FHSST Biology/Contents/Index

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Detailed Index

Section 1: Tissues, Cells and Molecular Studies[edit]

Chapter 1: Cells and genetics[edit]

  1. Cell Structure50% developed  as of 26 April 2008
  2. Micro-organism structure
  3. Tissues and organs
  4. DNA and chromosomes
  5. Cell division
    1. Mitosis
    2. Meiosis
  6. Genes, inheritance and genetic disorders
  7. Disease and immunity

Chapter 2: Indigenous knowledge systems and biotechnology[edit]

  1. Food industry
  2. Traditional techonologies
  3. Medical biotechnologies
  4. Genetic engineering
  5. Cloning
  6. DNA fingerprinting and forensics

Chapter 3: Ethics and legislation[edit]

  1. Tissue culture
  2. Cloning
  3. Genetic modification
  4. Beliefs, attitudes and values
    1. Diseases
    2. Genetic counselling

Section 2: Structure, Control and Processes in basic life systems of Plants and Humans[edit]

Chapter 1: Energy[edit]

  1. Photosynthesis
  2. Energy release

Chapter 2: Food[edit]

  1. Manufacture and preservation
  2. Human nutrition
  3. Related diseases and allergies

Chapter 3: Mass transport systems[edit]

  1. Plants
    1. Gaseous exchange
    2. Water transport
  2. Humans
    1. Gaseous exchange, related diseases and allergies
    2. Blood transport and related diseases
    3. Blood transfusions and life support systems
    4. Endocrine system and related diseases
    5. Excretion

Chapter 4: Other Systems and ethics[edit]

  1. Nervous system
  2. Support systems in plants and humans
  3. Reproduction
    1. Reproductive systems
    2. Related diseases
    3. Reproduction ethics
      1. Sperm banks
      2. Surrogacy
      3. Test Tube babies
      4. Abortion
  4. Sexuality ethics


Section 3: Environmental Studies[edit]

Chapter 1: Ecosystems[edit]

  1. Biospheres, biomes and ecosystems
  2. Resources
    1. Biotic (living) and Abiotic (non-living) resources
    2. Nutrient cycles
    3. Energy flow within environments

Chapter 2: Human Influence[edit]

  1. Air
    1. Ozone, global warming and the greenhouse effect
    2. Acid rain
  2. Land
  3. Water
  4. Industrialisation
  5. Effect of pollutants on humans

Chapter 3: Resource Management[edit]

  1. Exploitation
  2. Sustainability
  3. Eco-tourism
  4. Rehabilitation of environments
  5. Waste management
  6. Air, land and water-born disease management

Chapter 4: Land issues[edit]

  1. Ownership and use
  2. Urban decay
  3. Agriculture
  4. Nature and game reserves
  5. Deforestation and desertification
  6. Political, legal, economic, ethical and environmental influences

Chapter 5: Local environmental issues[edit]

Section 4: Diversity, Change and Continuity[edit]

Chapter 1: History and nature of science[edit]

Chapter 2: Biodiversity[edit]

  1. Biodiversity studies
  2. Significance and value of Biodiversity
  3. Threats to biodiversity
  4. Conservation
    1. Conservation methods and ethics
    2. Species extinction
    3. Red Data book
    4. Endangered species list

Chapter 3: Population studies[edit]

  1. Characteristics
  2. Growth and fluctuation
  3. Limiting factors
  4. Social behaviour
    1. Predation
    2. Competition
  5. Managing populations

Chapter 4: Parasitism and disease[edit]

Chapter 5: Origin of species[edit]

  1. Theories
    1. Evolution
    2. Mutation
    3. Adaptation
    4. Natural selection
    5. Macro-evolution
    6. Speciation
    7. Creationism
  2. Fossil studies
  3. South Africa as the cradle of mankind?
  4. Mass extinction theories
  5. Biological evidence for evolutionary populations