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BIOLOGY 1001 - Fundamentals of Biology

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: 3948
Session: Remedial Course
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 30 hours
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Incompatible: BIOLOGY 1101, BIOLOGY 1401, BIOLOGY 1510
Assessment: Online tests, practical worksheets and final examination

The study of biology covers an incredibly wide range of themes; from simple molecules, cells, organelles and tissues to whole organisms and their interaction with the environment and their ability to evolve. The aim of this course is to introduce many of these concepts, thereby providing the foundation for further studies in more specialist level II/III courses. Topics to be covered include the chemicals of life, macromolecules, the role of nucleic acids in genetic information transfer, protein synthesis, lipid membranes and the structure of cells, storage and utilisation of energy, meiosis and mitosis.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
3948 Sun 08/12/2019 Fri 13/12/2019 Tue 24/12/2019 Wed 08/01/2020

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
46026 WR01 60 40 12 Dec - 12 Dec Thursday 10am - 12pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
17 Dec - 19 Dec Tuesday, Thursday 10am - 12pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
46025 PR01 60 40 17 Dec - 19 Dec Tuesday, Thursday 1pm - 4pm The Braggs, 440, Laboratory
Note: IMPORTANT: In addition to the timetable on this page this course is continued in January and February 2020. Students are also required to enrol in the second part of this course (BIOLOGY 1002 Fundamentals of Biology B), which will open for enrolment in Dec 2019. PLEASE ENSURE you allow time to attend classes and study during January and February 2020. EXAM on SWOT week 12-16 Feb 2020 (Exam date to be confirmed)