FOUNDATION CELL BIOLOGY

EDU0SC3

2019

Credit points: 5

Subject outline

This subject develops knowledge and skills to enable future study in general university programs including Nursing, Allied Health, Education and Science degrees.  The cell, is examined as the basic building block of life with a focus on cell components and cell specialisation. Concepts related to Mendelian Genetics, Evolution and Natural Selection are explored in the context of cell biology. Students develop knowledge of how the structure of a cell relates to its function, and how this applies in the larger scale of human systems. Assessments tasks are based on cumulative development of skills and include a presentation task and a short research report.


SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points5

Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 0 - Enabling Program

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is attached to the Tertiary Enabling Program. Students who are not enrolled into this program and wish to undertake the subject, will need to seek subject coordinator approval

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe and explain fundamental concepts of cell biology including cell structure, cell cycle, cellular processes and genetics.

Activities:
Reading and interactive online activities. All assessment and teaching learning activities explicitly teach and model the use of appropriate terminology.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Describe and explain concepts related to Mendelian Genetics, Evolution and Natural Selection using appropriate discipline language

Activities:
Reading activities and interactive online activities. All assessment and teaching learning activities explicitly teach and model the use of appropriate terminology and concepts
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Research a scientific topic relevant to Cell Biology and present findings.

Activities:
Presentation assessment task requires students to choose one of a selection of cell biology topics, to undertake research and present their findings. Oppportunities for peer review and discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Apply knowledge of concepts relating to Mendelian, Evolution and Natural Selection Genetics to different contexts to predict an outcome

Activities:
Science report assessment task requires students to transfer concept knowledge to an alternative situation, predict an outcome and provide an evidence based rationale.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2019, Online StudyPeriod 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 36 - 42
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Cell biology presentation assessment (650 word equivalence)50 01, 03
Genetics and Natural Selection research report50 02, 04

Online, 2019, Online StudyPeriod 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 16
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Cell biology presentation assessment (650 word equivalence)50 01, 03
Genetics and Natural Selection research report50 02, 04