Biology - An Introduction Using the Human Body

Ref: C3843102

The human body (yours) will be used to demonstrate the characteristics of living organisms, and we will use the information it gives us to explore the same characteristics in plants and animals. Experiments will be done to look at new concepts and to develop an understanding of how to design and record experiments. Some work will be done on looking at living tissues using hand-lenses and microscopes. The class will explore differences and similarities between humans and other species and the roles they fill in the natural environment.

Course aim

To introduce biological processes using the human body as an example. Students will relate the biological features of their own bodies to those of other species, and do experiments to demonstrate and explore the processes in plants and animals.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Differentiate between three muscle types
  • Describe three different types of joint
  • Put at least 5 labels onto a picture of the human digestive system
  • Identify sense, motor and reproductive organs on a diagram of an animal

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • All students must bring a notebook, pen, pencil and rubber to every class.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Biology - An Introduction Using the Human Body

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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