BIOL110 Biology I

Updated: 25 September 2019
Credit Points 6
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
18 April 2020 21 April 2020 Mandatory Trimester 1 intensive school. The intensive school is mandatory for online students only. Students must attend the mandatory intensive school which is held in Armidale.
04 December 2020 07 December 2020 Mandatory Trimester 3 Intensive School. The intensive school is mandatory for online students only. Students must attend the Mandatory Intensive School which is held in Armidale.
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HUBS110 or HBIO110

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) Heather Nonhebel (
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

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
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.