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Biology - Evolution, Natural Selection and DNA Free Course

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  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • Evolution and natural selection are very important concepts that have revolutionised our understanding of biology. Natural selection is a process resulting in the evolution of organisms that are best adapted to their environment, usually occurring over thousands, and even millions of years. In this free online biology course you will be introduced to the concepts of evolution and natural selection, the causes of these fundamental biological processes and how the success of a species can depend on changes to just one allele on one gene in one chromosome. You will study the naturally occurring variation within species and how mutations and reproduction continues this process. You will also be introduced to DNA, the blueprint of life forms on earth, by looking both at its physical structure and how it copies itself, and turns into the proteins that make up all living organisms. This free online biology course will be of great interest to all learners who wish to pursue a career in the sciences and medicine, to learners who are already studying subjects such as biology, biodiversity and biochemistry, and the individual who simply wants to learn more about how and why there is such diversity among plants and animals today.

  • Learning Outcomes:
    - Understand what natural selection and evolution are;
    - Learn what can cause mutations;
    - Understand the effect of reproduction on variety in an organism;
    - Get a basic overview of DNA and how it works;
    - Get an understanding of the vocabulary of DNA;

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

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    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 2 )
  • Module 1: Introduction to Evolution, Natural Selection and DNA
    • Introduction to Evolution and Natural Selection
    • Natural Selection and the Owl Butterfly
    • DNA
    • Variation in a Species
    • Chromosomes, Chromatids, Chromatin, etc
  • Module 2: Introduction to Evolution, Natural Selection and DNA Assessment
    • Introduction to Evolution, Natural Selection and DNA assessment
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 1: Introduction to Evolution, Natural Selection and DNA
In this module learn more about evolution, natural selection and the role of DNA.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 2: Introduction to Evolution, Natural Selection and DNA Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours

  • Publisher

    Khan Academy

  • Video


  • Audio


  • Assessment


  • Certification


  • Price


  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive


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