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Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour Session 1,  2,  3 Session 1,  2,  3
Gold Coast Session 1,  2,  3 N/A
Lismore Session 1,  2,  3 Session 1,  2,  3
Online Session 1,  2,  3 N/A

Unit Summary

Unit type

Enabling Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

0

Level of learning

Introductory

Former School/College

SCU College

Unit aim

Focuses on the nature of science and key concepts in chemistry, physics and biology. Students will learn to use scientific language and to communicate processes and concepts.

Unit content

Studying science

The nature of science

Communicating in science

Key concepts in biology

  • Homeostasis
  • Anatomy

Key concepts in chemistry

  • Chemical equations
  • Acids and bases

Key concepts in physics

  • The forces in nature
  • Organising matter

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 implement learning strategies for the study of preparatory chemistry, biology and physics and reflect on their effectiveness
2 apply analytical and problem-solving skills to a range of scientific scenarios using key concepts in chemistry, physics and biology
3 apply scientific language in context to effectively communicate scientific processes and concepts.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. implement learning strategies for the study of preparatory chemistry, biology and physics and reflect on their effectiveness
    • GA5:
  2. apply analytical and problem-solving skills to a range of scientific scenarios using key concepts in chemistry, physics and biology
    • GA4:
  3. apply scientific language in context to effectively communicate scientific processes and concepts.
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.