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||Doctor Darren Henstridge|
|Available as an 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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- 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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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 (40%)|Research Topic Essays (30%)|
|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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