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SLE115 - Essential Skills in Bioscience

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Peter Beech





Incompatible with:

SLE113, SLE141

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week, 8 x 1 hour seminar per trimester.


This unit is the first of a sequence of professional practice units designed specifically for students in the first year of biosciences. The unit will focus on development of generic skills and will draw upon and extend the scientific content of other core first year units and utilise this context for skill-building exercises. These exercises will include data analysis and presentation, library research methods, scientific writing and referencing, mathematics and statistics.


Mid-trimester test 20%, literature search 10%, careers in biology report 10%, group presentation 10%, examination 50%.

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