Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 x one hour lectures per week; 1 x one hour tutorial per week; 28 hours of practical work (pre-laboratory activities plus seven to nine weeks of two or three hour workshop sessions) during the semester. |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours
|Prerequisites:|| VCE Unit 3/4 Mathematical Methods (either) or 620-173 Introduction to Mathematics or equivalent. |
Assumed knowledge: some knowledge of physics to Year 10 level.
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||
Students may only gain credit for one of
|Core Participation Requirements:||
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. This subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Michelle Livett
Director of First Year Studies
This subject will develop students' appreciation of the importance of physical principles to biomedicine as well as their understanding of the principles underpinning human structure and function, medical diagnostics and therapeutics.
Waves: the basis of modern physics including lasers;
To enable students to understand the importance of physical principles to biological and environmental sciences, and develop their capacity to:
|Assessment:||Ongoing assessment of practical work during the semester (25%); two written tests with a total duration of up to 1 hour, held early and mid semester (10%); one written assignment requiring up to 4 hours of work outside class time during the semester (5%); a 3-hour written examination in the examination period (60%). |
Satisfactory completion of practical work is necessary to pass the subject (i.e. attendance and submission of work for at least 80% of workshop sessions together with a result for assessed work of at least 50%).
|Prescribed Texts:||R Knight, B Jones and S Field, College Physics: A Strategic Approach, Addison-Wesley, 2007.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||A student who completes this subject should be able to: |
This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedicine.
Required equipment: laboratory coat and safety glasses.
To prevent repetition of content, students who have completed VCE Unit 3/4 Physics, or equivalent, normally will not be permitted to enrol in this subject.
Bachelor of Biomedicine |
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