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Co-Major (2019)

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Biological Science Minor Teaching Area

Title Biological Science Minor Teaching Area
Organisational Unit Education
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Description As a result of undertaking this co-major area of study students will develop a comprehensive and coherent body of knowledge and skills. Learning outcomes access an understanding of principles and concepts for the professional practice as a teacher of Year 7-10 Science (Biological and Environmental Science).
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Co-Major structure - 21 credit points

Year 1 - 9 credit points

Core Units - 6 credit points

BIO103 Environmental Biology - 3 points

BIO152 Cell Biology - 3 points

Specified Electives - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

CHE140 Fundamentals of Chemistry - 3 points

CHE144 Foundations of Chemistry - 3 points

Year 2 - 3 credit points

Specified Electives - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

BIO257 Australian Biodiversity - 3 points

ENV241 Ecology - 3 points

Year 3 - 9 credit points

Core Units - 6 credit points

EDN376 Teaching Science - 3 points

EDN476 Teaching Senior Secondary Science - 3 points

Specified Electives - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

BIO356 Genetics and Evolution - 3 points

BIO375 Conservation Biology - 3 points

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