Human Biology ATAR
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Required: Minimum C grade in Year 10 ACE or Advanced Science or B in General Science
Recommended: Minimum C grade in Year 10 ACE or Advanced Science or A in General Science
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Human Biological Science 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. Students will explore the major ideas related to scientific method, reproduction, body systems, inheritance, homeostasis, immunity, genetics and hominid evolution.
As a science, the subject matter of this course is founded on knowledge and understanding that has been gained through systematic inquiry and scientific research. However, this knowledge is far from complete and is being modified and expanded as new discoveries and advancements are made. Students develop their understanding of the cumulative and evolving nature of scientific knowledge and the ways in which such knowledge is obtained through scientific investigations. They learn to think critically, to evaluate evidence, to solve problems and to communicate understandings in scientific ways.
An understanding of Human Biology is valuable for a variety of career paths including education, medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nutrition science, food and hospitality, childcare, sport and social work.
Human Biology is beyond thrilling, through interactive classes and different ways of learning we are able to investigate how the body works and how it all links together to function the way it does. In Human Biology we are able to explore the body systems through dissections and really find out what is happening inside us! Not only do we learn about our own body, but we also learn how those in the medical field conduct their research through scientific inquiries and experiments. Human biology has interested me for years and continues to do so as there are no dull moments within the course. The fascinating and extensive detail we go into never ceases to amaze me and many others, hence the love we all have for the subject.
Montanna Godsell, Class of 2020