BIOLOGY OF CELL AND ORGANISM

BIO1CO

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you 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. The practical component focuses on biological observation, recording skills and data interpretation, and introduces a number of biological disciplines (eg microscopy, microbiology, biochemistry and physiology). Tutorials help re-enforce the lecture material, but also introduce new and interesting concepts.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBiologyPrescribedRaven, PH, Johnson, GB, Losos, JB, Mason, KA and Singer, SR 20119TH EDITION, SYDNEY: MACGRAW-HILL
ReadingsFSTE First Year Survival Guide (third edition)PrescribedFaculty of Science, Technology and EngineeringLA TROBE UNIVERSITY 2012
ReadingsStudents should obtain from the University bookshop a copy of the 2014 BIO1CO Laboratory ManualPrescribedN/AN/A

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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

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.

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
3-hour examination55
Biological drawings and exit paragraphs in laboratory classes20
One laboratory report5
One poster (group exercise)5
Two 30-min mid-semester testsHurdle requirement: submission of a separate diagnostic writing task by the end of week 3 and 70% minimum attendance at laboratory classes.5
Written assignment (different from hurdle requirement)10

Malaysia, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

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.

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
3-hour examination55
Biological drawings and exit paragraphs in laboratory classes20
One laboratory report5
One poster (group exercise)5
Two 30-min mid-semester testsHurdle requirement: submission of a separate diagnostic writing task by the end of week 3 and 70% minimum attendance at laboratory classes.5
Written assignment (different from hurdle requirement)10

Malaysia, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
3-hour examination55
Biological drawings and exit paragraphs in laboratory classes20
One laboratory report5
One poster (group exercise)5
Two 30-min mid-semester testsHurdle requirement: submission of a separate diagnostic writing task by the end of week 3 and 70% minimum attendance at laboratory classes.5
Written assignment (different from hurdle requirement)10