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CSEC Human And Social Biology (self-paced)

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Course Description

This self-paced course for CSEC Human & Social Biology is specifically designed for Caribbean students preparing for the January or May/June CXC examinations.

Learn in your own time and anywhere from ALL your mobile devices.

PLEASE NOTE: This online course is not affiliated with or published by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC).


Course Package

When you enroll in this course you get unlimited access to the following study tools:

  • 12 PowerPoint tutorials (pdf) with comprehensive coverage of each topic on the syllabus
  • Video Tutorials with detailed explanations on key topics
  • Tests & Assignments for practice and assessment
  • Past Paper Solutions videos to get you familiarized with exam questions

Please note: Copies of past papers can be purchased from the CXC store online using the following link: http://cxc-store.com/csec-human-social-biology-past-papers-ebook.html

**Download the iOS Teachable app to access your courses with ease on your Apple devices.


**Check out the class curriculum section below to preview some of the course study tools available.


Course Topics

  • Section A - Living Organisms and The Environment
    • Characteristics of living organisms
    • Cell structure and function, microbes and cell specialization
    • Osmosis, diffusion and active transport
    • Photosynthesis
    • Food chains
    • Nutrient cycles
  • Section B - Life Processes
    • Nutrition (nutrients, diet, digestive system, food tests etc)
    • The Respiratory System (lungs, respiration, gaseous exchange smoking etc)
    • The Circulatory System (heart, blood vessels, blood, lymphatic system)
    • The Skeletal System (bones, cartilage, joints, movement etc)
    • Excretion and Homeostasis (urinary system, skin, osmoregulation, blood glucose regulation)
    • Coordination and Control (nervous system, sense organs, endocrine system)
    • The Reproductive System (reproduction, female/male sex organs, menstrual cycle, embryo development, birth control etc)
  • Section C - Heredity and Variation
    • Cell division (mitosis and meiosis)
    • Inheritance of characteristics (genetic variation, genetic crosses)
    • Genetic engineering
  • Section D - Disease and its Impact on Humans
    • Types of diseases (deficiency, hereditary, mental, infectious, lifestyle etc)
    • Sexually transmitted diseases (HIV/AIDS, gonorrhea, syphilis, etc prevention, treatment)
    • Malaria and dengue
    • Personal hygiene
    • Microbial growth and control (disinfectants, antiseptics, antibiotics etc )
    • Immunity
    • Drug abuse (alcohol, marijuana, cocaine etc)
  • Section E - The Impact of Health Practices on The Environment
    • Pollution (water, land, air pollutants)
    • Water cycle and water purification
    • Sewage treatment and disposal
    • Solid waste management (landfills, recycling etc)
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Your Instructor


Michelle Benskin
Michelle Benskin

Hey I'm Michelle and I can be your Biology tutor.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology (Hons.) from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados and I have been tutoring CXC Biology and Human & Social Biology from 2010, both online in a virtual classroom and face-to-face in the traditional classroom. My self-paced courses and tutoring are offered to school students, school leavers and adult learners who are in need of the essential study tools and lessons to help them prepare for their CXC exams.


For more information on my courses or to sign up for online tutoring you may email me at bioaide4u@hotmail.com.

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Class Curriculum


  Introduction To Course
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  Section A: Living Organisms And The Environment
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  Section C: Heredity & Variation
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  Section D: Disease and Humans
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  Section E: The Impact of Health Practices On The Environment
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  Past Paper Solutions Videos
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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