Course Title: Concepts in physics
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2015
Course Code: PHYS5001
Course Title: Concepts in physics
School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4327 - Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation
Course Contact: Namrita Kaul
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4309
Course Contact Email: email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Teacher: Anar Haque
Ph. +61 3 9925 4755
Nominal Hours: 50
Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
There are no pre-requisites for this course.
This course covers the skills and knowledge required to investigate major concepts in physics and their basic application.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
VU20931 Concepts in physics
1. Describe and determine basic quantities in the measurement of straight line motion
1.1 Key terminology relevant to the description of straight line motion are explained
2. Explain the basic concepts in Newton's laws of motion
2.1 Key terminology relevant to the laws of motion are explained
3. Explain the basic concepts in magnetism
3.1 Magnetic forces in relation to the north and south poles of a compass are defined
4. Explain the properties and behaviour of sound
4.1 The movement of sound through various mediums is explained.
Details of Learning Activities
Class discussions, worksheets, practicals, quizzes and examination
|Topics||Assessment due and weight|
|09/07/15||Straight line motion|
|16/07/15||Straight line motion|
|23/07/15||Straight line motion|
|30/07/15||Straight line motion Lab 1||Worksheet 1 10%|
|06/08/15||Newton’s laws of motion|
|13/08/15||Newton’s laws of motion|
|20/08/15||Newton’s laws of motion Lab 2||Quiz 1 15%|
|27/08/15||Magnetism||Lab 2 report 10%|
|03/09/15||Semester break||No class|
|24/09/15||Magnetism Lab 3||Worksheet 2 10%|
|08/10/15||Sound Lab 4|
|15/10/15||Sound||Quiz 2 15%|
|05/11/15||All Topics Final Exam||Final Exam 40%|
Overview of Assessment
Assessment may include the following:
written tests, worksheets, practical reports and assignments
- Worksheets X2
- Individually students will have to solve topic related problems. These are take home work.
- This is worth 10 % X2=20% of the course grade.
- Due on 30th July and 24th September.
- Lab Report
- Students will work in teams to set up an experiment.
- Students will interpret the results of their experiment at home and compile a report.
- This is worth 10% of the course grade.
- Due on 27th August.
- Quizzes X2
- Multiple choice, open book quizzes. Individually students will have to attempt these quizzes in class.
- This is worth 10 X2=20% of the course grade.
- Will be held on 20th August and 15th October.
- Final Examination
- This is a closed book examination covering all topics in the course.
- It is worth 40% of the course grade.
- This will be held on Thursday 5th November (Location to be advised)
This course is graded in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also utilises graded assessment
CHD Competent with High Distinction (80 – 100%)
CDI Competent with Distinction (70 – 79%)
CC Competent with Credit (60 – 69%)
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded (50 – 59%)
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment
- All assessment types must be passed (tests and worksheets). For example, if there are two tests you need to have an average of 50% to pass. You can’t make up marks from one type of assessment to another (e.g. pass the tests but fail the worksheet component).
- APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK- A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available onlinehttp://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension) at least 24 hours before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 6, Bdg 51, or emailed to the Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected.
- Students requiring extensions longer than 7 days must apply for Special Consideration (see the ‘Help me’ link in blackboard, via myRMIT studies or http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration) For missed assessments such as exams - you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged online with supporting evidence (e.g. medical certificate), prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination.
- If you miss an assessment task due to unavoidable circumstances, you need to follow the procedure of special consideration and apply within the allowed time frame.
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