JCU offering Health Sciences Toolkit to help students brush up in biology
James Cook University has announced they are offering a four-day intensive course to students who will be entering in to health science degrees in 2018!
The JCU “Health Sciences Toolkit” is designed to help students prepare for further studies leading into the health science degree programs. It is particularly helpful for those who have a limited or no background in biology, and for those who have not studied biology for a long time.
The course is introductory in nature and it is assumed that those participating may have never studied biology before. Please note it does not meet any of JCU’s prerequisites for admission to university and is not credit bearing for JCU subjects. Rather, it is designed to give students a head start if their university degree requires some knowledge of biology; however, if you have studied some biology and wish to brush up your skills, the course will be a beneficial refresher!
The Health Sciences Toolkit will be especially helpful for students intending to study any of the following degree programs at JCU: Biomedicine, Dentistry, Exercise Physiology (Clinical), Medical Laboratory Science, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, or Sport and Exercise Science.
This program is a four-day intensive course that will be held on both Townsville (Douglas) and Cairns (Smithfield) campuses and involve approximately 28 contact hours spread over both large group lectures, and small group tutorial/workshop sessions. The topics covered will include the following:
- Laboratory Safety and Introduction to the Human body
- The hierarchy of cells, tissues and systems
- The basic elements of life
- Water Biology
- The cell membrane
- The genetics of life
- The essential compounds of life
- The essential reactions of life
- Communication in the body
- The food we eat and the air we breathe
The course will be held Feb. 6–9, 2018.