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Free Online Course: Introduction to Biology in Collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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2030/02/19
Free Online Course: Introduction to Biology in Collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology

EdX offers this free online course called “Introduction to Biology – The Secret of Life”, to explore life through the basics of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, recombinant DNA, genomics and rational medicine. Introductory Biology course materials are available for exploration and completion by registering as an auditor or verified-track learner, including video, interactive problem sets and exams. You are strongly encouraged to work through the activities, towards a goal of learning biology. EdX has optimized the course settings for learning: instant feedback after trying problems and all content available at all times for self-paced progress, and you receive feedback on correctness of answers. 

Details about the course:

The course content reflects the topics taught in the MIT introductory biology courses and many biology courses across the world. As a learner, you will first focus on the structure and function of macromolecules such as DNA, RNA and proteins. You will discover how changes in the structure of some of these macromolecules alter their functions and what the implications of such changes have on human health. As you continue in the course, you will apply an understanding of heredity and information flow within cells to human health and disease and will learn about molecular biological techniques and their potential to impact our changing world. After you complete this course, you will have a foundation in biology that will allow you to understand the remarkable medical revolution going on today. The course will last for 15 weeks, with a weekly effort of 5-10 hours.

What you will learn:

  1. How to describe the building blocks of life and how their interactions dictate structure and function in biology
  2. How to predict genotypes and phenotypes given genetics data
  3. How to explain the central dogma of molecular biology and convert DNA sequence to RNA sequence to protein sequence
  4. How to use molecular tools to study biology
  5. How to describe the principles of early sequencing as well as modern sequencing and the effects of these technologies on the filed of genomics
  6. How to apply the principles of modern biology to issues in today's society

About MITx:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology — a coeducational, privately endowed research university founded in 1861 — is dedicated to advancing knowledge and educating students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. MITx courses embody the inventiveness, openness, rigor and quality that are hallmarks of MIT, and many use materials developed for MIT residential courses in the Institute's five schools and 33 academic disciplines.

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Eligibility

Nationality
United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Gender
Both gender
Interest
Science, Education

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Anyone Interested
Funding
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Other
Opportunity will take place in
Online Courses
Required Documents
others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Science
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
English
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