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University Prep Biology (Biology 0010.00)

Fall 2018 course times & tutorial information

September 13 - December 13, 2018
Classes: Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tutorials: Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Mid Term Exam: Thursday, October 25, 2018, 5:30 pm. - 8:30 p.m.
Final Exam Review: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Final Exam: Thursday, December 13, 2018, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


University Prep Biology is designed for students who have never taken biology, or who want to improve their knowledge before taking a Majors university biology course. Designed by Faculty in the Dalhousie Biology Department, Biology 0010.00 is accepted Dalhousie University (including Nursing) in place of NS Grade 12 Biology.



What will I learn?

You will gain a solid fuondation in the subject by learning the major concepts of cell biology, genetics and evolution and how they relate to our society. Topics include:

  • What is life and the Scientific method
  • Cells and the Chemistry of Life
  • Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
  • Cancer, mitosis and meiosis
  • Mendelian genetics, Inheritance of traits
  • DNA replication and Forensiscs
  • Genes, Proteins and Genetic Engineering
  • Reproduction and Development
  • The Nervous system, Mental illness, Drugs
  • Evidence for Evolution, Natural Selection, Human health
  • Life's Origins, Biodiversity and Human Origins

Course structure

This class uses both lecture and laboratory experiences to enhance your understanding of Biology. You should be prepared to spend a minimum of 3 hours for every hour of class time in order to learn the material and to complete exercises.

* University Prep courses are non-credit preparatory courses. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that each course he/she enrolls in is accepted at other post-secondary institutions, beyond Dalhousie University.