Studies in Science
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011
This course welcomes students to the world of Science, introducing key principles and topics across all fields including Chemistry, Biology and Earth and Environmental Science. This course is particularly valuable for students wishing to pursue studies in Science, Teaching, Nursing and the Health Sciences and is also suitable for students who wish to increase their understanding and appreciation of the world in which we live. Areas of study include Our Earth, Cells and Life on Earth, DNA and Genetics, Disease, Biotechnology, Ecology and Chemistry.
On 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.
1. Introduction to Science and the Scientific Method
2. Formation and features of our Earth
3. Cells and the evolution of life on Earth
4. Human biology – Body Systems, health and disease
5. DNA structure and function; basic genetics and inheritance
6. Biotechnology – definitions, applications and current issues
7. Ecology, ecosystems and the environment; global environmental issues
8. Introductory chemistry
Modes of Delivery
Problem Based Learning
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks