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Biology

The biology courses are centred on four main contexts for learning.

The first of these is “Teaching Hospital”, in which students explore the tissues, organs and systems that are integral to the professionals working in different hospital departments.

After being introduced to the seven life processes carried out by all living organisms, students move on to look at cells, microscopy, organisation, unicellular organisms and diffusion, as part of the ‘Cytology department’. They then consider the ‘Obstetrics and Gynaecology department’, looking at puberty, fertility, the role of the placenta in foetal development, and birth. Finally, students explore the department of ‘Nutrition and Dietetics’, which introduces them to the importance of a balanced diet, daily energy requirements, and the structure and function of the human digestive system.