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
Discipline Biological Sciences
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.
|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|