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Concepts in Biology (483.7)

Level: Undergraduate First Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Science

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  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (165736) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (154050) - View
  • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (139227) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (145480) - View

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Syllabus

This subject introduces some of the basic processes exhibited by living organisms. It assumes no prior knowledge of biology and provides a self-contained introduction to biology as well as a foundation for later studies in areas related to the life sciences. The subject examines the characteristics of living organisms and the structure of cells; energy flow, nutrition and metabolism; information storage and gene expression; and reproduction and inheritance. Emphasis is placed on the relevance of these processes to human affairs.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Apply knowledge of basic concepts in the areas of cellular function, metabolism, genetics and evolution to interpret biological phenomena;

2. Collect, record, analyse and interpret biological data related to these concepts and communicate these interpretations both in writing and orally; and

3. Design and conduct experiments which examine some of these concepts.

Contact Hours

1 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial and 2 hour practical per week

Prerequisites

None.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

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