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Biology Essentials: Assessment Module - PDC113652

Welcome to the assessment module to complete the set of micro-credentials for ‘Biology Essentials’. Biology is the study of life on Earth and all living organisms on the planet. The assessment tasks examine the topics covered in the Biology Essentials micro-credential set and evaluate your understanding of the theories and concepts related to cell theory, organ systems, genetics, taxonomy, and ecology. On successful completion of the assessment tasks, this course gives you a certificate of completion.

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STUDY MODES

Online

Fee

$0

DURATION

38 hours online self-paced learning.Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.

Biology is the study of life on Earth and all living organisms on the planet. This assessment module examines the topics covered in the Biology Essentials micro-credential set including cell theory, organ systems, genetics, taxonomy, ecology and environmental science.

Students who successfully complete the set of 6 micro-credentials* developed from the unit BIOL40108, Introductory Biology, (which forms part of the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03), may be eligible for credit transfer, pending all other entry requirements to the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03 are being met, as automatic entry will not apply.

*Includes the following micro-credentials:

  1. PDC113639 Biology – Understanding Cells
  2. PDC113641 Biology – Genetics and DNA
  3. PDC113643 Biology – Organ Systems
  4. PDC113648 Biology - Taxonomy
  5. PDC113651 Biology – Ecology and Sustainability
  6. PDC113652 Assessment Module_Biology Essentials

Our micro-credentials are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Micro-credential

Duration:

38 hours online self-paced learning.

Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.

  1. Demonstrate an introductory level understanding of the main concepts in modern biology, particularly as they relate to humans
  2. Locate relevant research on a topic to then prepare an essay following academic writing conventions for scientific essays
  3. Write short notes to demonstrate your understanding of the meaning of key terms, concepts and processes in biology.

Assessment

Written Assessment - Academic Essay 

Online Test (Open 24 hours to complete). 

Successful completion of the following micro-credentials:

  1. PDC113639 Biology – Understanding Cells
  2. PDC113641 Biology – Genetics and DNA
  3. PDC113643 Biology – Organ Systems
  4. PDC113648 Biology - Taxonomy
  5. PDC113651 Biology – Ecology and Sustainability

This module is only applicable for students seeking a credit transfer for the unit BIOL40108, Introductory Biology, in the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03 at CQUniversity.

This module contains the assessment items required for completion of the suite of 6 *micro-credentials.

Students can only gain access to this module upon completion of courses 1 - 5 of the micro-credential suite.

Students who successfully complete the set of 6 micro-credentials* developed from the unit BIOL40108, Introductory Biology, (which forms part of the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03), may be eligible for credit transfer, pending all other entry requirements to the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03 are being met, as automatic entry will not apply.

*Includes the following micro-credentials:

  1. PDC113639 Biology – Understanding Cells
  2. PDC113641 Biology – Genetics and DNA
  3. PDC113643 Biology – Organ Systems
  4. PDC113648 Biology - Taxonomy
  5. PDC113651 Biology – Ecology and Sustainability
  6. PDC113652 Assessment Module_Biology Essentials

Students who are eligible to complete this micro-credential will be provided with an enrolment key.

If you are interested in taking this micro-credential, please email ProgramManager_AccessEd@cqu.edu.au for eligibility criteria and access.