MOLECULES, GENES AND CELLS

BIO1MGC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Living organisms, with their many intricate and intriguing processes, are composed of lifeless molecules. BIO1MGC takes a look at how those molecules are organised into the smallest unit of life, cells, across a range of organisms. BIO1MGC also covers how those cells capture light energy, break down molecules to release energy, synthesise new molecules, communicate with other cells, and how the instructions to perform those functions are stored and passed on to the next generation.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAdela Harvey

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsBIO1OF

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Should be Campbell Biology: Australian and New Zealand version

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorUrry et al.

Year2018

Edition/Volume11th edn

PublisherPearson

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe and distinguish the features of prokaryotic and eukaryotic (i.e. plant and animal cells, and explain the function of organelles.
02. Name the classes of biological molecules, describe their function in cellular processes, and describe and explain typical separation technologies for those molecules.
03. Describe and explain basic cell biology processes, including energy metabolism (photosynthesis and cellular respiration), DNA replication, transcription and translation and their regulation, and cell signalling.
04. Describe and explain Mendelian genetics and its role in inheritance.
05. Apply critical laboratory skills such as microscopy and micro pipetting to complete scientific experiments that examine different aspects of cell biology.
06. Locate and critically evaluate scientific information and effectively communicate scientific ideas in written and oral formats.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAleicia Holland

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

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.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students will be expected to complete online activities (equivalent to 2 hours) prior to attending the workshops.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 2 hour end of semester exam (2,000-words equivalent) Multiple choice exam (100 questions), assessing mostly theory content and to a much smaller extent associated practical content.N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
In-prac (4 assessments) (700-words equivalent total) In four pracs students submit labelled diagrams/drawings, completed tables or answer sheets, and/or complete short multiple choice quizzes assessing prac-related content and concepts. Assessment for each prac is worth 4% for a total of 16%.N/AN/AN/ANo16 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Four module-related online quizzes (550-words equivalent total) Students are expected to complete 4 online self-guided activities (time requirement approximately 2 hours) and participate in a 1 hour face-to-face workshop before attempting the associated online multiple choice quiz. Each quiz is worth 3% for a total of 12%.N/AN/AN/ANo12 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
5 min oral presentation (400-words equivalent) The oral presentation covers one of three topics randomly assigned to students. Each student individually presents to a small group of up to 3 students and demonstrator.N/AN/AN/ANo9 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6
2 practice reports (850 words equivalent) Students submit prac reports on two of the six pracs offered during the semester (actual pracs to be determined). Each report is worth 9% for a total of 18%.N/AN/AN/ANo18 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdela Harvey

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

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.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students will be expected to complete online activities (equivalent to 2 hours) prior to attending the workshops.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 2 hour end of semester exam (2,000-words equivalent) Multiple choice exam (100 questions), assessing mostly theory content and to a much smaller extent associated practical content.N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
In-prac (6 assessments) (1050-words equivalent total) Students submit labelled diagrams/drawings, completed tables or answer sheets, and/or complete short multiple choice quizzes assessing prac-related content and concepts. Assessment for each prac is worth 4% for a total of 24%.N/AN/AN/ANo24 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Four module-related online quizzes (550-words equivalent total) Students are expected to complete 4 online self-guided activities (time requirement approximately 2 hours) and participate in a 1 hour face-to-face workshop before attempting the associated online multiple choice quiz. Each quiz is worth 3% for a total of 12%.N/AN/AN/ANo12 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
5 min oral presentation (400-words equivalent) The oral presentation covers one of three topics randomly assigned to students. Each student individually presents to a small group of up to 3 students and demonstrator.N/AN/AN/ANo9 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6
Essay (500 words) Each student completes an essay on the same topic as their oral presentation.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6