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SEP122 - Physics for the Life Sciences

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

John Long

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

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

Content

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.

Assessment

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

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