How Does the Body Use DNA as a Blueprint?

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Future Learn
How Does the Body Use DNA as a Blueprint?

What is the course about?

How Does the Body Use DNA as a Blueprint?
The course How Does the Body Use DNA as a Blueprint? is an online class provided by University of Aberdeen through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

Get an introduction to the basics of molecular biology, and how DNA code works.

Course description
  • Find out how the body repairs and regulates itself
  • 3 weeks
  • 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.
  • On this course, you’ll get an introduction to the basics of molecular biology, and how DNA code works inside the human body.
  • You’ll find out what DNA code represents, how it creates proteins inside the body, and what key molecules are involved.
  • You’ll learn how molecules communicate and interact with each other inside the body.
  • 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?
  • Summarise the structure and relevance of DNA
  • Describe the processes involved in reproduction at a molecular level that result in an individual’s DNA
  • Describe the key molecules involved in protein synthesis
  • Explain and compare the different stages of protein synthesis
  • Summarise the key principles involved in molecular signalling
  • This course is aimed at anyone interested in molecular biology and how DNA code works. Existing knowledge of components of the body is not essential but you may find it useful to complete What is the Body? first if you are completely new to biology.
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Aberdeen is the 3rd oldest Scottish and 5th oldest UK University. With 14500 students from 120 countries, it is a world leader in medical research, energy, environment, law and business.

Prerequisites & Facts

How Does the Body Use DNA as a Blueprint?

Course Topic

Biology and Biotechnology, Healthcare & Medicine, Science, Engineering & Maths

University, College, Institution

University of Aberdeen

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

How Does the Body Use DNA as a Blueprint?

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / University of Aberdeen you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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How Does the Body Use DNA as a Blueprint?
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School: University of Aberdeen
Topic: Biology and Biotechnology, Healthcare & Medicine, Science, Engineering & Maths