Unit

School Of Science

Scientific LiteracyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300811.2

Discipline: NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Luke Barnes


Assumed Knowledge
Basic literacy and numeracy.


Equivalent Units
300497 - Professional Skills for Science, 700124 - Scientific Literacy (WSTC)

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Spring  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  Luke Barnes  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Spring  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - DAY  Luke Barnes  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Spring  Yes  Online - ONLINE  Luke Barnes  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Spring  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  Luke Barnes  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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About this Unit
This unit is designed to provide students with scientific literacy, personal and employability skills and attitudes required to successfully undertake science-related undergraduate studies and to prepare for professional life. Students learn, develop and utilise academic and interpersonal methodologies and approaches within the context of applied scientific principles and take responsibility for their own learning and develop a work ethic. Students are introduced to the contestable and uncertain nature of science and the scientific method that underpins academic integrity and ethical behaviour. Activities encourage development of oral and written communication skills, self-confidence, self-efficacy, creative and critical thinking through problem solving, group process, and peer support and assessment. Academic and employability skills include scientific reading and writing, time management, researching scientific information and library skills, oral presentation, taking tests and exams, effective personal and group based learning strategies, and approaches to online learning.


Courses
2743.10Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
2743.11Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
2743.12Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
2743.5Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
2743.7Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
2743.8Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
2743.9Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
3562.9Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science)CONTINUING
3589.8Bachelor of Science (Forensic Science)CONTINUING
3669.2Bachelor of Natural Science (Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security)CONTINUING
3670.1Bachelor of Natural Science (Animal Science)CONTINUING
3671.1Bachelor of Natural Science (Environmental Management)CONTINUING
3671.2Bachelor of Natural Science (Environmental Management)CONTINUING
3672.1Bachelor of Natural Science (Environment and Health)CONTINUING
3673.1Bachelor of Medical ScienceCONTINUING
3673.2Bachelor of Medical ScienceCONTINUING
3675.4Bachelor of ScienceCONTINUING
3676.4Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)CONTINUING
3677.2Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)CONTINUING
3678.1Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)CONTINUING
3678.2Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)CONTINUING
3679.3Bachelor of Science (Mathematical Science)CONTINUING
3680.3Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)CONTINUING
3681.2Bachelor of Science (Zoology)CONTINUING
3682.3Bachelor of Medical Science (Advanced)CONTINUING
3726.1Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food SecurityCONTINUING
3726.2Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food SecurityCONTINUING
3726.3Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food SecurityCONTINUING
3732.1Bachelor of Science (Zoology)/Bachelor of Natural Science (Animal Science)CONTINUING
3733.1Bachelor of Medical Science (Forensic Mortuary Practice)CONTINUING
3733.2Bachelor of Medical Science (Forensic Mortuary Practice)CURRENT
3754.1Bachelor of ScienceCONTINUING
3754.2Bachelor of ScienceCURRENT
3755.1Bachelor of Medical ScienceCONTINUING
3755.2Bachelor of Medical ScienceCURRENT
3756.1Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)CONTINUING
3756.2Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)CURRENT
3757.1Bachelor of Advanced ScienceCONTINUING
3757.2Bachelor of Advanced ScienceCURRENT
3758.1Bachelor of Advanced Medical ScienceCONTINUING
3758.2Bachelor of Advanced Medical ScienceCURRENT
3763.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
3763.2Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
3764.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of International StudiesCONTINUING
3764.2Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of International StudiesCURRENT
3769.1Bachelor of Data ScienceCONTINUING
3769.2Bachelor of Data ScienceCURRENT
4656.3Bachelor of Health ScienceCURRENT
4741.2Bachelor of Sport DevelopmentCURRENT
4742.1Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education)-Pathway to Teaching (Secondary)CURRENT
4747.2Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education)CURRENT
4748.3Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of BusinessCONTINUING
4748.4Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT
6000.2Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health ScienceCURRENT
6002.1Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical ScienceCONTINUING
6002.2Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical ScienceCONTINUING
6042.1Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical ScienceCONTINUING
6042.2Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical ScienceCURRENT
6043.1Diploma in Science/Bachelor of ScienceCONTINUING
6043.2Diploma in Science/Bachelor of ScienceCURRENT


Specialisations

KP3027.1General ProgramCONTINUING
KT3128.1Biological ScienceCONTINUING
KT3129.1ChemistryCONTINUING
KT3132.1Nutrition and Food ScienceCONTINUING
KT3148.1Environmental ScienceCONTINUING
KT3149.1Forensic ScienceCONTINUING
KT3150.1Mathematical SciencesCONTINUING
M3060.1Medicinal ChemistryCONTINUING
M3061.1Anatomy and PhysiologyCONTINUING
M3062.1Biomedical ScienceCONTINUING
M3063.1Medicinal ChemistryCONTINUING
M3064.1Anatomy and PhysiologyCONTINUING
M3095.1Anatomy and PhysiologyCONTINUING
M3103.1Medicinal ChemistryCONTINUING
M3104.1Anatomy and PhysiologyCONTINUING
M3105.1Biomedical ScienceCONTINUING
M4013.1Natural ScienceCONTINUING
M4014.1Social SciencesCONTINUING
M4015.1BusinessCONTINUING
M4016.1Natural ScienceCURRENT
M4017.1Social SciencesCURRENT
M4018.1BusinessCURRENT
MT3014.1ZoologyCURRENT
MT3015.1Animal ScienceCURRENT
MT3016.1BiologyCONTINUING
MT3017.1EcologyCONTINUING
MT3018.1Environmental FuturesCONTINUING
MT3019.1MicrobiologyCONTINUING
MT3021.1Nutrition and Food ScienceCURRENT
MT3022.1Forensic ScienceCURRENT
MT3023.1Forensic ChemistryCONTINUING
MT3024.1Forensic BiologyCONTINUING
MT3025.1MathematicsCURRENT
MT3026.1Applied PhysicsCONTINUING
MT3027.1ChemistryCURRENT
MT3028.1Anatomy and PhysiologyCURRENT
MT3029.1Medicinal ChemistryCONTINUING
MT3030.1Biomedical ScienceCURRENT
MT3031.1Environmental HealthCURRENT
MT3032.1Data ScienceCONTINUING
MT3042.1BiologyCURRENT
MT3043.1Sustainable Environmental FuturesCURRENT
MT3044.1Human NutritionCURRENT
MT3045.1AgriFoodCURRENT
MT3046.1Innovative FoodsCURRENT
MT3047.1Applied PhysicsCURRENT
SM4008.1Exercise ScienceCURRENT




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