Biological Systems

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Biological Systems

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Environmental Sustainability, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Biological Systems is an introductory course that provides an appreciation of the main concepts of modern biology. Students will gain an understanding of the origin, function and structure of living organisms by examining life at increasing levels of biological complexity, from the molecular and cellular level to whole organisms and ecosystems. Course content will be delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops, laboratory sessions and online material.
    Course Introduction
    This course provides an introduction to the biology of organisms. It is a basic biology course that can be used as a foundation for those not wishing to study biology further but is essential background for students wishing to undertake further study in the biological, ecological, biomedical and biomolecular sciences. It includes an understanding of the classification of biological organisms, the underlying differences in cell structure and function of prokaryotes and eukaryotes. The course also covers plant and animal biology through the understanding of central metabolic pathways, plant and animal diversity with particular emphasis on how the structure of organisms influences how they function in different environments.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.