Introduction to Biology

Introduction to Biology

Introduction to Biology – Self paced online course

Are you interested in learning more about living things, or perhaps beginning to train for a career in the healthcare or medical professions? This Introduction to Biology course will help you understand the structure and function of the human body at the level of your tiniest living components—your cells. You’ll also learn about DNA—what it is, what it does, and even a little bit about how forensic scientists use it to solve crimes. The knowledge you’ll gain from this course is essential to understanding the fundamental causes of human disease, and will prepare you for more advanced courses in human anatomy and physiology.

As you explore each topic, you’ll have lots of opportunities to deepen your understanding and relate what you’re learning to your own life. When things get complicated, you’ll have the guidance you need, so you won’t get overwhelmed by the details. By the end of the course, you’ll have a better appreciation of the fundamental characteristics of living things as well as a solid foundation in the biology of human beings and the biological and medical sciences.


Lesson 1 – What Is Life?
Lesson 2 – A Tour of Your Cells
Lesson 3 – What Makes Matter?
Lesson 4 – You Are What You Eat
Lesson 5 – To Protect and Serve: The Plasma Membrane
Lesson 6 – Getting the Job Done With Enzymes
Lesson 7 – Getting Energized From Cellular Respiration
Lesson 8 – DNA: The Molecule of Life
Lesson 9 – How Do Cells Grow and Reproduce?
Lesson 10 – Principles of Inheritance
Lesson 11 – DNA Technology
Lesson 12 – Understanding Cancer

This program is being delivered by our partner Ed2go. Please click the blue ‘Enrol here’ button to see more information, dates, time, pricing and to enrol.

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Course information

  • 6 Weeks Access
  • Courses commencing monthly
  • Hardware Requirements: This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.