Courses & Units

Bioscience 2 CXA205

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast, Rozelle - Sydney, Darlinghurst - Sydney


In this unit, we continue the study of the body systems from CXA204 Bioscience 1, initally focussing on the musculoskeletal, digestive and reproductive systems. Relevant physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and microbiology are introduced and contextualised using pathophysiology scenarios and case studies.

We then focus on complex disease states, integrating and applying knowledge from current research and practice guidelines and all previous Bioscience units.

This unit supports the intermediate and advanced clinical units of the Bachelor of Nursing.


Unit name Bioscience 2
Unit code CXA205
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Health Science
Discipline Health Sciences
Teaching staff

Dr Miguel Iglesias

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Darlinghurst - Sydney Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,055.00 010913

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

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Teaching Pattern

Launceston: 3 x 1-hr lecture (11 weeks); 2-hr workshop/tutorial/practical (11 weeks) (some sessions will be on-line). Other Campuses: On-line content delivery and 1hr weekly tutorials (optional) and 4 study days per semester


Continuous scenario related quizzes (40%), 2 x module tests (20%), 3-hr final examination (40%).

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