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Gold Coast Session 2 Session 2

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Introduces students to the basic principles and concepts of mathematics applied to physics and chemistry.  Students will gain analytic and problem solving skills by applying mathematical concepts to biomedical and health contexts.

Unit content

  • Maths for science
  • Laws of motion
  • Work and energy
  • Waves light and sound
  • Electricity, magnetism and radiation
  • Maths for chemistry
  • Preparing and diluting chemical solutions
  • Logarithmic and exponential functions
  • Statistical analysis and interpretation of data

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe and explain physics concepts as they relate to biomedical science and human health
2 apply analytic and problem solving skills to evaluate mathematical problems
3 demonstrate knowledge of mathematics applied to chemistry
4 apply mathematical concepts to statistical analysis of data

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

  1. describe and explain physics concepts as they relate to biomedical science and human health
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. apply analytic and problem solving skills to evaluate mathematical problems
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
  3. demonstrate knowledge of mathematics applied to chemistry
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. apply mathematical concepts to statistical analysis of data
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Giordano, N, 2013, College Physics: Reasoning and Relationships, 2nd edn, Cengage.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.