ORGANISATION AND FUNCTION OF CELLS AND ORGANISMS

BIO1OF

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

BIO1OF is a first year core biology subject that covers the fundamentals of living things. It is a pre-requisite for most 2nd year biology subjects. Topics include the structure and function of cells and organisms, and aspects of the functioning of the cells of bacteria, plants and animals. It includes both a lecture and a practical component, and is conducted by staff from the Departments of Botany and Zoology (Melbourne Campus) and Environmental Management and Ecology (Albury-Wodonga Campus).

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Emmerling

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students from other faculties require approval by a Subject Coordinator except students enrolled in LWLSC and LWLSCB.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Laboratory equipment to purchase: dissecting kit, labcoat, safety glasses. The BIO1OF practical manual and First Year Biology Survival Guide (preferably the latest edition) are required for the first laboratory session and are available at the University bookshop or on library closed reserve.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBiology: an Australian focusPrescribedLadiges, P, Evans, B, Saint, R and Knox, R 20104TH ED, MC GRAW-HILL, AUSTRALIA
ReadingsFSTE First Year Survival Guide (latest edition)PrescribedFaculty of Science, Technology and EngineeringLA TROBE UNIVERSITY

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Pridmore

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 3.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Optional tutorial sessions as required."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Group learning/essay writing tasks10
Online pre-prac quizzes, short quizzes in lab session and assessment of tasks performed in pracsHurdle requirement: missing more than 3 pracs without relevant documentation (e.g. medical certificate) will result in a grade of "N" (fail).30
one 1-hour mid-semester examination20
one 2-hour end-of-semester examination40

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

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.

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Optional tutorial sessions as required."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Group learning/essay writing tasks10
Online pre-prac quizzes, short quizzes in lab session and assessment of tasks performed in pracsHurdle requirement: missing more than 3 pracs without relevant documentation (e.g. medical certificate) will result in a grade of "N" (fail).30
one 1-hour mid-semester examination20
one 2-hour end-of-semester examination40