Courses & Units

Understanding Science ZAS112

Introduction

This unit provides a multidisciplinary introduction to the nature of science and scientific knowledge, the methods of science, and the communication of science. You will encounter perspectives on the nature and role of science in society and examine what science is, the importance of science for sustainable development and the role of ethical conduct in scientific endeavour. You will develop and enhance your scientific literacy to a level that will enable informed interpretation, evaluation and communication of scientific information and an awareness of ethical conduct in scientific disciplines.

Summary

Unit name Understanding Science
Unit code ZAS112
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Science
Coordinator

Christopher Mabin

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the nature and purpose of scientific knowledge and inquiry in society
  2. Apply scientific practice and knowledge to communicate solutions to real world problems
  3. Identify and evaluate the role of ethical conduct and relevant behaviours, principles and perspectives in applied sciences
  4. Use reflective and deliberative thinking to generate plans for self-development

Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
3 129999

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern
  • Lectures online
  • Tutorials 1-2 hours per week
  • Workshops: up to 4 days per term
Assessment

AT1: Personal Response (20%)

AT2: Dissecting Science Reports (30%)

AT3: Portfolio (50%)

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Textbooks

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