BIOLOGY OF CELL AND ORGANISM

BIO1CO

2015

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. 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 Q & A sessions also help re-enforce the lecture material, but also introduce new and interesting concepts and are used for in-class tests.  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). BIO1CO is a cornerstone subject so there is some emphasis on the Faculty#s graduate capabilities (FGC).

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

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
ReadingsBiologyPrescribedLadiges p, Evans B, Saint R 20109TH EDITION, SYDNEY: MACGRAW-HILL
ReadingsFSTE First Year Survival Guide (4th edition)PrescribedFaculty of Science, Technology and EngineeringLA TROBE UNIVERSITY 2013
ReadingsStudents should obtain from the University bookshop a copy of the 2015 BIO1CO Laboratory ManualPrescribedN/AN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Final exam (MCQ, short and long answer questions) Mid semester tests (MCQ, short answer questions) Assignment Biological Practical reports, group poster presentation

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

Activities:
Final exam (MCQ, short and long answer questions, biological drawings, practical reports, group poster presentation

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

Activities:
Final exam (MCQ, short and long-answer questions), mid-semester test, Assignment, practical reports

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

Activities:
Final exam (MCQ, short and long-answer questions), practical reports

05. Read, analyse and summarise a paper or video of a scientific nature, and communicate the findings to peers and supervisors

Activities:
Assignment

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, 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
Six 2.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2-hour examinationHurdle requirement: submission of a separate diagnostic writing task by the end of week 1 and 70% minimum attendance at laboratory classes40 01, 02, 03, 04
Biological drawings and pre-prac quizzes in / prior to laboratory classes10 01, 02, 03, 04
One 50-min mid-semester test20 01, 02, 03
Two laboratory reports, one e-poster (group work)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Written assignment (different from hurdle requirement)10 01

Malaysia, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Class requirements

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

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2-hour examinationHurdle requirement: submission of a separate diagnostic writing task by the end of week 1 and 70% minimum attendance at laboratory classes40 01, 02, 03, 04
Biological drawings and pre-prac quizzes in / prior to laboratory classes10 01, 02, 03, 04
One 50-min mid-semester test20 01, 02, 03
Two laboratory reports, one e-poster (group work)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Written assignment (different from hurdle requirement)10 01

Malaysia, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Class requirements

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

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2-hour examinationHurdle requirement: submission of a separate diagnostic writing task by the end of week 1 and 70% minimum attendance at laboratory classes40 01, 02, 03, 04
Biological drawings and pre-prac quizzes in / prior to laboratory classes10 01, 02, 03, 04
One 50-min mid-semester test20 01, 02, 03
Two laboratory reports, one e-poster (group work)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Written assignment (different from hurdle requirement)10 01