Anne Tindale & Shaun deSouza
Science & Math
Collins Concise Revision Course: CSEC® Human and Social Biology
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The Concise Revision Course CSEC® Human and Social Biology provides full coverage of the CSEC® HSB syllabus. This book provides comprehensive and authoritative guidance for the course. It adopts a practical, supportive approach to help students with their learning. Revision exam & assessment questions throughout help to consolidate this learning.

Collins Concise Revision Course CSEC® Human and Social Biology follows the approach developed for the best-selling Collins concise revision courses for biology, chemistry and physics.

Tens of thousands of students rely on these titles to help them achieve good grades in the CSEC® exams, and the same highly effective approach has now been applied to CSEC® Human and Social Biology. The Collins concise revision courses are written in a way that is clear and that avoids unnecessary repetition. They provide the facts required in a way that makes them easy for students to learn, with annotated diagrams, tables and bulleted lists throughout.

• Full coverage of the CSEC® Human and Social Biology (HSB) syllabus

• Advice on organising your revision includes tips on exam technique, explanations of exam command words, and guidance on drawing graphs, tables and diagrams

• Revision questions at the end of each topic help to secure knowledge and understanding

• Exam-style questions at the end of each section provide effective practice for the actual exam

Title Page
Copyright Page
The pathway to success
Section A – Living organisms and the environment
1 Living organisms and cells
The characteristics of living organisms
Movement of substances into and out of cells
2 Photosynthesis, food chains and cycles
Food chains
Recycling of carbon and nitrogen in nature
Section B – Life processes
3 Nutrition
The human diet
A balanced diet
Teeth and mechanical digestion
The chemical digestion of food
4 The respiratory system
Breathing and gaseous exchange
Structure of the human respiratory system
The mechanism of breathing and gaseous exchange
Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation (rescue breathing)
The effects of smoking cigarettes
5 The circulatory system
The need for a transport system in the human body
The cardiovascular system
Blood vessels
The heart
Causes and effects of heart attacks
The lymphatic system
6 The skeletal system
The human skeleton
7 Excretion and homeostasis
The kidneys and excretion
The skin
8 Coordination and control
Some important definitions
Coordination by the nervous and endocrine systems
The nervous system
Voluntary actions
Involuntary actions
Sense organs
The eye
Sight defects and their corrections
The endocrine system
9 The reproductive system
Asexual and sexual reproduction compared
The female and male reproductive systems
The menstrual cycle
Bringing sperm and ova together
From fertilisation to birth
Prenatal and postnatal care
Birth control and family planning
Issues related to abortion
Section C – Heredity and variation
10 Cell division and variation
An introduction to chromosomes and genes
Cell division
11 Inheritance and genetic engineering
Monohybrid inheritance
The inheritance of sex in humans
Sex-linked characteristics
Some important genetic terms
Genetic engineering
Section D – Disease and its impact on humans
12 Health and disease
Types of disease
Signs and symptoms of disease
Lifestyle-related diseases
Infectious diseases (communicable diseases)
Vectors and vector-borne infectious diseases
The impact of diseases on the human population
13 Hygiene and defences against disease
Personal hygiene
Controlling the growth of microorganisms
Defence against disease
14 Drug use and misuse
Drug dependence
Prescription drugs
Non-prescription drugs
The social effects of drug misuse
Section E – The impact of health practices on the environment
15 Pollution and its effects
Air pollution
Water pollution
Methods of controlling pollution
16 The cycling and treatment of water
The water cycle
Water purification
The impact of human activities on water supplies
17 The treatment and disposal of human waste
Sewage disposal
Sewage treatment
Domestic refuse disposal
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