Concepts in Biology (Special Studies) (BIOL1991)

UNIT OF STUDY

Entry to Special Studies Program in Concepts in Biology is restricted to students who have done exceptionally well in their HSC and/or have shown extraordinary aptitude in Biology. The practical work syllabus for BIOL1991 is very different from that of BIOL1911 (Advanced) and consists of special project-based laboratory exercises.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

Lectures as per BIOL1911; one 3-hour practical per week.

Assessment

One 2-hour exam (40%), practical reports (30%), seminar presentation (15%), laboratory note book (10%), and pre-laboratory quizzes (5%).

Textbooks

Knox, B., Ladiges, P., Evans, B. and Saint, R. (2010) Biology, 4th edition. (McGraw Hill: Sydney) ; Sanders MF & Bowman JL (2012) Genetic Analysis: An Integrated Approach Benjamin Cummings, Boston; Bromham, L 2008, Reading the story in DNA: a beginner's g

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

ATAR of at least 99.0 OR a Band 6 result in Biology HSC OR medalist in International Biology Olympiad

Prohibitions

BIOL1911, BIOL1001, BIOL1993

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