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Science, Engineering and Technology

KPZ005

Enrolment
Unit Code
Unit Title
KPZ002 Life Science Supplementary Unit
(Not Offered 2006)
KPZ005 Life Science Foundation Unit

2013 KPZ005 Life Science Foundation Unit

Unit Level: Foundation

Available as a Student Elective: No

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SPECIAL NOTE: This unit is specifically intended for mature-aged students returning to study and students who have not previously studied the life sciences.

OFFERINGS

Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
KPZ005 H H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Summer H On Campus Offering in H 18-FEB-2013 19-FEB-2013 22-FEB-2013 22-FEB-2013
Sem 2 H On Campus 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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DESCRIPTION

The Life Sciences Foundation Unit is offered jointly by the Schools of Plant Science and Zoology on the Hobart campus, usually in February in the week preceding the start of semester, and comprises 12 x 1.5 hour tutorials (21.5 contact hours) over five days, with a supplementary online component. The Lifen Sciences Foundation Unit is also part of the Diploma of University Studies.

The unit provides both conceptual and practical knowledge of introductory biological science for students. Theoretical topics include: basic chemistry of life; osmosis; diffusion and active transport; the cell concept; an introduction to genetics and evolution, and the classification of living organisms. Generic skills in academic writing (report and essay format) and computer literacy (word processing, data handling) will be gained. Practical skills include the correct use of microscopes; estimating the size of microscopic objects; dissection skills; observation and drawing from slides; and other hands-on practical experience. This program will provide guidance to the standards required during first year studies in life sciences, especially study and examination techniques.

The Life Sciences Foundation Unit is available to students who have been offered a place in a course at the University and have enrolled or are considering enrolment in a first year Plant Science and/or Zoology unit. All students wishing to take the Life Sciences Foundation Unit will be enrolled for the unit under an Associate Degree in Science. There are no year 12 prerequisites to study the program.

The program will be examined by internal assessment of theoretical and practical components. The grades awarded include: Pass (50-59%), Credit (60-69%), Distinction (70-79%) and High Distinction (80+%). Students who fail the course are advised not to enrol in first year studies in life sciences.

For further details contact Dr Ashley Edwards from the School of Zoology or Dr Rob Wiltshire from the School of Plant Science or email Ashley.Edwards@utas.edu.au or Rob.Wiltshire@utas.edu.au. Alternatively, the Schools of Zoology and Plant Science can be contacted on (03) 6226 2617 or (03) 6226 2603 respectively.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: Internal Assessment

TEACHING PATTERN: 12 x 1.5 hour tutorials (21.5 contact hours) over 5 days, Feb 18-22, 2013.

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options

INTERNATIONALISATION
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.

TEXTS
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Summer)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)

STAFF: Teaching staff from the Schools of Plant Science and Zoology

FEES
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KEY

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.



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