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SEP122 - Physics for the Life Sciences

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

John Long





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 3 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 3 x 3 hour practicals per trimester.


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

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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