Course Title: Conduct simple dissections

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: BIOL5100

Course Title: Conduct simple dissections

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3209 - Certificate III in Science

Course Contact: Judith McCann

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99258366

Course Contact Email: judith.mccann@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Christine Andrews T.9925 4287
christine.andrews@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 10

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

VPAM087 Cell Biology
VPAM088 Anatomy and Physiology

Course Description

This unit covers the knowledge and skills to conduct simple dissections using material from available mammalian body systems.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU076 Conduct simple dissections

Element:

1 Prepare for dissection
procedures



2 Perform a simple
dissection

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Select material from available mammalian body system for
dissection
1.2 Prepare equipment


2.1 Follow dissection procedures
2.2 Describe procedure and make observations using appropriate
terminology
2.3 Record observations
2.4 Complete required clean up procedures


Learning Outcomes


1.1 Select material from available mammalian body system for
dissection
1.2 Prepare equipment


2.1 Follow dissection procedures
2.2 Describe procedure and make observations using appropriate
terminology
2.3 Record observations
2.4 Complete required clean up procedures


Details of Learning Activities

Dissections, DVD’s, demonstrations


Teaching Schedule

Date(week starts) Topic

19/4/10
 
226/4/10 Instruments/Safety (1hour)
33/5/10 Heart Dissection (2hours)
410/5/10 Rat dissection (Respiratory System) 1 hour
517/5/10 Rat dissection (Digestive System)(2 hours)

624/5/10Kidney dissection (1 hour)
731/5/10 Rat dissection (Reproductive System) (2 hours)
87/6/10 
914/6/10 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

The student must demonstrate an understanding of all learning outcomes in order to achieve competence. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each learning outcome in a flexible manner  


Assessment Tasks

Assessment is based on successful participation and completion of the set dissection tasks


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

For information on late submission of work or absence on the day of assessment, please go to the Program site on the Learning Hub for C3209 Certificate III in Science or contact the Program Co-ordinator, Judi Mc Cann.

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