Studies in Health Science

Course code EPSCIE130Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

This course will introduce students to key principals and topics in biochemistry, physiology, psychology and cognitive science. It will form the basis for subsequent study in a range of health and allied health science disciplines, but is also relevant to students wishing to improve their understanding of science in general. Topics include biochemistry, metabolism and nutrition, physiology, pathology, psychology and cognitive development.
The course is particularly valuable to students intending to study Science (chemistry/biochemistry, molecular biology, psychology), Biomedical science, Food science and human nutrition, Medical radiation science, Nursing and Midwifery, Nutrition and dietetics, Oral health, Pharmacy, Psychology, Speech pathology.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate:
1. An understanding of key concepts in biochemistry, physiology, psychology and cognitive science.
2. An ability to understand and use scientific terminology.
3. The application of critical thinking to address science-based problems.
4. The ability to synthesise information and key concepts to address an issue.
ContentThis course will cover:
1. Biochemistry: atoms; elements; bonding; chemical reactions; biomolecules; DNA
2. Metabolism and nutrition; pathology and disease
3. Cells, tissues and organs; nervous and neuroendocrine systems
4. Cognitive development; psychological basis of behaviour
5. Mental health; neuropathology
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionEnrolment in EPSCIE130 precludes enrolment in EPSCIE120.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Problem Based Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Quiz - On-line
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EPSCIE130