Bookings for Term 3 seminars open Monday July 23

Biology

To revise the whole Biology course, you should attend all the seminars for listed below. However, this is not compulsory and you may choose any combination of sessions.

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Teacher in charge / Maurice Wetherall
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Maurice (Maurie) Wetherall is a highly successful Senior Biology specialist teacher, with over 35 years’ experience, including exam marking.

Maurie is currently teaching at the University of Adelaide.

Qualifications: B.Sc. (Hons), Dip.Ed.

Session A

DNA and proteins 1

  • Chromosomes, chromatids and genes
  • Roles of DNA, mRNA, tRNA, rRNA, miRNA
  • Transcription including exons, introns and splicing
  • DNA replication
  • Translation at ribosomes
  • Structure and function of proteins.

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Session B

DNA and proteins 2

  • Enzymes
  • Gene expression
  • Mutations
  • Biotechnology
  • DNA sequencing, PCR, transgenesis, DNA profiling.

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Session C

Cells as the basis of life 1

  • Cell theory
  • Two types of cells
  • Energy in cells (including equations and ADP/ATP)
  • Movement through cell membranes
  • Writing practical reports.

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Session D

Cells as the basis of life 2

  • Cell metabolism
  • Binary fission and mitosis
  • Meiotic cell division
  • Culturing cells
  • Science as a human endeavour.

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Session E

Homeostasis

  • Homeostasis tolerance limits
  • Stimulus response model
  • Positive and negative feedback
  • The nervous system
  • Types of neurones, synapses and neurotransmitters
  • The reflex arc as a homeostatic mechanism.

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