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BZ1001 - Introduction to Biological Processes

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Marine & Tropical Biology (pre 2015)

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

  • to learn about the basic principles of cellular activities;
  • to understand the basics of the mechanism of inheritance;
  • to gain an appreciation of the relationship between structure and function of cells and cellular organelles in living organisms;
  • to understand the basics of ecology and micro- and macroevolutionary biology.
Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of Chemistry, Mathematics and English to Grade 12 (Queensland) or equivalents. Students without high school chemistry should have completed CH1020.
AG1002 BZ1020


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr Angela Capper
Lecturers: Professor Michael Kingsford, Dr Angela Capper, Dr Gregory Maes, Dr Janine Sheaves, Professor Lin Schwarzkopf.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
  • 18 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (55%); quizzes or tests (20%); mid-semester test (10%); formal report (15%).

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.