Courses & Units

Fundamentals of Bioscience CXA107

Hobart, Launceston, Rozelle - Sydney, Darlinghurst - Sydney


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


Fundamentals of Bioscience is based on the structural organisation of the human body and the general functions of the body systems, emphasising the relationship between structure and function. Major concepts of human biology are introduced in the initial weeks and these concepts are contextualised in the functional anatomy of body systems, in subsequent weeks. Emphasis is on the clinical relevance of structure & function.

Basic concepts of microorganisms, their prevalence in the environment, and their interactions with the human body are explored with particular emphasis on application to health care environments.

This unit underpins the clinical units of the Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Paramedic Practice & Bachelor or Health courses and provides the foundation for second level Bioscience units (CXA204 and CXA205 or CXA310).


Unit name Fundamentals of Bioscience
Unit code CXA107
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline Health Sciences B
Teaching staff

Dr Chin-Liang Beh & Ms Jane Pittaway

Level Introductory
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


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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.

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Teaching Pattern

3 x 1-hr lectures (11 weeks), 1 x 2-hr practical (11 weeks)


weekly on-line assessments (40%); 45 minute practical exam (20%), 3-hr final theory exam (40%).

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