In the Human Biology General course, students learn about themselves, relating the structure of the different body systems to their function and understanding the interdependence of these systems in maintaining life. Students will engage in activities exploring the coordination of the musculoskeletal, nervous and endocrine systems. Furthermore, students learn and apply knowledge of the circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems to determine how structure relates to function. Importance within this course is placed upon analysing and evaluating different approaches to keeping healthy. Students also research new discoveries that help increase our understanding of the causes and spread of disease in a modern world. This course is built around science inquiry, with an emphasis on practical experiences and real-world investigations which leads to students being more able to make better life decisions, and more effective contributors to the discussions related to health issues in the community. In addition, an understanding of human biology is valuable for a variety of career paths including social work, medical and paramedical fields, food and hospitality, childcare, sport, science and health education. This course would be suitable for those students who intend to study a science related course at Training WA.
Minimum Entry Requirements
C Grade in Year 10 Extension Science OR Grade A or B in General Science
For assessment criteria and Year 12 course details, please visit the SCSA page of this subject.