MOLECULES, GENES AND CELLS

BIO1MGC

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Living organisms, with their many intricate and intriguing processes, are composed of lifeless molecules. BIO1MGC takes a look at how those molecules are organised into the smallest unit of life, cells, across a range of organisms. BIO1MGC also covers how those cells capture light energy, break down molecules to release energy, synthesise new molecules, communicate with other cells, and how the instructions to perform those functions are stored and passed on to the next generation.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Emmerling

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects BIO1OF

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Distinguish, describe and /or explain the features and processes of prokaryotic and eukaryotic (plant and animal) cells

Activities:
lectures, interactive workshops, practical exercises, online activities, exam
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02. Distinguish, describe and/or explain the molecular structure and organisation of nucleic acids

Activities:
lectures, interactive workshops, practical exercises, online activities, exam
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Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
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03. Distinguish, describe and/or explain the flow of biological information from DNA to phenotype and from one generation to the next.

Activities:
lectures, interactive workshops, practical exercises, online activities, exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
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Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
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Personal and Professional Skills
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04. Competently use critical laboratory skills such as microscopy and micropipetting to complete scientific experiments that examine different aspects of cell biology

Activities:
practical exercises, online quizzes, exam
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Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
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05. Develop critical thinking skills and information literacy (evaluation of source material) and demonstrate this in an oral presentation to a small peer group (3 - 4 students) and in writing (essay <750 words)

Activities:
practical exercises, online activities, oral presentation and written assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlexei Rowles

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will be expected to complete online activities (equivalent to 2 hours) prior to attending the workshops."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x 2 hr end of semester examMultiple choice exam (100 questions), assessing mostly theory content and to a much smaller extent associated practical content. Word equivalence: 2,00045 01, 02, 03, 04
Graduate Capability Task (short 5 minutes oral presentation, and written essay of ~750 words)The oral presentation is worth 5%, the written essay is worth 10%. Word equivalence: 750 (essay), 250 (oral)15 01, 02, 03, 05
Pre-prac online quizzesStudents are expected to complete an online pre-prac multiple choice quiz based on prac manual content. Passing the quiz (answer at least 12 out of 15 questions correctly) is required to attend the corresponding post-prac quiz. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Post-prac online quizzesStudents are expected to complete an online post-prac multiple choice quiz based on the actual practical content. Each quiz is worth 4% for a total of 24%.24 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Module-related online quizzesStudents are expected to complete 4 online self-guided activities (time requirement approximately 2 hours) and participate in a 1 hour face-to-face workshop before attempting the associated online multiple choice quiz. Each quiz is worth 4% for a total of 24%. Word equivalence for ALL quizzes (pre- and post-prac, and module): 1500.16 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Emmerling

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will be expected to complete online activities (equivalent to 2 hours) prior to attending the workshops."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x 2 hr end of semester examMultiple choice exam (100 questions), assessing mostly theory content and to a much smaller extent associated practical content. Word equivalence: 2,00045 01, 02, 03, 04
Graduate Capability Task (short 5 minutes oral presentation, and written essay of ~750 words)The oral presentation is worth 5%, the written essay is worth 10%. Word equivalence: 750 (essay), 250 (oral)15 01, 02, 03, 05
Pre-prac online quizzesStudents are expected to complete an online pre-prac multiple choice quiz based on prac manual content. Passing the quiz (answer at least 12 out of 15 questions correctly) is required to attend the corresponding post-prac quiz. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Post-prac online quizzesStudents are expected to complete an online post-prac multiple choice quiz based on the actual practical content. Each quiz is worth 4% for a total of 24%.24 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Module-related online quizzesStudents are expected to complete 4 online self-guided activities (time requirement approximately 2 hours) and participate in a 1 hour face-to-face workshop before attempting the associated online multiple choice quiz. Each quiz is worth 4% for a total of 24%. Word equivalence for ALL quizzes (pre- and post-prac, and module): 1500.16 01, 02, 03, 04, 05