CELL BIOLOGY – Distance Learning Course

By: ACS Distance Education  27/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

This course contains 10 lessons as follows: 1. Introduction to Cells and Their Structure • history of cell biology; prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells; cell shape and size; cell structure; the nucleus including the nucleolus, euchromatin and heterochromatin; differences in animal and plant cells. 2. Cell Chemistry • cell chemical composition; carbohydrates; lipids; nucleic acids; proteins; enzymes; cell membranes; golgi apparatus. 3. DNA, Chromosomes and Genes Including: what is DNA, Chromosomes, Genes; DNA replication; telomeres and telomerase; genetics; case study in genetic inheritance; phenotype and genotype; gene mutations. 4. Cell Division: Meiosis and Mitosis Including: Mitosis and meiosis overview; mitosis; meiosis. 5. Cell Membranes Including: membranes; structure of cell membranes; movement of molecules through cell membranes; endocytosis; osmosis and filtration; hydrostatic pressure; active transport; electro-chemical gradient; nutrient and waste exchange in animal cells; mediated and non-mediated transport. 6. Protein Structure and Function Including: protein structure; fibrous proteins; globular proteins; protein organisation; primary to quaternary structure; protein function. 7. Protein Synthesis Including: overview; the function of ribonucleic acid in protein synthesis; transcription and translation; initiation; elongation; termination. 8. Food, Energy, Catalysis and Biosynthesis Including: sources of energy; metabolism within the cell; catabolic metabolism; anabolic metabolism; ATP movement; Kreb's cycle; production and storage of energy; energy production pathways from different foods; biosynthesis of cell molecules; mitochrondria; chloroplasts. 9. Intracellular Compartments, Transport and Cell Communication Including: Cell communication; endocrine signalling; paracrine signalling; autocrine signalling; cytoskeleton; actin filaments; intermediate filaments; microtubules. 10. The Cell Cycle and Tissue Formation Including: the cell cycle; phases of the cell cycle; cell cycle regulation; cell death; cells to bodies; stem cells; animal tissues including muscle, connective, epithelial, nerve; blood. Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Science/CELL-BIOLOGY-BSC110-566.aspx Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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