|Molecules, Cells and Genes - BIOS1201||
Note: From Semester 1 2007 the code for this course is BABS1201.
The course is concerned with the basic characteristics of all life. The chemistry of life is examined, with emphasis on the ways in which living things construct and break down macromolecules. The way in which the genetic code controls these processes depends to a great extent on the structure and function of cell components, and cell biology is a major component of the course. The final topic is genetics - the way in which the genetic code is inherited and the ways in which it can be modified.
Assumed knowledge: HSC Exam Score: Physics 53-100, or Chemistry 53-100, or Earth and Environmental Science 53-100, or Biology 53-100.
Note: Assumed knowledge for BIOS1201 is minimal. If you believe that your academic background is not appropriate, but would like to do Biology, please consult the Director.
Laboratories commence in Week 1