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Biology Online Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses for Returning Teachers and Subject Changers

Course content

Key Concept Lectures

  • Cell Biology
  • Transport Systems
  • Health and Disease
  • Coordination and Control
  • Photosynthesis
  • Ecosystems
  • The Genome and Gene Expression
  • Inheritance
  • Variation and Evolution
  • GCSE Practical Biology

Cells

  • Eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells
  • Cell differentiation and Specialisation
  • Microscopy
  • Microorganism in a laboratory
  • Mitosis
  • Stem cells and their uses
  • Cell transport - diffusion
  • Exchange surfaces
  • Cell transport - osmosis
  • Cell transport - active transport

Organ systems

  • Food tests
  • Enzymes
  • Investigating Enzyme activity
  • The Respiratory system
  • Circulatory system
  • Blood Vessels
  • Blood
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Leaf Structure
  • Transpiration and translocation
  • Xylem and phloem
  • Rate of transpiration

Health and disease

  • Health and disease
  • Effect of lifestyle on health
  • Cancer
  • Viral disease
  • Bacterial disease
  • Plant diseases
  • Malaria
  • Disease defence
  • Immune system
  • Vaccination
  • Developing medicines
  • Monoclonal antibodies
  • Plant disease defence and identification

Bioenergetics

  • Photosynthesis
  • Limiting factors of photosynthesis
  • Respiration
  • Measuring respiration

Coordination and control

  • Nervous system
  • Reflexes and reaction time
  • The Brain
  • The Eye
  • Controlling body temperature
  • Hormones
  • Controlling blood sugar
  • Controlling water, ions and nitrogen
  • Osmoregulation and the Kidneys
  • Hormones and reproduction
  • Hormones and fertility
  • Thyroxin and Adrenaline
  • Plant Hormones

Genes and inheritance

  • Sexual and asexual reproduction
  • DNA and the human genome
  • DNA and protein synthesis
  • Inheritance
  • Mendel and genetics
  • Inherited disorders
  • Blood groups and sex-linked disorders
  • Causes of variation
  • Selective breeding
  • Genetic engineering
  • Tissue culture and cloning

Evolution

  • Evolution and natural selection
  • Development of the theory of evolution
  • Fossils as evidence for evolution
  • Adaptations and extinction
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Classification and genetics

Ecology

  • Ecosystems and interdependence
  • Abiotic factors and sampling methods
  • Biotic factors in ecosystems
  • The carbon cycle
  • The water cycle
  • Decomposition
  • Investigating the rate of decomposition
  • Importance of biodiversity
  • Pollution and land use
  • Deforestation and global warming
  • Pyramids of biomass
  • Food Security
  • Food production