LIVING SYSTEMS 1
Credit points: 15
Living Systems I is a core subject that brings together traditional biology and chemistry, reflecting the interrelationship between the two fields. Students will be introduced to chemistry concepts and processes and explore their roles in biological systems. A range of biological systems and the significance of biological compounds will be investigated through a variety of laboratory- and field-based tasks. Students will develop an understanding of molecular structures and processes, including measurement and bonding and their significance in in key biological systems. The importance of living cells, their arrangement in organs and their significance in partial and/or whole systems will be examined. Students will also learn the safe handling of chemical and biological materials and the relevance of environmental and ethical responsibilities.
FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering
Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Sale
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Prerequisites Admission into SBATE
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Biology an Australian focus||Prescribed||Knox, B, Ladiges, P, Evans, B & Saint, R 2010||4TH EDN, MCGRAW-HILL, NSW|
|Readings||General organic and biological chemistry||Prescribed||Smith, J 2012||2ND EDN, THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES, NEW YORK|
|Readings||Biology||Recommended||Campbell, N, Reece, J & Meyers, N 2008||8TH EDN, PEARSON EDUCATION, FRENCHS FOREST, NSW|
|Readings||Chemsitry: Human Activity, Chemical Reactivity||Recommended||Mahaffy, Peter G, Tasker, R, Bucat B & Kotz, J 2011||NELSON EDUCATION LIMITED|
|Readings||Essential chemistry: a core text for general chemistry||Recommended||Cheng, R 2008||5TH EDN, MC GRAW-HILL HIGHER EDUCATION, BOSTON|
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Epping, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Sale
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Tutorial and Laboratory Class in 3 hour block."
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Formal laboratory reports (2 x 500 words)||20|
|Tutorial Questions (6 during semester)||25|
|Written Exams (mid-semester 25%, end of semester 30%)||55|