This course provides an introduction to some of the fundamental principles of biology. An understanding of biology underpins the life sciences and this course explores such key elements as cell biology - organelle and tissue structure and function and cellular energetics, plant structure and nutrition, genes, chromosomes and genetic engineering, Mendelian and non-Mendelian rules of inheritance and evolution. This course establishes the fundamental knowledge which is built on in more advanced level courses in the life sciences (biology, ecology, biomedical, food).
For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link (PDF, 180kB).
* excluding students enrolled in a Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work program. For accredited program and student contribution information please visit our CSP page.
Note: Due to the Job-ready Graduates Package new funding clusters and contribution amounts will take effect in the 2021 academic year. Grandfathering arrangements will be in place for students who would see an increase in their contribution amounts. Under these arrangements, students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2021 facing increased student contribution amounts for a unit, will instead have their student contribution and Australian Government contribution amounts remain as they were under the previous arrangements (with existing rates being indexed by CPI each year). If continuing students are enrolled in units that will see their student contribution amount lowered, their student contributions will be the lowered amount