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Week 1 Mon Oct 1 - Fri Oct 5: 9.30 am - 12.30 pm
Week 1 Mon Oct 8 - Fri Oct 12: 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm 
Week 2 Mon Oct 1 - Fri Oct 5: 9.30 am - 12.30 pm
Week 2 Mon Oct 8 - Fri Oct 12: 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm

These are repeat programs with the same presenter.

5 Sessions of 3 hours each....Enrolment Fee includes ALL 5 Sessions!

Day 1. Technique for written answers. Evolution of cells, phylogenetic trees. Species. Genetic variation, natural selection, evolution.

Day 2. 
Speciation. Convergent and divergent evolution. Impact of human activities. Homeostasis: the stimulus-response model. The nervous system, neurotransmitters, reflex responses. The endocrine system, insulin and glucagon, diabetes, thyroid gland, antidiuretic hormone.

Day 3. Cells, organelles, the cytoskeleton. Science inquiry skills. Photosynthesis, respiration, ADP and ATP.

Day 4. How substances get in and out of cells. Surface area : volume ratio. Mitosis, meiosis, cytokinesis. Binary fission. The cell cycle. Cell culture. Nucleic acids. Chromosomes, genes.

Day 5. DNA replication. Transcription and translation. Protein structure. Enzymes. Gene expression, mutations. DNA profiling. Biotechnology: gene transfer and gene editing.

 

Students will have daily opportunities to practise questions. 

Throughout the week there will be practice questions, including many from past examination papers, and discussion of how to tackle different types of questions.

Seminar Leader: Mr John Seymour MA Dip Ed Dip TESOL
John has teaching, lecturing and exam marking experience extending over more than 40 years, and is a former member of the SACE Board Biology Syllabus Committee. Students appreciate his clear explanation of concepts through computer presentations.
John is the author of the Fundamentals Biology Revision Guide Notes. 

 

"Very helpful for exam preparation. John is an amazing Biology teacher." L. Fox

"A high quality presentation by Mr Seymour with great clarity." L. Thai

"Excellent! I loved the PowerPoint presentations and the brilliant teaching style of Mr Seymour" O.Dickson

"The Biology seminars by Mr.Seymour are perfectly in line with curriculum, are very helpful and relevant, and, cater for all needs." K. Morgan

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