Year 11 Human Biology ATAR

Course Outline 2019

 

Week Content Assessment

Term 1

1-2

Cells and tissues

⦿ Science inquiry skills: investigation/experimental techniques

⦿ Cells

⦿ Cell membrane

⦿ Factors affecting exchange across cell membranes

⦿ Tissues

 
3-5

Metabolism

⦿ Metabolism

⦿ Cellular respiration

⦿ Enzyme function

Task 1: Test – Metabolism and enzymes

Task 2: Investigation – Cardiovascular health (handed out)

6

Respiratory system

⦿ Structure of respiratory system

⦿ Function of components of respiratory system

 
7-8

Circulatory system

⦿ Structure and function of the circulatory system

⦿ Science Inquiry skills: heart dissection

⦿ Components of blood

⦿ Functions of the lymphatic system

Task 2: Investigation – Cardiovascular health (due in)

Task 3: Test – Respiratory and circulatory systems

9-10

Digestive system

⦿ Structure and function of the digestive system

⦿ Mechanical and chemical digestion

⦿ Absorption of nutrients

⦿ Elimination of wastes

Task 4: Extended response – Cardiovascular diseases

Task 5: Practical – Enzymes

Term 2

1-2

Excretory system

⦿ Structure and function of the excretory system

⦿ Skin, kidneys, liver and lungs

⦿ Deamination of amino acids

⦿ The three basic processes of the nephron

 
3

Musculoskeletal system

⦿ Structure and function of the musculoskeletal system

⦿ Sliding filament theory

⦿ Action of paired muscles

⦿ Function of skeleton

⦿ Joints

Task 6: Test – Digestive and excretory systems

Task 7: Extended response – Musculoskeletal system

4 ⦿ Revision Task 8: Test – Musculoskeletal system
5 Exmination Task 9: Semester 1 examination
6-10

DNA

⦿ DNA – structure, properties and function

⦿ DNA replication, protein synthesis

⦿ Stem cells and epigenetics

Task 10: Practical – Extraction of DNA

Task 11: Extended response – Gene expression

Task 12: Test – DNA and protein synthesis

Term 3

1-3

Cell reproduction

⦿ Mitosis

⦿ Meiosis

⦿ Crossing over, non-disjunction, random assortment and variation due to these processes

⦿ Difference between mitosis and meiosis

⦿ Tumours/cancer

Task 13: Test – Mitosis and meiosis
4-6

Human reproduction

⦿ Structure and function of reproductive system

⦿ Menstrual and ovarian cycles

⦿ Spermatogenesis and oogenesis

⦿ Conception through to development of embryo

⦿ Stages of labour and birth

Task 14: Extended response – Reproductive technologies research assignment
7

⦿ Contraceptive methods

⦿ STI’s

⦿ Assisted reproductive technologies

⦿ Genetic screening

 
8-9

Types of inheritance

⦿ Genotypes and phenotypes

⦿ Punnett squares

Task 15: Test – Reproduction and inheritance

Term 4

1-2

Types of inheritance

⦿ Dominance, co-dominance, autosomal and sex linked traits

⦿ Pedigree charts

⦿ DNA profiling

 
4 ⦿ Revision  
5-6 Examination Task 16: Semester 2 examination

This document is subject to revision.

The Year 11 Syllabus for Human Biology can be found on the SCSA website: http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/