Year Level: Year 12
Codes: GTHBY
SCSA Syllabus link:

Human Biology Year 12 General

Recommended Background: OLNA literacy standard met
Course Content Description:


In this unit, students

  • identify, research and construct questions for investigation; propose hypotheses; and predict possible outcomes
  • conduct investigations including real or virtual dissections, investigating reaction time and hearing and eyesight tests.
  • understand that the support and movement of the body is facilitated by the structure and function of the bones and joints in the skeletal system
  • understand that skeletal muscles work in groups around joints to bring about the desired action.
  • understand that the nervous system enables us to respond to external changes.
  • understand that hormone action can be via negative feedback and identify components of a feedback loop


In this unit, students

  • understand that infectious disease is caused by invasion of a pathogen, and can be transmitted from one host to another
  • understand that the transmission and spread of infectious disease is facilitated by local, regional and global movement of individuals
  • understand that modern medicines which assist in reducing the rate or the severity of the infection, include antiseptics, antivirals and antibiotics
  • understand that standards of hygiene, including sanitation of water, waste treatment and the presence of pathogens and disease vectors, varies between global communities.
Mode of Delivery: In Moodle and live, online lessons.
Textbooks / Stationery: Refer to the Booklist - Personal Items and Resource List
External Examination: Externally Set task (EST) compulsory in Term 2 Year 12
ATAR Pathway: Entry into training or the workforce