ORGANISATION AND FUNCTION OF CELLS AND ORGANISMS

BIO1OF

2017

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. The practical component focuses on biological observation, recording skills and data interpretation, and introduces a number of biological disciplines (e.g. microscopy, microbiology, biochemistry and physiology).

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
ReadingsBiology: an Australian focusPrescribedLadiges, P, Evans, B, Saint, R and Knox, R 20145TH ED, MC GRAW-HILL, AUSTRALIA

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) Practical reports, group poster presentation, biological drawings
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
Final exam (MCQ, short and long-answer questions), mid-semester test, practical reports, biological drawings
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
Final exam, mid semester test (MCQ, short and long-answer questions), practical reports
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Singapore, 2017, Term L2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 12 - 16
One 36.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 12 - 16
One 15.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour end-of-semester examination40 01, 02, 03, 04
Biological drawings and pre-prac quizzes (equivalent to 500 words total)10 01, 02, 03, 04
One 50-minute mid-semester test20 01, 02, 03, 04
Two laboratory reports (equivalent to 400 words each)20 01, 02, 04
One group e-poster (equivalent to 300 words per student)10 01, 02, 04

Singapore, 2017, Term L5, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 37 - 41
One 36.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 37 - 41
One 15.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour end-of-semester examination40 01, 02, 03, 04
Biological drawings and pre-prac quizzes (equivalent to 500 words total)10 01, 02, 03, 04
One 50-minute mid-semester test20 01, 02, 03, 04
Two laboratory reports (equivalent to 400 words each)20 01, 02, 04
One group e-poster (equivalent to 300 words per student)10 01, 02, 04

Singapore, 2017, Term L2, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 12 - 16
One 36.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 12 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 12 - 16
One 15.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays at night from week 12 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour end-of-semester examination40 01, 02, 03, 04
Biological drawings and pre-prac quizzes (equivalent to 500 words total)10 01, 02, 03, 04
One 50-minute mid-semester test20 01, 02, 03, 04
Two laboratory reports (equivalent to 400 words each)20 01, 02, 04
One group e-poster (equivalent to 300 words per student)10 01, 02, 04