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Undergraduate | LTU-PHI3001 | 2024

Biosciences Technology and Society

Course information for 2024 intake

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Study method
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Start dates
4 Mar 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
12 weeks

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Biosciences Technology and Society

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Investigate the ways in which biological sciences embody social values and inform individual and societal decisions.
    2. Critically reflect on readings in the area to grapple with issues concerning concerning biology, society, and values.
    3. Analyse the social dimensions of biological theories, practices and technologies.
    4. Critique the ways that science both reflects and impacts the societies we live in.
    5. Implement active learning strategies to act as self directed learners.

Entry requirements


Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed PHI2BTS (Biosciences Technology and Society) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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