Human Biology (Units 1 & 2) ATAR

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Course Code:
University Pathway
Science B grade/ Exam 60%
Course Description:
Human Biology covers a wide range of ideas relating to the functioning human. Students learn about themselves, relating structure to function and how integrated regulation allows individuals to survive in a changing environment. They research new discoveries that are increasing our understanding of the causes of dysfunction, which can lead to new treatments and preventative measures. Reproduction is studied to understand the sources of variation that make each of us unique individuals. Through a combination of classical genetics, and advances in molecular genetics, dynamic new biotechnological processes have resulted. Population genetics is studied to highlight the longer term changes leading to natural selection and evolution of our species.
Course Assessment:
Science Inquiry 20%
Extended Response 15%
Tests 25%
Examinations 40%
Note – A detailed assessment outline will be provided to students at the commencement of the course.
Further Study:
Year 12 Human Biology (Units 3 & 4) ATAR
Additional Information:

An understanding of human biology is valuable for a variety of career paths, including thos in science education, medical and paramedical fields, food and hospitality, childcare, sport and social work.