SCIENCE FOUNDATIONS

EDU0SCF

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Science Foundations aims to develop the knowledge and skills required for future study in general university programs including Nursing and Allied Health, Education and Science degrees. It introduces students to a broad range of foundational principles for science and to the Scientific Method as a process for experimentation and research. The subject is organised into modules which include Human Systems, Biology, Chemistry, and Global Systems. Each module draws upon and reinforces conceptual understandings from the earlier modules. Learning occurs through online interaction, structured class activities and laboratory experimentation. Assessments are based on cumulative development of conceptual knowledge and include online quizzes, individual classroom tasks, a practicum report, and a group work oral presentation.

SchoolEducation

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 0 - Enabling Program

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesPracticum report (inclusive of a class based teaching session, a drafting component, a practical laboratory experiment and a student response to assessment feedback). All assessments and in class activities build upon and reinforce conceptual understandings and sequentially implement the further development of these understandings throughout each seminar. All submitted assessments have a research component. Each assessment has facilitated in class time specific to supporting the development of online research skills and laboratory experiment sessions includes the use of a range of standard equipment.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in course (ETEPB or ETEPM or ETEPS or ETEPW or ETEPK) Tertiary Enabling Program

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorZumdahl, S. & DeCoste, D.

Year2013

Edition/Volume8th ed

PublisherUNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESS

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Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorZumdahl, S. & DeCoste, D.

Year2018

Edition/Volume9th

PublisherCengage Learning

ISBN 9781337399425

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Biology: an Australian Focus

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLadiges, P. & Knox, B.

Year2014

Edition/Volume5th ed

PublisherMCGRAW-HILL, NORTH RYDE

ISBN9781743073414

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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. Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method, including the construction of a hypothesis and the design, execution and evaluation of experiments.
02. Describe, explain and appropriately use specialist terms, concepts and vocabulary relevant to the areas of science that are introduced in this subject.
03. Demonstrate the ability to apply scientific knowledge to unfamiliar contexts in order to explain phenomena or solve problems.
04. Be proficient in the use of library resources to research information in order to complete a range of assessment tasks.
05. Explain the function and have demonstrated the use of a range of laboratory equipment used in practical exercises.

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