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Biological Science Education Major  

The biological science units in this program will focus on pedagogy and content that equips graduates to teach general science in lower secondary school and to take a specialist teaching role in biological science courses in upper secondary school (Years 11 and 12). Emphasis is given to inquiry based practical work, demonstrations, co-operative group work, whole class discussions and use of information communication technology to insure effective learning and teaching practices in secondary science. Planning, teaching, and assessment strategies will be developed within a range of science content areas. Units in this program address key biological science understandings and provide the extended content knowledge needed to address the demands and opportunities of the secondary school biological science curriculum.


Special Admission Requirements

A satisfactory performance in a course from the Science Learning Area at WACE stages 3A/3B, or equivalent is required.

This unit set is available on Joondalup Campus.
This unit set is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.
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Students must complete 10 Major Content Study units and 2 Curriculum Major units.
Major Content Study units
SCC1123 Chemistry for the Life Sciences 15
SCI1187 Form and Function in Biology 15
SCI1183 Origins and Evolution of Life 15
SCP1132 Introduction to Physics 15
SCB2322 Genetics and Evolution 15
SCH1134 Human Structure and Function 15
SCH3434 Human Reproduction, Development and Ageing 15
SCB2222 Cellular and Molecular Biology 15
SCH2235 Applied Microbiology 15
CUR4210 Curriculum Enrichment for the Major Secondary Specialisation 15
Curriculum Major Units
SCE2101 Secondary Science Education 15
SCE2102 Secondary Science Education 2 15
NOTE: Students should strictly adhere to the Course Plan for Biological Science Education to ensure that they complete their units in the correct semester of study.

Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012