BIOS 0001 Biology (WSTC)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 900022

Coordinator Virginia Shepherd Opens in new window

Description Biology is the study of the cellular processes that occur within organisms and the interactions that occur between organisms within the biosphere. The unit is therefore seen to have relevance to the lives of students. It is important for students to develop an understanding of the biological principles that will enable them to make informed decisions about the advances that are occurring in biotechnology and biomedical science. Undergraduate study in the life sciences requires the student to have acquired a basic body of knowledge that focuses on the diversity and the unity of living things as well as skills in collecting and analysing information and writing concise and coherent explanations.

School Western Sydney The College

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 0 Preparatory subject


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 30 minutes 5 N Individual
Mid Term Exam 90 minutes 30 N Individual
Genetics Problem Solving 1 hour 15 N Individual
Disease Research Task 5 minute presentation 10 N Individual
Final Examination 3 hours 40 N Individual

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