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Building Blocks for Science Students (BSC100)

Organisational Unit School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description Now more than ever we look to science to help overcome major challenges facing the world we live in. Approaching science requires an understanding of the scientific method and skills. This unit will facilitate your transition into university and give you the framework of skills you need for lifelong learning including: literacy, numeracy and information technology; the ability to collect, analyse and evaluate information; think clearly, critically and creatively; and discipline-specific skills in scholarly research, communication and ethical practice.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 x 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 x 2 hours per week.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Animal Science, Bachelor of Environmental Management, Bachelor of Environmental Science, Bachelor of Extractive Metallurgy, Bachelor of Forensics, Bachelor of Information Technology Management, Bachelor of Marine Science, Bachelor of Sports Science, Bachelor of Technology in Engineering Technology, or Bachelor of Sustainability.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed a Foundation Unit (units beginning with FDN) may not enrol in this unit for credit.
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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.

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