SCIENCE FOUNDATIONS

EDU0SCF

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Science Foundations aims to develop the knowledge and skills required for future study in general university programs including Nursing and Allied Health, Education and undergraduate Science degrees. It introduces students to the Scientific Method as a process for experimentation and research. The subject is organised into four modules: Chemistry, Biology, Practical Science and Human Systems. Each module draws upon and reinforces conceptual understandings from the earlier modules. Learning occurs through laboratory experimentation as well as classroom activities. Assessments are based on cumulative development of knowledge and include online quizzes, a written report, an oral presentation and two examinations.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 0 - Enabling Program

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in course (ETEPB or ETEPM or ETEPS or ETEPWor ETEPK) Tertiary Enabling Program

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBiology: an Australian Focus 4th edRecommendedLadiges, P. & Knox, B. (2013)MCGRAW-HILL, NORTH RYDE
ReadingsConcepts in Biology 14th edRecommendedEnger, E. & Ross, F. (2011)MCGRAW-HILL HIGHER EDUCATION. NY
ReadingsIntroductory Chemistry: A Foundation 7th edRecommendedZumdahl, S. & DeCoste, D. (2011)UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method, including the construction of a hypothesis and the design, execution and evaluation of experiments.

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02. Describe, explain and appropriately use specialist terms, concepts and vocabulary relevant to the areas of science that are introduced in this subject.

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03. Demonstrate the ability to apply scientific knowledge to unfamiliar contexts in order to explain phenomena or solve problems.

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04. Be proficient in the use of library resources to research information in order to complete a range of assessment tasks.

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05. Explain the function and have demonstrated the use of a range of laboratory equipment used in practical exercises.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Week 08-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Lecture
One 3.5 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class
One 3.0 hours laboratory class other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group presentation10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 1 hour exam20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 1.5 hour exam30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Open book test5 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Out of class assignments25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Weekly online quizzes10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Week 30-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 45 - 46
One 3.0 hours laboratory class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 30 - 50
One 3.5 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group presentation10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 1 hour exam20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 1.5 hour exam30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Open book test5 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Out of class assignments25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Weekly online quizzes10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2015, Week 08-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Laboratory Class
One 3.0 hours laboratory class other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture
One 3.5 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group presentation10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 1 hour exam20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 1.5 hour exam30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Open book test5 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Out of class assignments25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Weekly online quizzes10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2015, Week 30-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 45 - 46
One 3.0 hours laboratory class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 30 - 50
One 3.5 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group presentation10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 1 hour exam20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 1.5 hour exam30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Open book test5 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Out of class assignments25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Weekly online quizzes10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Broadmeadows, 2015, Week 30-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 45 - 46
One 3.0 hours laboratory class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 30 - 50
One 3.5 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group presentation10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 1 hour exam20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 1.5 hour exam30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Open book test5 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Out of class assignments25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Weekly online quizzes10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Broadmeadows, 2015, Summer, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 45
One 3.0 hours laboratory class other recurrence on weekdays during the day in week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 45
One 3.5 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day in week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group presentation10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 1 hour exam20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 1.5 hour exam30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Open book test5 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Out of class assignments25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Weekly online quizzes10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2015, Week 30-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 45 - 46
One 3.0 hours laboratory class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 30 - 50
One 3.5 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group presentation10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 1 hour exam20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 1.5 hour exam30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Open book test5 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Out of class assignments25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Weekly online quizzes10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Shepparton, 2015, Week 30-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 30 - 50
One 3.5 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 45 - 46
One 3.0 hours laboratory class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group presentation10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 1 hour exam20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 1.5 hour exam30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Open book test5 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Out of class assignments25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Weekly online quizzes10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05