Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast
In this unit, you will be introduced to the theory and practice of biology. Key topics include the cell, metabolism, heritable information, growth and reproduction, sensing and response, and adaptation and evolution. You will learn practical laboratory techniques, and use them to complement and extend your understanding of the concepts discussed within the context of a field/laboratory study. You will also learn how to use biological data to drive decision making in the context of an applied science business, and develop written and oral communication skills that enable you to communicate biological concepts, and the objectives and results of, and conclusions drawn from, biological studies.
In conjunction with the discipline theory, this unit introduces learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, so you have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.
You will be introduced to:
-a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
-principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
-reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
-ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry.
|Unit name||Applied Biology|
Dr Janelle Brown
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 1||On-Campus||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Interpret and communicate essential biological concepts and the results of biological studies
- Conduct biological studies using appropriate laboratory tools and techniques
- Evaluate own technical practice and generate plans for self-development
- Investigate problems and analyse biological data to drive decision making in the context of an applied science business
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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AT1: Laboratory/Practical: Demonstration and guided review of Technical Practice (20%)
AT2: Presentation: Knowledge-based discussion of pond life (40%) Report: Biological study - Design, Conduct and reporting (40%)
AT3: Report: Biological study - Design, Conduct and reporting (40%)
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