BIOS 110

Biological Sciences

Course overview

An introduction to biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, including the diversity of micro-organisms, fungi and invertebrates together with their life strategies.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • restriction Invertebrate and Microbial Biology, BIOS-111
Available semesters Semester 1 2024
Credits 15
Domestic fees $963.00

Please note: This course can’t be fully completed online as you will need to be on campus to complete some activities.

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Describe the role of invertebrates and micro-organisms in managed and natural ecosystems.
  2. Explain the contribution of the study of animal and microbial cells, systems and bioprocesses to knowledge advancement in a wide range of scientific disciplines.
  3. Describe the biological basis of species management for the control of harmful organisms and exploitation, conservation and enhancement of beneficial organisms.
  4. Define the structure and function of biological molecules, aspects of metabolism and information transfer in organisms.
  5. Explain the role of selected micro-organisms and invertebrates in natural and managed ecosystems.
  6. Discuss selected aspects of micro-organism and invertebrate structure, physiology and life history in terms of adaptations to their environment.
  7. Discuss life strategies of selected micro-organisms or invertebrates and relate these to species survival in a particular habitat.
  8. Describe specific examples of organism association.
  9. Describe the types of biological molecules and central pathways of metabolism.
  10. Discuss the importance of specific examples of organism association on human activities related to pest and disease control, plus the conservation, exploitation and enhancement of beneficial species.
  11. Effectively observe, interpret and communicate aspects of the biology of living organisms.
  12. Discuss the importance of information and energy in living organisms.

Course examiners

Eirian Jones

Professor Eirian Jones

Chair AGLS Postgraduate Research Committee

Department of Pest Management and Conservation