Courses & Units

Fundamentals of Bioscience CXA107

Hobart, Rozelle - Sydney

Note:

All students without a year 12 science subject are strongly encouraged to enrol in CXA002 Foundations of Human Bioscience which is designed to support students in CXA107

Introduction

Fundamentals of Bioscience is based on the structural organisation of the human body and the general functions of the body systems, emphasising the relationship between structure and function. Major concepts of human biology are introduced in the initial weeks and these concepts are contextualised in the functional anatomy of body systems, in subsequent weeks. Emphasis is on the clinical relevance of structure & function.

Basic concepts of microorganisms, their prevalence in the environment, and their interactions with the human body are explored with particular emphasis on application to health care environments.

This unit underpins the clinical units of the Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Paramedic Practice & Bachelor or Health courses and provides the foundation for second level Bioscience units (CXA204 and CXA205 or CXA310).

Summary

Unit name Fundamentals of Bioscience
Unit code CXA107
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline School for Health Sciences
Teaching staff

Dr Chin-Liang Beh (Unit Coordinator)

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

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017

* 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 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Fees

Domestic

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.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

3 x 1-hr lectures (11 weeks), 1 x 2-hr practical (11 weeks)

Assessment

weekly on-line assessments (40%); 45 minute practical exam (20%), 3-hr final theory exam (40%).

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Textbooks

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