Science and mathematics

Short courses and professional development

Course Description
Chemistry Bridging Programs Our bridging program in chemistry prepares students for university studies, and may be used to fulfill prerequisites for course entry.
Maths B Bridging Programs Our bridging program in Mathematics B prepares students for university studies, and may be used to fulfill prerequisites for course entry.
Physics Bridging Course Our physics bridging program prepares students for university studies, and may be used to fulfill prerequisites for course entry.
Pulse on anatomy Develop your knowledge and skills in anatomical sciences through exploration of human prosected material, radiographic and MRI resources and skeletal material.

Single-unit study

You can study individual units for personal or professional development without having to apply for a full QUT course.

If you successfully complete a unit, you may be eligible for credit if you decide to apply for a degree course in the future.

Units anyone can study

These units don’t have any requirements for previous study or background knowledge.

But if your previous studies were not in English, or were completed in a country where English is not the first language, you will need to demonstrate that you meet our English proficiency requirements when you apply.

Unit Synopsis
BVB101 Foundations of Biology Biology is the study of living things. But what is "living"? Cells are considered the basic structural unit of life, existing in diverse forms from simple single-celled microbes to complex multicellular organisms such as plants and animals. Using collaborative approaches in workshops and the laboratory you will investigate the diverse…
BVB102 Evolution This unit introduces you to the concepts of genetics and evolution and how they underpin all biological sciences. The unit focuses on how genetic variation and evolutionary processes, explain patterns of biological diversity. It develops a contextual framework for a broad understanding of Plant (BVB203), Animal Biology (BVB301) and Ecology…
BVB212 Drug Action This unit provides you with an introduction to the classification of bioactive compounds according to the various physiological systems they influence, such as the cardiovascular system, nervous system and respiratory system. The principles of drug action will be discussed, including the concepts of drug specificity, potency and efficacy. These principles…
BVB213 Marine and Freshwater Biology This unit provides an introduction to the science of marine and freshwater biology by providing an overview of the diversity of aquatic species and an examination of marine and freshwater ecosystems and their different forms and extent. The unit highlights the multidisciplinary nature of aquatic biology and identifies the properties…
BVB221 Nature's Pharmacy Much of our current pharmacopia is derived from natural sources including plants, animals and bacteria. Using a collaborative approach in workshops and the laboratory, you will investigate the sources, uses and production of medicinally-active compounds of biological origin.…
BZB210 Biological Sciences Cells are the basic structural unit of life. They exist in diverse forms from simple single-celled microbes to complex multicellular organisms such as plants and animals. In this unit you will investigate the diverse nature of cells and consider how they are built and powered and how they interact and…
CVB101 General Chemistry Chemistry deals with the fundamental building blocks of our universe. An understanding of chemistry is essential to understanding our world and to addressing big challenges faced by our society. The knowledge and skills you will learn in this unit, complemented by CVB102 Chemical Structure and Reactivity, provide the broad foundation…
CVB102 Chemical Structure and Reactivity Chemistry relates to all aspects of our lives. An understanding of chemistry is needed to make sense of our world and to address big challenges faced by our society. Together with its companion unit General Chemistry, this unit provides you with a foundation in the science of Chemistry. It builds…
CVB210 Chemical Measurement Science This unit introduces students to the underlying concepts of quality in testing and calibration for chemical instrumental or wet-chemical laboratory measurements. It introduces the student to the internationally-recognised quality framework of ISO/IEC 17025-2005 for testing and calibration in the context of a practical laboratory program which makes the connection between…
CVB211 Industrial Chemistry This unit focuses on technologies central to the modern chemical industry such as catalysis and zeolites. Catalysts are used in the manufacture of 90 % of all chemicals produced in the world today. As such, students will be introduced to the basic theories of catalysis and surface science. These theories…
CVB215 Criminalistics and Physical Evidence Criminalistics is the definitive source for forensic science because it makes the technology of the modern crime laboratory clear to the non-scientist. This unit will introduce the students to the realm of forensics and its role in criminal investigations. The student will be introduced physical evidence collection, preservation and analysis…
CVB216 Forensic Chemistry Forensic Chemistry is a special field of chemistry dedicated to the analysis of matter and substances that may have been used in unlawful activities, abused or caused harm to individuals or the public. A forensic chemist is a professional chemist who analyzes evidence that is brought in from crime scenes…
CVB218 Drug Discovery and Design This unit provides a brief introduction to the history and evolution of drug discovery, including the role of the pharmaceutical industry, to current-day methods including rational computer-aided drug design, drug targets and screening libraries. Case studies may include synthetic hormones, narcotics, chemotherapeutic agents and performance-enhancing compounds. You will be introduced…
CVB220 Process Principles -
CVB221 Unit Operations This unit fosters a deeper understanding of the unit operations which are the main components in process flow diagrams. The students will be introduced to among other concepts in the water and wastewater treatment industry disinfection, filtration, ion exchange, adsorption and desalination. Complementary theory regarding mass and heat transfer operations…
CVB222 Forensic Analysis of Bio-active Compounds This unit provides you with an introduction to the basics of analytical testing, detection and identification of synthetic and natural bio-active substances that are frequently encountered in pharmaceutical, forensic and environmental industries. You will also be introduced to biomedical informatics as applied to the discovery of new diagnostic techniques. The…
CVB225 Forensic Biology and Analytical Toxicology The extensive use of biological evidence to identify victims and offenders as well as indicate attempts to control victims prior to abuse or attack has had a significant bearing, in recent years, on the course of law enforcement investigations, criminal court proceedings, and victim service provider issues. DNA evidence arguably…
CZB190 Chemistry for Health Sciences The study of chemistry forms an important foundation for all students of the health sciences. The organisation of the human body begins with chemicals (atoms and molecules) making up its simplest or smallest scale level of organisation. Chemistry allows us to understand how cells, tissues and organs are formed, how…
ERB101 Earth Systems In ERB101 Earth System you will focus on the key components of our planet - the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere. The focus will be on these large-scale processes and how these systems interact and determine the landscapes we live on, how they change in time and the potential impacts on…
ERB102 Evolving Earth In ERB102 Evolving Earth you will focus on key events in the history of our planet – the formation of our planet, the concept of geologic time, the origin of the oceans and atmosphere and the evolution of life. You will learn about the connections between the evolution of life…
ERB201 Destructive Earth: Natural Hazards In ERB201 Destructive Earth, we will focus on the Science of Natural Hazards. By understanding the conditions and processes that lead to, and cause, severity of natural processes such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, landslides, cyclones, tornadoes, storms/blizzards, floods, bushfire, and asteroid impacts, you will be better informed as to…
ERB202 Marine Geoscience Oceans make up 70% of the Earth's surface, yet less than 5% of them have been explored. There is therefore still much to learn about the marine environment, marine resources and management. This unit will develop a detailed understanding of oceanography, carbonate geology and reef structures, marine biota and interpretation…
ERB205 Earth Materials In ERB205 Earth Materials you will focus on the wide range of minerals and rocks that make up the Earth. The focus of the first half of the unit is on theoretical and practical aspects of minerals and rocks from the scale of atoms to the scale of minerals and…
EZB210 Earth and Space Sciences This unit will build on foundation material in the general chemistry unit, and combine the principles of physics and geology to develop an understanding of the structure, composition and origins of our planet, and the universe. You will examine properties of light; determination of physical properties of stars; nebulae; stellar…
LQB180 Biomolecules and Life Processes The composition and function of biomolecules in the cell and the body is important in understanding the relationships between health and disease. This unit introduces foundational knowledge and skills relevant to understanding the fundamental bioelements, their structural organisation in biological molecules and their functional roles in the central life processes…
LQB182 Cell and Molecular Biology Cell and Molecular Biology equips you with a comprehensive understanding of the molecular structure and function of the cell. This unit introduces the basic principles and concepts of cell structure, function, specialisation, maintenance and replication, and introduces you to fundamental molecular mechanisms important to the organisation of the cell.…
LQB183 Human Systematic Anatomy This unit concentrates on the acquisition and application of appropriate anatomical terminology, understanding of basic tissue structure and a detailed understanding of the major anatomical concepts of each of the organ systems within the human body. A focus on language development will underpin the learning in this unit, where you…
LQB184 Biomedical Skills 1 This unit is designed for first year students studying biomedical science and health courses. You will be introduced to a range of academic and professional skills which are required for all biomedical scientists. The unit will provide you with an appreciation of the career opportunities and pathways available for biomedical…
LQB281 Human Health & Disease Concepts This unit develops an understanding of the causes and pathogenesis of human diseases including those of a genetic, microbial, immunologic and traumatic aetiology. Students are introduced to the language and terminology used within the discipline and are provided opportunities to understand and apply the way in which pathology is measured,…
LQB301 Medical Microbiology and Infection Control This foundation unit builds upon your fundamental knowledge of the human body and explores the role of microorganisms on human health. In this unit, you will (i) explore the diversity of microorganisms found in the human body; (ii) examine the relationship between infection and disease through the different organ systems…
LSB131 Anatomy This unit includes basic concepts of anatomy: an overview of the structure of cells, body tissues, and body systems; aspects of surface anatomy which are relevant to human movement; musculoskeletal systems.…
LSB142 Human Anatomy and Physiology The aim of this unit is to provide grounding in the principles of human anatomy and physiology. Following an introduction to the structure of the cell and the organisation of tissues, each of the major systems that constitute the human body are examined by the integrated study of their anatomy…
LSB231 Physiology This unit covers the general physiological principles such as homeostasis and how all systems in the body contribute to it. Topics include cells, transport processes, cardiovascular system, cardiac electrical activity, cardiac output, regulation of blood pressure, respiratory system, endocrine system, pulmonary ventilation and its function.…
MXB100 Introductory Calculus and Algebra This unit extends high school calculus as well as introducing concepts and skills in matrices, vectors and complex numbers. This unit addresses the need of some students for additional preparation in their transition from high school to university, particularly those who have not studied Queensland Senior Mathematics C or equivalent.…
MXB101 Probability and Stochastic Modelling 1 This unit provides you with an introduction to probability and shows you how to apply its concepts to solve practical problems. The unit will lay the foundations for further studies in statistics, operations research and other areas of mathematics and help you to develop your problem-solving and modelling skills. The…
MXB102 Abstract Mathematical Reasoning This unit establishes the foundations of abstract mathematical reasoning. It introduces the view of mathematics as axiomatic and emphasizes the role of proof in mathematics. The unit explains foundational tools such as logic and sets to develop number systems, elementary number theory, and algebra. The importance of these techniques is…
MXB103 Introductory Computational Mathematics This unit develops your knowledge, skills and application of computational methods and techniques for solving real world problems using computers. The units focuses on both theoretical development of computational methods and their pratical implementation using the world-leading computational software MATLAB. The fundamental skills you aquire will be essential throughout your…
MXB105 Calculus of One and Two Variables This unit introduces you to university level single variable calculus and simple multivariable calculus, building on prior assumed knowledge equivalent to high school differential and integral calculus. Topics include continuity and differentiability of functions, differential calculus (single and multi variable), Taylor series, integral calculus (single and multi variable). Multivariable and…
MXB106 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations This unit introduces you to university level linear algebra and ordinary differential equations. Linear algebra, assumed knowledge for this unit, is extended with you investigating non-square linear systems of equations and the Eigenvalue problem. Differential equations, also assumed knowledge for the unit, are investigated in more detail including exposure to…
MXB107 Introduction to Statistical Modelling Describing and understanding relationships in data is important in both scientific exploration and understanding. Building on methodology from prior studies in probability and stochastic modelling, this unit focuses on the statistical modelling of data with an emphasis on relationships and effects for purposes of statistical inference, prediction and validation. Attention…
MZB101 Modelling with Introductory Calculus This unit develops the learner's understanding of a range of foundational mathematical concepts related to number systems, algebra and calculus, including a range of additional function types. The development of these concepts is done in context through their application to a range of life-related problems, in particular the physical world.…
MZB102 Trigonometry, Geometry and Space This unit develops the learner's understanding of space, geometry and trigonometry. The development of these concepts is done in context through their application to a range of life-related problems, in particular those from the physical world. Throughout the unit, technology will play a prominent role in developing conceptual understanding and…
MZB125 Introductory Engineering Mathematics This unit introduces to you the foundational mathematical concepts of function, matrix and vector algebra, together with the operations of differentiation and integration. Through the exploration and solution of contextualised problems you will develop an understanding of these mathematical concepts as well as competency in appropriate solution methods.…
MZB126 Engineering Computation The rational solution of real-world engineering problems often requires the combination of multiple skill sets across multiple disciplines. In this unit you will develop key skills in mathematics, statistics, modelling and programming that will equip you with a set of fundamental tools for problem solving in the engineering context.…
MZB151 Mathematical Tools for Computing Many application areas within Computer Science use standard mathematical methods as tools for analysis and processing of information. This unit provides an introduction to some basic mathematical methods that will be useful to you in your further studies in Computer Science, including basic matrix and vector operations, introductory probability and…
MZB190 Mathematics for Exercise Science This unit is intended to cater for the quantitative skills and mathematics needs of students undertaking studies in Exercise and Movement Science and in Clinical Exercise Physiology. It is intended to provide mathematical concepts and quantitative skills needed for successful study of those courses. The aim of this unit is…
PCB150 Biomedical Physics Professionals in the applied sciences require an understanding of the processes of making and recording measurements and an understanding of the physical principles that govern the behaviour of both the physical parameters being measured and the instrument being used to make the measurement. The aim of this unit is to…
PCB240 Optics 1 This unit includes a study of selected topics in optics particularly related to aspects of optometry. Topics include geometrical optics in mirrors and lenses, including thick lenses, cylindrical, spherical and toric lenses, colour and colour measurement, photometry, lens aberrations and optical instruments.…
PCB605 Biomedical Instrumentation Instrumentation plays an increasingly important role in the life of a scientist. This unit is designed to give you a working knowledge in instrumentations and the principles of circuit theory and electronics that underlie instrumentation. It is offered at this stage of the program since it relies on work developed…
PQB360 Global Energy Balance and Climate Change Modern societies are becoming increasingly aware of potential environmental problems associated with conventional energy production technologies. Application of alternative technologies is therefore increasing, with ambitious targets and plans to support research and development for reducing energy related environmental consequences. This unit is designed to offer science and engineering students an…
PVB101 Physics of the Very Large This unit introduces you to the physics that affects the universe on a large scale, stretching from the edge of the observable universe down to the Earth’s atmosphere, and addresses the underlying physics of some of the big questions of our time, for example dark energy and global warming. The…
PVB102 Physics of the Very Small This unit introduces physics which affects the universe on a microscopic scale. The concepts and phenomena studied here, such as atomic and nuclear physics, physical optics and waves are fundamental to later studies. Theory will be complemented by practical exercises.…
PVB210 Stellar Astrophysics Astrophysics is the application of physics to the study of the heavens from above atmosphere to the furthest reaches of the universe. This unit is one of the units in the astrophysics minor and covers the essential aspects of stellar astrophysics and naturally follows on from PVB101, The physics of…
PVB220 Cosmology Cosmology is the study of the universe as a whole including the origin and development of the universe. This unit is an introduction to modern cosmology and covers a wide range of topics related to cosmology, for example, general relativity, the Big Bang, the history of the universe from the…
PYB110 Psychological Research Methods This unit includes the following: an overview of the purposes and strategies of research; elementary research design; operationalising variables; descriptive statistics; distributions; measures of central tendency and spread; standard scores and percentiles; understanding relationships between variables through correlation and regression; an introduction to hypothesis-testing procedures using t-tests.…
SEB104 Grand Challenges in Science Grand Challenges in Science explores world events, problems or phenomena from a scientific perspective, discovering the many ways in which science is used and misused by practicing scientists and the public. You will understand the problems and challenges of modern scientific inquiry using a range of multidisciplinary perspectives and explore…
SEB113 Quantitative Methods in Science Mathematics and Statistics underpins Science and Engineering research and practice. In Quantitative Methods in Science you will learn to apply the tools and skills of mathematics and statistics, to analyse, model and represent data for scientific purposes. It develops your practical quantitative problem-solving skills in real multidisciplinary scientific contexts. You…
SEB115 Experimental Science 1 Science is the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. To this end scientists employ a unique methodology termed the Scientific Method. "Experimental Science 1" focuses on the applied principles and concepts embodied by the Scientific Method as it relates…
SEB116 Experimental Science 2 Science is concerned with developing testable, quantifiable models of the world around us for the purpose of creating a sustainable, safe future for humankind. To this end, scientists employ a unique methodology termed the Scientific Method. “Experimental Science 2” focuses on the applied principles and concepts embodied by the Scientific…
SEB200 Communicating Science and Mathematics to Diverse Audiences This unit is designed to optimise your communication skills, so that you gain a range of language tools to articulate research and convey complex scientific and mathematical ideas. You will learn how to engage different audiences and gain awareness of responsible communication in these areas.…

Units you need background knowledge to study

These units have requirements for previous study or background knowledge. Check the unit’s previous study requirements for details. If you have any questions, contact the unit coordinator for the semester you want to study.

If your previous studies were not in English, or were completed in a country where English is not the first language, you will also need to demonstrate that you meet our English proficiency requirements when you apply.

Unit Synopsis
BVB201 Biological Processes An understanding of processes which occur at the cellular level is fundamental to all aspects of biology. Using a combination of theoretical and laboratory-based approaches to enquiry you will explore the biochemical pathways and processes that facilitate biological function and the genetic mechanisms that control them.…
BVB202 Experimental Design and Quantitative Methods The design, analysis and interpretation of experiments are critical skills in biology. Biological and environmental systems are often characterised by high variability and so specific approaches of observation, experimentation and analysis are required. Experimental Design and Quantitative Methods provides you with an introduction to foundational skills that are essential for…
BVB203 Plant Biology This unit builds on earlier units to develop a deeper understanding of plant biology. Topics covered will include an in-depth examination of plant structure and physiology, including anatomy and morphology (e.g. cells, tissue and organs; growth, development and morphogenesis); photosynthesis and productivity (C3, C4, CAM); transport and mineral nutrition; reproduction;…
BVB204 Ecology Ecology is the study of the factors and interactions that influence the distribution and abundance of organisms. It is a key component of biology and is central to managing species and ecosystems. This unit examines the major concepts of ecology and develops the conceptual foundation for later subjects in the…
BVB214 Vertebrate Life This unit examines the diversity and evolution of vertebrates. There is a focus on field- and lab-based identification and understanding of Australian vertebrates, set within the broader context of the global fauna, both extant and extinct. The unit encompasses various aspects of vertebrate life on planet earth: behaviour, phylogeny, physiology,…
BVB223 Insect Life Anyone pursuing a career as an ecologist, environmental biologist, or teacher must be familiar with insects and have an appreciation of their remarkable diversity, how they function and interact with their environment, and how to identify the major groups. The aim of this unit is to provide an overview of…
BVB224 Plant Diversity This unit provides you with an introduction to fundamental evolutionary and ecological concepts in plant sciences. It aims to provide the basis for a conceptual framework and understanding of the diversity of plants with a particular emphasis on the Australian flora and the development of plant identification skills. It builds…
BVB301 Animal Biology This advanced unit builds on Foundations of Biology and Evolution, to develop a deeper understanding of animal biology. Topics include an in-depth examination of animal diversity and the evolution of physiological systems across animals (e.g. visual and sensory systems, respiration, the immune system, nutrition and digestion). Tutorials and practicals will…
BVB302 Applied Biology Conservation and restoration biology, aquaculture, biosecurity and biotechnology are just some areas where biologists put theory into practice. In this unit you will learn how theoretical knowledge gained in previous units is applied to evaluate and solve key problems in the biological sciences. Topics examined will be linked to active…
BVB304 Integrative Biology This Capstone unit requires you to think critically about an important problem in biological sciences and to integrate the knowledge gained through earlier units to provide an effective solution. You will conduct a research project, applying your knowledge of quantitative techniques and experimental design, to answer a specific challenge. Through…
BVB305 Microbiology and the Environment Microbiology and the Environment will explore fundamental principals in the biology and ecology of microorganisms in the context of the environment, agriculture industry and research. You will deepen your understanding of the problems and challenges of modern scientific inquiry using a range of multidisciplinary perspectives. This unit links to the…
BVB311 Conservation Biology The theory and practice of conservation biology is essential for maintaining viable populations of rare, threatened or endangered species and for maintaining essential ecosystem processes. In this unit, students will synthesise a diverse range of information including high quality scientific literature, apply field skills in biodiversity monitoring and prepare written…
BVB313 Population Genetics and Molecular Ecology Understanding the dispersal and movement of genes in populations is fundamental to the management of invasive species, the management of fisheries and wild resources and the conservation of rare species. This unit will provide the theoretical and practical training required for practicing ecologists to use genetic techniques in theoretical and…
BVB317 Principles of Biotechnology Biotechnology describes the use of biological organisms to make products or to solve problems of importance to society. It is anticipated that biotechnology will provide solutions to emerging challenges facing humanity including food security, pest and disease management, quality of life as well as issues arising from climate change. This…
BVB321 Invasion Ecology Invasive species are globally recognised as a critical challenge to biodiversity and food security. With a primary focus on invasive plants, animals and pathogens, Invasion Ecology will cover a range of topics that will provide you with knowledge essential for the effective understanding and management of invasive species in natural…
CVB201 Inorganic Chemistry This unit provides detailed coverage of the chemistry of inorganic compounds with particular emphasis on the bonding in complexes of transition metals, including valence bond theory and orbital hybridisation, coordination theory and crystal field theory. Aspects of molecular geometry and symmetry are also developed. The chemistry of inorganic compounds and…
CVB202 Analytical Chemistry This unit is an introduction to modern chemical analysis, including some common instrumental techniques, which are firmly linked to the theory and practice of the discipline in a modern, working laboratory. You will gain essential analytical and deductive skills for chemical science as well as laboratory-based experience in sampling, treatment…
CVB203 Physical Chemistry Chemistry is ultimately the study of change. Changes of state, the mixing of substances, chemical reactions and spectroscopic transitions are manifestations of change on an atomic and molecular level. This unit provides the tools to quantitatively analyse changes accompanying a wide variety of chemical and physical transformations. The fundamental factors…
CVB204 Organic Structure and Mechanisms This unit builds on the organic chemistry knowledge and laboratory skills gained in CVB101 and CVB 102. The deeper understanding of reaction mechanisms, instrumental characterisation and stereochemistry are important in facets of all subsequent chemistry units. Perhaps most importantly, this unit will be used as the foundation for advanced studies…
CVB212 Industrial Analytical Chemistry Modern chemical industry requires comprehensive analytical measurement relating to the raw materials, process streams and outputs in order to control quality and to confer error prevention. This unit develops your knowledge and application of the fundamental principles of Analytical Chemistry upon which modern industrial analysis techniques are based. This unit…
CVB301 Organic Chemistry: Strategies for Synthesis This advanced unit complements and further develops the concepts introduced in CVB102 "Chemical Structure and Reactivity" and CVB204 "Organic Structure and Reaction Mechanisms". The main focus of this unit is on the strategies chemists employ in the synthesis of complex molecules. This will provide the necessary practical and theoretical skills…
CVB302 Applied Physical Chemistry Physical chemistry is a discipline of chemistry in which the physical factors which govern chemical reactions are described, quantified and explored. After an introduction to thermochemistry and the principles that govern the macroscopic behaviour of solids, liquids and gases, the fundamental physical properties which determine the extent of reaction of…
CVB303 Coordination Chemistry This unit provides detailed coverage of the chemistry of coordination compounds. Topics include organometallic chemistry, including metal-carbon bonding, main group and transition metal organometallics and applications of organometallic compounds in synthetic chemistry; bioinorganic chemistry; structure and applications of coordination polymers (also known as metal-organic-frameworks); physical methods of structure determination, such…
CVB313 Environmental Analytical Chemistry Analytical chemistry of the environmental provides the tools and techniques necessary to make quantitative measurements of the extent of environmental alteration by natural or man-made means. Principal areas of study include the analytical and instrumental methods used in measuring: air pollution; water pollution; soil and sediment contamination; and pesticide residue…
CVB320 Instrumental Analysis Modern instrumental methods are capable of producing large quantities of data and it is becoming common practice to use data driven chemometic and cheminformatics techniques as an adjunct to instrumental analysis. These techniques are introduced through a project-based investigation of bio-analytically related datasets where you develop understanding of applications of…
EGB322 Thermodynamics Thermodynamic behaviour of substances; theory and application of the 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics; thermodynamic cycles, including gas cycles, vapour power cycles and refrigeration cycles; gas-vapour mixtures and the principles of air-conditioning; fuels and combustion.…
ERB203 Sedimentary Geology and Stratigraphy This unit provides you with an introduction to sedimentology and stratigraphy, incorporating sediments and sedimentary rocks and how they relate to depositional environments. The unit focuses on the link between features preserved in sedimentary rocks and what those features tell us about how the rock was emplaced, the environment it…
ERB206 Petrology Petrology is the study of Igneous and metamorphic rocks. These rock types compose the bulk of the Earth. Understanding what these rocks are and how they form is an essential part of the study of geoscience and is fundamental to a wide range of higher level units. This unit focuses…
ERB301 Chemical Earth Earth Science examines the interaction of physical, biological and chemical processes in the fractionation and differentiation of the Earth. Geochemistry is therefore an essential component of understanding the origin of the Earth, its evolution through time and the functioning of systems that are active today. This unit aims to apply…
ERB302 Applied Geophysics Applied geophysics provides geoscientists with the tools to investigate the generally inaccessible subsurface. These tools enable us to detect temporal and spatial changes in the physical properties of Earth. Knowledge of material properties such as density, electrical resistivity, magnetisation, elasticity and natural radioactivity is essential for the exploration of minerals,…
ERB303 Energy Resources and Basin Analysis The vast majority of the world's energy is derived from fossil fuels. Advanced concepts of stratigraphy and basin analysis are fundamental for exploration, evaluation, exploitation and conservation of oil, gas, coal and water in sedimentary rocks. Knowledge of subsurface geologic methods using core, well and geophysical data is essential for…
ERB304 Dynamic Earth: Plate Tectonics How we think about Earth processes and evolution has been revolutionised by the recognition that rigid lithospheric plates forming the outer layer of the Earth move relative to one another and interact at their boundaries. This notion is a cornerstone of the unifying theory of Plate Tectonics. In this unit,…
ERB305 Geological Field Methods Field experience is an essential part of the professional training of geologists, environmental scientists and natural resource specialists in general. The theory and practice of methods to map, measure and interpret important geological features and characteristics are essential to the study of geology. Methods of mapping, orientation and interpretation are…
ERB306 Earth's Mineral Resources Australia's wealth and future economic growth depend largely on its natural resources. A mineral resource represents an enrichment of an element or mineral that can be mined, processed and rehabilitated with financial and social benefit. The natural enrichment of an element or mineral to the levels of a mineral resource…
ERB310 Groundwater Systems This unit focuses on the origin, occurrence and movement of groundwater; aquifer properties; chemistry and quality of groundwater; exploration methods for groundwater; drilling methods and well testing equipment; assessment of groundwater problems, both supply and quality; and introduction to modelling of groundwater systems. Groundwater resources of Australia and current issues…
LQB181 Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science Medical laboratory scientists have a vital role in the diagnosis of disease and ongoing management of patient care. It is estimated that up to 70% of all medical treatments are based on a pathology diagnosis. This first year unit introduces you to the clinical practice of diagnostic pathology, the role…
LQB185 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals This unit introduces students to the structure (anatomy) and functions (physiology) of the human body, through an exploration of the major organ systems necessary for life. A focus on medical language development will underpin the learning in this unit, and students will develop the ability to effectively communicate anatomy and…
LQB280 Genes, Genomes and Genetics Modern human biology is largely focused on interrogating and interpreting the genetic information stored in DNA, RNA and protein to understand health and diagnose and treat infectious and inherited disease. Genetic information and the associated advanced technologies underpin revolutionary advances in all areas of medical and allied health disciplines -…
LQB284 Biomedical Skills 2 This unit will extend your knowledge and skills around scientific communication, data analysis and interpretation through statistical methodology, as well as continue the development of effective interpersonal skills. The unit will help develop a range of academic and professional skills that are required for all biomedical scientists by extending and…
LQB362 Microbiology: Principles and Practice This unit provides foundation knowledge and understanding of human infectious disease microbiology and topics including the spectrum of disease, diagnosis, aetiology, treatment, prevention, control and epidemiology. You will also learn about the laboratory processing of patient specimens with infectious diseases and how to work safely and competently in a PC2…
LQB381 Biochemistry The study of biochemistry and cell biology, along with anatomy and physiology, provides students with the knowledge required for the proper understanding of the structure and function of the human body and its organ systems in health and disease, as a preparation for their clinical studies.…
LQB382 Developmental Anatomy and Tissue Adaptation The human body is very responsive to its environment, both in terms of genetic cues during embryological development and hormonal and mechanical signals during post-natal ageing. This unit will explore a number of key embryological processes where tissue patterning results in the formation of the nervous, muscular, skeletal and cardiovascular…
LQB385 Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics Modern human biology is largely focused on unraveling and manipulating the genetic information stored in DNA to understand health and treat disease. Genetic information and associated technologies underpin medical advances that span disease diagnostics, vaccines, drugs, forensics, biomaterials, foodstuffs, environmental rehabilitation and even bioterrorism. This unit provides an introduction to…
LQB387 Principles of Immunology Immunology is the study of the physiological systems used to defend the body from invasion by foreign organisms and the pathologies associated with inappropriate immune responses. This unit is in the course to provide you with knowledge relating to the immune system and application of basic immunological procedures in the…
LQB388 Medical Physiology 1 This unit deals specifically with the physiological systems that are responsible for the maintenance of health in humans. In the course of the semester students will investigate half the systems that constitute the human body (with the remainder dealt with in the second semester unit Medical Physiology 2 [LQB488]).…
LQB389 Regional and Sectional Anatomy for Radiation Therapy The aims of this unit are to apply accurate anatomical language to identify and describe macroscopic structures of the human body using regional and sectional anatomy approaches, and develop skills in anatomical communication, teamwork and self-management.…
LQB390 Regional and Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging The aims of this unit are to apply accurate anatomical language to identify and describe macroscopic structures of the human body using regional and sectional anatomy approaches, and develop skills in anatomical communication, teamwork and self-management.…
LQB462 Microbial Diagnostics As you prepare for a career as a medical scientist, in this unit you will investigate and research microorganisms that are found in the human host as normal regional flora and also those that cause human infectious diseases. In this unit you will develop; expertise in the laboratory techniques applied…
LQB481 Biochemical Pathways and Metabolism The study of biochemistry and cell biology, along with molecular biology, provides students with the knowledge required for the proper understanding of the structure and function of living organisms at the molecular level. As such, this unit extends the studies begun in the unit LQB381 Biochemistry into the metabolic processes…
LQB482 Anatomical Imaging The ability to image the human body allows a non-invasive investigation to determine health status and diagnose pathologies in patients. This unit will introduce you to a number of key image modalities including plain and contrast radiography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. You will be given the opportunity to…
LQB485 Cell Biology This unit builds on your knowledge of cellular components to examine how these come together structurally and functionally to build cells and tissues that function as part of a whole organism capable of surviving and protecting itself from disease and trauma. It will help you to develop an understanding of…
LQB488 Medical Physiology 2 An appreciation of how the human body works is an essential prerequisite to understanding the basis of health, disease, diagnostic technologies and treatment strategies. This unit deals specifically with the physiological systems that are responsible for the maintenance of health in humans. It therefore provides a useful frame of reference…
LQB490 Cytogenetic and Molecular Pathology This unit will provide you with fundamental knowledge and technical skills to you prepare you for your career as a medical scientist. This unit will introduce you to the role of genetic testing in pathology, which is becoming increasingly important in a number of pathology disciplines, and is thus an…
LQB494 Pathogen Biology and Pathogenesis This unit is in the developmental stage of your course, building on concepts you learnt in LQB362. This unit will provide you with a fundamental understanding of the structural, molecular, and metabolic components of microorganisms and how they are regulated, providing you with opportunities to practice your analysis and problem…
LQB508 Clinical Physiology and Pathophysiology Clinical physiology is a rapidly growing area of employment of biomedical scientists, particularly as the Australian population ages, putting increasing pressure on the healthcare system. This advanced unit focuses on understanding the pathophysiology of major clinical disorders through the critical analysis of clinical case studies and the critique and review…
LQB562 Advanced Microbial Diagnostics This unit continues your training in medical microbiology at an advanced level, but retains a global medical laboratory science learning context. This unit aims to further stimulate your scientific enquiry as well as continuing to develop and refine your critical thinking-complex reasoning, data interpretation, scientific communication and information retrieval skills…
LQB570 Forensic Anatomy This advanced unit explores the field of forensic anthropology and taphonomy, from understanding the process of tissue decomposition, to recovery and identification of unidentified human remains. You will apply traditional and contemporary methodologies to interpret skeletal material to construct a biological profile and probabilistic data suitable in the Queensland Judicial…
LQB571 Neuroscience The human nervous system is the most complex and adaptive achievement of the process of evolution. This unit studies the structure and function of the nervous system to understand complex brain behaviours. It expands and combines knowledge of the physiology of the nervous system obtained in Medical Physiology 1 (LQB388)…
LQB581 Functional Biochemistry This unit will study advanced biochemical concepts with a focus on metabolism, signalling pathways, systems and networks that coordinate and regulate the functional behaviour of cells and tissues.…
LQB582 Biomedical Research Technologies This unit will study the technical principles and practical techniques that are essential for advancing research and development in biochemistry and biotechnology.…
LQB583 Molecular Systems Biology Molecular systems biology deals with the integration of information from individual biological datasets (e.g. transcriptomics, metabolomics, proteomics and other 'omics'). This is key to understanding how related molecules interact and produce a state of interest, across many biological disciplines including human health, as well as animal and plant biology. In…
LQB594 Diagnosis and Therapeutics This advanced level unit follows on from the LQB494 Pathogen Biology and Pathogenesis, and builds upon your fundamental knowledge and understanding of the structural, molecular and metabolic components of microorganisms and how they are regulated. Specifically, this unit will increase your understanding of: (i) host-pathogen interactions, (ii) how the immune…
LQB595 Cellular Engineering The ability to manipulate cell behaviour and engineer novel tissue scaffolds and matrix-based culture systems has provided significant advances in the field of tissue therapeutics and regenerative medicine. This unit explores the theoretical underpinnings of stem cells and cell niches; and provides current research examples of how cellular engineering is…
LQB600 Physiological Basis of Pharmacology This unit will provide a systems approach to pharmacology, giving you an understanding of the principles of drug action, how endogenous compounds and drugs interact with receptors to produce an effect in major organs of the body and how this information has led to the identification of drug targets and…
LQB601 Cancer Biology This units uses your knowledge of cellular and molecular biology to explore how molecular changes in cells lead to the spectrum of diseases described as cancer and how this knowledge informs the development of new therapeutic agents. A large component of this unit is the laboratory practicals in which you…
LQB608 Extreme Physiology TBC…
LQB670 Anatomical Dissection The ability to navigate the human body and its composite tissues is strengthened through the dissection of human cadavers. In teams, you will conduct a whole body dissection of a human cadaver and prepare an anatomical prosection that you will use to communicate a specific anatomical concept. The knowledge and…
LQB671 Histological Research Techniques Histological techniques underpin a large proportion of current biomedical research, allowing critical analysis of cellular and tissue morphology and behaviour. This unit allows you to develop the necessary practical skills to perform basic and specialised histological analyses relevant to research contexts including tissue preparation, sectioning and staining of a range…
LQB681 Biochemical Research Skills In the real world, the design and completion of successful research and/or business projects demand that individuals gather information, solve problems, work effectively as a part of a team and analyse and communicate results in a critical manner. This unit offers opportunities for you to develop these skills that are…
LQB682 Protein Biochemistry and Bioengineering This unit is designed to give you the essential concepts and techniques driving research and industrial biotechnology so that you will be equipped for multiple careers in the biological sciences. The skills you develop will allow you to enter a practical laboratory environment or to apply your knowledge in related…
LQB683 Diagnostic Cytopathology Cytopathology is an important diagnostic tool for obtaining a morphological diagnosis of disease processes that is rapid, economical and minimally invasive. It also plays an important role in cancer diagnosis, monitoring and, in the case of cervical screening, prevention. This unit prepares you for employment in a diagnostic cytopathology laboratory…
LQB684 Advances in Medical Biotechnology This advanced level unit will enable you to understand the challenges and possibilities of modern biotechnology. Students will utilise their existing critical analysis and problem solving skills to examine the development of diagnostics and therapeutics for safe and effective clinical use in a complicated commercial environment. The unit has a…
LQB693 Perspectives in Immunology This advanced level unit is the capstone unit in the infectious diseases learning progression. Upon completing this unit, you will have: (i) acquired skills relevant to immunological research and diagnostic settings laboratories; (ii) extended your knowledge of immunology in infectious disease, cancer and wound management setting; (iii) developed an appreciation…
LQB694 Infectious Disease Outbreaks This advanced level unit is the capstone unit in the Infectious Diseases learning progression. Upon completing this unit, you will have: (i) acquired skills in advanced molecular microbiology (ii) extended knowledge of host-pathogen interactions (iii) an understanding of the challenges faced in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of emerging pathogens…
LQB785 Transition to Professional Practice in Medical Laboratory Science This unit recognises that you are about to transition from university to clinical pathology practice and that you will need to sustain your professional and educational development. Accordingly, this unit provides a dual platform for transition to practice and independent professional development.…
LQB882 Projects in Clinical Pathology Medical science is a dynamic, rapidly changing field and profession. With new and emerging technologies, testing platforms and approaches to service provision and healthcare, it is critical you are aware of how this influences the provision of pathology testing, results generated and overall operation of the laboratory. It is also…
LSB235 Anatomy of the Lower Limb Clinical practice in Podiatry requires a detailed understanding and knowledge of the systematic and regional anatomy of the lower limb. This unit introduces you to the theoretical and practical concepts of these two areas of anatomy. It builds on LSB131 Anatomy and prepares you for your clinical studies.…
LSB250 Human Physiology A foundation in human physiology is crucial for students in optometry, podiatry, pharmacy, medical science, nutrition and other areas of allied health. This unit will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills to enable your subsequent study in physiology, pathophysiology, pathology, endocrinology or pharmacology units in the later years…
LSB255 Foundations of Anatomy and Histology A detailed understanding of human anatomy is fundamental to the knowledge base of the medically orientated biological scientist. This unit introduces you to both theoretical and practical aspects of gross, systemic and microscopic anatomy of the human body with emphasis on the microscopic anatomy. The unit builds upon knowledge gained…
LSB258 Principles of Human Physiology This course provides a foundation in the fundamental aspects of human physiology. It is focused on understanding the function and regulation of the main physiological systems of the body. Through this course, students will also gain laboratory skills and knowledge of interpreting experimental data. This course will provide a platform…
LSB382 Bioscience 3 The aim of the unit is to provide knowledge of the pathophysiological changes that result in altered health and disease states of the body. We will focus on diseases of most significance to Australia.…
LSB384 Pharmacology for Health Professionals Health professionals such as Nurses, Paramedics, Podiatrists and Optometrists require a detailed understanding of the pharmacological properties of the medicines that are used daily in the treatment of patients under their care. This unit introduces students to the discipline of pharmacology by examining the interaction of drugs with biological systems.…
LSB425 Quality and Analysis in Clinical Pathology Medical laboratory scientists play a vital role in patient care. Pathology test results are used for diagnosis of disease, treatment decisions, monitoring and prognosis and screening and it is important that the results are the 'right' result for the patients concerned. With an emphasis on the discipline of clinical biochemistry,…
LSB492 Microbiology This unit will provide you with foundation knowledge and an understanding of the diversity of microorganisms, the host's immune response to infection, and methods of control of microorganisms. You will: (i) study relevant infectious disease states, (ii) research the importance of microbial pathogens as aetiological agents of disease, and (iii)…
LSB555 Principles and Practice of Clinical Haematology Haematology is the study of blood and investigates pathologies associated that can lead to disease or an increased risk of bleeding or thrombosis. This third year unit is designed to provide you with the essential knowledge and practical skills to work in a clinical (diagnostic) haematology laboratory. To develop those…
LSB655 Applied Clinical Haematology This third year haematology unit builds on the knowledge and skills you acquired in LSB555 to explore the less common and more complex haematological disorders, malignancies and haemostatic defects encountered in day-to-day practice. This unit will develop your ability to identify and recognise these disorders, and explores the aetiology, pathophysiology…
LSB658 Clinical Physiology To operate successfully in the clinical environment, Allied Health professionals require an integrated understanding of the systems of the human body and the impacts of diseases and trauma. This advanced unit focuses on understanding the pathophysiology of major disorders through critical analysis of clinical case studies and interpretation of physiological…
LSB665 Transfusion & Transplantation Science Transfusion and Transplantation Science is a specialised field within Medical Science, primarily involving the testing of blood for antigen and antibody compatibility for the safe transfusion of blood components. The immunological concepts are extended to histocompatibility testing for tissue transplantation in a theoretical context. Prior learning of fundamental immunology and…
MAB141 Mathematics and Statistics for Medical Science This unit provides you with the essential grounding in mathematical and statistical concepts, methods and analysis of data used in units you will encounter later in your course, and relevant to medical science laboratory data and situations in pharmacy, vision science, biomedical science and medical science.…
MXB104 Symmetry, Chaos and Fractals This unit introduces advanced topics to first year mathematics students. The emphasis is on discovering the beauty and wonder of mathematics without high level calculus. Discrete dynamical systems are used to illustrate key features of mathematical modelling and to unlock the mysteries of chaos and fractals. Complexity and pattern formation…
MXB161 Computational Explorations This unit provides you with a practical understanding of computer-based solutions to scientific problems from a wide range of interdisciplinary application areas. You will have the opportunity to develop computing and visualisation skills and apply these to solve real problems involving topics such as image and sound processing, fractals and…
MXB201 Advanced Linear Algebra The main aim of this unit, which is intended for students majoring in mathematics and students in other courses who require the foundations of linear algebra, is to develop the theory of linear algebra and to provide you with the necessary skills to apply this theory in science, technology, engineering…
MXB202 Advanced Calculus Studying this unit will allow you to develop further the ideas and techniques that were studied in first year calculus. Advanced calculus allows you to consider more realistic applied mathematics problems that are set in the context of our multivariable world. The unit prepares you for later studies in applied…
MXB221 Ordinary Differential Equations Differential Equations are essential tools for developing real world mathematical models. This unit extends the knowledge and skills related to differential equations that you have already acquired in introductory calculus, differential equations and linear algebra. You will develop the ability to model real world phenomena using ordinary differential equations. You…
MXB222 Computational Linear Algebra This unit combines and extends your knowledge and skills acquired in introductory computational mathematics and earlier studies in linear algebra. The focus is on deriving, solving and analysing structured linear systems of equations, such as those that arise from the discretisation of boundary value problems in one and two spatial…
MXB231 Financial Mathematics 1 Finance is an area in which mathematics is heavily utilised. Understanding the fundamental principles involved will provide an essential tool for those who intend to pursue further studies or careers in the financial area. The finance sector, which includes banks, insurance companies and investment houses, is currently a growing area…
MXB232 Introduction to Operations Research Operations research (OR) techniques are used in industries that apply scientific methods in decision making, especially for the allocation of limited resources. These industries need graduates who can apply techniques from mathematical modelling, statistical analysis, and mathematical optimization to decide how to best solve a particular problem using appropriate computer…
MXB241 Probability and Stochastic Modelling 2 It is important to develop skills and knowledge in both statistics and mathematics. Building on the methodology and skills developed in previous studies in probability and stochastic modelling, this unit provides formal statistical tools such as stochastic process models and statistical methods for theoretical and applied development in a wide…
MXB242 Regression and Design This unit is intended for students who have completed foundation studies in statistics and who wish to develop further skills in applied information analysis. Its exploration of regression, including consideration of covariates, model selection, sampling theory and experimental design will be of interest to students undertaking the mathematics course as…
MXB251 Number Theory and Abstract Algebra Number theory is one of the oldest areas of mathematics and remains among its most important. Not only does number theory underlie most further study in pure mathematics, it has in recent years become an essential tool for securing and modelling communication in our digital world. As the understanding of…
MXB261 Modelling and Simulation Science This unit aims to provide you with the knowledge to apply computational techniques used for simulations (and visualisation) in a selection of application areas where the scientific problems are characterised by widely varying scales, both in space and time. Through this study you will be able to demonstrate knowledge of…
MXB262 Visualising Data This unit introduces students to data visualisation concepts and techniques, along with practical experience in the use of modern day data visualisation software tools to allow students to explore complex systems and dynamically visualise simulations. These skills can developed further in a later semester through an advanced visualisation unit (MXB362…
MXB321 Applied Transport Theory Applied Transport Theory is the study of the exchange of mass, momentum and energy in physical systems. An understanding of the equations that govern these transport phenomena is fundamental to understanding how the physical world behaves. This unit builds upon knowledge you will have developed in studies of advanced calculus.…
MXB322 Partial Differential Equations Previously you have discovered the power of differential equations for modelling real world processes. In this unit you will extend your capabilities to problems that simultaneously exhibit both spatial and temporal variation. Such problems can be described by partial differential equations. You will learn a variety of analytical solution techniques…
MXB323 Dynamical Systems "Dynamical Systems" is a descriptive term used to represent the analysis of time varying systems. Such systems exhibit a variety of behaviours including exponential approaches to equilibrium states, periodic or oscillatory solutions, or unpredictable chaotic responses to simple inputs. The study of dynamical systems employs topological and function space concepts to provide the analytic structure to systems of nonlinear (and linear) ordinary differential equations, and as such forms the basis for the mathematical interpretation and understanding of numerous real world systems. This unit is an exploration of the more technical aspects of the theory of solutions to systems of ordinary differential equations and as such builds on your prior understanding of such equations while providing the support for the exploration of an exciting area of modern mathematics.
MXB324 Computational Fluid Dynamics This capstone unit provides students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in applied and computational mathematics to simulate complex real-world problems. Students will be presented with several real-world case studies, which will involve model formulation, examining the impact of varying model parameters, and formulating and presenting recommendations…
MXB332 Optimisation Modelling Operations research techniques are used in numerous industries and are critical for decision making. These industries need graduates who can apply techniques of mathematical modelling, statistical analysis, mathematical optimization and simulation and can implement these techniques using appropriate computer software packages. This unit will build upon the content of MXB232…
MXB334 Operations Research for Stochastic Processes This unit builds upon the content of MXB232 and introduces stochastic operations research techniques and other more advanced techniques. This unit will develop and manipulate mathematical and computer models of complex systems composed of people, machines, money and their operating procedures. You will also look at the applications of operations…
MXB335 Advanced Optimisation Modelling Operations research techniques are used in numerous industries and are critical for solving the complex decision problems that companies face. This unit introduces both theoretical concepts and their applications to tackling practical problems. It will cover advanced operations research methods and techniques.…
MXB341 Statistical Inference This unit introduces advanced statistical inference techniques that are important tools in describing data and developing models. Indeed, such methods are essential when drawing conclusions from a data generation process that is subject to random variability. The theoretical and computational inferential methodology will be developed through software packages such as…
MXB342 Statistical Techniques In an information society there is an increasing range and variety of workplaces in which data and statistical analyses are important in enabling good management and decision-making. This unit will introduce a range of statistical techniques in usage in a variety of disciplines including how to plan experiments, how to…
MXB343 Modelling Dependent Data For data that arise in business, economics, engineering, agriculture and health it is often unreasonable to assume independence of values. Data collected in clusters, or spatially or through time or a combination of these often show strong dependence that cannot be ignored for efficient inference. The ability to understand, model…
MXB344 Generalised Linear Models This capstone unit for the Statistical Sciences major provides methods for investigating relationships between variables that arise in data from a variety of areas including science, technology and commerce. You will partake in independent and guided learning exercises to tackle common challenges encountered in applied data analysis. The unit is…
MXB351 Coding Theory and Graph Theory Discrete mathematical structures play an important role in a variety of applications. This unit focuses on two related areas of discrete mathematics: coding theory and graph theory. Coding theory applies algebraic techniques to ensure reliable communication of digital information. Graph theory models relationships between discrete objects. It is useful for…
MZB201 Modelling with Statistics and Probability This unit develops the learner's understanding of a range of mathematical concepts related to probability and statistics. The development of these concepts is done in context through their application to a range of life-related problems. Throughout the unit, technology will play a prominent role in developing conceptual understanding and the…
MZB202 Extending Mathematics to the Real World This unit extends learner's understanding of mathematical concepts through their application to a range of more complex problems. Throughout the unit, technology will play a prominent role in developing conceptual understanding and the solution of problems.…
PCN112 Medical Imaging Science This unit offers an introduction to programming techniques and algorithms and digital image processing; the principles of display, perception and interpretation of medical images; image quality. The second part, nuclear medicine, describes radioactive decay, radionuclide production, imaging systems and internal dosimetry.…
PCN113 Radiation Physics This unit includes the following: radioactivity and the interaction of ionising radiation with matter; applied radiation counting techniques; radiation detectors; radiation dosimetry.…
PCN214 Health and Occupational Physics This unit introduces the philosophy, protocols and practices of safety in the medical and industrial physics fields and the minimisation of hazards associated with radiation, and laser techniques.…
PCN218 Research Methodology and Professional Studies In the rapidly changing technological environment of medical physics and medical ultrasound it is essential that students develop basic research skills, data interpretation skills and written communication skills. Topics include the research process, data collection and analysis techniques, and writing and evaluating research reports. Students also require knowledge of the…
PCN701 Topics in Advanced Chemistry 1 The complexity of the chemical systems studied in a research program and the sophistication of the instrumentation used demand that deeper theoretical understanding than that acquired in an undergraduate program. The aims of this unit are to teach and extend knowledge and comprehension of Advanced Chemical Techniques and assess application…
PCN801 Topics in Advanced Chemistry 2 The complexity of the chemical systems studied in a research program and the sophistication of the instrumentation used demand that deeper theoretical understanding than that acquired in an undergraduate program. The aims of this unit are to extend and deepen the theoretical and practical background required for undertaking a research…
PVB200 Computational and Mathematical Physics Strong computational skills are important attributes of any physicist, whether working in research or industry, experimental or theoretical. This unit is designed to provide an introduction to computations in physics and build on your mathematical knowledge. It builds on prior maths study in Maths C or equivalent.…
PVB202 Mathematical Methods in Physics The development of mathematical skills is fundamental to understanding many of the advanced topics that a physicist might encounter. This unit continues on from Maths C to develop the mathematical techniques required of a physicist, and is applied to physical problems of the type that a physicist might encounter. It…
PVB203 Experimental Physics Strong experimental design and execution skills are some of the most important attributes of any physicist, whether working in research or industry, experimental or theoretical. This unit aims to develop your skills in project planning, time management, experimental setup, and reporting. You will undertake several self-managed experiments along with supervised…
PVB204 Electromagnetism Electromagnetism is one of the fundamental forces in the universe and is present in almost all aspects of modern technology. In this unit you will develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of electromagnetism from electric charge to more advanced topics such as electrostatics, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves and applications such as…
PVB301 Materials and Thermal Physics This unit provides you with an overview of materials science and of the basic crystallographic and thermodynamic principles that describe the behaviour of solids and fluids. The three areas you will study in this unit, thermal physics, physical properties and the physics of solids are core concepts that underpin a…
PVB302 Classical and Quantum Physics Quantum mechanics is the last great conceptual hurdle for a physics graduate to overcome in an undergraduate degree, irrespective of any bias towards the theoretical or experimental aspects. Counter-intuitive concepts such as quantum tunnelling are the cornerstone of many technological advances in recent times and other quantum mechanical concepts form…
PVB303 Nuclear and Particle Physics This unit examines the microscopic universe from the nucleus down to the fundamental particles and forces from which matter is built. Some current theories of particle physics will be introduced, along with applications of nuclear physics such as chain reactions and medical applications. Theory will be complemented with experimental laboratory…
PVB304 Physics Research This is the capstone unit for the physics major. It further develops your knowledge, skills and application for carrying out physics based research. The unit focuses on experimental design, practical skills, critical analysis and communication. It links to work previously undertaken earlier in the course.…
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PYB350 Advanced Statistical Analysis The unit provides students considering further study in psychology with a thorough grounding in analysis of variance techniques,an introduction to multiple regression, and the data analysis tools used in a broad range of research designs in the social sciences. The unit extends the introduction to analysis of variance and regression…
XNB274 Functional Anatomy Functional Anatomy builds on the structural knowledge provided in anatomy (LSB131) to develop an understanding of the functional significance of anatomy to driving human movement. You will perform movement analysis to understand the muscles, joints complexes and actions involved in controlling human movement.…