Courses & Units

Fundamentals of Bioscience CXA107

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 Doctor Darren Henstridge
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory

Availability

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

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Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate biological information about the human body using biosciences specific language.
  • Identify, describe and explain the normal structure and function of the human body.
  • Differentiate between normal and abnormal human structure and function.
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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 (40%)|Research Topic Essays (30%)
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Textbooks

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

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