LIVING SYSTEMS 2

SCI1LS2

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Living Systems 2 builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in Living Systems 1, which synthesises the fields of traditional biology and chemistry to explore the interrelationship of the two fields. Living Systems 2 extends concepts from the preceding subject into selected aspects of more advanced fields including genetics, metabolism, ecology and organic chemistry.

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 SCI1LS1 and Admission into SBATE

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

Campbell Biology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

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

Year2017

Edition/Volume11TH EDN

PublisherPEARSON EDUCATION, FRENCHS

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Biology an Australian focus

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

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

Year2014

Edition/Volume5TH EDN

PublisherMCGRAW-HILL, NSW

ISBNN/A

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General organic and biological chemistry

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSmith, J

Year2015

Edition/Volume7th EDN

PublisherTHE MCGRAW

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

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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 structures of biologically relevant chemicals, their composition and forms.
02. Apply the concept of equilibrium and rates of reaction to chemical reactions and key ecological concepts and their integration with biogeochemical cycles.
03. Compare the major metabolic pathways utilised by biological systems for the provision of energy.
04. Identify the major structural features of plants and animals, and explain the processes of mitosis and meiosis.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnthony Gendall

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
Two 8.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekends during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students can choose weekly lab classes or the 2-day intensive prac workshop

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students can choose weekly lab classes or the 2-day intensive prac workshop

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Lectures are delivered in two modes: face-to- face and online via a Zoom classroom

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays at night from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Lectures are delivered in two modes: face-to- face and online via a Zoom classroom

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One end-of-semester written examination (1.5 hours duration) (equivalent to 1,500 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Mid-semester test (equivalent to 1,000 words) (1 hours duration)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2

Tutorial questions (6 during semester) (150 words each, equivalent to 900 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Two formal lab reports based on teamwork tasks completed in practical classes (500 words each)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4