• Offered by ANU Wide and the Research School of Biology
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science / ANU Wide
  • Course subject ANU College
  • Areas of interest Biology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Clive B Mendis
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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ANUC1126 offers Diploma students similar learning outcomes to BIOL1004 in a highly supportive environment with extended hours for teaching and learning.

This course provides an introduction to the molecular and cellular aspects of modern biology. It introduces the molecules that play a key role in biology, including DNA, proteins, and carbohydrates, then goes on to describe their functions in the cell. Cell function studies will be supported by studies on cell structure.  Cell specialisation will be introduced in terms of multicellular organisms and interacting cell networks. 

Topics to be covered include: the molecules of life; membranes and the uptake of nutrients; proteins, enzymes and metabolism; cellular structure and function; cell specialisation; the role of molecules and cells in the control of cell division and biotechnology applications. Examples will be drawn from both plants and animals.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Discuss the elementary biochemistry of the molecules of life and describe the relationship between the structure and function of biomolecules.
  2. Compare the structure and function of cells from different domains.
  3. Discuss the development of cells and the role of cell specialisation in multicellular organisms.
  4. Accurately record raw experimental data and use this to synthesise written reports to present data meaningfully and discuss the significance of results. 

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:
  • Practical Reports and Lab Book (40%) (LO4)
  • Review Quiz (10%) (LO1,2)
  • Final Exam (50%) (LO1-4)

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160 hours of total student learning time made up from:
  • 75 hours of lectures and laboratory/tutorial-based activities.
  • 85 hours of supported and independent student work.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course, you must be enrolled in the Diploma of Science. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed BIOL1004.

Prescribed Texts

Campbell, Reece and Meyers - Biology latest Edition Australian Version


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $3828
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5100
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9653 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 09 Nov 2018 In Person N/A

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