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Diploma in Biology

Gain a better understanding of how humans, animals, and plants interact with each other with this free biology course.

Biology
Free Course
Biology is the study of living things, including their structure, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution. It is an extensive and diverse field that is studied rigorously by those in the field of medicine. This course covers a variety of important biology topics, from the cell structure of living things and the variations in genetics due to external factors, to cell theory, metabolism, and plant biology, as well as evolution and genetics.
  • Duration

    8-10 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    XSIQ

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This course will first introduce you to cell theory, metabolism, and plant biology. You will study the six major groups of nutrients, the three types of carbohydrates, and the two types of digestion. You will study cellular respiration, thermoregulation, and homeostasis. The course will also cover the two stages of photosynthesis as well as the defense mechanisms in plants. You will study antibodies and antigens as well as the factors that affect the rate of transpiration in plants.

You will then learn about evolution and parallel evolution, natural selection, diversity, gradualism, and punctuated equilibrium. The course will also discuss mitosis, the process of meiosis, and population genetics including pedigrees, inheritance, Gregor Mendel's fundamental laws of inheritance, and mutations. You will also learn about gene technology including the implications of gene technology, DNA science, and gene expression. You will also study gene mapping and how to calculate the map distance of genes.

The study of biology is important not just for those who are in the field of science but for everyone who wants to better understand their bodies, their resources, and potential threats that are present in the environment. It allows people to understand every organism present in the five kingdoms of living things. This course contains valuable knowledge for those who are interested in entering medical school, veterinary school, or other scientific graduate programs so make sure to check it out.

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this biology course, you will be able to:


  • List the five kingdoms that living things can be placed into.
  • Describe the process of how bacteria reproduce.
  • Explain the control the cell membrane has over what enters and leaves the cell.
  • Describe what happens during photosynthesis.
  • Describe some advantages and disadvantages of living as a parasite.
  • Explain the difference between relative dating and absolute dating.
  • Distinguish the differences between mitosis and meiosis.
  • Explain what selective breeding is.
  • Describe where DNA is present in eukaryotic cells.

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive to you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Diploma courses:

Digital Diploma - a downloadable Diploma in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Diploma - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Diploma that is posted to you (with FREE standard shipping worldwide)
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