Courses & Units

Bioscience 1 CXA204

Hobart, Rozelle - Sydney


This unit builds on the basic knowledge from CXA107 Fundamentals of Bioscience to develop an understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of the nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, immune and endocrine systems.

Basic principles of pharmacology are introduced and, throughout the semester, the actions of commonly used medicines are explored in the context of patient scenarios. Microbiology, including infections, immunisation and the use of antimicrobials are discussed in relation to health care environments and healthcare practice.

This unit is offered in parallel to second year Bachelor of Paramedic Practice units and provides a bioscience foundation for these units.


Unit name Bioscience 1
Unit code CXA204
Credit points 25
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline Health Sciences
Teaching staff

Ms J. Tarr (Coordinator)

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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.

* 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.

About Census Dates

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $2,262.00 2017: $4,110.00 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.


  • CXA107, CXA204


Teaching Pattern

4 hrs lectures/lecture equivalent/whole group sessions per week for 12 weeks (combination of online and face-to-face) and 9 two hour workshops


weekly in class assessment (20%), on-line assessment (40%), 3-hr final exam (40%)

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