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BIO1011

Faculty of Science

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2012 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Gerry Rayner and Dr Coral Warr (Clayton); Dr. Charles Clarke (Sunway)

Synopsis

A study of animal and plant biology and diversity from genes to whole organisms. The structure and function of plant and animal cells is examined with an emphasis on energy fixation, storage and usage. Principles of genetics, including advances in molecular biology, and current views of evolutionary processes and ecology are integrated into a structured course that offers considerable feedback on progress and opportunities for self paced learning. The subject matter of BIO1011 is continued and expanded in BIO1022 and BIO1042.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will understand biological processes from the level of cell biochemistry to whole organism biology; diversity and evolutionary processes as a basis for further study in biological and biomedical disciplines; develop skills in library research; develop a critical approach to scientific methods; develop skills in using basic laboratory equipment; develop skills in data evaluation and presentation.

Assessment

Examination (2.5 hours): 40%
Practical work: 30%
Essay: 10%
Mini quizzes: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Gerry Rayner

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour practical

Prohibitions

BIO1722, BMS1021