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SNC4M Science – Grade 12 (University/College)

  • Grade 12

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT: Science, Grade 10, Academic, or any Grade 11 university, university/college, or college preparation course in science

GRADE: 12 (University/College)

AVAILABILITY: Blyth Academy Online


Course Overview

SNC4M online enables students, including those pursuing postsecondary programs outside the sciences, to increase their understanding of science and contemporary social and environmental issues in health-related fields. Students will explore a variety of medical technologies, pathogens and disease, nutritional science, public health issues, and biotechnology. SNC4M online focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study and helps refine students’ scientific investigation skills.

Nutritional Science

Essential Question: How does nutrition relate to health?

In this unit, students will learn about and discuss the nutrients and other substances found in food and how they affect human health and well-being.

Pathogens and Disease

Essential Question: How are different pathogens spread?

In this unit, students will learn about and discuss pathogens and the diseases they cause. Students will learn how they reproduce, spread, are controlled, and preventive methods.

Science and Public Health Issues

Essential Question: What is the role of public health to keep citizens safe from disease?

In this unit, students will learn about and discuss how public health helps individuals and societies adopt appropriate practices to protect their health and the health of others and how a global approach to public health is necessary to help prevent future pandemics.


Essential Question: How has biotechnology been used to modify organisms throughout human history?

In this unit, students will learn about and discuss the central dogma of molecular genetics (how the code of DNA is translated into a functional protein). Students will also discuss the many applications of biotechnology in health and agriculture. Students will discuss some controversies regarding genetically modified foods.

Medical Technologies

Essential Question: How can non invasive imaging technologies be used to diagnose disease?

In this unit, students will learn about and discuss how medical technologies can have positive and negative effects on society, human health, the economy, and the environment. Students will learn about the science behind medical technologies, and how they can help patients better understand their diagnoses and treatment options.

Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions Page or the Exam section within your course for more details on final exams and the exam fee. More information can also be found in our Student Handbook
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