Higher Human Biology
The course comprises of a two-part exam including both multiply choice and extend answers, with an investigation experiment and write up report.
Division and differentiation in human cells
Structure and Replication of DNA
Energy Systems in Muscle Cells
Physiology & Health
Gamete Production and Fertilisation
Hormonal Control of Reproduction
The Biology of Controlling Fertility
Antenatal and Postnatal Screening
The Structure and Function of Arteries, Capillaries and Veins
The Structure and Function of the Heart
Pathology of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
Blood Glucose levels and Obesity
Neurobiology & Immunology
Divisions of the Nervous System and Neural Pathways
The Cerebral Cortex
The cells of the nervous system and neurotransmitters at synapses
Non-specific body defences
Specific Cellular Defences Against Pathogens
Clinical Trials of Vaccines and Drugs
For entry to Higher, pupils will normally have a National 5 pass at grades A-C. S6 “crash” Highers will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Human Biology is recommended as a pupil choice along with Chemistry or Physics these linked Sciences work well together.
Meeting deadlines and being resilient are important features of being successful in this course – you will be expected to carry out tasks in your own time.
College courses that Higher Human Biology will support entry into include: