ORGANISATION AND FUNCTION OF CELLS AND ORGANISMS

BIO1OF

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students are introduced to biology by discussing units of ever increasing size and complexity. We begin with molecules and cells, then proceed to tissues and organs in plants and animals, and how these units cooperate in the whole organism. Topics covered in lectures include cell and molecular biology, structure and function of animal and plants, Mendelian genetics as well as biological principles. Relevant questions and lecture material will be presented in advance on the LMS site for students to work through, and face-to-face lectures will be used for summarising and to explain the more difficult concepts.The practical component focuses on biological observation, recording skills and data interpretation, and introduces a number of biological disciplines (e.g. microscopy, microbiology, biochemistry and physiology). BIO1OF is a cornerstone subject, so there is some emphasis on the graduate capabilities (GC), especially writing.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: SBMSSI or SBSSI

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBiology: an Australian focusPrescribedLadiges, P, Evans, B, Saint, R and Knox, R 20145TH ED, MC GRAW-HILL, AUSTRALIA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Distinguish and/or describe and discuss the morphological and metabolic features of different cell types.

Activities:
Lectures, regular Q&A sessions, experimentation and recording of cell morphology in practical sessions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Distinguish and/or describe and discuss the biological and physical processes occurring in different cell types.

Activities:
Lectures, regular Q&A sessions, experimentation and recording of cell processes in practical sessions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Distinguish and/or describe and discuss the morphology and associated functions of selected plant and animal tissues and organ systems.

Activities:
Lectures, regular Q&A sessions, recording of plant and animal anatomy in practicals and relating these to their respective functions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Complete scientific experiments that examine aspects of cell biology and involve: interpreting data, recognizing methodological issues, and identifying the theoretical basis for the experiment and communicating observations and results.

Activities:
Undertaking practicals and practical report writing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Singapore, 2018, Term L2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 11 - 15
One 36.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 11 - 15
One 15.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour end-of-semester examination40 01, 02, 03, 04
Biological drawings and pre-practical quizzes (equivalent to 500 words total)10 01, 02, 03, 04
One 50-minute mid-semester test (800 words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Three laboratory reports (one of them in the form of a poster) (equivalent to 900 words in total)30 01, 02, 04

Singapore, 2018, Term L5, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 36 - 40
One 36.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 36 - 40
One 15.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour end-of-semester examination40 01, 02, 03, 04
Biological drawings and pre-practical quizzes (equivalent to 500 words total)10 01, 02, 03, 04
One 50-minute mid-semester test (800 words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Three laboratory reports (one of them in the form of a poster) (equivalent to 900 words in total)30 01, 02, 04

Singapore, 2018, Term L2, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 11 - 15
One 36.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 11 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 11 - 15
One 15.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays at night from week 11 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour end-of-semester examination40 01, 02, 03, 04
Biological drawings and pre-practical quizzes (equivalent to 500 words total)10 01, 02, 03, 04
One 50-minute mid-semester test (800 words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Three laboratory reports (one of them in the form of a poster) (equivalent to 900 words in total)30 01, 02, 04

Singapore, 2018, Term L6, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 44 - 48
One 36.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 44 to week 48 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 44 - 48
One 15.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 44 to week 48 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour end-of-semester examination40 01, 02, 03, 04
Biological drawings and pre-practical quizzes (equivalent to 500 words total)10 01, 02, 03, 04
One 50-minute mid-semester test (800 words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Three laboratory reports (one of them in the form of a poster) (equivalent to 900 words in total)30 01, 02, 04