Biology

BIO1011
Blueprints for life

VCE Units 3 and 4 prerequisite study (or concurrent enrolment) - Biology

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the concepts, processes and practical applications of cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology and microbiology in society and everyday human life;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in communicating scientific results through a range of formats (written and oral);
  • Formulate hypotheses, collect experimental data and demonstrate proficiency in interpreting their results;
  • Demonstrate competence and precision in the use of common life sciences equipment and techniques;
  • Utilise research skills including database searches to synthesise and interpret information related to scientific research, using appropriate conventions for scientific attribution;
  • Work effectively, responsibly, safely and ethically, both individually and in peer or team contexts

BIO1022
Life on earth

VCE Units 3 and 4 prerequisite study (or concurrent enrolment) - Biology

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the role of biological concepts and processes of evolution, plant and animal physiology, reproduction and life history strategies and core ecological concepts in society and everyday human life;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in communicating scientific results through a range of formats (written and oral);
  • Formulate hypotheses, collect experimental data and demonstrate proficiency in interpreting their results;
  • Demonstrate competence and precision in the use of common life sciences equipment and techniques;
  • Utilise research skills including database searches to synthesise and interpret information related to scientific research, using appropriate conventions for scientific attribution;
  • Work effectively, responsibly, safely and ethically, both individually and in peer or team contexts.

2019 Study location

Monash University, Clayton campus

2019 Class times

Please note that students undertaking Extension Studies need to have flexible extracurricular activities as there is no guarantee a uni class will have the same timetable for both semesters. (Eg Your class may run Tuesday afternoon in Semester 1 and Thursday afternoon in Semester 2.)

Students need to be able to fit their other commitments (such as part-time work and sport) around Extension Studies, making Extension a priority.

We will do our best to ensure classes run after school hours, but this may not always be possible. Students are advised of their timetable as soon as it is confirmed so they can organise their personal commitments around their Extension study.

Semester 1 Timetable*:

  • 1 x 1 hour COMPULSORY weekly workshop
    • Tuesday 5pm-6pm
  • 1 x 3 hour COMPULSORY Laboratory each fortnight
    • Students choose one option from;
      • Tuesday to Friday 10am-1pm
      • Monday to Friday  2pm-5pm

Semester 2 Timetable*: Available in early June, 2019

Students can expect :
- 1 x 1 hour compulsory workshop each  week 
- 1 x 3 hour compulsory practical/lab each fortnight

* Please note timetables are subject to change

Recognition for prior learning

When you enrol in a Bachelor’s degree at Monash, your Extension units can be used for course credit if they are compatible with the degree in which you enrol.

Students who have successfully completed Biology Extension may be eligible to apply to have the credit points of one (6 points) or both (12 points) of their Extension units to count towards the course requirements for:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Other double degrees with Science
  • As electives in a non-Science single degree
  • As electives in Bachelor of Science Advanced Global Challenges (Honours) or Bachelor of Science Advanced Research (Honours)

Any units credited will show on your academic transcript as either 6 or 12 points against the course code of the degree in which you are enrolled. Students can apply for credit once they have enrolled in their undergraduate degree.

Students may also be able to credit their Extension study towards Bachelor degrees at other tertiary institutions.