Courses & Units

Foundations of Human Bioscience CXA002

Hobart, Launceston, Rozelle - Sydney, Darlinghurst - Sydney

This unit has been discontinued.


Minimum 80% attendance will be required to be assessed in this unit. The student contribution amount for this unit is fully subsidised and therefore not payable by the student.  This is the case for Domestic students only.

Dates for the 3-day block on each campus will vary.   Students will be advised of these late in Semester 1. 

Available to be taken only in the following courses as an additional approved elective ; H3D, H3H, H3R, H3V, 53A, 53O


Foundations of Human Bioscience is a support unit that will reinforce the content of CXA107 whilst developing the thinking and study skills essential to the study of bioscience at a university level.

There will be particular focus on developing a sound knowledge of basic scientific concepts, including basic chemistry and scientific numeracy, and applying these concepts in more complex biological applications. Students will be encouraged and supported in developing sound study habits, including regular planned study sessions, meaningful notetaking, using textbooks and electronic resources and developing vocabulary.


Unit name Foundations of Human Bioscience
Unit code CXA002
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline Health Sciences B
Teaching staff

Janine Tarr (Coordinator)

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Darlinghurst - Sydney Semester 2 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 2 13/7/2015 10/8/2015 31/8/2015 16/10/2015

* 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 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2015: $1,096.00 2015: $1,957.00 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.




Teaching Pattern

3 day intensive study block (sem 2 week 0), 1 hour seminar (weeks 2-9) , 1hr online engagement (weeks 2-9)


In class and online quizzes and writing tasks (formative only). Students will receive a UP grade if attendance and participation meets requirements.

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