university courses through ches
Details of Higher Education Studies for 2024 will be updated shortly. The information shown below is for the 2023 courses.
This is the CHES Handbook of Higher Education Studies.
This is a two-page summary Overview of all CHES Higher Education Studies and Prerequisites.
We encourage students to select courses based on your interests and strengths (and pre-requisites) and preferred mode of study.
Unit 1 – Foundations of AI for STEM
Unit 2 – Cyber-Physical-Biological systems: Technology for a Digital World
Unit 1 will provide you with foundations and applications of AI as applied in contemporary health, science, technology, engineering, and math workplaces and future trends in applications from an inter-disciplinary perspective. This course will also challenge you to consider the impact and ethics of AI on your future profession and society.
Unit 2 is designed to introduce you to cyber-physical- biological systems (CPBS). CPBS consists of the computation, physical, and biological components of cyber-physical-biological systems to build a better world. You’ll examine how cyber-physical-biological systems are developed and applied across different industries and co-design conceptual innovative cyber-physical-biological systems that are efficient, adaptive, and reliable. You’ll also examine the moral, social, legal, and ethical considerations related to the cyber-physical-biological systems.
Unit 1 – Principles of Biology (SCBIO1001) Unit 2 – Systems Biology (SCBIO1020)
Unit 1 will provide a broad overview of biological sciences from molecular biology of cells through to populations. With the inclusion of the examination of various aspects of biology drawing from all kingdoms of life, students will appreciate the commonalities amongst all living organisms and how these have evolved, developing an understanding of the basic processes underpinning life and how organisms and populations change over time.
Unit 2 introduces students to the anatomy and physiology of the body. It focuses on anatomy (structure) from the cellular to the organ level of arrangement and how cells, tissues and organs work together to maintain physiology (function). Major concepts in cellular and subcellular biology are revised before understanding cellular function and arrangement into tissues, tissue function and arrangement into organs, and how organs work together both as part of separate systems and in cooperation with each other (integration).
Unit 1 – SCSUS1500 Sustainable Earth
Unit 2 – SCENV1002 Biodiversity Conservation
SCSUS1500 Sustainable Earth looks at the impact humans have had on the Earth. We address, in turn, the main components of the habitable parts of the planet and examine the fundamental, natural processes within each. With this grounding we then superimpose the impact of indigenous people, and then the excesses of post-industrial humanity, upon the Earth to reveal the consequences of the activities of modern society. The course emphasizes that environmental sustainability requires an understanding, not only of the processes that can be identified today, but of the rate, sequence and nature of changes which have taken place in our recent past. Further, that environmental sustainability demands consideration, not only of environmental processes, but also the social and political constraints to change.
SCENV1002 introduces students to the global environment and its basic natural systems. It is designed to develop in students an understanding of the application of biological and ecological principles to the conservation of global biological diversity. Major themes include the diversity and interrelationships of the biotic and abiotic components of the environment, plant and animal diversity, threatening processes, threatened species, conservation strategies, wildlife exploitation and conservation, and wildlife forensics.
Unit 1 – Growth, Motor Development & Ageing Unit 2 – Introduction to Nutrition
Unit 1 will provide you with an understanding of the impact of growth, motor development and ageing, across the lifespan, on the systems and motor output of the human body is central to all disciplines of exercise science practice, foundational to the further study and application of exercise science and critical in the attainment of exercise scientist accreditation.
Unit 2 will assist you to acquire foundation knowledge of food composition, the macro and micronutrients and other bioactive substances, that contribute towards maintaining normal cell function; nutrient transport and storage; metabolism and water and electrolyte balance, as these relate to energy metabolism for health and exercise.
Unit 1 – Human Structure and Function
Unit 2 – Infections, Pandemics and Epidemics
In Unit 1, you will be introduced to the basic concepts and principles of both structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the human body. Your learning in this subject will be supported by detailed online resources and a comprehensive program of online workshops with expert facilitators. You will also engage in career exploration activities, and begin building your career ready eportfolio..
In Unit 2, you will learn about infectious diseases, both new and ancient, and how these continue to threaten wellbeing by causing localised, epidemic or pandemic disease outbreaks. Students will learn about the chain of infection, immunity and vaccination, disease prevention, and disease surveillance. Selected microorganisms will then be described and compared: the main focus is the natural habitat of the organisms (reservoirs of infection), the ways in which humans can encounter the organisms (routes of infection) and the strategies available at the individual, community and global levels to prevent disease and, in the diseased patient, to cure disease. In parallel, workshops will focus on laboratory techniques that can be used for disease diagnosis including culture-based methods, molecular methods and immunological approaches. Workshops will culminate in an infectious disease case study.