential for successful tertiary study in health.
3Apply analytical, quantitative and problem solving skills in a range of health related contexts.

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.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of foundational scientific concepts that are essential for successful tertiary study in health.
  3. Apply analytical, quantitative and problem solving skills in a range of health related contexts.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

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Fee information

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