All students without a Year 12 science subject are strongly encouraged to enrol in CXA002 Foundations of Human Bioscience which is designed to support students in CXA107
The content of Fundamentals of Bioscience is based on the structural organisation of the human body and the general functions of the body systems, with particular emphasis on the relationship between structure and function. Major concepts of human biology are introduced in the initial weeks and these concepts are then contextualised in the functional anatomy of circulatory, respiratory, nervous, musculoskeletal, digestive and renal systems, in subsequent weeks. Basic concepts of microorganisms, their prevalence in the environment, and their interactions with the human body are also explored.
|Unit name||Fundamentals of Bioscience|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Mr Darren Henstridge|
|Teaching staff||Mr Jonathan Teoh|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.
- Communicate biological information in writing using discipline specific language.
- Identify, describe and explain the normal structure and function of the human body.
- Describe and explain the interactions between microbes, their environment and human structure and function.
- Integrate data from clinical scenarios and learning resources to differentiate between normal and abnormal anatomy and general functions.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Practical – 120 minutes each week
Tutorial – 60 minutes each week for Launceston students (Bachelor of Education HPE) in lieu of face to face lectures.
|Assessment||Quizzes (10%)|Anatomy Laboratory Examination. (20%)|Examination (50%)|Short Answer Questions (20%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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