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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Introduces students to the three core disciplines in science: chemistry, physics, and biology. Students analyse and solve science-based problems using scientific and quantitative concepts.

Unit content

The nature of science

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Quantitative concepts (arithmetic, graphs, algebra and descriptive statistics).

 

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 key concepts in biology, chemistry and physics.Knowledge of a discipline
2Apply problem solving skills and quantitative concepts to scientific contextsCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
3Apply scientific language to effectively communicate scientific processes and conceptsKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of key concepts in biology, chemistry and physics.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. Apply problem solving skills and quantitative concepts to scientific contexts
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. Apply scientific language to effectively communicate scientific processes and concepts
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop online 1 hour (Once per week for six weeks)
Tutorial online 2 hours (Twice per week for six weeks)
Assessment
draft report35%
Report45%
Quiz20%
Notice

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

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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