Advanced Biology 2

Learn more about important concepts in biology such as evolution, genetics, and gene technology, with this free course.

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Biology tells us about what the human body is made up of, how it works, and how it’s affected by what we eat, the air we breathe, and the environment around us. This Advanced Biology course - the second in our Biology suite - will teach you about natural selection, the patterns of evolution, and molecular biology. It also explores DNA, protein synthesis and gene mapping, and guides you through exam techniques for taking biology tests.
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Natural selection is the process by which species adapt to their environment. This course will first discuss natural selection and cover topics such as genetic variation, mutations, and selection pressures. You will look into evolution, fossil record, biogeography and geographical distribution, comparative anatomy and embryology, DNA hybridization, and fossilization. You will then study the different patterns of evolution including convergent evolution, parallel evolution, and gradualism. You will also look into relative dating and population genetics.

Pedigree is a register recording a line of ancestors. This course will discuss pedigrees and the inheritance of autosomal and X-linked characteristics. It will also discuss inheritance and selective breeding, genetic inheritance, genotyping, and phenotyping. You will then look into Mendel's work, his first and second laws, and the inheritance at one gene locus. You will also learn how the genotype of an organism can be worked out, look into the tools and techniques of biotechnologists, and more.

The study of biology is essential to everyday life as it allows humans to better understand their bodies, resources, and potential threats to their environment. Upon the completion of this Advanced Biology course, you will have gained a better understanding of important aspects of biology including mutations, gene expression, gene mapping, and gene technology. You will also have learned about the social, moral, and scientific implications of gene technology. So, check out the course and learn something interesting, today.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you will be able to: - Describe the natural process of species such as their evolution, structure, body function and behaviour; - Define and describe biochemical comparisons, fossils and human evolution; - Identify the meanings of phylogenetic trees, relative dating, population genetics, pedigrees and inheritance; - Describe Mendel's work in the science of genetics; - Calculate the results of the Punnett square method; - Describe chromosomes, coding, protein synthesis, mutations, mutagens, DNA, gene expression, gene mapping and gene technology; - Describe the tools and techniques of the biotechnologist and artificial synthesis of DNA; - and explain successful exam techniques.


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