NURS 1023 Bioscience 1

Credit Points 10

Coordinator Anna Maceri Opens in new window

Description Bioscience 1 introduces the core concepts and terminology related to the structure, function and homeostasis of the human body. Students begin to describe the relationships between the Australian National Health Priority areas and performances of activities of living and healthy lifestyle practices. All assessments in this unit are mandatory.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Equivalent Subjects BIOS 1010 - Bioscience 1

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 4691 Bachelor of Nursing, 4780 Bachelor of Nursing - WSU Online or 4684 Bachelor of Midwifery. Unitrack students may study this subject as a miscellaneous subject.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Define anatomy and physiology of the human body across the lifespan
  2. Identify appropriate terminology to biological concepts and mechanisms
  3. Describe the physiological healthy body systems and homeostasis
  4. Explain the impact of lifestyle practices that improve people�fs health literacy with relevance to nursing and midwifery practice
  5. Analyse biological concepts of health conditions related to Australian National Health Priority areas

Subject Content

1. To inform nursing and midwifery practice, the following body systems are reviewed
a. Human genome basics
b. the integument, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, reproductive and urinary systems
2. For each system, the concepts addressed are
a. fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology
b. levels of body system organisation
c. growth and development across the lifespan
d. homeostasis and health
e. relationship to activities of living and healthy lifestyle practices
f. relationship to National Health Priorities - Obesity

Assessment

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 each x 3 20 N Individual
Case Study 1,000 words 40 N Individual
Final Exam 1 hour 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Campbelltown

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Hawkesbury

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Liverpool

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 1

Wsu Online

Online

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 2

Wsu Online

Online

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 3

Wsu Online

Online

Subject Contact Anna Maceri Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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