Courses & Units

Foundations of the Human Body CXA171

Launceston

Introduction

This unit is designed to introduce you to knowledge relevant to the structure and function of the human body at the chemical and cellular level. Concepts in biological chemistry, cell metabolism, microscopy, cell biology and molecular and descriptive genetics will be covered in the unit, with a particular focus on humans. This will provide you with a body of knowledge particularly relevant to studies in biochemistry, human nutrition and anatomy and physiology.

Summary

Unit name Foundations of the Human Body
Unit code CXA171
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator

Teaching staff

Ms Tracy Douglas

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of concepts and principles related to the human body at a chemical and cellular level.
  2. Problem solve (interpret and analyse) different forms of data and information.
  3. Communicate biological information in writing.

Fees

Domestic

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010913 $993.0 $993.0 not applicable $2,354.0

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On campus: 2 x 1 hour lectures (12 weeks), 2 hour practical/tutorial session weekly (11 weeks).
Off campus: 2 x 1 hour online lectures (12 weeks), 1 x 1 hour online tutorial (12 weeks), workshops (10 hours).

Assessment

Quizzes (10%)

Laboratory reports (1000 words) (20%)

Mid-Semester test (20%)

Final 3-hour exam (50%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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