This Integrated Science unit of study encourages students to think about scientific issues in a range of science disciplines. Through case studies and hands-on experience students will explore a range of topics including, functioning cells and organisation, microscopy, plant, DNA, forensic science and ecosystems.

Students will learn laboratory procedures including conducting experiments, collecting and recording data and how to write laboratory reports. As an introduction to the essentials of engaging with scientific research, students will use appropriate technology, engage with the language used in science and how it is connected to the conventions of scientific discourse and be exposed to a range of investigation methods. Students will be asked to, interpret and apply scientific concepts, and use reasoning to construct scientific arguments and conclusions.

This unit of study will provide a foundation in the essential knowledge and understanding of theoretical and practical science skills to facilitate study in higher education.

Unit details

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Unit code:
JYU0008

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Conduct science experiments (under supervision);  
  2. Investigate and review a range of scientific reading from various disciplines;  
  3. Articulate and record scientific findings appropriately; and  
  4. Analyse practical results and scientific data.  

Assessment

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