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Fundamentals of Biology

Free Course
Improve your understanding of the fundamentals of biology.
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  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
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  • Certification

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Introduction to Biology is a free introductory course on the science of the living world.

These lessons teach 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

Upon completion of this course you will be able to: - Demonstrate a good understanding of the characteristics of living things; - Describe Hooke's Microscope and magnification; - Demonstrate a good knowledge of animal and plant cells and understand cell membrane, cytoplasm, cell wall and much more; - Identify the characteristics of the five kingdoms; - Identify different types of nutrients including carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and more; - and describe the role of the digestive system and the different processes involved when the body digests food.


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Course Reviews

Kerianne E.
2 years ago
Kerianne E.

A really interesting introduction to biology and science - I am now hooked :-)

Jaclyn K.
2 years ago
Jaclyn K.

THANK YOU for the information.

Zamor J.
2 years ago
Zamor J.

I love this course.

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