10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This unit introduces the student to a variety of essential facts, principles and concepts from Human Biology, focusing on the following topics:1. Human body systems (e.g. respiratory and circulatory systems, nervous systems, the musculo-skeletal system, reproductive system, immune system).2. Regulation and control (e.g. homeostasis).3. Nutrition, health and disease (e.g. risk factors, incidence, screening and treatments).Foundations of Biology B is designed to be taken with Foundations Biology A, extending and applying key principles and concepts to new topics. The course is designed so that knowledge and understanding of core principles and concepts studied in Biology A are applied and extended in the topics studied in Biology B.

Staff Contact: HALE SARAH
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work, Classroom testing

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

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