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TPP7155 General Science

Short Description: General Science
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Open Access College
School or Department : Open Access College
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 019999 - Natural and Physical Sciences
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 26 April 2019

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a scientific calculator, personal computer, email capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/currentstudents/support/computing/hardware.

Synopsis

Increasingly in today's world we are exposed to situations that require both a knowledge of science and an appreciation of scientific processes. The content of this course introduces students to scientific method, measurement in science, the nature of matter and contemporary scientific issues such as antibiotic resistance, genes and genetic technology and the causes and effects of climate change.
The course is structured to increase students' scientific literacy, particularly the ability to interpret, analyse and evaluate scientific data and to communicate effectively their findings. This will enable students to engage with scientific thought processes and content that is relevant both today and in the future.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2019 Online
Semester 2, 2019 Online
Semester 3, 2019 Online