Biology 30 Online


Instructor: Dave Gowans

Price: $119 prepaid

Course Schedule

Class Date Location
Class 1 Monday January 15 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm Online - virtual classroom
Class 2 Wednesday January 17 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm Online - virtual classroom
Class 3 Tuesday January 23 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm Online - virtual classroom
Unable to attend all classes? RTD online students have the option of accessing recordings of any missed classes

Topic Timeline

Class Topic Covered
Class 1 Homeostasis - Endocrine System
Homeostasis - Nervous System
Reproduction - Male Reproductive System
Class 2 Reproduction - Female Reproductive System
Hormones of pregnancy and partuition, reproductive technologies
Mitosis / Meiosis
DNA replication, Transcription, Translation
Class 3 Continue Transcription, Translation and Mutations
Mendellian Inheritance and Pedigrees
Populations with a focus on Hardy Weinberg
Questions from the class to review certain units of their choice
Course review questions from all units

Dave Gowans
B.Ed, University of Lethbridge
B.Sc, University of Lethbridge
Masters – Environmental Science, McGill
Calgary Catholic School District (23 years)

Dave is arguably one of the most popular RTD instructors because of his enthusiasm and passion for teaching Biology. He prides himself on knowing the curriculum and diploma style questions very well, and works extensively in the review classes to break down questions to increase student success and confidence. Dave was extensively involved with Alberta Learning in many roles including a former supervisor and group leader of the written section. Dave has also been part of the item writing / exam validation committees for many years as well.

Dave knows the Biology diploma and often receives emails back from participants in his course to Thank him for their confidence going into the exam and how their marks increased – sometimes even by upwards of 30%. Dave’s course always fills – register early!

Dave has also recently been the head science consultant for CSSD, a testament to his skills in the classroom and diverse curriculum knowledge. Dave is one of the originals with RTD Learning and continues to bring his enthusiasm and knowledge to each class. When not hard at work Dave is an avid fly fisherman and coaching his sons’ football and soccer teams.

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