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Analytical Skills in Science (9421.3)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Science


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This unit provides support in the development of mathematical skills essential to the pursuit of studies in science at tertiary level. It will include skills in interpreting data using mathematical techniques. It will provide development of mathematical skills including algebra, logarithms, trigonometric functions, statistics and calculus, and their application to scientific problems.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will gain:

1. An understanding of basic mathematical techniques including the use of algebra, trigonometric functions, logarithms and statistics;

2. An understanding of mathematical functions that can be applied to scientific contexts;

3. Skills in the application of mathematical techniques to solving science problems and interpreting data; and

4. Skills in conducting effective discussions with peers and staff in a way that maximises their understanding of scientific ideas that involve mathematical applications.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

4 hours per week.





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