XAB084 Introductory Scientific Principles is designed to give you the fundamental foundation knowledge in both theoretical and practical science. The unit will introduce you to the importance of engaging with scientific thinking and reasoning, methodology, precision and accuracy in measurement, written scientific communication, relevant scientific theory, and concepts in multiple science disciplines (streams), through practical skills that will support your further studies. The major concepts covered in this unit are scientific thinking, properties and structures of matter, briefly elements, ions and compounds, lab skills, and written communication skills to report on experimental outcomes. In the Psychology stream, you will review sensation, perception, consciousness, sleep, brain anatomy, injury and plasticity. In the Biology stream, you will review key principles in biology, maintenance and regulation of life processes, continuity of life, and organisms and their environment. In the Chemistry stream, you will review stoichiometric principles, chemistry of life, and neurochemistry. This unit is a part of the Diploma of Pharmacy Studies, and Diploma of University Studies (Science, Paramedicine, and Psychology specialisations). For completion of this unit, you are required to choose two streams as appropriate for your specialisation.
|Unit name||Introductory Scientific Principles|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
|Coordinator||Mrs Catherine Tyson|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Online||Semester 1||Off-Campus||International||Domestic Domestic|
|Online||Semester 2||Off-Campus||International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Describe major theories, concepts, and models related to various branches of science
- Conduct scientific experiments using appropriate tools and techniques
- Communicate background information, methods, results, arguments and reflection through scientific writing
- Evaluate claims and scientific concepts to support conclusions by using academic sources
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1 x Tutorial (2 hrs) per fortnight (Synchronous On-campus or asynchronous Off-campus activities)
1 x Online Workshop (3 hrs) per fortnight (Synchronous On-campus/Off-campus or asynchronous Off-campus recording)
4 x Experiments (3 hrs) per semester (Synchronous On-campus or asynchronous Off-campus activities)
|Assessment||Safety|Anatomy of a Science Report (10%)|Learning Log (20%)|Report (30%)|Lab Books (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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