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Version Effective: 1st of November, 2022
Version Effective: 1st of November, 2022

PDC113652 - Biology Essentials: Assessment Module

Course Details

Course Summary

Biology is the study of life on Earth and all living organisms on the planet. This assessment module examines the topics covered in the Biology Essentials micro-credential set including cell theory, organ systems, genetics, taxonomy, ecology and environmental science.

Students who successfully complete the set of 6 micro-credentials* developed from the unit BIOL40108, Introductory Biology, (which forms part of the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03), may be eligible for credit transfer, pending all other entry requirements to the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03 are being met, as automatic entry will not apply.

*Includes the following micro-credentials:

  1. PDC113639 Biology – Understanding Cells
  2. PDC113641 Biology – Genetics and DNA
  3. PDC113643 Biology – Organ Systems
  4. PDC113648 Biology - Taxonomy
  5. PDC113651 Biology – Ecology and Sustainability
  6. PDC113652 Assessment Module_Biology Essentials

Our micro-credentials are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


Entry Requirements

Successful completion of the following micro-credentials:

  1. PDC113639 Biology – Understanding Cells
  2. PDC113641 Biology – Genetics and DNA
  3. PDC113643 Biology – Organ Systems
  4. PDC113648 Biology - Taxonomy
  5. PDC113651 Biology – Ecology and Sustainability

This module is only applicable for students seeking a credit transfer for the unit BIOL40108, Introductory Biology, in the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03 at CQUniversity.


Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
  • International
Fees
Full Fee No data available.
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

Students who are eligible to complete this micro-credential will be provided with an enrolment key.

If you are interested in taking this micro-credential, please email ProgramManager_AccessEd@cqu.edu.au for eligibility criteria and access.

Study Area
  • Science and Environment
  • Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • Education Support
  • General Education and Training

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This module contains the assessment items required for completion of the suite of 6 *micro-credentials.

Students can only gain access to this module upon completion of courses 1 - 5 of the micro-credential suite.

Students who successfully complete the set of 6 micro-credentials* developed from the unit BIOL40108, Introductory Biology, (which forms part of the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03), may be eligible for credit transfer, pending all other entry requirements to the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03 are being met, as automatic entry will not apply.

*Includes the following micro-credentials:

  1. PDC113639 Biology – Understanding Cells
  2. PDC113641 Biology – Genetics and DNA
  3. PDC113643 Biology – Organ Systems
  4. PDC113648 Biology - Taxonomy
  5. PDC113651 Biology – Ecology and Sustainability
  6. PDC113652 Assessment Module_Biology Essentials

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details, including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Micro-credential

38 hours online self-paced learning.

Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.

  • Online
No units are associated with this course


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate an introductory level understanding of the main concepts in modern biology, particularly as they relate to humans
  2. Locate relevant research on a topic to then prepare an essay following academic writing conventions for scientific essays
  3. Write short notes to demonstrate your understanding of the meaning of key terms, concepts and processes in biology.

Assessment

Written Assessment - Academic Essay 

Online Test (Open 24 hours to complete). 

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