Courses & Units

Applied Biology ZAS117

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


In this unit, you will be introduced to fundamental theory and practice of biology. Key topics will include cell concept, metabolism, heritable information, growth and reproduction, sense and response, and adaption and evolution. You will learn practical laboratory techniques to complement and extend your understanding of these key topics. You will apply key concepts and methods of biology to a field/laboratory study, and use these to investigate problems in the context of your industry specialisation.


Unit name Applied Biology
Unit code ZAS117
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Science

Dr Janelle Brown

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 4 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 4 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Term 4 On-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 4 14/10/2019 18/11/2019 19/11/2019 20/12/2019

* 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 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Learning Outcomes

1. Interpret & communicate essential biological concepts

2. Conduct biological studies using laboratory techniques

3. Apply biology skills and theory to investigate industry-based problems

4. Identify, evaluate and use relevant discipline tools and techniques

5. Identify and evaluate relevant behaviours, principles and perspectives in the workplace

6. Use reflective and deliberate thinking to generate plans for self-development

7. Apply practice and discipline based skills and knowledge to communicate solutions to real world problems



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
2 2019: $1,169.00 010900

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Teaching Pattern
  • Lectures online
  • Tutorials 1-2hrs per week
  • Labs/workshops/field trips: up to 6 days per term

AT1: Guided collaborative review of technical practice (30%)

AT2: Technical report on Industry scenario (35%)

AT3: Knowledge-based discussion of pond life - oral presentation to peers (35%)

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