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SEP122 - Physics for the Life Sciences

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:J Long




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Contact hours: 4 hours (3 x 1 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar) per week, 3 x 3 hour practical sessions per trimester


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


Topics addressed in this unit are: the basis of physics concepts, energy, sound and waves, the properties of atoms, electric fields and their effects, optics and vision, thermal properties, fluid properties and mechanics. Applications in biological and medical fields are discussed.


Examination 60%, laboratory work 20%, two problem-based assignments (10% each) 20%.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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