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.
|Unit name||Foundations of the Human Body|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|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|
* 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).
On completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate and apply knowledge of concepts and principles related to the human body at a chemical and cellular level.
- Problem solve (interpret and analyse) different forms of data and information.
- Communicate biological information in writing.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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On campus: 2 x 1 hour lectures (12 weeks), 2 hour practical/tutorial session weekly (11 weeks).
Laboratory reports (1000 words) (20%)
Mid-Semester test (20%)
Final 3-hour exam (50%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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