BIOLOGY OF CELL AND ORGANISM
Credit points: 15
In this subject, students 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 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). BIO1CO is a cornerstone subject, so there is some emphasis on the graduate capabilities (GC), especially writing.
Subject Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
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Minimum credit point requirementN/A
BIO1CO Student Manual
AuthorGibson, M et al.
PublisherLa Trobe University
AuthorLadiges P, Evans B, Saint R
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Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day
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Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Three 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
PracticalWeek: 12 - 22
Six 3.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
SeminarWeek: 10 - 11
One 1.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 11 and delivered via face-to-face.
|One 2-hour end-of-semester examination (equivalent to 2000 words)||N/A||N/A||No||40||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
|Biological drawings and pre-prac quizzes (equivalent to 500 words total)||N/A||N/A||No||10||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
|Three laboratory reports (one of which is a poster) (equivalent to 300 words each)||N/A||N/A||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO4|
|Two 25-min mid-semester tests (equivalent to 800 words)||N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|