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BIOL 1080 - Biological Concepts of Health F,W (3-1) [0.50]

This course will define the physiology of the individual as the biological foundation of health and focus on selected studies of health and illness in the adult human. Students will derive an understanding of the biological foundation of their own health as an adult and will be encouraged to expand the concepts and processes of individual health to human populations, animals and the environment. Through lectures, laboratories, small group tutorials and an individual research project, students will gain an introduction to research in the health sciences. Students lacking Grade 12 or 4U Biology should consult with their program counsellor prior to taking BIOL*1080 in first semester.


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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : March 12, 2012

Is the textbook recommended by the student? Yes
Did the student enjoy the professor? No

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There is a lot content and its not that exciting. didnt really like this course
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : December 28, 2011

Is the textbook recommended by the student? No
Did the student enjoy the professor? No

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Not a bad course. Lectures were very dull, the professor (Dyck) wasn't the greatest at making them exciting. Midterm and final were both tricky, make sure to know EVERYTHING as well as know how to link them together and apply to scenarios - this type of thing made up most of the questions on exams. Seminars and IDP were both easy marks as long as you put some effort into them. If you can get your hands on old midterms it helps to give you an idea of what you will be asked on exams!
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : December 2, 2011

Is the textbook recommended by the student? No
Did the student enjoy the professor? Yes

Professor : Dave Dyck

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I enjoyed this course overall. The lectures were a bit dry, and it was not helpful being at 8:30 in the morning. The tutorials were interesting, and easy marks, as were the labs.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : April 3, 2011

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This course is a great way to boost your average. The lecture notes are made available online usually before lecture, and the prof adds handwritten notes, which were tested on the midterm. There are 3 labs, which are all easy to complete. Only basic excel workbook skills are needed to complete them. Be prepared for at least 3 graphs in each lab. The prof holds review sessions which are helpful, I strongly suggest attending!
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : March 18, 2011

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Lectures are very dull and dry. Prof writes a few words in pen on the lecture notes and that is the only reason to attend class. When studying for exams his added notes are not relevant. Ive stopped attending classes and just begun reviewing notes on my own
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : March 12, 2011

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2 hour lectures, 3 Labs, as well as weekly seminars. The material in the labs and seminars do not overlap lectures at all. Lectures are easy to understand, much of the material was common sense/covered in high school.
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Posted By : Bigs Tink
Posted On : January 10, 2011

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Textbook is unneeded, don't buy it! The course is incoherent as a whole, seminars don't have anything to do with the tutorials, which have nothing to do with the labs.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : January 9, 2011

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This course is not very good, it says it's biology, but i barley learned anything i didn't already know its all common sense, most of what i learned I would not even consider biology.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : November 30, -0001

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This was by far one of my favourite first year courses! It was so interesting and Kirkland is a great prof. He answers any questions that you may have and makes lectures interesting. I learned a lot in this class and I hope I will have kirkland again sometime during my undergrad.
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