LIVING SYSTEMS 1

SCI1LS1

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Living Systems I is a core subject that brings together traditional biology and chemistry, reflecting the interrelationship between the two fields. You will be introduced to chemistry concepts and processes and explore their roles in biological systems. A range of biological systems and the significance of biological compounds will be investigated through a variety of laboratory tasks. You will develop an understanding of molecular structures and processes, including measurement and bonding and their significance in in key biological systems. The importance of living cells, their arrangement in organs and their significance in partial and/or whole systems will be examined. You will also learn the safe handling of chemical and biological materials and the relevance of environmental and ethical responsibilities.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnthony Gendall

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

General organic and biological chemistry

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorSmith, J

Year2015

Edition/Volume7th EDN

PublisherTHE MCGRAW

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Biology an Australian focus

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorKnox, B, Ladiges, P, Evans, B & Saint, R

Year2014

Edition/Volume5TH EDN

PublisherMCGRAW-HILL, NSW

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Biology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorUrry LA, Myers N, Cain ML, Wasserman SA, Minorsky PV, Reece JB

Year2017

Edition/Volume11TH EDN

PublisherPEARSON EDUCATION, FRENCHS

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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. Explain the basic structure and role of major chemicals in relation to a range of biological interactions
02. Compare the properties and significance of important biological compounds
03. Explain the concepts of molecular bonding, chemical nomenclature and reactions, ionization, solutions, gas laws and pH, and perform associated arithmetical calculations.
04. Explain the basic structure and role of the major components of living cells.
05. Describe living cell types and their arrangement in organs and explain their significance in partial and/or whole systems
06. Demonstrate competent and safe handling of chemical and biological materials and awareness of relevant environmental and ethical responsibilities

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnthony Gendall

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Lectures are delivered in two modes: face-to-face and online (pre-recorded). Students can choose the mode that suits them.

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Students can choose weekly lab classes or the 2- day intensive practical workshop

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
Two 8.00 hours practical per study period on weekends during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students can choose weekly lab classes or the 2- day intensive practical workshop

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Tutorials are delivered in two modes: face-to-face and online. Students can choose the mode that suits them.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Two formal lab reports based on teamwork tasks completed in prac classes 500 words each (1000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3, SILO6
Tutorial Questions (6 during semester) (each is 150 words. total equivalent to 900-words)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
One mid-semester written test (equivalent to 1,000-words) (1 hours duration)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
One end-of-semester written examination (equivalent to 1,500- words) (1.5 hours duration)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5