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The course Diploma in General Science is a comprehensive introduction to the main principles and concepts in biology, physics and chemistry. The course begins by teaching you about living things and how to characterise living things into five different kingdoms. You will learn about plant cells and animal cells, the six major group of nutrients and you will be introduced to concepts in cell theory.
The course then focuses on plant biology including photosynthesis and plant hormones. The course then moves on to the theory of evolution and presents the evidence for evolution, such as natural selection and dating techniques. Next, the course teaches you about aspects of genetics such as mitosis, meiosis, inheritance, Mendel's theory, and you will learn about gene technology.
The course then moves on to important principles and concepts in physics. You will be introduced to electronics, electronic systems, magnets, sounds and transformers, and much more. Next, the course teaches you about motion, electric fields, spectra, energy transfers, force, acceleration, gravity Newton laws, projectiles, and light.
The course then introduces principles and concepts in chemistry. You will learn about the periodic table and atoms. The course teaches about the different states of matter: gases, liquids, and solids. You will be introduced to elements, the history of the atomic theory, electrons, nuclear fusion and fission, energy conversions, electrochemistry and food chemistry among other topics. The course then goes into an in-depth exploration of general, organic and analytic chemistry.
This course will be of great interest to all learners who want to expand their knowledge and understanding of the main scientific principles and concepts within biology, physics and chemistry. It provides a comprehensive grounding in science and is ideal as a complement to regular classes, a study or revision aid, or as a resource for someone pursuing an interest in basic science.Start Course Now
Having completed this course you will be able to
- Describe living organisms and how to characterise them.
- Describe the important concepts behind cell theory.
- Explain principles of plant biology such as photosynthesis and plant hormones.
- Describe the theory of evolution.
- Explain concepts in genetics such as mitosis, and meiosis.
- Describe practical applications of gene technology.
- Describe concepts related to electric systems, magnetism and sound.
- Explain important aspects of motion and gravity.
- Describe the periodic table and the structure of atoms.
- Explain the different states of matter: gases, liquids, and solids.
- Describe important concepts in organic and analytic chemistry.
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:
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Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Diploma courses:
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