L1 Science in Human Health

HSCI12
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Nair

This course will look at many of the science aspects already assessed in SCI12 but will focus on contexts relating to human health and wellbeing. It will be a pathway for students looking at a career in nursing or health sciences (N.B. not medicine, you should take SCI11 for this pathway) or who have an interest in developing their knowledge of the human body whilst still pursuing science credits at Level 1.

This subject will be primarily internally assessed and will be a balanced mix of both practical and theoretical activities. There will be strong career pathway links provided with guest speakers and tertiary providers already indicating an interest in being involved at the school level.

Science in Human Health will cover topics relating to human anatomy, disease, human life processes and some of the chemistry behind them. In addition, we intend to teach about genetics, giving students the opportunity to sit the Biology external examination, thereby offering students a pathway into BIO21 or CHE21.


Pathway

L2 Biology, L2 Chemistry

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Level 1 Genetics External SciPad


Recommended Prior Learning

Open


Standards Available

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90925 v3 Biology 1.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with direction
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90930 v3 Chemistry 1.1 - Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90948 v3 Science 1.9 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90949 v3 Science 1.10 - Investigate life processes and environmental factors that affect them
1
I
4
A.S. 90950 v3 Science 1.11 - Investigate biological ideas relating to interactions between humans and micro-organisms
1
I
4
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.