Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.
The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).
Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.
Course planning information
Any domestic student or on-shore international student applying for selection into the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) needs to enrol in the Manawatū (internal) offering of this course. Studying this course by distance would make you ineligible for BVSc selection.
A minimum of 40% is required to pass the Final Examination. Students must attend 6 laboratory sessions and submit all laboratory reports. A minimum number of Mastery Tests must be attempted.
The courses listed above have similar content to this one meaning you can only enrol in this course or one of the listed courses. Only one of the courses can be credited towards your qualification.
What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.
- 1 Describe the Scientific Method.
- 2 Explain the physical and mathematical principles underlying a wide range of biological phenomena.
- 3 Solve quantitative mathematical problems relating to: number, algebra, trigonometry and transcendental functions.
- 4 Solve qualitative problems relating to: motion, forces, fluids, heat and waves.
- 5 Use a wide range of mathematical techniques important for understanding of biophysics, including unit conversions, drawing and interpreting graphs and using basic spreadsheets.
- 6 Carry out experimental investigations and draw appropriate conclusions from these, including the use of statistical reasoning/inference.
Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.
|Assessment||Learning outcomes assessed||Weighting|
|Test||2 3 4 5||30%|
|Practical/Placement||2 4 5 6||10%|
|Test||1 2 3 4 5||20%|
|Exam (centrally scheduled)||1 2 3 4 5 6||40%|
Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.
You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.
Explanation of assessment types
- Computer programmes
- Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
- Creative compositions
- Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
- Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
- An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
- Exam (centrally scheduled)
- An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
- Oral or performance or presentation
- Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
- You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
- Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
- Practical or placement
- Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
- Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
- Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
- Written assignment
- Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.
Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.
INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS FOR THE HEALTH AND LIFE SCIENCES 2ED
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