LIVING SYSTEMS 2

SCI1LS2

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Living Systems II builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in Living Systems I, which synthesises the fields of traditional biology and chemistry to explore the interrelationship of the two fields. Living Systems II extends concepts from the preceding subject into selected aspects of more advanced fields including metabolism, ecology, organic chemistry and water analysis.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Sale

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites SCI1LS1 and Admission into SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBiology an Australian focusPrescribedKnox, B, Ladiges, P, Evans, B & Saint, R 20104TH EDN, MCGRAW-HILL, NSW
ReadingsGeneral organic and biological chemistryPrescribedSmith, J 20122ND EDN, THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES, INC, NEW YORK, NJ
ReadingsBiologyRecommendedCampbell, N, Reece, J & Meyers, N 20088TH EDN, PEARSON EDUCATION, FRENCHS FOREST, NSW
ReadingsEssential Chemistry: a core text for general chemistryRecommendedChang, R 20085TH EDN, MCGRAW-HILL HIGHER EDUCATION, BOSTON, III

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain the structures of biologically relevant chemicals, their composition and forms.

Activities:
Tutorial questions, labortory reports, mid-semester test
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

02. Apply the concept of equilibrium and rates of reaction to chemical reactions and key ecological concepts and their integration with biogeochemical cycles.

Activities:
Tutorial questions, labortory reports, mid-semester test
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

03. Compare the major metabolic pathways utilised by biological systems for the provision of energy.

Activities:
Tutorial questions, labortory reports, mid-semester test, exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

04. Identify the major structural features of plants and animals, and explain the processes of mitosis and meiosis.

Activities:
Tutorial questions, labortory reports, mid-semester test
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

05. Work competently and safely in chemical and biological laboratories and consider environmental issues

Activities:
Practical classes workbook
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Sale

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Examination (1.5 hours)30 03, 04
Practical Classes (workbook)10 05
Test (1 hour)20 01, 02
Tutorial questions and laboratory reports40 01, 02, 03, 04