Introduction to Bioscience

Prepare for your science degree by gaining a solid foundation in human bio-science. This subject covers the language of bio-sciences, an introduction to clinically relevant mathematics, physics and chemistry and an introduction to the human body.

Topics covered in this subject include:

  • A review of basic mathematical principles relevant to biomedical sciences  (e.g. measurement dimensions, unit conversions, metric system, scientific  notation, interpreting data tables and graphs);
  • Foundations of chemistry including elements and atoms, ion formation, molecule formation and bonding principles, chemical reactions, bioenergetics, types and characteristics of molecules including organic  and inorganic compounds;
  • An introduction to physics covering concepts of force, pressure, flow, resistance, elastance and compliance;
  • Structure and function of cells and their organisation into tissues, organs and organ systems; and,
  • Primary structure and function of each of the body systems and associated terminology.

You will complete 40 hours of online self-paced learning with support from your coordinator. Upon successful completion of this subject, you should:

  • Be able to correctly use common medical and anatomical terminology;
  • Be able to explain basic chemical concepts and perform mathematical calculations relevant to bio-science; and,
  • Be able to explain the primary structures and function of the body systems.
Subject availability
Session CRN Subject code Subject name Mode Campus/Location Term begins Application closing date Term ends
202315 301 SSS025 Introduction To Bioscience Distance Orange 31/10/2022 27/01/2023 28/04/2023
202345 191 SSS025 Introduction To Bioscience Distance Orange 13/02/2023 2/06/2023 11/08/2023
202375 278 SSS025 Introduction To Bioscience Internal Orange 19/06/2023 15/09/2023 15/12/2023

Please note: You can start any time to suit you between Term start date and the close of applications.

Study material: 40 hrs

Subject Coordinator: Dr Gayle Petersen

Dr Gayle Petersen

This subject will be useful if you're studying:

  • Allied Health and Pharmacy
  • Exercise and Sports Sciences
  • Medical Science and Dentistry
  • Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health
  • Science