Dr Marzieh Reisi
Dr Luke Bian
Semester I, 2015 - Mondays, 6pm, 15 weeks (Starts first week in June)
Semester II, 2015 - Mondays, 6pm, 12 weeks (Starts fourth week in September)
Biology is the study of living organisms and their interactions with one another and their environments. Biologists may study anything from the microscopic or submicroscopic view of a cell to ecosystems and the whole living planet.
Listening to the daily news, you will quickly realize how many aspects of biology are discussed every day. Subjects include food contamination, and efforts toward finding a cure for AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, and cancer. On a global scale, many researchers are committed to finding ways to protect the planet, solve environmental issues, and reduce the effects of climate change. All of these diverse endeavors are related to different facets of the discipline of biology. This course will cover the fundamentals of biology on an evolutionary basis, highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand.
Individual help with exam preparation (VCE, undergraduate, aptitude tests, etc.) and other external assessments provided.
Themes: The Chemistry of Life, The Cell, Genetics, Evolutionary Processes, Biological Diversity, Plant Structure and Function, Animal Structure and Function, Ecology.
Marzieh Reisi is an environmental engineer and researcher. Her research has been published in various journals including the Journal of Environmental Science and Technology.
Luke Bian teaches biology at the University of Melbourne, and has previously worked as a research scientist at the University and the CSIRO.
*Comparison based on per-lesson equivalent price of studying at VLC Tutoring, based on prices as listed on February 4, 2015. Course lengths may vary between providers.
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