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Unit Summary

Unit type

Enabling Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/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:

  • Introduction to science and science communications

Key concepts in biology:

  • Introduction to body systems, cells, and homeostasis
  • The cardiovascular and respiratory systems

Key concepts in physics:

  • Weight force and Newton’s laws of motion

Key concepts in chemistry:

  • Atoms, elements, organising matter, and chemical bonds
  • Chemical formulae, moles, formula masses, and solutions

 

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.

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
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
  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

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.

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