Molecular and Cell Biology
Molecular and Cell Biology

Molecular and Cell Biology

by Georgina Cornwall, PhD

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 monastery monks. Since then, living tissues have been understood to be compartmentalized, an understanding later complemented by discoveries regarding atomic structure, biomolecules, and how the latter are the building blocks of cells. Thus, molecular and cell biology can be defined as the study of the biomolecules necessary to build and sustain the cells that make up living organisms, and how a typical cell functions.

Molecular and cellular biology is the cornerstone of the basic and clinical sciences in medical education. On this subject rests the ability to understand more-complex concepts of physiology, histology, embryology, and anatomy, as well as how normal processes can go awry and cause illness. As the medical profession progressively focuses more on the molecular aspects of disease, it’s imperative for the physician 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.

Course Details

  • Videos 190
  • Duration 12:01 h
  • Quiz questions 408
  • Concept Pages 39

Content

Your Educators of course Molecular and Cell Biology

 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.


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Great intro to a non-expert - like me
By Antonio M. on 07. June 2022 for Cellular Structure

Really liked Enough chemistry to explain it / not more Shows that she is passonate about the subject

 
extra fine lectures
By Carol W. on 29. May 2022 for Gene Regulation

Georgia Cornwall has done a conscientious job at teaching molecular and cellular biology -- and I enjoy it daily! :)

 
Could be better
By Oji O. on 26. May 2022 for Cell Cycle and Cell Division

There are mistakes in the video and they make the material more confusing than it should be.

 
Macromolecules
By K SIVANGANAM K. on 25. May 2022 for The Macromolecules of Life

A very concise content with relevant short videos and quizzes. Great program