Introduction to Biology (8774.3)
|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 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 an understanding of fundamental concepts in biology, and how to apply this knowledge in novel settings;
2. Apply skills in biological investigations and the analysis of biological data;
3. Apply skills in working in a group; and
4. Apply skills in communicating ideas in biology.
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 - 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
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 1||22 February 2021||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
|2022||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 1||21 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
Simon, EJ, Reece, JB and Dickey, JL (2016) Campbell Essential Biology 7th edn Pub: Pearson Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco, CA, USA
Note: you will be continuing with the same text book in Biology 1 in the following semester.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
The on-line quizzes will be completed through the Pearson Mastering Biology website, which is accessed directly from the Canvas website.
The laboratory journal will be hand-written and submitted in class.
Special assessment requirements
It is compulsory for students to attend all workshops and all laboratory sessions. If a student is unable to attend due to illness or other extenuating circumstances, a medical certificate or other appropriate supporting documentation must be supplied to the unit convener prior to, or within three days after the missed session. Failure to attend at least 80% of the workshops and laboratory sessions without a medical certificate or similar documentation can result in failure in the unit. Students must attempt and submit all assessment items to pass this unit Including:
Laboratory Journal (20%) + Mid-semester exam (25%) + Online Quizzes (15%) + Final Assessment (40%) = 100%
In order to pass this unit, students must;
1. attend all lectures/tutorials and all laboratory sessions, subject to the extenuating circumstances listed above
2. attempt and submit all assessment items
3. achieve a mark of at least 40% in the final assessment
4. achieve an overall mark of at least 50%
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|
It is compulsory for students to attend all lectures/tutorials and all laboratory sessions. If a student is unable to attend due to illness or other extenuating circumstances, a medical certificate or other appropriate supporting documentation must be supplied to the unit convener prior to, or within three days after the missed session. You must achieve at least 40% on the final assessment to pass the unit overall.
Required IT skills
Knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel is assumed.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- UC College Trimester 1, 2021, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (200207)
- UC College Trimester 1, 2020, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (193035)
- UC College Trimester 1, 2019, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (192224)
- Semester 2, 2018, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (182347)
- Semester 1, 2018, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (182346)