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11 2 Subject Descriptions BIOLOGY B05 (BIB05)

Physiology

Three 1-hour sessions and one 3-hour session a week for one term.

Prerequisite: Biology Al or A2 or an approved equivalent.

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Text

Bohinsky, R C Modern Concepts in Biochemistry 2nd edn Boston: Allyn & Bacon 1976 Assessment

Based on one 2-hour examination at the end of the term and on participation in course work,.

including practical work, and a 2.000 word essay based on study of an approved topic or a literature review.

BIOLOGY B08 (BIB08) 4 points

Genetics

Two 1-hour lectures, one 1-hour seminar/tutorial and one 3-hour practical/demonstration/

discussion session a week for one term.

Prerequisite: Biology Al or A2 or an approved equivalent.

Syllabus

This subject provides an extension of the basic concepts of heredity with particular reference to human genetics. Topics covered include Mendelian inheritance and genetic variation in human Populations; human pedigree analysis; polygenic inheritance and quantitative traits in man;

chromosomal studies and human karyotype analysis; population genetics; practical applications of genetic principles in medicine and agriculture; an introduction to genetic engineering;

Computer simulations in genetics.

Text

Burns, G W The Science of Genetics 3rd edn New York: Macmillan 1976 Assessment

Continuous and based on participation in course work, including regular assignments, problem sets, practical exercises, a selected field investigation and a written review of a selected topic.

Twenty per cent of the assessment is based on performance in one 1-hour examination at the end of term.

BIOLOGY B09 (BIB09) 4 points

Nutrition

Three 1-hour sessions and one 3-hour session a week for one term.

Prerequisite: Biology Al or A2 or an approved equivalent.

Syllabus

The study investigates the components of food and the nutritional Importance of the nutrients contributing to the modern diet. Lectures and laboratory activities cover such topics as: the nutrient requirements of the living organism; the nutritional needs of different groups in the human population; problems associated with undernutrition, overnutrition, malnutrition; methods of assessing nutritional status, the chemistry of foods, the effect of processing food in its nutrient retention; food selection and meal planning; nutrition education and public health. A community survey to investigate and evaluate nutritional problems will be undertaken. •

Preliminary Reading

Davidson, S et al Human Nutrition and Dietetics 6th edn New York: Longman 1975 Texts

Cordon, M 8 Thomas, S Simplified Food Composition Tables Canberra: AGPS 1971 Robinson, C Fundamentals of Normal Nutrition 3rd edn New York: Macillan 1978 Assessment

Based on one 2-hour written examination, and on participation in course work. Including practical work, and a 2.000 word essay based on personal research of an approved topic or a literature review.

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BIOLOGY CO1 (BIC01) 6 points

Advanced Genetics

Two 1-hour sessions and one 3-hour session a week for two terms.

Prerequisite: Biology 811.

Syllabus

A subject of integrated theoretical and practical work drawing on research papers, journal articles and reference books. Topics covered include cytogenetics and current techniques in karyotype analysis; inherited diseases in man and their molecular bases; extranuclear inheritance;

regulation of gene activity; developmental genetics; isozymes; population genetics and gene duplication in evolution; current issues in genetics including genetic engineering; mapping human chromosomes, prenatal diagnosis of genetic disorders, genetics in the control of insect population. Practical techniques introduced include electrophoresis, autoradiography, chromosome culturing, fluorescence microscopy.

Books

Reading lists are distributed at the beginning of the subject.

Assessment

Continuous and based on participation in course work, including regular assignments, problem sets, practical exercises, presentation of seminar topics, written reviews of selected topics, and visits to research institutions. Twenty per cent of the assessment is based on performance in one 2-hour examination.

BIOLOGY CO2 (BICO2) 6 points

Advanced Physiology/Biochemistry

Two 1-hour sessions and one 3-hour session a week for two terms.

Prerequisite: Biology 806.

Syllabus

This subject makes a detailed study of the structure and function of the cell in relation to its own integrity and to that of the whole organism of which it is part.

Areas of study include: The structure, properties and functions of cell organelles and fluids. Cell nutrition and metabolic pathways: their control and integration. Biochemical and physiological mechanisms in specialised cells. Cellular communication and co-ordination.

Books

Reading lists are available from the Department of Biology at the beginning of the year.

Assessment

Based on performance in theoretical and practical work.

BIOLOGY CO3 (BIC03) 6 points

Advanced Ecology

Two 1-hour sessions and one 3-hour session a week for two terms, plus three excursions.

Special Requirement

Attendance at field excursions is compulsory.

Prerequisite: Biology B07 and B08.

Syllabus

Studies in the ecology of local organisms using selected topics such as ecophysiology of Australian plants and animals, behavioural ecology, species interactions, theoretical ecology.

Books

Reading lists are available from the Department of Biology at the beginning of the year.

Assessment

Based on performance in one 2-hour examination and on assignments and practical reports_

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BIOLOGY C04 (BIC04) 6 points

Selected Studies of Australian Fauna and Flora

Two 1-hour sessions and one 3-hour session a week for two terms. Field excursions may substitute for some of these sessions.

Prerequisite: B02 and B04.

Syllabus

This subject encompasses detailed studies of selected species of animals and plants found in the Australian region. These studies serve to deepen and extend knowledge and understanding of geneal botany and zoology in an integrated treatment of the anatomical, physiological, biochemical. behavioural and biogeographical features of the organisms concerned. Field-based studies are supplemented by laboratory investigations and research into the pertinent literature.

Books

Reading lists are available from the Department of Biology at the beginning of the year.

Assessment

Based on performance in theoretical and practical. work, and on assignments.

BIOLOGY CO5 (BIC05) 3 points

Research Project in Biology

A subject consisting of a research project of approximately 40 hours' duration.

Special Requirement

This subject is normally taken in conjunction with one of Biology C01, CO2, CO3, or C04.

Attendance at. and participation in, three introductory seminar sessions is compulsory.

Prerequisite: As for Biology C01, or CO2, or CO3, or C04.

Syllabus

Topics covered in seminar sessions include literature searches, statistical analyses of research data. research design in biological investigations. The details of the project, and the arrangement of the work schedule, will be negotiated between the staff member responsible and the student.

Books

Reading lists are available from the staff member concerned.

Assessment

Based on participation and a written report (about 4,000 words) of the research project.

BIOLOGY CO6 (BIC06) 3 points

Evolution

Two 1-hour sessions and one 3-hour session a week, in which theoretical and practical work are integrated. for one term.

Prerequisite: One of Biology BO1 or B03 and B04.

Syllabus

The Darwinian revolution. the modern synthetic theory of evolution, isolating mechanisms, patterns of speciahon, prebiotic evolution, origin of eukaryotic cells, major evolutionary trends in the metazoa, the origin of flowering plants, co-evolution and mimicry, molecular evolution, the evolution of behaviour, human evolution.

Preliminary Reading

Patterson. C Evolution St Lucia: UOP 1978

Reading lists are available from the Department of Biology at the beginning of the year.

Assessment

Based on participation in course work, assignments, and performance in an examination at the end of term.

116 Subject Descriptions CHEMISTRY

Chemistry subjects are designed to cater for intending teachers of science and chemistry. In first year the theme is Chemistry in the World and Chemistry Al discusses basic principles and their applications. In second year the theme is Chemistry in Science. Subjects are designed to develop chemical principles from first year and establish the relations between chemistry and other branches of science.

Year three Chemistry studies focus on the subject as a discipline; the year is designed for major studies in Chemistry. The course of study culminates in fourth year where the theme is Chemistry

— Education and Research.

Additional information: Inquiries should be directed to the Head of Department of Chemistry and Physics, room 413, Science Education Building.

CHEMISTRY Al (CHA00) 9 points

Chemistry in the World

Four 1-hour lectures-tutorials and one 3-hour practical session a week throughout the year.

Credit may not be granted for this subject as well as for Science Al.

Special Requirement

Attendance at laboratory programs is compulsory.

Prerequisite: There is no formal prerequisite, but a knowledge of chemistry to fifth form level is assumed.

Syllabus

This subject deals with basic chemical principles and makes extensive use of contemporary applications in the areas of applied chemistry, technology and chemically-based issues of social importance.

Topics covered include the following: Chemical Kinetics and Reaction mechanisms: reaction rates, rate laws. Chemical Equilibrium: gaseous, solubility and acid-base equilibria.

Electrochemistry: conductance of electrolytes, redox reactions, electrochemical cells.

electrolysis. Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding. Thermodynamics: first law, internal energy, heat, work and enthalpy. Organic Chemistry: systematic study of the compounds of carbon;

biologically and industrially important compounds. Inorganic Chemistry and the Periodic Table:

the interpretation of properties of selected compounds.

Books

Reading guides are issued for each topic during the year.

Assessment

Assignments, tutorial performance, practical work, short tests during the year and final examinations contribute to the final assessment

CHEMISTRY A2 (CHA02) 3 points

Chemistry for Changing Times

Twenty-four 1-hour lectures and six 1-hour tutorials. This subject is designed primarily for non- science students.

Prerequisite: Nil.

Syllabus

The subject provides a basic set of principles for interpreting a broad spectrum of contemporary issues which require some chemistry for their understanding and consequent decision-making.

The chemical concepts essential for an understanding of modern chemical technology and its applications will be developed and applied to a selection of topics. Through a case study approach students consider aspects of consumer chemistry such as detergents, food additives, pesticides, drugs, fuels, modern materials, and those social and political issues which have as their basis a significant chemistry component

Books

Selinger, B Chemistry in the Marketplace Canberra: ANU Centre for Continuing Education 1978

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Assessment

Based on tutorial participation, assignments, excursions, seminar papers, and resource material preparation.

CHEMISTRY B1 (CHB01) 2 points

Structure and Properties of Materials

Sixteen 1-hour lectures and eight hours of tutorial/practical classes.

Prerequisite: Chemistry Al, Physical Science A, or an approved equivalent.

Syllabus

This subject is concerned with a consideration of the principles of bonding in chemistry, and their application to an understanding of the properties and structure of everyday materials, e.g.

ceramics, glazes, wood, plastics, metals, paper, rubber, adhesives and paints. Introduction to the major theories of bonding in chemistry including qualitative molecular orbital theory and valence- bond theory. The nature of intermolecular and intramolecular bonding. Determination of structure.

Books

Reading guides and departmental notes will be issued.

Assessment

Based on assignments, participation in tutorials, and an examination.

CHEMISTRY B2 (CHB02) 3 points

Chemical Energetics

Twenty-four 1-hour lectures and 12 hours of tutorial/practical classes.

Prerequisite: Chemistry Al or an approved equivalent Syllabus

This subject deals with the principles and applications of energy and electron transfer reactions in chemistry. Applications focus on biological energetics, selected industrial processes and corrosion problems. Topics covered include the following: The first, second and third laws of thermodynamics, entropy and entropy changes in chemical reactions. Free energy and Its relationship to maximum work, equilibrium, and e.m.f. Chemical potential and equilibrium conditions: Thermodynamics of solutions — activities and activity coefficients. The conductance of solutions. Charge transfer processes in solution. Overvoltage.

Books

Reading guides and departmental notes are issued during classes.

Assessment

Based on assignments, performance in tutorials/practical classes and a final examination.

CHEMISTRY B3 (CHB03) 2 points

The Chemistry of Aquatic Systems

Sixteen 1-hour lectures and six hours of tutorial/practical classes.

Prerequisite: Chemistry Al, Physical Science A, or an approved equivalent.

Syllabus

This subject is concerned with the chemistry of the important Inorganic species present In natural aquatic systems. It is designed to provide the relevant chemistry involved in geographical, biologi- cal and environmental studies of aquatic systems. Bonding theory and stereochemistry of inorganic complexes of natural aquatic systems. Co-ordination polyhedra, physical methods of structure determination, silicates, phosphates, stability constants. Methods of analysis.

Books

Reading guides and departmental notes will be issued.

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Assessment

Based on assignments, performance in tutorials/practical classes and a final examination.

CHEMISTRY B4 (CHB04) 4 points

The Chemistry of Biological Systems

Thirty-two 1-hour lectures and fourteen hours of tutorial/practical classes.

Prerequisite: Chemistry Al, Physical Science A, or an approved equivalent.

Syllabus

This subject deals with the fundamental aspects of organic chemistry and kinetics as they relate to an understanding of the structure and function of biologically important molecules. Elementary reaction mechanisms, including electrophilic and nucleophilic substitution. Introduction to the determination of structure by molecular spectroscopy. Introduction to stereo-chemistry and polyfunctional compounds. Experimental techniques and treatment of experimental results.

Collision and transition state theories. Reaction mechanisms including steady state approximation. Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis.

Books

Reading guides and department notes are issued during classes.

Assessment

Based on assignments, performance in tutorials/practical classes and a final examination.

CHEMISTRY B5 (CHB05) 2 points

Chemistry Education for Science Teachers

Sixteen 1-hour lectures and one or two 1-hour seminars a week.

Prerequisite: Chemistry Al, Physical Science A, or an approved equivalent.

Syllabus

This subject provides a practical basis for the teaching of applied aspects of chemistry by science teachers in secondary schools. The topics are drawn from current areas of secondary school curricula and deal with consumer chemistry and local chemical industry. Evaluation of the popular chemical education literature. Decision-making in chemistry. Modelling, sampling, data- collection and computer applications in chemical education.

Books

Reading guides and departmental notes are issued during classes.

Assessment

Production of a resource paper, attendance and participation in seminars, and assignments comprise the final assessment.

CHEMISTRY B6 (CHB06) 2 points

Modern Advanced Techniques in Chemistry A subject of 36 hours laboratory work.

Prerequisite: Chemistry Al or an approved equivalent Syllabus

This subject deals with practical work associated mainly with the concepts covered in Chemistry B4, and it is designed for students studying Biology and Chemistry concurrently. Emphasis is placed on basic organic chemistry, kinetics, spectroscopy and chromatography.

Books

Departmental practical notes will be available before the series of practical sessions.

Assessment

Attendance, performance in the laboratory, and written laboratory reports will be assessed.

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CHEMISTRY B7 (CHB07) 3 points

Analytical Environmental Chemistry

Eight lectures and 36 hours laboratory work/field trips.

Prerequisite: Chemistry Al, Physical Science A, or an approved equivalent.

Syllabus

This subject is concerned with the development of analytical skills appropriate to the measurement of environmentally significant chemical parameters. The determination of chemical composition by classical and instrumental methods. Statistical analysis of data. Separation procedures. Electrochemical and spectrophotometric procedures.

Books

Departmental practical notes are available before the series of practical sessions; reading guides will be issued

Assessment

Based on attendance and performance in the laboratory programs, written laboratory reports and on an assignment

CHEMISTRY Cl (CHC01) 9 points

Organic Chemistry, Spectroscopy and Bonding

Forty lectures, 70 hours of laboratory work and 24 hours of seminars/literature survey throughout the year.

Special Requirement

Attendance at practical sessions and seminars is compulsory.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 81, B4 and B6 or approved equivalents.

Syllabus

The subject deals with advanced aspects of organic chemistry, spectroscopy of organic systems and applications of chemical bonding principles. Organic Chemistry: advanced synthetic methods, molecular re-arrangements, biosynthesis of selected classes of compounds, pharmacological organic chemistry, natural and man-made polymers. Spectroscopy: analysis of ultraviolet infra-red nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectra. Bonding: operator theory, variation theorem and secular equations; types of wave functions and energy calculations;

Pauling '3-electron' bond: Hückel molecular orbital theory for rr-electron systems; Ruedenberg theory of covalent bonding.

Laboratory work and seminars: experiments in organic chemistry and spectroscopy; seminar topics covering a variety of chemical issues.

Books

Reading guides and notes will be issued. • Assessment

Based on examinations, assignments, laboratory work, seminar performance and attendance.

CHEMISTRY C2 (CHCO2) 9 points

Inorganic, Physical and Industrial Chemistry

Forty lectures, 70 hours of laboratory work and 24 hours of seminars/literature survey throughout the year.

Special Requirement

Attendance at practical classes and seminars is compulsory.

Prerequisite: Credit of 8 points in B level Chemistry subjects, including Chemistry B2 and one of Chemistry 86 or 87 or approved equivalents.

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Syllabus

The subject is concerned with advanced aspects of inorganic chemistry, co-ordination chemistry and physical chemistry together with aspects of industrial chemistry. Inorganic and Co-ordination Chemistry: bonding in co-ordination and organometallic compounds; descriptive chemistry of the transition elements and the main group elements; structural chemistry. Physical Chemistry: two topics chosen from Polymer Chemistry, Kinetics of Gas Phase Reactions, Catalysis by Solids, Surface Chemistry, Advanced Electrochemistry. Industrial Chemistry: history and development of the Australian chemical industry; interplay of technical and economic factors: different roles played by chemists in industry; interrelationship of research, development, production, quality control, engineering and sales departments. Laboratory work and seminars: experiments in inorganic and physical chemistry; seminar topics covering a variety of chemical issues.

Books

Reading guides and notes will be issued.

Assessment

Based on examinations, assignments, laboratory work and seminar performance and attendance.

CHEMISTRY D1 (CHD01) 4 points

Chemistry Education

Thirty-two 1-hour lectures with seminars offered over three terms, except during periods of School Experience.

Prerequisite: Credit of at least 9 points in Chemistry B subjects, including Chemistry B5 or approved equivalents.

Syllabus

Topics are chosen from contemporary issues in chemical education and may include petroleum chemistry, battery technology, mineralogy, food chemistry, nuclear chemistry, galactochemistry, metals of economic importance, energy in chemistry, secondary-tertiary chemical interface, chemical education industry interface.

Books

Reading guides and departmental notes are issued during classes.

Assessment

Assignments, seminar participation and attendance comprise the final assessment.

CHEMISTRY D2 (CHD02) 5 points

Chemistry Education Project

Eighty hours of laboratory work offered over three terms, except during periods of School Experience.

Prerequisite: Credit of at least 12 points in Chemistry B subjects, including either Chemistry B6 or B7 or approved equivalents.

Syllabus

The practical work comprises d specific chemical education project chosen in consultation with a member of staff.

Assessment

Satisfactory performance in practical work and a written report comprise the final assessment.