Find out how the body repairs and regulates itself on this free online course

Every part of the body is made according to a code that is carried in the body’s cells.

This code is called DNA, and knowing how it works is fundamental to understanding how the body regulates itself throughout our lives.

  • Duration: 3 weeks
  • Time commitment: 4 hours per week
  • Cost: Free (Upgrade available)
  • Next start date: 16th April 2018
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On the course, you will:

  • Get an introduction to the basics of molecular biology, and how DNA code works inside the human body.
  • Find out what DNA code represents, how it creates proteins inside the body, and what key molecules are involved.
  • Learn how molecules communicate and interact with each other inside the body.

What topics will you cover?

  • What are the key molecules involved in molecular biology?
  • The role of reproduction in producing an individual’s DNA code
  • What does the DNA code represent?
  • Using the DNA code to create proteins
  • How do molecules within the body communicate with one another?

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Summarise the structure and relevance of DNA
  • Describe the key molecules involved in protein synthesis
  • Summarise the key principles involved in molecular signalling
  • Describe the processes involved in reproduction at a molecular level that result in an individual's DNA
  • Explain and compare the different stages of protein synthesis

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