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2014 CXA107 Fundamentals of Bioscience

Unit Level: Introductory

Available as a Student Elective: No

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All students without a year 12 science subject are strongly encouraged to enrol in CXA104 Foundations of Human Bioscience which is designed to support students in CXA107.


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
CXA107 H,L,R,V

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 2 H On Campus 14-JUL-2014 10-AUG-2014 01-SEP-2014 17-OCT-2014
Sem 2 L On Campus 14-JUL-2014 10-AUG-2014 01-SEP-2014 17-OCT-2014
Sem 2 R On Campus 14-JUL-2014 10-AUG-2014 01-SEP-2014 17-OCT-2014
Sem 2 V On Campus 14-JUL-2014 10-AUG-2014 01-SEP-2014 17-OCT-2014

* 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).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2014 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2014 will be available from the 1st October 2013.

About Census Dates


Fundamentals of Bioscience is based on the structural organisation of the human body and the general functions of the body systems, emphasising the complementarity of form and function. Major concepts of human biology are introduced in the initial weeks and these concepts are contextualised in the functional anatomy of body systems, in subsequent weeks. Emphasis is on the clinical relevance of structure & function.

Basic concepts of microrganisms, their prevalence in the environment, and their interactions with the human body are explored with particular emphasis on application to health care environments.

This unit underpins the clinical units of the Bachelor of Nursing & Bachelor of Paramedic Practice courses and provides the foundation for second level Bioscience units (CXA204 and CXA205).

WEIGHT: 12.5%


weekly on-line assessments (40%); 45 minute practical exam (20%), 3-hr final theory exam (40%).


3 x 1-hr lectures (11 weeks), 1 x 2-hr practical (11 weeks)

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web dependent - L,V,R,H
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - L,V,R,H
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options

Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)

STAFF: Ms Kylie Hoffman (Coordinator)

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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.

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