Cell Biology Online Course

Cell Biology Online Course Sale!
Full Fee $595.00 incl GST - Best Value!
Payment Plan $800.00 incl GST
Duration 100 hrs (12 months)
Exam Optional
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
Qualification Certificate

This course complements studies in human health and fitness, horticulture, agriculture and wildlife gain in-depth knowledge of chemical composition and processes; tissues, nucleus, organelles, cell signalling, tissues and more.

Course Aims:

  • Review basic cell structure and discuss the scope and nature of cell biology.
  • Describe the chemical components and processes of cells.
  • Describe the storage of genetic information within cells and how this information is passed on to the next generation.
  • Describe key concepts in molecular biology.
  • Discuss membrane structure and transport across cell membranes.
  • Discuss protein structure and function.
  • Describe and discuss protein synthesis.
  • Describe the significant processes involved in transfer and storage of energy in a cell.
  • Describe the significant processes that occur in cell communication and intracellular transport.
  • Describe the life cycle of cells and how they combine to create different types of tissues.

Detailed Course Outline

There are 10 Lessons in this course:

Introduction to Cells and Their Structure

  • The cell defined
  • History of cell biology
  • Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
  • Cell shape and size
  • Cell structure
  • Cell Components
  • Animal cells
  • Plant cells
  • Human cells

Cell Chemistry

  • Cell chemical composition
  • Carbohydrates
  • Lipids
  • Nucleic acids and proteins
  • Enzymes
  • Cell membranes
  • Golgi apparatus.

DNA, Chromosomes and Genes

  • DNA defined
  • Chromosomes
  • Genes
  • DNA replication
  • Telomeres and telomerase
  • Genetics
  • Genetic inheritance
  • Phenotype and genotype
  • Mutation

Cell Division: Meiosis and Mitosis

  • Mitosis
  • Meiosis

Cell Membranes

  • Membranes
  • Structure of cell membranes
  • Movement of molecules through cell membranes
  • Endocytosis
  • Osmosis and filtration
  • Hydrostatic pressure
  • Active transport
  • Electro-chemical gradient
  • Nutrient and waste exchange in animal cells
  • Mediated and non-mediated transport.

Protein Structure and Function

  • Protein structure
  • Fibrous proteins
  • Globular proteins
  • Protein organisation
  • Primary to quarternary structure
  • Protein function.

Protein Synthesis

  • Overview
  • Function of RNA
  • Transcription and translation
  • Initiation
  • Elongation
  • Termination.

Food, Energy, Catalysis and Biosynthesis

  • Sources of energy
  • Metabolism within the cell
  • Catabolic metabolism
  • Anabolic metabolism
  • ATP movement
  • Kreb’s cycle
  • Production and storage of energy
  • Energy production pathways from different foods
  • Biosynthesis of cell molecules
  • Mitochondria
  • Chloroplasts.

Intracellular Compartments, Transport and Cell Communication

  • Cell communication
  • Endocrine signalling
  • Paracrine signalling
  • Autocrine signalling
  • Cytoskeleton
  • Actin filaments
  • Intermediate filaments
  • Microtubules.

The Cell Cycle and Tissue Formation

  • The cell cycle
  • Phases of the cell cycle
  • Cell cycle regulation
  • Cell death
  • Cells to bodies
  • Stem cell
  • Tissue types including connective, epithelial, nerve; blood

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