This course provides students with to opportunity for in-depth study of the concepts and processes associated with biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of metabolic processes, molecular genetics, homeostasis, evolution, and population dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on achievement of the detailed knowledge and refined skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.
Course Code: SBI4U
Course Type: University
Prerequisite: Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation
Credit Value: 1
Unit 1: Biochemistry
Students will learn biological molecules and their chemical properties that affect cellular processes and biochemical reactions.
Unit 2: Metabolic Processes
Students will study metabolic processes and the chemical reactions and the energy conversions associated with the reaction.
Unit 3: Molecular Genetics
Students will study DNA molecules and cellular processes like DNA replications and Protein synthesis.
Unit 4: Homeostasis
Students will study internal homeostasis system and feedback mechanisms associated with them.
Unit 5: Population Dynamics
Students will learn to predict population growth using predictable patterns.