BIOL110 Biology I

Updated: 19 July 2017
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Off Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for off campus students only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
10 April 2017 13 April 2017 Mandatory Trimester 1 Intensive School. The intensive school is mandatory for off-campus students only. Students must attend the Mandatory Intensive School which is held in Armidale.
28 November 2017 01 December 2017 Mandatory Trimester 3 Intensive School. The intensive school is mandatory for off-campus students only. Students must attend the Mandatory Intensive School which is held in Armidale.
Supervised Exam There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HUBS110 or HBIO110
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Heather Nonhebel (hnonheb2@une.edu.au)
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.

Value Pack: Campbell Biology (Australian Version) + Mastering Biology Access Code

ISBN: 9781486025787
Reece, J.B. and others, Pearson 10th ed. 2014

Note: Students have the option of purchasing the textbook as an e-book (ISBN: 9781486012329). Students who select this option need to be aware that the e-Book cannot be downloaded. You will need to have internet connectivity for the duration of its use.

Text refers to: Trimester 1 and 3, On and Off Campus

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 edition (ISBN: 9781464150760) is also acceptable.

Text refers to: Trimester 1 and 3, On and Off Campus

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 Assessment 1 5% 375
Assessment Notes

Online quiz. 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 Assessment 2 5% 375
Assessment Notes

Online quiz. Multiple choice questions. 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 Assessment 3 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 Assessment 4 5% 375
Assessment Notes

Online quiz. Multiple choice questions. 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 Assessment 5 5% 375
Assessment Notes

Online quiz. Multiple choice questions. 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 60%
Assessment Notes

It is mandatory to obtain a minimum of 45% 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.