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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be introduced to the concepts from physics used in other scientific disciplines including the concepts upon which much of modern instrumentation is based. On completion the students will demonstrate competence in the application of the principles of physics covered and an understanding of basic measurement and observation techniques. Topics covered include motion, waves, light and sound, properties of materials, fluids, electricity, and radioactivity.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsPHY1PA OR PHY1PB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

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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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe physical phenomena using accurate terminology to demonstrate understandings of physical principles and SI units.
02. Express and interpret motion and electrical measurements in mathematical and graphical representations.
03. Manipulate simple mathematical expressions that describe physical phenomena, including motion, waves and electricity.
04. Provide coherent interpretations underpinned by appropriate concepts of physics to explain measurements and observations.

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