BIOSCI 101 Introductory Lecture 2011 Colour.pdf
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1Welcome toThe School of
i l i l iBiological Sciences
BIOSCI 101Essential Biology
Important things you need to
BIOSCI 101Essential Biology
2THE 101 TEAM Course Coordinators Mandy Harper
Cell/Mol Biology Judy OBrien Cell/Mol Biology Judy O Brien
Genetics/ Biotech Craig Millar
Evolution Scott Baker
Biochemistry Nigel Birch
Course Coordinators for BIOSCI 101Mandy Harper Brendon Dunphy
For assistance with any aspect of the course see Mandy in Room 101, Old Biology Building, ext 87794
or Brendon in Room 111b, ext 87583
3Cellular and Molecular Biology
5Key Activities in this course
This course involves a blend of
O li l i i i iOn-line learning activities
Assessment (Test & Exam)
Lectures in Owen G Glenn Building
Stream 1 at 11amStream 1 at 11amM T Th F iMon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
Lecture room 260-115 (F & PAA)
Stream 2 at 4pmStream 2 at 4pmMon Tues Thurs FriMon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
Lecture room 260-098 (Centennial) + overflow OGGB 5
6Biology SRC and Labs
The Course Guide
Purchase from the University Bookshop.
Read the COURSE INFORMATION SECTION of the BIOSCI 101 course guide This section provides BIOSCI 101 course guide. This section provides you with all the details of how the course is run and what is expected of you.
The course guide is also available online in Cecil
7BIOSCI 101 Assessments Theory (80%)
Incourse Test (34%) Completion of Mastering Bio (4%) Completion of Mastering Bio (4%) On-line quizzes for Biochemistry (2%) Exam (40%)
Practical (20%)For each laboratory session (6) you must y ( ) y
complete Pre lab assignment Lab assignment
You must gain a pass in theory and practical
Laboratory classes - start in week 2y
Lab manuals will be handed out at the first lab.
The laboratories are located in the OLD BIOLOGY BUILDING top floor, rooms 301 and 307
You must attend the laboratory class that you chose at enrolment
Bring your completed pre lab assignment
You need to complete the pre-lab assignment before you attend your first lab class.
Available in the course guide OR
This can be downloaded from Cecil.
9STAGE 1 BIO LABS
Attending your first Lab Class
Arrive 10 minutes early Arrive 10 minutes early Go to level three, Biology Building Check your stream Sign in and hand in pre-lab Put on LAB COAT and wear adequate Put on LAB COAT and wear adequate
Pl i d Planning your degree or program
FIRST YEAR SBS PAPERS
BIOSCI 100 Antarctica: The Frozen Continent BIOSCI 101 Essential Biology: From Genomes
to Organisms* BIOSCI 102 Plants, Microbes and Society BIOSCI 103 Comparative Animal Biology BIOSCI 104 NZ Ecology and Conservation BIOSCI 106 Foundations of Biochemistry*
BIOSCI 107 C ll l P d BIOSCI 107 Cellular Processes and Development*
* form common first year course together with CHEM 110, PHYSICS 160 and MED SCI 142
The SBS Undergraduate Handbook
Available at the SRC
Planning for study success understanding semesters
Feb 28 EXAMStudyBreak
field tripNth head
101 101 101 101101 101
How can I manage Information for learning?
Short Term or Working
Memory Long Term Memory
At lectures, labs, field trips
How can I make my learning meaningful?
1. Selection use prior knowledge to help you
identify most important information
Review objectives, summariesR d i d diRead assigned reading
Be alert to lecturers signals e.g., coming back to idea or relating to other ideas
2. OrganiseOrganise information into meaningfulunits of informationunits of information
Create outlinesCreate concept maps Identifying similarities/ differencesy g
3. Integrate make the information meaningful and memorable by creating links with prior knowledge / or modify with prior knowledge / or modify existing knowledge.
Question new informationThink about and answer questionsThink about and answer questionsThink about implicationsGenerate own examples
Online Homework activities
Mastering Bio scores related to final performance (2010)
Feedback from students It is a useful resource in the process
of intense learning in the environment, which University education presses which University education presses upon students. In other words, it expanded the noodles in my brain.
because it was probably what got me through the course by motivating me through the course, by motivating me to complete doable tasks by a certain date, it taught me to keep on top with class work.
Mastering Biology:Online tool, log-in details should have been emailed to you over the weekend:
Look at lecture guideLook at lecture guide, page I 4Completion of Mastering Bio activities = 4% of final grade
Click Study Area for loads of revision
An Important resource - TextbookCampbell Biology, by Reece et al, 9th edition
8th edition OK
Learning Styles Different things affect your ability to
learn new things
Preferred learning styles include:VisualAuditoryKinaesthetic or tactile
For more information and online learning style analysis check out:www.creativelearningcentre.com
You may find free help online byYou may find free help online by searching for learning styles
On-line learning - Using Cecil (UoA Learning Management
Web Based - available 24 / 7 Features include calendar, notices,
marks, email, discussion boardR l t i Resources lecture summaries, animations, on-line quizzes, worksheets
You will learn about Cecil in the first lab for Biosci 101 OR
You can attend a Library course
Uni IT Essentialsgo to go to
What is DELNA?
DELNA is a quick n dirty free health check of your language skills b f b i th before you begin the year.
You will do this in lab one
BIOSCI 101 Class Reps
We need to elect one Class Representative for BIOSCI 101 to liaise between students and the BIOSCI 101 to liaise between students and the lecturers
This involves representing your classmates at five meetings during the year (so you need to be doing another BIOSCI course in Semester 2)
BIOSCI 101 Class Reps (contd)
If you would like to be a class rep, email or hand in a brief paragraph about yourself to hand in a brief paragraph about yourself to Brendon Dunphy during the first week of the semester (include some contact details). Include a photo if you wish.
We will set up an electronic election in Cecil which will be part of the exercise you complete in Laboratory 1 in the second week.
Professor Michael Walker
Emma LambertTracey OConnory
MeettheTuakanatutorsandcoordinatorsfor2011forBiosci101,104 and107Dropinsessionfrom112pmTh d i th Bi i T kThursdayintheBiosciTuakanaroomintheOldBiologyBuildingLunch Provided
Your first Lecturer
Judy OBrien Judy O Brien
S. cerevisiae(May, 1997)6,000 genes
The worm(Dec, 1998)19,000 genes
The weed(Dec, 2000)26,000 genes
Homo sapiens(Sept 2003)30,000 genes
By 24 Feb 2011, 1627 genomes had been sequenced and ~ 9900 more projects are underway
~ 25,000 genes, 96% similar DNA!
So whats the basis of biological diversity?diversity?
What is complexity and how is it generated?
Preparation for Lecture 1
I will be assuming you have read:th i f L t 1 i th L t G id the synopsis of Lecture 1 in the Lecture Guide
the relevant section of your textbook (especially if this material is new for you)
In particular you should arrive already familiar with the appearance and ppfunctions of the organelles found in eukaryotic cells