Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be provided with an introduction to learning at university with a focus on the academic skills needed to engage successfully in the CFY and further study in Health Sciences. Students will be introduced to information literacy resources, LMS and a range of online learning support materials. They will use the Enquiry Based Learning process to explore the skills and concepts required to fully participate and learn in teams. The subject focuses on extending students' engagement with content in the other common first-year subjects with a particular focus on scientific knowledge, effective reading and independent study strategies.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKirk Peterson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEssential academic skillsPrescribedTurner, K et al 2009REVISED EDN, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, AUSTRALIA.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKirk Peterson

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning
One 10.0 hours problem based learning per study period and delivered via online.
"10 one hour sessions of Online activities equivalent to approximately one hour per week over ten weeks."

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours seminar per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Tutorials commence in week 2 of semester 1"