This unit introduces students to the key properties of living organisms, focussing on the cellular and molecular level. Students will learn the basic principles and concepts of biological molecules and the structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. The unit will explore introductory molecular mechanisms within the cell and how they contribute to the organization of a cell and the whole organism. This unit provides a strong foundation for students specialising in Biomedical Science.
|1.||Review the diversity and classification of various types of living organisms;|
|2.||Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and functions of cells;|
|3.||Investigate the four major classes of biological molecules and elaborate on their functions;|
|4.||Discuss the basic structure and mechanisms of action of viruses and bacteria;|
|5.||Apply the fundamental principles of genetics and appreciate the significance of evolution;|
|6.||Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of scientific communication and analysis.|
|Exercise||Guided Inquiry Worksheets (250 words)||10%|
|Report||Annotated Bibliography Report(750 words)||10%|
|Test||Two (2) Tests (25% each, 30 minutes)||50%|
|Presentation||Oral Team Presentation||30%|
Campbell essential biology 6th ed.
Simon, E. J., Dickey, J., Hogan, K. A., Reece, J. B., & Campbell, N. A. (2016)
New York: Pearson Education, Inc.,
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