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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedGippsland First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Jennifer Mosse


This unit introduces students to a wide range of fundamental science concepts, encompassing the disciplines of Biochemistry, Cell biology, Chemistry, Ecology & conservation biology, Epidemiology, Geology & earth science, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular biology, Nanotechnology, Paleontology, Physics, Physiology, Virology, and the Scientific method.
This will be achieved by exploring the scientific concepts that underpin a range of current and topical issues, such as athletic performance, extraterrestrial life, alternative energy sources, alcohol metabolism, forensic analysis, GM foods, fibres and textiles and conservation biology.


Having completed this unit, students will:

  • understand fundamental concepts of general science
  • appreciate that many current issues have a scientific basis
  • have the tools to search for scientific information and the capacity
to evaluate this information




5 on-line quizzes (MCQ or short answer) and 5 graded activities, 50%; Major assignment (3000 words), 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Jenny Mosse

Contact hours

Each week: one 1-hour seminar, one 1-hour lecture, one 2-hour workshop; for 10 weeks


EDF1121 Exploring Science (Peninsula campus)