Genetics is an area of science that is advancing perhaps more rapidly than any other, with each advancement offering us a fresh insight into our species. It is a relatively young science but one that has had an immeasurable effect upon human lives over the last 100 years. The potential of genetic research in many areas of life, from health to transport, is overwhelming.
Covering all the fundamental facets of genetics, including the biological construction of genes and how they work, how dominant and recessive genes influence the inheritance of particular inherited traits, and the importance of chromosomes, this course will provide you with an introduction to the scientific subject that has taught us the most about the origins of humankind.
This course provides an ideal stepping stone for anyone wanting to study biology, zoology, human sciences, and many other science subjects at university. It takes a more in-depth look at this fascinating field than most students will have had the chance to study at school. This more detailed approach is aimed at anyone seeking to pursue their study of genetics at university and beyond.
This course consists of 4 X interactive lectures – audio recordings with accompanying presentation material – each taking approximately 1 hour to complete. Our unique, on-demand, interactive delivery system means that students are able to start instantly and work through material at their own pace. The interactive format ensures that the learning process is engaging and enjoyable, with regular quizzes and exams to enable students to check that they are following the topics covered.
Quizzes and Exams
Why Take this Course?
This course is ideal preparation for students thinking of studying biochemistry, medicine, and related subjects at university.
Aims and Objectives
- To develop a deeper understanding of heredity
- To understand how DNA and genes replicate
- To gain an insight into the genetic world on a microscopic level
Key Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students will be able to:
- Discuss with confidence the replication of genes
- Understand the structure and processes of DNA, genes, and chromosomes
- Consider the implications of genetic research in the modern world