Gold CoastSession 2Session 2

Unit description

Introduces students to the basic principles and concepts of mathematics applied to physics and chemistry.  Students will gain analytic and problem solving skills by applying mathematical concepts to biomedical and health contexts.

Unit content

  • Maths for science
  • Laws of motion
  • Work and energy
  • Maths for chemistry
  • Gases and thermodynamics
  • Waves light and sound
  • Electricity, magnetism and radiation
  • Logarithmic and exponential functions
  • Statistical analysis and interpretation of data

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 2

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1.5 hrs (13 wks)
Practical session 2.5 hrs (9 wks )
Tutorial on-site 2 hrs (2 wks)
Practical workbook40%

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

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Fee information


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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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