The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2021
Course code

EPBIOL259

Units

10 units

Level

level

Course handbook

Description

Introduction to the Life Sciences introduces concepts in the Life Sciences. Topics include the basic concepts of cell biology, anatomy and physiology: the nature and practice of biology, applications and uses of biology, the components of the cell, osmosis, homeostasis, body systems, tissues and organs, body functions and important biochemical reactions. Utilising a range of approaches students will develop skills in observation, research and communication modes appropriate to further study in Life Sciences, Nursing, Environmental and Biological Sciences.


Availability

Online

  • Semester 1 - 2021
  • Semester 2 - 2021

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2021

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Express scientific ideas in a logical, concise and coherent fashion.

2. Work individually and/or in a group to communicate scientific ideas.

3. Use scientific method in practical contexts.

4. Solve simple problems in both practical and theoretical contexts.

5. Identify and choose appropriate sources of scientific information using the library catalogue.

6. Prepare a scientific report to address a scientific question, citing the sources of information using the specified referencing format.


Content

Introduction to the Life Sciences covers:

  1. Introduction to the study of Anatomy and Physiology
  2. Cellular Organisation I: Structure and membrane transport
  3. Cellular Organisation II: Protein synthesis and mitosis
  4. Tissue level of organisation
  5. Skeletal system
  6. Muscular system
  7. Nervous system
  8. Cardiovascular system: Blood
  9. Circulatory system: Heart and Blood Vessels
  10. Lymphatic and Immune system
  11. Respiratory system
  12. Digestive system and Metabolism

Requisite

You cannot enrol in this course if you have successfully completed either EPCHEM314, EPHLTH270 or EPHLTH370.


Assessment items

Quiz: Online Quizzes

In Term Test: Mid-Semester Test

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory Report

Written Assignment: Research Assignment

Formal Examination: Final Examination


Contact hours

Callaghan

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks

Ourimbah

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks

Online

Tutorial

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Face2Face Day x 2