Summer School 2014 Subject List
Concepts in Biology (BIOL1001) - Opens 12 Oct 2012
Department: Biological Sciences
Credit Points: 6
Instructors: (1) Dr Rosanne Quinnell - email@example.com
|Start Date: 08 Jan 2013
End Date: 14 Feb 2013
Status: Places available
Enrolments Open: 12 Oct 2012
Enrolments Close: 07 Dec 2012
Census date: 14 Jan 2013
On-time withdrawals close: 04 Dec 2012
Costs: Local - $4110.00 *
International - $4680.00 *
* Please note: Fees are indicative - while every effort is made to display the correct fees, final fees may vary.
Available to audit: Yes
Open to HSC graduates?: Yes
Concepts in Biology is an introduction to the major themes of modern biology. The unit emphasizes how biologists carry out scientific investigations, from the cellular/molecular level to the level of ecosystems. Topics covered in lectures and practicals include: introductory cell biology, with particular emphasis on how cells obtain and use energy; the diversity and biology of microorganisms; an introduction to molecular biology through the role of DNA in protein synthesis, including current developments in DNA technology; genetics or organisms; theories of evolution and phylogenetic analysis, and how they are used to interpret the origins of the diversity of modern organisms; and interactions between organisms in biological communities, with emphasis on Australian ecology. We recommend students check the prerequisites for the Intermediate units of study in which they intend enrolling to ensure entry requirements are met.
Participation, Laboratory report, incl. draft (35%), mid-semester test (20%), and final exam (45%), satisfactory attendance (Faculty of Science requirement is 80%).
Start Date: 08 Jan 2013 End Date: 14 Feb 2013
Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 - 13:00 hrs
Lectures: Carslaw Lecture Theatre 173
Knox, Ladiges, Evans and Saint (2010). Biology 4th Edition.