BIOL110 Biology I

Updated: 19 October 2020
Credit Points 6
Offering
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
Mandatory Trimester 1 intensive school. The mandatory intensive school is replaced by mandatory online equivalent activities for COVID-19 social distancing.
Mandatory Trimester 3 intensive school. The mandatory intensive school will be replaced by mandatory online equivalent activities for COVID-19 social distancing.
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HUBS110 or HBIO110
Notes

The School of Science and Technology considers all practical / laboratory activities as essential to student learning.

Attendance and participation in all practical / laboratory classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s)
Unit Description

Basic biological concepts and principles are covered, including cell structure and function, metabolism, reproduction, genes and inheritance, molecular genetics, and evolution. The unit also includes modules on microbiology and animal physiology.

Important Information

Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.

Further information

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Shrink Wrapped Package(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Campbell Biology: Australian and New Zealand edition + Mastering Biology with eText

ISBN: 9781488687075
Reece J.B. and others, Pearson 11th ed. 2017

Note: Campbell Biology: Australian and New Zealand Edition is also available as an eBook, 11th Edition (ISBN 9781488619878). The eBook can also be purchased as an 180 day rental (ISBN 9781488659157).

Text refers to: Trimester 1 and 3, Online

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology

ISBN: 9781319121815
Knisely, K., W. H. Freeman 5th ed. 2017

Note: Please note the 4th ed. (ISBN: 9781464150760) is also acceptable.

Text refers to: Trimester 1 and 3, Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assignment 10% 200
Assessment Notes

Lab Quiz. It is mandatory to complete the virtual labs and complete the quiz. Students must pass this quiz in order to pass the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Compulsory Online quizzes 20% 375
Assessment Notes

Four Online quizzes. Multiple choice questions. Students must obtain a minimum of 45% in the combined written assessment and online quizzes in order to pass the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Compulsory Virtual Labs 0%
Assessment Notes

Virtual labs are essential to student learning for this unit. Activities relating to the virtual labs are mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Compulsory Written assessment 20% 1500
Assessment Notes

Written assessment. Students must obtain a minimum of 45% in the written assessment and online quizzes in order to pass the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 50%
Assessment Notes

It is mandatory to obtain a minimum of 40% in the final examination in order to pass the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. explain how cell structure links to to cell function;
  2. describe accurately how energy is transformed within cells to carry out the activities of life;
  3. solve problems in the genetic basis of inheritance and demonstrate the mechanism by which information encoded in genes is used to produce proteins;
  4. classify and compare microorganisms;
  5. explain how the structure of animals links to the function of animals; and
  6. analyse and interpret experimental data.