Online Class: Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology

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.

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  • 20
    Lessons
  • 22
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 1,252
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 18
    Hours
    average time
  • 1.8
    CEUs
 
 

Course Description

The Fascinating World of Cell and Molecular Biology

From microorganisms invisible to the naked eye, to the intricate internal workings of larger organisms, cell and molecular biology plays a pivotal role in shaping our understanding of life. This discipline doesn't merely remain confined to the boundaries of a laboratory. Instead, it influences diverse fields, from environmental science to the frontiers of healthcare and medicine.

Course Overview

In this comprehensive course, we will guide you through the mesmerizing landscape of cell and microbiology. Our journey will begin by exploring the foundational building blocks of all life forms. Understand the remarkable components within living entities, and grasp the interplay between organisms and their environment. How do living organisms thrive, adapt, and sometimes clash with external factors?

As we delve deeper, the course will introduce you to the intricacies of DNA and RNA - the genetic blueprints of life. Dive into the fascinating world of protein structures, and follow their journey along cellular pathways. For those with a keen interest in current biomedical research, our lessons will also provide insights into pressing issues such as pathogen mechanisms, the emergence of cancer cells, and the much-debated realm of stem cell research.

Did you know that, as of 2023, an estimated $5.8 billion has been invested in stem cell research globally? Such research promises revolutionary therapies for conditions previously deemed untreatable.

Cell and molecular biology, though intricate in nature, holds the keys to many of the mysteries surrounding our existence. Beyond its numerous applications in various sectors, the core principles of this subject illuminate many phenomena we encounter daily. By the end of this course, not only will you have gained profound knowledge, but you will also develop an enriched perspective of the world around you.

Each lesson is designed meticulously, ensuring a blend of theoretical knowledge, current statistics, and real-world applications. With a combination of assignments and exams, we evaluate your progress and understanding of each module.

Why Choose This Course?

Cell and molecular biology is not just a subject; it's a lens through which one can view the world. The implications of this field are vast and, as the data suggests, its relevance is only growing. With increasing investments in biotechnological research and its applications in medicine, agriculture, and environmental science, expertise in this area is highly sought after.

So, if you're curious about life's inner workings or wish to pursue a career in the expansive field of biology, this course promises to be a fulfilling and enlightening experience. Dive in, and let's begin this incredible journey together!

 
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  • 6 Months to Complete
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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. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Introduce Yourself
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Cell Wall Structure and Function 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Study Focus
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Chemical Foundations of Cell Biology 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 3 : Chemical Foundations

Lesson 4 : DNA Properties

Lesson 4 explains DNA and RNA structure and design and function. Additional lesson topics: The Properties of DNA 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Protein Structure 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Regulation of Protein Function in Cells 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Cell Membrane and Function 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Basic Genetic Mechanism 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Cell Lineage 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Cell Cycle Checkpoints 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Cell Signaling 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Cell Signaling Pathways 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Transport of Ions across Membranes 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Understanding Protein Solubility 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Epithelium 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: The Cell Cycle and Cancer 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 16 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Understanding Cell Division in Cancer 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 17 Video
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 17 : Cancer Part Two

Lesson 18 : Pathogens

Lesson 18 provides a brief discussion regarding pathogens, different types, and how they spread. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 18 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Understanding Bioinformatics 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 19 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Choices Please?
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Stem Cell Research 89 Total Points
  • Lesson 20 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Stem Cell Issues; Course Comments
  • Assessment: Quiz for Lesson 20 : Stem Cell Research
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
268
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.
  • 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
Lessons Rating: 4.6 / 5 Stars (1,206 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: December 2023
Course Type: 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: UniversalClass Instructional Team
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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