Fundamentals of Biology - Revised

Improve your understanding of the fundamentals of biology.

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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 starts you off in the field of biology by teaching you about the fundamentals, characteristics of living things to how the body digests food.
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    2-3 Hours
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This fundamentals of Biology course will intoruce you to the science of the living world.

These topics teaches learners of all ages about organisms, cells, nutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals) and the process of digestion.

This course is an ideal study-aid and complement to classes for second level students and is valuable to parents who wish to help their children with their studies.

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain how to calculate magnification
  • List the five kingdoms that living things can be placed into
  • Describe the process of how bacteria reproduce
  • Differentiate between plant cells and animal cells
  • List the six major groups of nutrients and their role in maintaining a healthy body
  • Describe what happens during mechanical digestion and chemical digestion


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