|This course aims to give students a greater understanding of human biology and health sciences, as well as deliver effective presentations.|
|Students should gain useful vocabulary, and a deeper understanding of subjects related to their field of study. They will also gain confidence in giving oral presentations on these topics in front of their peers.|
|This will be done through a variety of discussion topics, readings, in-depth vocabulary study and research projects. Until such time as we return to the classroom, classes will be conducted online using a mixture of Moodle and MS Teams or Zoom. Assignments and coursework will be on Moodle, and Discussion and Research topics will mainly be on MS Teams or Zoom. When it is deemed safe to return to the classroom, social distancing and appropriate ventilation of the classroom will be observed. Students will be expected to give presentations throughout the year on some of the topics covered, therefore effective presentation skills will also be taught. There are 12 units in the course, and 6 will be covered each semester.|
|This class will be taught in English, and students will be expected to use English in the class. Students should bring a laptop computer/ipad/smartphone for sessions when we return to the classroom if directed to by the teacher. While classes are online, students will be expected to use Moodle and MS Teams or ZOOM as directed by the teacher.|
Week 1 – Introduction to the course, and any suitable ice-breaker activities. Teachers could also spend some time going over the Introduction section on Maths and Counting.
Week 2 – Topic 1 – Diet and Exercise. Work through the text, covering Listen and Think, Pair Work, Reading, Target Terms, Focus on Language, and Focus on Content. Some sections may be omitted if the teacher feels that they are not relevant. Set up the Research section for the next session.
Week 3 – Topic 1 – Diet and Exercise. Complete the Research section.
Week 4 – Topic 2 – The Body and the Immune System. Repeat the process from week 2.
Week 5 – Topic 2 – The Body and the Immune System. Complete the Research section.
Week 6 – Topic 3 – The Brain and the Nervous System. Repeat the process from week 2.
Week 7 – Topic 3 – The Brain and the Nervous System. Complete the Research section.
Week 8 – Topic 4 – The Use of Drugs. Repeat the process from week 2.
Week 9 – Topic 4 –The Use of Drugs. Complete the Research section.
Week 10 – Topic 5 – Adaptation. Repeat the process from week 2.
Week 11 – Topic 5 – Adaptation. Complete the Research section.
Week 12 – Topic 6 – Energy and Biomass in the Food Chain. Repeat the process from week 2.
Week 13 – Topic 6 – Energy and Biomass on the Food Chain. Complete the Research section.
Week 14 – Presentations. Students should give a presentation on one of the topics covered. Presentations should be around 5 - 7minutes long, and delivered without PowerPoint or any other similar software.
Teachers should encourage questions from the rest of the class, and give feedback to those presenting. Therefore, split this into two sessions, doing half the class this week, and half next week.
Week 15 – Presentations Part 2.