Courses tagged with "Biology & Life Sciences" (77)

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Starts : 2014-06-17
44 votes
edX Free Closed [?] Life Sciences Biology Biology & Life Sciences Biology & Life Sciences Biology & Life Sciences Biology & Life Sciences Biology & Life Sciences

Explore the secret of life through the basics of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, recombinant DNA, genomics and rational medicine.

Starts : 2013-02-25
97 votes
Coursera Free Health and Welfare English Biology & Life Sciences Health & Society Medicine

This course will discuss HIV/AIDS in the US and around the world including its history, science, and culture as well as developments in behavioral and biomedical prevention, experimental AIDS vaccines, and clinical care issues. The course will also include a discussion of the populations that are particularly vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and a look at future challenges facing people infected and affected by the AIDS pandemic.

Starts : 2015-06-01
119 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Life Sciences English Biology & Life Sciences

This course will help you understand the remarkable behaviors of wild animals from an evolutionary perspective.  [Image: Peacock spider. Photo by Jürgen Otto, Manakin bird footage (Ex-Riddle of the Sexes) reproduced with permission, courtesy of BBC Worldwide Ltd]

Starts : 2015-02-09
1 votes
Coursera Free Life Sciences English Biology & Life Sciences Health & Society Social Sciences

Animal welfare has been described as a complex, multi-faceted public policy issue which includes important scientific, ethical, and other dimensions. Improving our understanding of animal welfare, involves the fascinating study of animal behavior as well as the challenge of accessing the emotions of animals. This is the second time we have run this course, and we have revised some of the content and assessments in line with the great feedback we gained from our first run through. We have also added some subtitles to the videos for the Spanish and Mandarin speakers who wish to participate. Talk about this course using the hashtag #EdAniWelf

Starts : 2015-01-12
112 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Life Sciences English Biology Biology & Life Sciences College Biology Human biology Physics Science

Learn about the origin and evolution of life and the search for life beyond the Earth.

102 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Health and Welfare English Biology & Life Sciences Medicine

This course will survey fundamental principles of cognitive and behavioral neurology. The emphasis of the course will be on the neural mechanisms underlying aspects of cognition and on diseases that affect intellect and behavior. No prior background in neurology, medicine, or neuroscience is required.

5 votes
Saylor.org Free Closed [?] Life Sciences Advanced Anatomy Anatomy & Physiology Biology Biology & Life Sciences Human biology Science

A thorough understanding of the systems of the body and the ways in which they fit together is imperative for study in many fields of biological inquiry, including medicine, physiology, developmental studies, and biological anthropology.  This course will provide you with an overview of the body from a systemic perspective.  Each unit will focus on one system, or network of organs that work together to perform a particular function.  At the end of this course, we will review the body from an integrative perspective, creating a more realistic vision of the ways in which the systems overlap.  We will also discuss current body imaging techniques and learn how to correctly interpret the images in order to put our newly-gained anatomical knowledge to practical use. This is a terminology-heavy course.  We will identify tissues and organ systems according to their functional and regional contexts, but information concerning the processes by which the tissues and organ systems actually function will be covered…

9 votes
Saylor.org Free Closed [?] Life Sciences Basic Genetics Biology Biology & Life Sciences Genetics Science

Genetics is the branch of biology that studies how traits are passed on from one generation to the next and why there are similarities and differences between related individuals. Prior to the discovery of genes, scientists knew that parents passed something down to their offspring, but they did not know how or what. Gregor Mendel’s famous experiments with peas indicated that certain features, such as pea texture and flower color, are encoded by two sets of traits and that the parental traits can be separated. Decades later, scientists discovered that parents passed down DNA, which was present in chromosomes. Since the discovery of DNA, we have come to appreciate the importance of chromosomes. Genomics is a relatively new field with the bold aim of understanding the function of every single gene in a genome, including the human genome. This field took off with the completion of the first sequenced genome, and after the completion of the Human Genome Project, it has attracted increasing research. Mendelian…

Starts : 2015-08-24
90 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Life Sciences English Biology & Life Sciences Physics Teacher Professional Development

Nerves, the heart, and the brain are electrical. How do these things work? This course presents fundamental principles, described quantitatively.

17 votes
Study.com Free Closed [?] Life Sciences Biology Biology & Life Sciences College Biology EPA Human biology Natural Science

Biology 101: Intro to Biology is designed to be used to prepare you to earn real college credit by passing the Biology CLEP exam . This course covers topics that are included on the exam, such as genetics, physiology, plant and animal biology, ecology and evolution. Use it to help you learn what you need to know about biology topics to succeed on the exam.

The biology instructors are experienced and knowledgeable educators who have put together comprehensive video lessons in categories ranging from Mendel's first law to the anatomy of the brain. Each category is broken down into smaller chapters that will cover topics more in-depth. These video lessons make learning fun and interesting. You get the aid of self-graded quizzes and practice tests to allow you to gauge how much you have learned.

11 votes
Study.com Free Closed [?] Life Sciences Basic Genetics Biology Biology & Life Sciences EPA Genetics Science

Learn to differentiate between DNA and RNA and between mitosis and meiosis through Education Portal's chapter on basic genetics. Our team of professional educators, who have experience in biology, designed the video lessons in this chapter to be brief and easy to follow. You'll get an overview of genetics before exploring more complex topics, like DNA mutation and comparative genomics. Other topics covered in this chapter include cloning and genetic modification. To be sure you've mastered the material covered in each video lesson, you can take the accompanying self-assessment quiz. Biology 102: Basic Genetics can help you prepare for the Excelsior College Basic Genetics exam ; passing this exam can earn you actual college credit.

15 votes
Study.com Free Closed [?] Life Sciences Advanced Anatomy Anatomy & Physiology Biology Biology & Life Sciences EPA Human biology

Get a basic overview of microbiology before exploring advanced topics like bacterial cell morphology, nitrogen fixation and protozoan diseases through this online Education Portal course, Biology 103: Microbiology. Watch our video lessons on STDs, bacterial diseases and foodborne illnesses as you prepare to earn real college credit through the Microbiology Excelsior Exam . Though the subjects covered in these lessons are somewhat intense, our experienced, knowledgeable instructors have kept the videos brief, engaging and easy to follow. You also can benefit from the multiple-choice quizzes and written transcripts that complement each video.

10 votes
Udemy Free Closed [?] Life Sciences Biology Biology & Life Sciences College Biology Human biology Math and Science Natural Science

Introduction to cell structure & function, molecular & organism genetics, animal development, form & function.

90 votes
Khan Academy Free Closed [?] Life Sciences Advanced Anatomy Anatomy & Physiology Biology Biology & Life Sciences Human biology Science

The Lungs and Pulmonary System. Red blood cells. Circulatory System and the Heart. Hemoglobin. Anatomy of a Neuron. Sodium Potassium Pump. Correction to Sodium and Potassium Pump Video. Electrotonic and Action Potentials. Saltatory Conduction in Neurons. Neuronal Synapses (Chemical). Myosin and Actin. Tropomyosin and troponin and their role in regulating muscle contraction. Role of the Sarcoplasmic Reticulum in Muscle Cells. Anatomy of a muscle cell. The Kidney and Nephron. Secondary Active Transport in the Nephron. The Lungs and Pulmonary System. Red blood cells. Circulatory System and the Heart. Hemoglobin. Anatomy of a Neuron. Sodium Potassium Pump. Correction to Sodium and Potassium Pump Video. Electrotonic and Action Potentials. Saltatory Conduction in Neurons. Neuronal Synapses (Chemical). Myosin and Actin. Tropomyosin and troponin and their role in regulating muscle contraction. Role of the Sarcoplasmic Reticulum in Muscle Cells. Anatomy of a muscle cell. The Kidney and Nephron. Secondary Active Transport in the Nephron.

Starts : 2013-10-04
41 votes
Coursera Free Life Sciences English Biology & Life Sciences Health & Society Medicine

This course will help anyone who loves dogs to better understand their dog’s reproductive health and how to control its reproduction. This includes understanding the pros and cons of having your dog spayed or castrated, and understanding at what age that surgery can be performed.

Starts : 2015-04-03
No votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Life Sciences English Biology & Life Sciences Food and Nutrition

This course explains the general principles of chicken behaviour and welfare, and the behavioural and physiological indicators that can be used to assess welfare in chickens kept in hobby flocks through to commercial farms.

Starts : 2014-07-01
No votes
Coursera Free Life Sciences English Biology & Life Sciences Economics & Finance Energy & Earth Sciences Health & Society Law Physical & Earth Sciences

This course views climate change from a variety of perspectives at the intersection of the natural sciences, technology, and the social sciences and humanities.

Starts : 2014-01-13
No votes
FutureLearn Free Closed [?] Life Sciences Biology & Life Sciences Climate Change Energy & Earth Sciences Geology and Geophysics Humanities Physical & Earth Sciences

This course aims to explain the science of climate change, the risks it poses and the solutions available to reduce those risks.

Starts : 2013-09-30
110 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Life Sciences English Biology & Life Sciences Climate Change Energy & Earth Sciences Geology and Geophysics Humanities Physical & Earth Sciences

Climate Literacy tackles the scientific and socio-political dimensions of climate change. This course introduces the basics of the climate system, models and predictions, human and natural impacts, mitigative and adaptive responses, and the evolution of climate policy.

Starts : 2014-01-13
25 votes
Coursera Free Life Sciences English Biology & Life Sciences Statistics and Data Analysis

In this course you will learn about how and why DNA and protein sequences evolve. You will learn the theory behind methods for building and analyzing phylogenetic trees, and get hands-on experience with some widely used software packages.

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