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BS1001 - Introduction to Biological Processes

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

A broad introduction to contemporary biology, from the way cells, organs and individual organisms function, through to molecular biology, genetics, micro- and macroevolution and the processes underlying the diversity of life and ecosystems.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify and apply the basic principles of cellular activities;
  • apply knowledge of inheritance mechanisms to explain patterns of plant and animal diversity and biogeography;
  • understand and apply the basics of ecology and micro- and macroevolutionary biology;
  • identify the structure and function of cell organelles, and their roles in sustaining an organism's life.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (55%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Project report - (15%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 2 - (10%) - Individual.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of English to Grade 12 (Queensland) or equivalents.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
AG1002 BZ1020 BZ1001 BZ1005

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Dr Allison Paley
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Will Edwards, Dr Allison Paley, Mrs Ebony Allen-Ankins.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 16 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 05-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Dr Allison Paley
Lecturer: Mr Joseph Angelo.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 52 hours - Combined Lectures and Practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Dr Allison Paley
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Will Edwards, Professor Michael Kingsford, Dr Allison Paley, Mrs Ebony Allen-Ankins, Dr Janine Sheaves, Professor Lin Schwarzkopf.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 16 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.