BIO1022 - Biology II

General Unit Information

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BIO1022 focuses on core aspects of biology and examines them in more detail. It provides a more in depth study of biological processes than was possible in BIO1011. The unit does not cover the breadth of BIO1011, but by focussing on particular areas, it complements and extends the learning and skills gained in that unit.

Study of the biology of microbes and animals is emphasised in this unit. Ecological factors that are biologically important at the level of whole organisms and at cellular, subcellular, and biochemical levels are considered for each organ system under study. The practical component continues what has been introduced in BIO1011, stressing an experimental approach to the study of biological organisation and homeostasis. This provides an excellent basis for further study in the biological and biomedical disciplines. Practicals are taught in a modern, well-equipped laboratory complex that incorporates multimedia computing resources.

BIO1022 further develops use of scientific methods and skills in using laboratory equipment. It reinforces student understanding of experimental design, data collection, presentation and reporting. The skills developed during BIO1011 in use of library resources to source and integrate scientific information are enhanced in this unit. As in BIO1011, the flexible learning structure of BIO1022, with considerable staff and multimedia support and extensive self-learning opportunities, allow students to monitor and improve their performance.


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a coherent understanding of biology by articulating the methods of biology and explaining why current biological knowledge is both contestable and testable through further inquiry;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of concepts and processes related to molecular genetics, genetic engineering, and the physiology of organ systems, including homeostasis, nervous and muscular-skeletal systems, animal reproduction and development and nutrition;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of microbial diversity, in particular how it relates to human health and disease;
  4. Gather, synthesise and critically evaluate information relevant to biology by applying practical techniques (including Gram staining, gel electrophoresis, and spectrophotometry) and tools to conduct investigation within the laboratory;
  5. Demonstrate competency in designing experiments, gathering data and analysing and presenting summative data in meaningful and accurate ways;
  6. Communicate scientific principles and information underlying biology-related topics in written and oral formats using appropriate conventions for scientific attribution;
  7. Work and learn independently and collaboratively while exercising personal, professional and social responsibility that recognises the importance of practicing science sustainably, ethically and safely.

Specific Unit Information

Coordinators
NamesDr. Richard BurkeAP KP Song (Malaysia)
E-mail/sfirstyearbiol@monash.edu

Song.Keang.Peng@monash.edu

Office location 18 Innovation Walk, G32BBld 2, Level 5, No. 09
Phone 9905 9531(603) 5514 6097
Senior tutors (Clayton)
Names Tova Crossman  &  Dr Saw Hoon Lim
E-mail firstyearbiol@monash.edu
Office location 23 Rainforest Walk, room G03
Office hours 1 pm -2 pm Monday - Thursday, or by appointment
Phone 9905 9545
Technical coordinators
Names Dr Yardenah Brickman
Mr Christopher Wilson
E-mail firstyearbiol@monash.edu
Office location 23 Rainforest Walk, Student Enquiries
Phone 9905 5671, 9905 5624
Textbooks
Prescribed Campbell Biology, 10th edition (Australian and New Zealand Version), 2014, Pearson Education.
Recommended Henderson's Dictionary of Biology, Lawrence, E. 2011, 15th Edition, Pearson Education.
SuggestedA Short Guide to Writing About Biology, Pechenik, J. 2010, 7th edition, Addison Wesley Longman.
Program for 2016
Handbook Entry BIO1022- Synopsis, Assessment & Prerequisites
Schedule BIO1022 - Lecture & Practical Schedule for 2017
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