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Biology - Heredity Free Course

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  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • Heredity is the genetic transmission of characteristics from parent to offspring. Many of these characteristics, particularly the dominant ones, have a physical manifestation like hair colour or colour blindness, but other traits can skip generations until the right combination of genes allows a regressive trait to appear. This free online course about heredity will look at how traits are passed on, why some traits form part of our physical makeup and why we only carry others in our genes but never express them. You will learn how to work out ratios of traits that are present in both the genotype and phenotype using the Punnett Square method and the Hardy-Weinberg Principle. You will also learn how bacteria change their DNA over time and how this impacts on human health. Similarly you will learn how viruses replicate and how they can change human DNA. This free online heredity course will be of great interest to all learners who wish to pursue a career in sciences such as biology, medicine, zoology or botany and to any individual who simply wants to learn more about how traits are inherited and changed.

  • Learning outcomes:
    - Learn how heredity, particularly how our genotype is masked by out appearance;
    - Learn to use the Punnett Square to who establish which traits are passed on;
    - Be able to calculate % of population lightly to have a particular trait;
    - Understand how bacteria replicate and change;
    - Learn how viruses operate and change;
    - Understand how viruses can affect our DNA;

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

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    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
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    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 5 )
  • INTRODUCTION TO HEREDITY
  • Module 1: Heredity in Animals and Plants
    • Introduction to Heredity
    • Punnett Square Fun
    • Hardy-Weinberg Principle
    • Sex-Linked Traits
  • Module 2: Heredity in Animals and Plants Assessment
    • Heredity in Animals and Plants assessment
  • Module 3: Heredity in Bacteria and Viruses
    • Bacteria
    • Viruses
  • Module 4: Heredity in Bacteria and Viruses Assessment
    • Heredity in Bacteria and Viruses assessment
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 5: Introduction to Heredity Assessment
    • Introduction to Heredity Assessment
Topics List ( 4 )
Module 1: Heredity in Animals and Plants
In this module learn more about heredity in animals and plants.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 2: Heredity in Animals and Plants Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Topics List ( 2 )
Module 3: Heredity in Bacteria and Viruses
In this module learn more about heredity in bacteria and viruses.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 4: Heredity in Bacteria and Viruses Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 5: Introduction to Heredity Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours

  • Publisher

    Khan Academy

  • Video

    Yes

  • Audio

    Yes

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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