SLE123 - Physics for the Life Sciences


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
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EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Students can choose to attend either a 1 x 1 hour scheduled online seminar per week, or 1 x 1 hour campus seminar per week.


Students of the life sciences have a growing need to acquire an effective working knowledge of the physical sciences. In this unit, physics concepts such as energy, sound and waves, the properties of atoms, electric fields, optics, fluids and mechanics will be explored and related to biology and medicine. Students will use evidence to demonstrate and evaluate knowledge of fundamental physics principles, and will also have the opportunity to design and conduct their own experiments to evaluate how physics enables life.

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