Credit points: 5

Subject outline

This subject enables students to develop knowledge and skills which support future study in general university programs including Nursing, Allied Health, Education and Science degrees. It introduces students to a comprehension of the different disciplines which have traditionally been categorised as science. Students learn to think of science as a process rather than an outcome and to understand the elements and steps which constitute the scientific method. Students develop a hypothesis and undertake experimental design. Assessment is comprised of a digital journal which records the experiment from initial observations through to reporting on findings.


Credit points5

Subject Co-ordinatorJelena Medan

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 0 - Enabling Program

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesCreation and maintenance of 'Thinking Scientifically' journal, response to peer and lecturer feedback in journal. Interactive activities, video's and reading tasks. Journal task identifying and explaining everyday situations from the perspective of science, peer commentary on other journals. Creation and maintenance of journal, development of scientific hypothesis, recording of and reflection on experimental design process

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



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

Career Ready


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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate familiarity with language and concepts in the discipline of science including scientific method and the creation and validation of an hypothesis
02. Explain science as process rather than an outcome and identify an everyday situation that can be represented scientifically
03. Develop a simple hypothesis and undertake experimental design.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, Online study period 1, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJelena Medan

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 2 - 8
One 3.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 2 to week 8 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online Journal assessment review (500 word equivalence)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Online Journal assessment final grading (750 word equivalence)

N/AOtherIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3