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The search for better health

Learning intentions and success criteria
Content – LW1 Multicellular organisms rely on coordinated and interdependent internal systems to respond to changes in their environment Syllabus outcomes LW1 b Describe how coordinated function of internal systems in multicellular organisms provides cells with requirements for life, including gases, nutrients and water, and removes cell wastes Learning intentions To understand what the body needs to survive Level 1  I can identify the 7 signs of living things as movement, respiration, sensitivity, growth, reproduction, excretion and nutrition  I can define respiration  I can identify the requirements and products of respiration  I can identify which body systems deliver glucose and oxygen, and which body systems removes waste  I can define the term hormone  I can name at least 3 hormones  I can identify the nervous system being made up of the brain, spine and nerves Level 2  I can explain how different body systems work together to keep us alive Level 3

LW1a Describe some examples of how multicellular organisms respond to changes in their environment LW1d Describe the role of, and interaction between, the

To understand how the nervous system and the endocrine system coordinates the body

 I can explain the role of the endocrine system  I can compare the features of nervous system and the endocrine system

coordination systems describe the role of, and interaction between, the coordination systems in maintaining humans as functioning organisms

 I can explain how the nervous system and the endocrine system work together to respond to a change in the environment  I can compare the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system

LW1c Outline some responses of the human body to infectious and noninfectious diseases

To understand how the immune system responds to diseases

 I can describe the function of the immune system  I can define infectious diseases  I can name 3 infectious diseases

 I can compare how the 3 lines of defence respond to diseases

 I can assess the importance of vaccination programs

 I can identify the causes, symptoms and treatments of an infectious and non-infectious disease

 I can define noninfectious disease  I can name 3 non-infectious diseases  I can define pathogen  I can give 3

examples of pathogens  I can describe the 3 lines of defence  I can define the terms ‘epidemic’ and ‘pandemic’

LW1e Discuss, using examples, how the values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research, eg the occurrence of diseases affecting animals and plants, an epidemic or pandemic disease in humans or lifestyle related non-infectious diseases in humans

To understand how society responds to public health issues

 I can distinguish between an epidemic and a pandemic

 I can evaluate the effectiveness of a public health campaign  I can create a public health campaign for a disease that affects young Australians  Optional - I can debate the use of animal testing for scientific research