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SC1022 - Essential Science

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Division of Tropical Environments & Societies

Available to Diploma of Higher Education and Bachelor of Nursing Science (IHCAP) students only.

Essential Science is an interdisciplinary science subject wherein you will develop knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes required for active participation in the 21st century. You will examine the role and relevance of science in society by exploring relevant and important issues that integrate science disciplines and link with technology. In this subject, you will have the opportunity to develop investigative skills through devising and implementing investigations; inquire and determine answers about natural or scientific phenomena; express positions that are scientifically informed; evaluate the validity of conclusions drawn by others about scientific matters; and reflect on the factors that influence the development of scientific knowledge. This subject will supplement student learning in the recognised science disciplines of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Earth Science and prepare students for foundational science for study in the health disciplines.

Learning Outcomes

  • Devise and implement investigations using appropriate methods, techniques and scientific and technological equipment; work responsibly and safely in laboratory contexts;
  • Collect, accurately record, interpret and draw conclusions from primary and secondary data;
  • Communicate information and ideas using scientific convention and terminology;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of foundational concepts and processes integral to the science disciplines of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Earth Science.

Subject Assessment

  • weekly quizzes (30%)
  • scientific report (25%)
  • poster and presentation (15%)
  • pre-labs and practicals (30%).
Assumed
Knowledge:
Some prior use of computers.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours practicals - 1 x 2 hour practical in a laboratory
  • 26 hours - 1 x 2 hour lecture/tutorial (lectorial)
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours practicals - 1 x 2 hour practical in a laboratory
  • 26 hours - 1 x 2 hour lecture/tutorial (lectorial)
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours practicals - 1 x 2 hour practical in a laboratory
  • 26 hours - 1 x 2 hour lecture/tutorial (lectorial)
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours practicals - 1 x 2 hour practical in a laboratory
  • 26 hours - 1 x 2 hour lecture/tutorial (lectorial)
  • 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.