Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

by Geoffrey Meyer, PhD, Kevin Ahern, PhD, Georgina Cornwall, PhD u.a.

The study of natural sciences was forever changed when the English polymath Robert Hooke looked into his microscope for the first time and examined a piece of cork. He saw that the cork was composed of many small compartments, which he named cells after the chambers of monasteries. Since then, living tissues have been understood to be compartmentalized, an understanding later complemented by the discovery of biomolecules and how these are the building blocks of cells. From this stemmed the field of biochemistry, the study of biomolecules.

Biology and biochemistry are among the basic building blocks of the preclinical sciences in medical education. On these subjects rests the ability to understand the more complex concepts of physiology, histology, embryology, and anatomy, as well as how normal processes can go awry and cause illness. Furthermore, as the medical profession progressively focuses more on the molecular aspects of disease, it’s imperative for healthcare workers to have a good comprehension of biomolecules and the cellular machinery, allowing them to understand the many changes and interventions that are yet to come.

In this course, the student will be exposed to the basics of biomolecules and the most important principles of cellular functioning, including the structure of cells, the cell cycle, cell division, and gene expression. For optimal comprehension, the student is required to have at least a high-school level of understanding of biology; chemistry, with special emphasis on the properties of the carbon atom; and physics, focusing on the principles of thermodynamics and electricity.

Course Details

  • Videos 552
  • Duration 41:52 h
  • Quiz questions 1414
  • Concept Pages 200

Content

Your Educators of course Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

 Geoffrey Meyer, PhD

Geoffrey Meyer, PhD

Prof. Geoffrey Meyer is a Professor and Senior Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Human Sciences at the University of Western Australia.
He obtained his PhD from the University of Western Australia in 1981. Currently, he is the Coordinator for Histology in the Federative International Program for Anatomical Terminologies (FIPAT) of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA).
Due to his achievements, he earned the Australian University Teaching Award and has received teaching fellowships from the University of Western Australia and the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Meyer teaches courses on Histology.

 Kevin Ahern, PhD

Kevin Ahern, PhD

Dr. Kevin Ahern is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State University (OSU), USA.
He obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from Oregon State University. Currently, he teaches courses for health sciences students at OSU.
He is co-author of three Open Educational electronic textbooks on Biochemistry and a Guide to Getting Into Medical School.
Due to his achievements, he earned OSU’s highest teaching recognition, the Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award in 2017.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Ahern teaches courses on Biochemistry and on "How to Get into Medical School”.

 Georgina Cornwall, PhD

Georgina Cornwall, PhD

Dr. Georgina Cornwall is a Biology Instructor and currently works as an Instructional Designer in the private sector, developing interactive online training materials.
She obtained her PhD in Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology at the University of Colorado, USA, in 2000, and has since taught a broad array of biology courses at various US universities.
She is an active promoter of hybrid/online teaching formats and interactive courses, and has received several awards for her engaging and innovative course design; e.g., she was named Adjunct Faculty of the Year at Colorado Mountain College in Aspen twice.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Cornwall teaches courses on Biology & Genetics.

 Vincent Racaniello, PhD

Vincent Racaniello, PhD

Dr. Vincent Racaniello is a Higgins Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University, in New York, USA.
He obtained his PhD at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York City, in 1979 and joined the faculty of Columbia University in 1982.
Because of his achievements, he has received several awards, including the Irma T. Hirschl, Searle Scholars Program, Eli Lilly, and NIH Merit Awards. Dr. Racaniello is interested in using new media for medical education; he writes on his virology blog and hosts and produces several podcasts.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Racaniello teaches courses on Microbiology.

 Thad Wilson, PhD

Thad Wilson, PhD

Dr. Thad E. Wilson is a Professor and Director of Education in the Department of Physiology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, USA.
He obtained his PhD from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Not only is he an experienced lecturer with many years of teaching experience, but he has also developed and improved medical curriculums, and served in leadership roles directing Medical Physiology and various organ system courses.
Due to his achievements, Dr. Wilson has been awarded multiple institutional and national medical school teaching awards.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Wilson teaches courses on Physiology.

 Peter Delves, PhD

Peter Delves, PhD

Dr. Peter Delves is a Professor Emeritus of Immunology and served as the Vice Dean of Education of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at University College London, UK.
He obtained his PhD at the University of London and is a prolific author, having published several textbooks and laboratory manuals. He is also the editor of two encyclopedias on immunology and on life sciences.
Dr. Delves has extensive teaching experience at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is particularly interested in innovations in web-based education.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Delves teaches courses on the Immune System.

 Peter Ward, PhD

Peter Ward, PhD

Dr. Peter J. Ward is a Professor of Gross Anatomy at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in West Virginia, USA.
He obtained his PhD in Medical Anatomy Education from Purdue University in 2005. Currently, he is a respected teacher and researcher in the fields of anatomy, histology, embryology, neuroscience and approaches to learning and teaching.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Ward teaches courses on Embryology.

 Sean Elliott, MD

Sean Elliott, MD

Dr. Sean Elliott is the Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and the Associate Chair for the Department of Pediatrics at The University of Arizona, USA.
He obtained his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1993. Currently, he is Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at the University of Arizona Medical Center.
He devotes time to Quality Improvement, graduate medical education efficacy and his scholarship with the Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program (THMEP).
Within Lecturio, Dr. Elliott teaches courses on Microbiology.


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Great Professor and very good explanation!
By Mirela P. on 14. May 2022 for Nerve Tissue

Very good explanation, to understand from beginning!!! I was really afraid about Histology, but Dr. Meyer's explanation gave me confidence and helped me to build a solid foundation, in order to learn more info later on. Thank you, Dr. Meyer!!! You are one of my favourite lecturer! P.S. Since I've studied integrating in my study plan Lecturio"s lectures by Dr. Meyer, my grades at Histology are significally improved!

 
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