Studies in Science

Course code EPSCIE120Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

This course welcomes students to the world of science, introducing key principles and topics across the fields of chemistry, biology, biomechanics and earth and environmental science. Areas of study include the Formation of the universe and earth, Chemistry, Cells and life on earth, Evolution, DNA and Genetics, Biotechnology and Genetic engineering, Biomechanics and Environmental science.
This course is particularly valuable for students wishing to pursue studies in Science (marine, earth science, ecology or sustainable resource management, biology, geography), Teaching, Biotechnology, Environmental Science and Management, Engineering (Environmental and Chemical), Exercise and Sport Science, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and is also suitable for students who wish to increase their understanding and appreciation of the world in which we live.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate:
1. An understanding of key concepts in science.
2. The ability to use their scientific knowledge in a practical situation.
3. The application of critical thinking to address science-based problems.
4. The ability to synthesise information and key concepts to produce a scientific report.
Content1. Introduction to Science and the Scientific Method
2. Formation of the Universe and Earth
3. Introductory chemistry
4. Cells and the evolution of life on Earth
5. DNA structure and function; basic genetics and inheritance
6. Ecology, ecosystems and the environment; global environmental issues
7. Biomechanics, musculoskeletal anatomy
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionEnrolment in EPSCIE120 precludes enrolment in EPSCIE130.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Problem Based Learning
Assessment Items
Case Studies
Examination: Class
Examination: Formal
Quiz - On-line
ReportsScientific Report
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EPSCIE120