Course Title: Apply mathematical techniques to scientific contexts

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4327 Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation

Course Title: Apply mathematical techniques to scientific contexts

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 70

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2016

Course Contact: Nancy Varughese

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4713

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The purpose of this unit is to provide learners with knowledge and skills related to basic statistics, functions and their graphs, circular functions, exponents and logarithms.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU20934 Apply mathematical techniques to scientific contexts


1 Use unit circle definitions of trigonometric quantities, graphs of the three basic trigonometric functions and radian measure to solve mathematics problems

2 Use simple algebraic functions and their graphs to solve mathematics problems

3 Determine non-linear laws by transforming them into a linear form

4 Solve problems involving exponential and logarithmic functions

5 Collect and process numerical data to illustrate its statistical properties

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand technical mathematical terminology.
  • Apply mathematical logic to a scientific context.
  • Use a scientific calculator for complex calculations.

Overview of Assessment

Assessments for this course may include the following:
assignments, quizzes and written exams