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SCI1183 Origins and Evolution of Life
Credit Points: 15
This unit is a general introduction to biology, from the origin of life, cell structure and biochemistry to genetics, taxonomy and evolution. Note that practical activities in this unit include the use of animals, animal products and tissues. All activities comply with Animal Welfare legislation and NHMRC Guidelines and, where appropriate, are approved by the ECU Animal Ethics Committee.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
Y83Bachelor of Science
Y83Bachelor of Science - Bunbury
Y18Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)
K57Bachelor of Science (Conservation and Wildlife Biology)
Y39Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management)
G87Bachelor of Science (Marine and Freshwater Biology)
Y88Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Business
Y88Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Business - Bunbury
MABUTUBiological Science Education Major
MAAAFYBiological Sciences Major
MAAAGMConservation Biology Major
MAAADSEnvironmental Management Major
MIAAGXScience Education Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014