10 Science Biomedical

Year 10: Semester 1 / Advanced Technologies

Australian Curriculum Website:  https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/science/

Pre-Requisite: It is compulsory that students select one of the Semester 2 science courses. Biomedical Science 2 is one of the options, the other options are:

  • Earth and Space Science 2
  • Body and Mind Science 2

If a student wants to select more than one semester 2 science course they are able to select Biomedical Science as a choice subject. For example, a student could select either Earth and Space Science 2 or Body and Mind Science 2 as their Science Semester 2 Option and also select Biomedical Science 2 as a choice subject.

The course incorporates key ideas and associated standards of the Australian Curriculum as well as builds investigation, analysis, and evaluation skills required for SACE science courses.

SUBJECT OVERVIEW

The course incorporates key ideas and associated standards of the Australian Curriculum as well as builds investigation, analysis, and evaluation skills required for SACE science courses. This course is relevant to students with an interest in the Biology or Chemistry subject areas. It provides insight into advancements in medical technology and the associated ethical concerns of scientific medical advancements.


Topics covered in this course include:

  • biotechnology
  • disease
  • nanotechnology
  • chemistry

Students will do this by investigation the following big questions.

  • how do we beat bacteria?
  • will we ever cure cancer?
  • what are the limits of manipulating nature?

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ASSESSMENT

Students are assessed against the Science Australian Curriculum achievement standards.
These may include options such as:

  • practicals/investigations
  • research tasks or projects (group or individual)
  • topic tests

Additional Information

This is 1 of 3 choices available for students to choose a compulsory science subject in semester 2.

Various excursion opportunities may be offered to students which may incur additional costs.