Body In Question explores the human body as a system from a number of perspectives, principally through local and global human health issues. Students examine the nature of health and disease from the physiological, mental, social and emotional and immunological basis and investigate the role of physics in describing and explaining the human body.

Body in Question and is a powerful combination of physics, physiology, psychology, immunology, chemistry, history and literacy.

The teaching program has 5 sessions of 100min each per week. Students will be required to undertake regular homework to consolidate class work.

What content will be covered?

There is a fertile question that guides the curriculum delivered in Body in Question. The Fertile question is: How can we influence human health?

The Body in Question curriculum has been developed in a flexible way to provide the opportunity for students to make choices about their own learning needs. There are key objectives and requirements that all students are expected to meet that are evident in all curriculum choices.

Concepts covered in Body in Question include:

  • The role of senses in cognition
  • Explorations of what it means to be human
  • Physiology of the human eye and ear
  • Lenses, light and sound waves
  • Interventions to prevent or manage common hearing or sight conditions
  • Scientific Investigations; their design, performance and reporting
  • Writing in the style of a scientific magazine
  • Analysing a range of texts
  • Investigations into past, current and future health issues
  • Immune system of humans and patterns of infection
  • The role of personality and emotions in health
  • The role of social factors such as conformity, aggression, altruism and persuasion on health
  • Human body systems inclusion muscular-skeletal, respiratory and circulatory
  • Diet, nutrition and the human digestive system

Where will this course take me?

This course is a part of the ASMS Central Study curriculum. All students study it as part of the 2 year Central Study Curriculum. The curriculum is designed to develop students that are able to be successful in a range of pathways beyond school and as successful 21st century learners both during their time at the ASMS and beyond.

How will the course be assessed?

The Body in Question Central Study is offered as Year 10 or Stage 1 Scientific Studies (10 credits) as well as part of  Year 10 or Stage 1 English/EALD (10 credits) and Stage 1 History (10 credits).

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