Higher Human Biology: Course notes (Leckie)

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This second edition of the popular Higher Human Biology Course Notes is perfect for use as a classroom support to equip students with key information on the three course units in a bright new layout.

All processes and experiments are explained clearly using a step-by-step approach, whilst diagrams and illustrations support understanding and help students to engage with the text. New topic-specific questions for students help them reinforce understanding and practice assessed skills.

Contents

Introduction

Unit 1: Cell function and inheritance

· The cell

· Enzymes

· Proteins

· DNA, RNA and protein synthesis

· Energy transfer

· Anaerobic and aerobic respiration

· Sources of energy

· Cell membranes

· Membrane transport

· Immunity

· Viruses

· Inheritance

· Mitosis

· Meiosis

· Monohybrid inheritance

· Sex linkage

· Polygenic inheritance

· Mutations

· Genetic screening and counselling

Unit 2: The continuation of life

· Reproduction – female

· Reproduction – male

· Infertility

· Contraception

· Prenatal development

· Birth

· Postnatal development

· Transport systems

· The circulatory system

· The heart and the cardiac cycle

· Blood pressure

· Plasma, tissue fluid and lymph

· Red blood cells

· Gas transport

· The absorption of nutrients

· The liver

· The kidneys

· Regulating mechanisms

· Hypothermia

Unit 3: Behaviour, population and the environment

· The brain

· Neurones

· Neurotransmitters

· Memory

· The development of behaviour

· Infant attachment

· Communication

· Language

· The effect of experience

· Group behaviour

· The population explosion

· Feeding the human population

· Water supply and the environment

· Disease and the human population

· The nitrogen cycle

· The carbon cycle

Tips for the exam

Answers to quick questions

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