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Unit Summary

Unit type

Enabling Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

SCU College

Unit aim

Introduces students to the three core disciplines in science: chemistry, physics, and biology. Students analyse and solve science-based problems using scientific and quantitative concepts.

Unit content

The nature of science

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Quantitative concepts (arithmetic, graphs, algebra and descriptive statistics).

 

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 Demonstrate an understanding of key concepts in biology, chemistry and physics.
2 Apply problem solving skills and quantitative concepts to scientific contexts
3 Apply scientific language to effectively communicate scientific processes and concepts

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of key concepts in biology, chemistry and physics.
  2. Apply problem solving skills and quantitative concepts to scientific contexts
  3. Apply scientific language to effectively communicate scientific processes and concepts

Prescribed texts

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