Applying Mathematics - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Non Award
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP4
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP2 , SP3 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assessment - Investigation (40%) , Invigilated Exam (40%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 1,299.00
International 1,549.00

This unit aims to develop a core set of numeracy skills that will aid students in further study - particularly in Health Sciences and Business. Students will be introduced to a variety of mathematical concepts from basic numerical to statistical to financial, and to their real-life applications in Health Sciences and Business.

Please note: This mathematics unit from the UniReady Enabling Program may not satisfy university mathematics entry requirements.

Please Note: This unit cannot be used as credit towards a university course.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. perform calculations involving fractions, decimals and percentages and apply these concerns when solving more complex problems
  2. use the metric system to convert between measurements and to perform calculations involving measurement (including rates)
  3. analyse and interpret data using both descriptive and inferential statistics applying tests for normality as required
  4. interpret, solve and develop algebraic equations, and analyse and interpret graphs of these equations or graphs displaying data
  5. apply techniques to solve problems in a financial setting, in particular those involving interest and depreciation.
  • Assessment — Investigation (40%)
  • Invigilated Exam (40%)
  • Test (20%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Audio/Visual equipment

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Three Important Skills
2Metric Measurement
3Displaying & Analysing Categorical Data
4Displaying & Analysing Continuous Data
5Bivariate Analysis
6The Normal Distribution
7Inferential Statistics
8Algebra - Expressions
9Algebra - Equations
10Linear Functions
11Exponential Functions

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Blogs
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Web links

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