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AG1002 - Biological Principles for Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Marine & Tropical Biology

Available to BVetSc students only.

An introduction to contemporary biology for agricultural and veterinary scientists, including functional biology of cells, and organisms; genetics and the diversity of life; and interactions between organisms and the environment. Includes laboratory studies and tutorials.

Learning Outcomes

  • acquire hands-on practical skills in biological science in the laboratory;
  • gain experience in scientific problem-solving and decision-making;
  • develop the vital basic knowledge required for understanding scientific principles of biology and their application in more advanced and specialised studies;
  • acquire proficiency in observation, recording, evaluation and reporting of scientific information.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner.
Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of Chemistry, Mathematics and English to Grade 12 (Queensland) or equivalent.


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Dr Megan Higgie, Dr Janine Sheaves.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
  • 6 hours tutorials
  • 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.