Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology


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  • 20
    Lessons
  • 42
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 1,047
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 18
    Hours
    average time
  • 1.8
    CEUs
 
 
 

Course Description

From the laboratory to the real world, cell and molecular biology has a far-ranging impact upon everything from the environment to health and medical issues. Cell and molecular biology enables researchers to study the minute world of microbes and cells. 

This course will provide  a full overview of the world of cell and microbiology. We will first provide the basic components comprised within all living things before moving onto to how organisms' internal systems work and how they coexist and contend with external elements.

Further on in the course, we touch upon more complex subjects such as: DNA and RNA; protein structures; and movement along cellular pathways. And, alas we delve into some of the deeper molecular biological issues, including those of pathogens; formation of cancerous cells; and, one of today's hot topics--the facts behind the controversial issue of stem cell research.

Despite the small size of researchers' subjects, cell and molecular biology continues to be an area generating sizable interest. Not only are the applications of cell and molecular biology vastly infinite, its basic fundamental principles are critical to daily life.  We believe you will learn a great deal of information from this fascinating course as well as utilize its basic teachings to better understand the world around you.
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    Course Lessons

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    Lesson 1 : Understanding Cell and Molecular Biology and its History

    Lesson 1 : This lesson covers the benefits of understanding cellular and molecular biology. 33 Total Points
    • Lesson 1 Video
    • Review Article: Cell and Molecular Biology
    • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
    • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
    • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
    • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 1 : Understanding Cell and Molecular Biology and its History

    Lesson 2 : Cellular Functioning & Composition

    Lesson 2 : In depth explanations regarding the basic functions of cells and their composition. 35 Total Points
    • Lesson 2 Video
    • Review Article: Cell Wall Structure and Function
    • Take Poll: Study Focus
    • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
    • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 2 : Cellular Functioning & Composition

    Lesson 3 : Chemical Foundations

    Lesson 3 : This lesson covers the basics regarding the chemical makeup of cell structures, including enzymes and biosynthesis. 30 Total Points
    • Lesson 3 Video
    • Review Article: Chemical Foundations of Cell Biology
    • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
    • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 3 : Chemical Foundations

    Lesson 4 : DNA Properties

    Lesson 4 explains DNA and RNA structure and design and function. 29 Total Points
    • Lesson 4 Video
    • Review Article: The Properties of DNA
    • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
    • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 4 : DNA Properties

    Lesson 5 : Protein Structure and Function

    Lesson 5 will cover the structure and function of proteins such as growth, differentiation, and immunity protection. 29 Total Points
    • Lesson 5 Video
    • Review Article: Protein Structure
    • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
    • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 5 : Protein Structure and Function

    Lesson 6 : Regulation of Protein Levels and Activity

    Lesson 6 covers the topics of repressors and activators, genetic control and enzyme regulation. 33 Total Points
    • Lesson 6 Video
    • Review Article: Regulation of Protein Function in Cells
    • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
    • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 6 : Regulation of Protein Levels and Activity

    Lesson 7 : Cellular Membrane Structure and Function

    Lesson 7 will introduce students to the basics of how cells are structured and the functions of each component. 29 Total Points
    • Lesson 7 Video
    • Review Article: Cell Membrane and Function
    • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
    • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 7 :Cellular Membrane Structure and Function

    Lesson 8 : Basic Molecular Genetic Mechanisms

    Lesson 8 covers the basics of genetic mechanisms found in molecules, such as forward and reverse genetics and genome analysis. 34 Total Points
    • Lesson 8 Video
    • Review Article: Basic Genetic Mechanism
    • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
    • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 8 : Basic Molecular Genetic Mechanisms

    Lesson 9 : Cell Birth, Lineage and Death

    Lesson 9 offers students a basic introduction to the cell lifecycle, starting at birth and ending with death. 40 Total Points
    • Lesson 9 Video
    • Review Article: Cell Lineage
    • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
    • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 9 : Cell Birth, Lineage and Death

    Lesson 10 : Cell Cycle and Checkpoints in Cell Cycle Regulation

    Lesson 10 explains in easy to understand terms the processes of mitosis and RNA splicing and editing. 30 Total Points
    • Lesson 10 Video
    • Review Article: Cell Cycle Checkpoints
    • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
    • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 10 :Cell Cycle and Checkpoints in Cell Cycle Regulation

    Lesson 11 : Signaling at the Cell Surface

    Lesson 11 introduces students of microbiology to the concepts of cell receptors as well as the difference between an agonist and an antagonist. 35 Total Points
    • Lesson 11 Video
    • Review Article: Cell Signaling
    • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
    • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 11 : Signaling at the Cell Surface

    Lesson 12 : Signaling Pathways that Control Gene Activity

    Lesson 12 introduces the concept of how cells control signal pathways that control the activity of genes and gene development. 34 Total Points
    • Lesson 12 Video
    • Review Article: Cell Signaling Pathways
    • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
    • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 12 : Signaling Pathways that Control Gene Activity

    Lesson 13 : Transport of Ions and Small Molecules across Cell Membranes

    Lesson 13 explains how molecules and ions are transported between cells and offers exploration of different types of cell transport for basic cellular function. 30 Total Points
    • Lesson 13 Video
    • Review Article: Transport of Ions across Membranes
    • Complete: Lesson 13 Assignment
    • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 13 : Transport of Ions and Small Molecules across Cell Membranes

    Lesson 14 : Protein Solubility

    Lesson 14 provides information regarding protein structure and behaviors as well as how proteins travel from and to cells. 29 Total Points
    • Lesson 14 Video
    • Review Article: Understanding Protein Solubility
    • Complete: Lesson 14 Assignment
    • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 14 : Protein Solubility

    Lesson 15 : Epithelium

    Lesson 15 offers students basic information regarding these building blocks of all organs and tissues found in the human body. 40 Total Points
    • Lesson 15 Video
    • Review Article: Epithelium
    • Complete: Lesson 15 Assignment
    • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 15 : Epitheliums

    Lesson 16 : Cancer

    Lesson 16 offers a brief introduction to the topic of cancer including what defines cancer, the different types of cancer, and how cancer genes mutate. 40 Total Points
    • Lesson 16 Video
    • Review Article: The Cell Cycle and Cancer
    • Complete: Lesson 16 Assignment
    • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 16 : Cancer

    Lesson 17 : Cancer Part Two

    Lesson 17 continues the discussion of cancer, how it differentiates, and how cancer is graded and classified according to its origin and spread. 30 Total Points
    • Lesson 17 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: Genetics of Breast Cancer; Understanding Cell Division in Cancer
    • Complete: Lesson 17 Assignment
    • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 17 : Cancer Part Two

    Lesson 18 : Pathogens

    Lesson 18 provides a brief discussion regarding pathogens, different types, and how they spread. 39 Total Points
    • Lesson 18 Video
    • Review Article: Microbes and Disease
    • Complete: Lesson 18 Assignment
    • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 18 : Pathogens

    Lesson 19 : Bioinformatics

    Lesson 19 explores the field of bioinformatics and how these multiple disciplinary studies combine to offer new resources for research and study in this growing field. 28 Total Points
    • Lesson 19 Video
    • Review Article: Understanding Bioinformatics
    • Take Poll: Choices Please?
    • Complete: Lesson 19 Assignment
    • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 19 : Bioinformatics

    Lesson 20 : Stem Cell Research

    Lesson 20 provides basic information and content regarding stem cells, their capabilities, and research being conducted today. 114 Total Points
    • Lesson 20 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: Stem Cell Information; Stem Cell Research
    • Take Poll: Stem Cell Issues
    • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
    • Complete: Lesson 20 Assignment
    • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 20 : Stem Cell Research
    • Complete: The Final Exam
    741
    Total Course Points
     

    Learning Outcomes

    By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
    • Summarize cell and molecular biology history.
    • Summarize cellular functioning and composition.
    • Describe the chemical foundations of cell biology.
    • Summarize the DNA properties of cell biology.
    • Describe protein structure and function.
    • Describe cellular membrane structure and function.
    • Describe basic molecular genetic mechanisms.
    • Summarize the Cell Cycle
    • Describe the signaling pathways that control gene activity.
    • Summarize the transport of ions and small molecules across cell membranes.
    • Define protein solubility.
    • Describe the Epithelium.
    • Describe the cell microbiology processes of cancer.
    • Describe pathogens, bioinformatics, and stem cell research, and
    • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
     

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    Course Title: Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
    Course Number: 7550426
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    Lessons Rating: 4.7 / 5 Stars (1,081 votes)
    Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
    Course Type: General Education (Self-Paced, Online Class)
    CEU Value: 1.8 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
    CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
    Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
    Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
    Instructor: April Graves
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