Courses & Units

Bioscience 1 CXA204

Rozelle - Sydney, Hobart



This unit builds on the basic knowledge from CXA107 Fundamentals of Bioscience to develop an understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of the nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and immune systems. Principles of pathophysiology and pharmacology are introduced and, through a systems based approach, the actions of commonly used medicines are explored. Microbiology, including infections, immunisation and the use of antimicrobials are discussed in relation to health care environments and clinical practice.


Unit name Bioscience 1
Unit code CXA204
Credit points 25
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Chin-Liang (Chin- Liang) Beh
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate biological information in writing
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of: the structure and function of body systems; the core principles of physiology and pathophysiology; common medicines; microbiology in healthcare settings
  • Analyse and integrate data from clinical scenarios to: explain reasons for normal and abnormal health states; explain reasons for, and consequences of, common clinical interventions.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010913 $2,005.00 $2,005.00 not applicable $4,708.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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AssessmentQuizzes (20%)|Quizzes (40%)|Examination (40%)
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Saladin, Kenneth S. 2015. Anatomy & Physiology: The Unity of Form and Function, ISE 8th Ed. McGraw-Hill : New York. This text may be packaged with Connect access (includes A & P Revealed and Learn Smart)
Amerman, E 2018, Human Anatomy and Physiology (2nd Global edition), Pearson, Essex. (When purchased through Booktopia, this text is packaged with Mastering A&P® which includes access to an eText)

Craft, J. & Gordon, C., 2019. Understanding Pathophysiology and Pathophysiology Online, 3nd Ed. Elsevier: Sydney.
If you have earlier copies of either of these texts it is not necessary to buy the latest copy.

Norris, T 2020, Porth’s Essentials of Pathophysiology, 5th edn, Wolters Kluwer


We will regularly refer to the following texts:
Bryant B, Knights K. Pharmacology for Health Professionals. Mosby Elsevier.
McKenna, L., & Lim, A. 2014. McKenna’s Pharmacology for Nursing and Health Professionals, 2nd Ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Sydney
Note: you do not need to purchase this text if you already have a current Rang & Dale or similar. Either one of these texts will be adequate for this unit and CXA310.
Lee, G. & Bishop, P. 2013. Microbiology and Infection Control for Health Professionals. 5th Ed. Pearson: Sydney
We may suggest other readings during semester – we will ensure that these are available without cost via the MyLO site or via the Library Reading List for this Unit.

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