Biology 1 (8772.3)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Science||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
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
PrerequisitesIntroduction to Biology, 8774.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
|2022||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
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
Special assessment requirements
Students are asked to consult the unit convener for any special assessment requirements. UC AccessAbility, Inclusion and Engagement, and Welfare provide support on campus for students with special assessment requirements.
Penalties for late submission apply. Loss of marks for late submission does not apply to any student who produces a medical certificate, or who has documented evidence of extenuating circumstances. Please see the unit convener to apply for an extension as early as possible.
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 Alternate Assessment (in place of Final Exam) and an overall final mark of at least 50%
2. Attempt all of the following assessment items: Independent Investigation report, Drosophila report, Mid-semester exam, Tutorial and Practical manual and final exam
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 documenation for missed sessions.
The contact hours for each student consists of 44 hours of lectures and laboratory classes for this unit. The remaining 106 hours of the nominal workload should be used to prepare for lectures, laboratories and assessments.
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
- 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)