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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. Concepts of dysfunction are also introduced.

Basic concepts of microorganisms, their prevalence in the environment, and their interactions with the human body are explored.

Summary 2021

Unit name Fundamentals of Bioscience
Unit code CXA107
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences

Darren Henstridge

Teaching staff

Kylie Hoffman and Jonathan Teoh

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Teaching Pattern

Lecture –180 minutes each week

Practical – 120 minutes each week

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


Quizzes (10%); Assignments (20%); 45 minute practical exam (20%), Written exam – 3 hr (50%).

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