Courses & Units

Applied Biology ZAS117

Note:

Launceston and Cradle Coast students will need to travel to Hobart to attend a 3-day workshop for this unit

Introduction

In this unit you will develop your understanding of the key attributes of living things, and of the molecular basis of the processes that sustain life. During the unit’s hands-on workshop you will be introduced to a range of practical methods used to study living things, and you will use those methods to complement and extend your understanding of the concepts discussed. At-home experiments will be used as a platform for learning how to apply the scientific method, experimental design principles, and basic descriptive and inferential statistics to address biological questions and to drive decision making in the context of applied science enterprises.

In conjunction with the discipline theory, this unit introduces learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, so you have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.
You will be introduced to:
- a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
- principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
- reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
- ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry.

Summary

Unit name Applied Biology
Unit code ZAS117
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
University College
Discipline STEAM
Coordinator Doctor Janelle Brown
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Interpret and communicate essential biological concepts and the results of biological studies
  • Apply the scientific method and experimental design principles to address biological questions
  • Analyse biological data to drive decision making in the context of an applied science business
  • Critically reflect on own technical practice, discipline knowledge, and transferable skills to generate plans for self-development
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
not applicable

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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

ZAS107

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Tutorials 1-2 hours per week; Labs/workshops/field trips: up to 4 days per semester, including a 3-day workshop in Launceston.
 

AssessmentAT3: Biological Study - Design, Conduct and Reporting (40%)|AT1: Practical Report: Demonstration and Guided Review of Technical Practice (20%)|AT2: Knowledge-based Discussion of Pond Life (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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