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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

    Brendon Dunphy

    Cell/Mol Biology Judy OBrien Cell/Mol Biology Judy O Brien

    / Micro

    Genetics/ Biotech Craig Millar

    Evolution Scott Baker

    Biochemistry Nigel Birch

    Tony Hickey

    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


    Judy OBrien



    Craig Millar

  • 4Scott Baker


    Nigel Birch


    Tony Hickey


  • 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

  • 8Laboratory Classes

    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.


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    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

    Need help?

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    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

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    Time management

    Planning for study success understanding semesters













    Study Break



    Semester I
















    Feb 28 EXAMStudyBreak

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    field tripNth head

    101 101 101 101101 101

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    How can I manage Information for learning?

    Organisation IntegrationSelection

    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

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    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

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    Online Homework activities

    Mastering Bio scores related to final performance (2010)

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    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

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    Click Study Area for loads of revision


  • 18

    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

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    For more information and online learning style analysis check

    You may find free help online byYou may find free help online by searching for learning styles

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    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

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    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

  • 22

    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

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    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.

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    Tuakana program

    Professor Michael Walker

    Emma LambertTracey OConnory

    MeettheTuakanatutorsandcoordinatorsfor2011forBiosci101,104 and107Dropinsessionfrom112pmTh d i th Bi i T kThursdayintheBiosciTuakanaroomintheOldBiologyBuildingLunch Provided

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    Your first Lecturer

    Judy OBrien Judy O Brien

    Cell/Mol Biology

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    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

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    By 24 Feb 2011, 1627 genomes had been sequenced and ~ 9900 more projects are underway

    ~ 25,000 genes, 96% similar DNA!

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    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