Courses & Units

Bioscience 1 CXA204

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast, Rozelle - Sydney, Darlinghurst - 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, musculoskeletal - remove this, immune and endocrine systems. Principles of pharmacology are introduced and, through a systems based approach, the actions of commonly used medicines are explored. Microbiology, including infections, immunisation and the use of antimicrobials are discussed in relation to health care environments and clinical practice.

This unit is offered in parallel to second year Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Paramedic Practice and Bachelor of Health 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 B
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
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Darlinghurst - Sydney Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2016 23/3/2016 11/4/2016 27/5/2016

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

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2016: $2,229.00 2016: $4,010.00 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

5-hrs lectures and 2-hrs workshop per week for 9 weeks


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

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