Human Biology (Special Studies) (BIOL1993)


Entry to Special Studies Program in Human Biology is restricted to students who have done exceptionally well in their HSC and/or have shown extraordinary aptitude in Biology. The practical work syllabus for BIOL1993 is very different from that of BIOL1903 (Advanced) and consists of special project-based laboratory exercises.

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Lectures as per BIOL1903; one 3-hour practical per week.


One 2-hour exam (40%), practical reports (30%), seminar presentation (15%), laboratory note book (10%), and pre-laboratory quizzes (5%).


Van Putte, C., Regan, J. and Russo, A. (2010) Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, McGraw Hill. The edition comes with a custom publication of:Mader, S.S. (2006) Human Biology, 11th edition, McGraw Hill. (Chapters 19, 24, 26); Sanders MF & Bowman JL (201

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

ATAR of at least 99.0 OR a Band 6 result in Biology HSC OR medalist in International Biology Olympiad


BIOL1903, BIOL1003, BIOL1991

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