Biology 1 (8772.3)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC College, Bruce, ACT
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Science||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate skills in applying knowledge of some basic concepts in biology in the area of cell organisation, metabolism, reproduction and inheritance;
2. Apply skills in the interpretation of biological phenomena;
3. Apply skills in the collection, recording, analysis and interpretation of biological data;
4. Apply skills in effective written and oral communication; and
5. Apply skills in the design and conduct of simple experiments.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesIntroduction to Biology, 8774.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC College, Bruce, ACT||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
|2023||UC College, Bruce, ACT||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
|2024||UC College, Bruce, ACT||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
|2024||UC College, Bruce, ACT||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
Link to The School Locker
Simon, EJ, Dickey, JL, Hogan, KA and Reece, JB (2016) Campbell Essential Biology 6th ed Pub: Pearson Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco, CA, USA
A Laboratory Manual will be provided.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
It is the University's position is that artificial intelligence (AI) services must not to be used for assessment or assessment preparation by students unless explicitly allowed in the assessment instructions for an assessment task. As no assessment items in this unit allow the use of AI, the submission of your Assessments will be considered a declaration by you that it is entirely your own work (or that of your group for group assessments), and has been prepared without the assistance of anyone else or the use of AI programs including but not limited to ChatGPT, Quillbot, Wordtune, Tome and DALL-E.
Special assessment requirements
The final mark for this subject will be calculated by an accumulation of marks from each assessment item. The details are stated in Section 5a of the unit outline.
In order to pass the unit, students must:
1. Achieve a mark of at least 40% on the Final Assessment and an overall final mark of at least 50%
2. Attempt all of the following assessment items: Laboratory Journal, Group Lesson, News Article, Final Assessment and Drosophila report
3. Participate in at least 80% of practical sessions, unless extenuating circumstances prevent this. Students should notify the convener when laboratory sessions are missed, and provide documentation for missed sessions.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
The 150 hours include time spent in classes. The unit occupies a total of 15 weeks including the examination period. Therefore it is expected that you should spend about 10 hours per week for this unit. This might be broken up as follows:
|Journal Preparation||2 hours|
|Private study including required reading||3 hours|
Attendance at all practical sessions is compulsory. If students are unable to attend a session due to ill-health or extenuating circumstances, it is important that the student contacts the unit convener, and supplies appropriate documentation for laboratory sessions that are missed. It is expected that students will have attended at least 80% of laboratory sessions.
Required IT skills
Knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint software is required.
Work placement, internships or practicums
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- Semester 2, 2022, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (207222)
- Semester 2, 2021, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (202071)
- Semester 2, 2020, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (195590)
- Semester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (185322)
- Semester 2, 2018, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (182393)
- Semester 1, 2018, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (182392)