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Undergraduate | MAQ-BIOX2210 | 2023

Life Processes

Study method
Online & on-campus
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
18 weeks

Start dates

  • 24 July 2023

HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

    1. Describe the co-ordination of physiological processes in organisms, including transport systems and responses to stimuli
    2. Apply detailed knowledge to explain the processes by which organisms gain energy, grow, and develop
    3. Compare and contrast physiological processes, and their evolution, in microbes, plants, and animals
    4. Demonstrate critical thinking and writing skills to appraise scientific literature on a major physiological theme
    5. Analyse collected experimental data and relate results to established physiological phenomena
    6. Apply broad and coherent knowledge of physiology to understand how organisms adapt to environmental challenges.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • MAQ-BSC-DEG-2023 - Bachelor of Science

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

one of


NCCW (pre-2020 units): BIOL229, BIOL208, BIOL210, BIOL606 Pre-requisite (40cp at 1000 level or above) including (BIOX1310 or BIOL114) or (BIOX1110 or BIOL115)

Additional requirements

  • Attendance requirements - Practical class Available in block mode

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

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

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees

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Bachelor of Science