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BIOL 050 - Provincial Biology (Human)
This course satisfies the requirements for a general or academic science. It deals with the basic elements of biology and is designed to meet entrance requirements for further academic or technical training. This Provincial Level stresses the functional areas of biology. Biology is the study of living organisms and life possesses. In the study of Biology, adult learners can use their life experiences to expand their knowledge of both the macro and micro environments, their appreciation of the living world's natural order and their role in it.

  • Total Hours: 120
  • Lecture Hours: 80
  • Laboratory Hours: 40
Total Weeks:  

Prerequisites: BIOL 040 Advanced Biology, Biology 11, or with instructor's permission; and Grade 10 Reading and Mathematics

Course Content:
Cell Biology - Chemistry and Structure of the Cell
- The Study of Life
- Chemistry of Life
- Biological Molecules
- Structure and Function of the Cell

Cell Biology-Activities of the Cell
- Structure and Function of the Cell
- Membrane
- Metabolism
- Cell Respiration
- Photosynthesis

Human Physiology and Anatomy
- Human Organization
- Digestion
- Circulation
- Immunity
- Respiration

Human Physiology and Anatomy 2
- Excretion
- Nervous System
- Senses
- Musculoskeletal System
- Endocrine System

Reproduction and Development
- Cell Division
- Reproductive Systems
- Hormonal Control of Reproduction
- Human Development and Aging

- Simple Inheritance
- Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance
- DNA Structure and Function
- Biotechnology

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Cell Biology
    • Describe major structures and functions
    • Explain the role of important molecules: water, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, etc.
    • Describe the basic mechanism of protein synthesis
    • Explain the role of enzymes and their importance to cellular processes
    • Explain and compare mitosis and meiosis
  • Bioenergetics
    • Outline the processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration and their relationship to one another
  • Genetics
    • Explain the principles of inheritance
    • Solve problems in Mendellian Genetics
    • Explain the role of DNA
  • Human Biology
    • Apply the concept of homeostasis
    • Demonstrate the knowledge of integration of tissues, organs and systems
    • Identify structures and describe functions of eight of the following:
    • Skeleto-muscular system
    • Digestive system
    • Circulatory system
    • Blood and immunity
    • Respiratory system
    • Endocrine system
    • Nervous system and sensory system
    • Excretory system
    • Reproductive system
    • Human development
  • Laboratory Skills:
    • Demonstrate microscope skills
    • Collect and record data in an effective manner
    • Conduct lab procedures safely and ethically
    • Interpret data collected
    • Demonstrate working effectively with a partner
NOTE: All Provincial Biology courses must include seven laboratory and/or field work activities.

Obtain a pre-requisite body of knowledge and skills that will provide a basis for further education and training

Appreciate the qualities, quantities and variety of living organisms and understand their impact on human lives, society and the environment

Gain the skills that provide the basis for sound and ethical problem solving and decision making

Passing Grade:  D (50%)


Textbooks: Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.

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