Courses & Units

Fundamentals of Bioscience CXA107

Launceston

Note:

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

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Fundamentals of Bioscience
Unit code CXA107
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Mr Darren Henstridge
Teaching staff Mr Jonathan Teoh
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
010913 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,354.00
  • 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

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Practical – 120 minutes each week

Tutorial – 60 minutes each week for Launceston students (Bachelor of Education HPE) in lieu of face to face lectures.

AssessmentQuizzes (10%)|Anatomy Laboratory Examination. (20%)|Examination (50%)|Short Answer Questions (20%)
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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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