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Biology - Cell Division


Biology - Cell Division
Biology - Cell Division

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Biology - Cell Division Course
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Course Description

Cell division and replication are fundamental biological processes that occur in all organisms. This free online course about cell division will explain the complex processes of cell division in detail. You will learn about mitosis and meiosis and the phases that occur in each of these processes. You will learn that in the early stages of development embryonic cells can generate all cell types in the body. You will also look at how cells divide and replicate allowing us grow and repair body tissues, and if damage occurs, how some cells can replicate faster than surrounding cells to form tumours. This free course will be of great interest to all students who wish to pursue a career in the sciences, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, biology or biodiversity or the individual learner who simply wants to learn more about mitosis, meiosis and their role in cell division and replication.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes: - Learn how normal cells grow by replication; - Understand how germ cells combine DNA for two donors; - Get an overview of the early stages of embryo development; - Find out how damaged cells develop and spread; - Get an understanding of the vocabulary of replication and reproduction;


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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 26 reviews
Course Title: Biology - Cell Division
Course #: 488
Course Publisher: Khan Academy
Course Category: 85
Content Origin:
Course Description: Cell division and replication are fundamental biological processes that occur in all organisms. This free online course about cell division will explain the complex processes of cell division in detail. You will learn about mitosis and meiosis and the phases that occur in each of these processes. You will learn that in the early stages of development embryonic cells can generate all cell types in the body. You will also look at how cells divide and replicate allowing us grow and repair body tissues, and if damage occurs, how some cells can replicate faster than surrounding cells to form tumours. This free course will be of great interest to all students who wish to pursue a career in the sciences, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, biology or biodiversity or the individual learner who simply wants to learn more about mitosis, meiosis and their role in cell division and replication.
License: This course is available from Khan Academy OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 07 November 2012
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio: High
Audio Only: High
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Post-Secondary
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Warinon Chetanasena
    Warinon Chetanasena Thailand great 2015-06-05 19:06:07
  • Derrick Gray
    Derrick Gray United States of America Awesome course 2015-03-24 03:03:28
  • Liam Gardner
    Liam Gardner Ireland loved it! the final exam was really difficult. 2015-02-08 20:02:54
  • John Ley
    John Ley United States of America I like the course on cell division. However on the assessment I thought the fill in the blank questions could be replaced with multiple choice questions. 2015-01-14 21:01:30
  • Ahmed Mohamed Alaa
    Ahmed Mohamed Alaa Egypt great 2014-07-12 12:07:15
  • Ahmed Mohamed Alaa
    Ahmed Mohamed Alaa Egypt Amazing course 2014-07-08 09:07:38
  • Sumaya Taylor
    Sumaya Taylor South Africa Was a good course content , this lecturer wasn't the greatest I used other material to explain. Otherwise just like the rest your course content is great Thank you 2014-06-12 18:06:11
  • Oluwaseun OLA
    Oluwaseun OLA Nigeria It's a great course. My knowledge is broadened. Thanks. 2014-03-30 13:03:18
  • LISA BENOIT
    LISA BENOIT United States of America Course Module: Module 1: Understanding Cell Division Course Topic: Mitosis, Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction Comment: This was a great refresher on mitosis, meiosis, haploid, and diploids 2013-07-22 09:07:22
  • Tracey Jones
    Tracey Jones United Kingdom Very informative Course and very interesting 2013-04-15 00:04:02
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