Molecular and Cell Biology
Molecular and Cell Biology

Molecular and Cell Biology

by Georgina Cornwall, PhD

Discover the complexities of the science of life!

Biology subsumes all the phenomena that make up life on earth – from the microscopic to the macroscopic level. This comprehensive online course will explore the smallest components of life: cells and genes. Cytology, the study of the basic units of life, and genetics, the life science concerned with the information that controls life, will help you understand life at the macroscopic level as well. Both fields of biology determine the way whole organisms function.

The main components of this course are:
  • Structure of molecules and cells 
  • Communication between cells 
  • Life cycle and metabolism of the cell 
  • Mendelian genetics and beyond 
  • Chromome theory 
  • Genes, genetic mapping and gene expression 
  • DNA: structure and replication 
  • DNA repair and genetic mutations 
  • Biotechnology
  • Genomics 
While studying, your understanding will be facilitated by matching diagrams and illustrations. By the end of this course, you will have gathered advanced knowledge of biology and be excellently prepared for your exams on this subject.

Course Details

  • Videos 33
  • Duration 12:15 h
  • Quiz questions 82
  • Topic reviews 18


Your Educators of course Molecular and Cell Biology

 Georgina Cornwall, PhD

Georgina Cornwall, PhD

Dr. Georgina Cornwall has taught a broad array of Biology courses at different U.S. universities, currently at the Colorado Mountain College in Aspen. Dr. Cornwall is an active promoter of hybrid teaching formats like online and interactive courses. Thus, she uses modern technology to engage her students in the diverse disciplines of biology – from Microbiology to Genetics.

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Good course, wonderful teacher!
By wael s. on 01. December 2016 for Cell Cycle and Cell Division

Well, I love the way Dr. G explains, however, the lecture on cell control wasn't the best and needed more explanations and needed to be more simplified . I put five stars because Dr. G has helped me a lot and made Biology a fun course.

Cellular Structure
By Danielle O. on 29. November 2016 for Cellular Structure

This course really helped me understand the cellular structure, I learnt more from one of the 20 minute lectures, than I did in a 3 hour lecture at university, so these really help!

By Amina s. on 27. November 2016 for Cell Cycle & Controll of Cell Division

Speaks too fast, difficult to follow, she seems unprepared, & needs to read from notes. Sharp contrast with other lectures here

Pretty good.
By wael s. on 23. November 2016 for Cellular Structure

Good and clear explanation, Dr. G makes it fun to learn biology.

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