IB Biology – Higher Level Outline

4.4 Genetic engineering and biotechnology 5

Core [80 hours]
{Topic 1 Topic 2
2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5

will be integrated with Topic 5: Ecology and Evolution} Cells
Cell theory Prokaryotic cells Eukaryotic cells Membranes Cell division

Topic 5 [12]
3 1 3 3 2 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5

Ecology and evolution *
Communities and ecosystems The greenhouse effect Populations Evolution Classification

[16]
5 3 2 3 3

*{Topic 1

Statistical analysis integrated}

[2]

Topic 3
3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8

The chemistry of life
Chemical elements and water Carbohydrates, lipids and proteins DNA structure DNA replication Transcription and translation Enzymes Cell respiration Photosynthesis

[15]
2 2 1 1 2 2 2 3

Topic 6
6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6

Human health and physiology
Digestion The transport system Defence against infectious disease Gas exchange Nerves, hormones and homeostasis Reproduction

[20]
3 3 3 2 6 3

Topic 4
4.1 4.2 4.3

Genetics
Chromosomes, genes, alleles and mutations Meiosis Theoretical genetics

[15]
2 3 5

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3 Plant science Plant structure and growth Transport in angiospermophytes Reproduction in angiospermophytes [11] 4 4 3 This option is available at HL only.4 7.4 Reproduction 4 4 5 Nucleic acids and proteins DNA structure DNA replication Transcription Translation Proteins Enzymes [11] 2 2 2 2 1 2 OPTIONS (Higher Learning) [44hours] Option E E1 E2 E3 Neurobiology and behaviour Stimulus and response Perception of stimuli Innate and learned behaviour Neurotransmitters and synapses The human brain Further studies of behaviour [22] 2 4 4 5 4 3 Topic 8 8.1 Meiosis 10.6 11.1 8.1 7. Option H Further human physiology H1 H2 Hormonal control Digestion Absorption of digested foods Functions of the liver The transport system Gas exchange [22] 3 4 2 3 5 5 Topic 10 Genetics [6] 2 3 1 H3 H4 H5 H6 10.1 9.2 Dihybrid crosses and gene linkage 10.2 Muscles and movement 11.3 7.3 Polygenic inheritance Topic 11 Human health and physiology [17] 4 11.3 The kidney 11.2 7.2 9.1 Defence against infectious disease 1/2 A.5 7. Lau .K.2 Cell respiration and photosynthesis Cell respiration Photosynthesis [10] 5 5 E4 E5 E6 Topic 9 9.IB Biology – Higher Level Outline AHL (Additional Higher Learning) [55 hours] Topic 7 7.

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