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Biology

Biology courses can cover a vast range of topics within the field of Biology. Topics for the following Biology courses can range from Infection, Neurobiology and Genetics to the study of Unique Ecosystems in different geographical regions. Defined as a natural science concerned with the study of living organisms, Biology courses will focus on more particular disciplines, subdivisions or topics dealing with the morphology, physiology, anatomy, behavior, origin and distribution of living organisms.

The numerous branches of Biology; including for example, anatomy, biochemistry, biotechnology, ecology, genetics, oncology, physiology, sociobiology and zoology; are well represented in Biology courses. While the lengths of courses may range widely, Biology courses will impart theoretical, analytical and practical knowledge and skills to students who are keen to learn. Biology courses are available at institutions all around the world. Lectures, seminars and laboratory work help students get the most out of their learning hours in Biology courses.

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Biology and Marine Sciences

University of Algarve
Campus 7 days June 2018 Portugal Faro

This course is targeted to students from a first level higher education program (preferably but not exclusively students at the final year of their graduation) in the areas of natural sciences, environment and technology. The course is also targeted to graduate students and young researchers that are currently searching for a post-graduation program (namely master programmes) directed to the marine and biological sciences. The students have to be fluent in English. It is not mandatory to speak Portuguese. [+]

University of Algarve’s Mid-Season Campus will take place in the week of 10th to 16th of June. The program is FREE and includes courses in the morning and sports and cultural activities in the afternoon (such as boat trips, hiking, visit of some places of cultural interest etc.). Accommodation and all meals are also included. The coming and return trips are sole responsibility of the students. The participants must be aged 18 or above.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is targeted to students from a first level higher education program (preferably but not exclusively students at the final year of their graduation) in the areas of natural sciences, environment and technology. The course is also targeted to graduate students and young researchers that are currently searching for a post-graduation program (namely master programmes) directed to the marine and biological sciences. The students have to be fluent in English. It is not mandatory to speak Portuguese.... [-]


Semester Abroad Program - Tropical Biology & Marine Conservation

International Study Programs of Udayana University
Campus 16 weeks September 2018 Indonesia Bali

This semester abroad will be an intense experience, you are able to share with other young researchers and soon-to-be scientists from all over the world. We believe that knowledge is key to the future of the marine ecosystem, but if not shared, it will never be activated. [+]

The upskill approach

This semester abroad will be an intense experience, you are able to share with other young researchers and soon-to-be scientists from all over the world. We believe that knowledge is key to the future of the marine ecosystem, but if not shared, it will never be activated. This study program will provide an exciting, while the safe opportunity for you to share your knowledge with people working and living in the field, find your purpose in the world of science and make the right connections that will help you to grow as a scientist, activist or researcher.

The future is in the hands of those who explore… and from all the beauty they discover while crossing perpetually receding frontiers, they develop for nature and for humankind an infinite love.– Jacques Cousteau Study in the tropics For a total of 16 weeks, you will study at the University of Udayana in Bali, one of Indonesia’s most promising universities. Various field studies will give you the chance to immerse in the unique Balinese culture and research in remote communities. Choose your preferred study orientation ... [-]

Applied Science BTEC National Extended Diploma Level 3

South and City College Birmingham
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This two-year course will give you an in-depth understanding of applied science. It is perfect if you want to pursue a career in the field of science, such as laboratory and industrial science, chemistry or radiography or if you would like to continue on to higher education. You will explore a number of fundamental scientific concepts in chemistry, biology, and physics. [+]

Summary

This two-year course will give you an in-depth understanding of applied science. It is perfect if you want to pursue a career in the field of science, such as laboratory and industrial science, chemistry or radiography or if you would like to continue on to higher education. You will explore a number of fundamental scientific concepts in chemistry, biology, and physics.

Description

As part of the course, you will develop the practical techniques required when working in a laboratory, investigating the quantities necessary in chemical reactions, the structure, and functions of cells and the calorific value of different fuels. You will develop your skills in communicating scientific information. You will also undertake scientific research, setting up an idea, testing it and then reporting the findings. You will be assessed through assignments and assessed practical work and exams.... [-]


Summer Course in Biological and Earth Sciences

University of St Andrews - International Summer Programmes
Campus Full time 3 weeks June 2018 United Kingdom Saint Andrews

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic tradition. [+]

Summary

The University of St Andrews International Summer Programme offers students aged 16 to 18 the opportunity to experience lectures and tutorials taught in the Scottish academic tradition. During their time in St Andrews students will become familiar with a number of the same lecturers and tutors that they could potentially encounter while pursuing an undergraduate degree in an ancient institution ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018,Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2017).

Biological and Earth Sciences

The Biological and Earth Science course allows prospective students to experience inputs from four departments from within the faculty of Science. Classes will be delivered by full time faculty members from Biology, Marine Biology, Geography, and Earth Science. The course content will be delivered in the format of lectures underpinned by practical sessions in laboratories and on field trips.... [-]


Galápagos Islands Direct Enrollment - GAIAS

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 semester September 2018 Ecuador Galapagos Islands Hong Kong + 1 more

There’s a reason why many of the world’s most famous scientists have visited the Galápagos Islands—now it’s your turn to discover one of the world’s most beautiful and biologically diverse island locations. It’s here that you will get hands-on experience studying topics such as Biology, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Marine Ecology, and Sociology. [+]

Overview

There’s a reason why many of the world’s most famous scientists have visited the Galápagos Islands—now it’s your turn to discover one of the world’s most beautiful and biologically diverse island locations. It’s here that you will get hands-on experience studying topics such as Biology, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Marine Ecology, and Sociology. This direct enrollment program is organized through the Galápagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Sciences (GAIAS), a remote campus of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) located on the island of San Cristóbal. Before you head to the Galápagos, the program will begin with a month in Quito, where you participate in an orientation, a course at USFQ Cumbayá campus, and course-related excursions. The remaining months are spent on San Cristóbal in the Galápagos Islands. Additional course-related excursions allow you to spend time in other locations, based on your course enrollment. Choose from courses in three tracks:... [-]


Course in Why Biology Matters: Basic Concepts

FutureLearn
Online Part time 3 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online

Improve your understanding of the complex biology of social issues that affect each of us and society. [+]

Explore the biology behind the complex issues you read about in the news

We often read news stories based on biology that we don’t understand well enough to form an opinion about.

To be able to interpret complex biological concepts - genetic determinism, cloning, genetic engineering, the fight against aging, eugenics, artificial selection or intelligence inheritance - we need to know that we may not have.

That’s where this online course can help. It provides a basic introduction to the biology behind these ideas, - using lessons and interviews with experts - so that you can understand the implications of them for the fields of the social sciences and humanities.

What topics will you cover? Life, the basics DNA information for life Genome in action How evolution works Humans in nature What will you achieve? ... [-]

Course in Teaching Practical Science: Biology

FutureLearn
Online Part time 3 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online

Develop practical lessons to help 14-16 year old students understand biology with this CPD for science teachers. [+]

Improve student learning in biology practical lessons

There are only so many ways a student can look at an onion cell, so how do we engage students with biology practicals?

On this course, you will discuss the relationship between theoretical concepts and practical work, and consider closely what is happening in your own classroom during biology practicals.

You will also develop and share creative ways of teaching practical biology with approaches that apply to a range of situations including GCSE required practicals.

What topics will you cover?

Practical work for 14-16-year-olds for the key topics of enzymes, microscopy, and microbiology.

Contextualising practical work in biology to the everyday environment.... [-]


Course So You Want to Study Life Science?

FutureLearn
Online Part time 2 weeks November 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

We’ll take you on a whistle-stop tour of the exciting world of life sciences, exploring the vast array of subjects within the discipline – from anatomy to zoology and everything in between, including immunology, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, physiology and parasitology. [+]

This short, free online course will introduce you to studying life sciences at the university level.

We’ll take you on a whistle-stop tour of the exciting world of life sciences, exploring the vast array of subjects within the discipline – from anatomy to zoology and everything in between, including immunology, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, physiology and parasitology.

Find out what it’s like to study and work in life sciences

You’ll also hear from individuals working in a range of different life sciences career areas, including basic, field and applied research, scientific communication, teaching and science writing.

You’ll also get lots of tips on preparing your university application, adjusting to life at university and securing that first life sciences job.... [-]


Course in Good Brain, Bad Brain: Basics

FutureLearn
Online Part time 3 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online

This free online course is an introduction to the key concepts of the human brain and is designed for the non-specialist. It gives you basic information and explanations, so that you may better understand your own amazing brain. [+]

This course is part of the Good Brain, Bad Brain program, which will enable you to explore the human brain, for CPD or as a gateway to further study. This free online course is an introduction to the key concepts of the human brain and is designed for the non-specialist. It gives you basic information and explanations, so that you may better understand your own amazing brain.

Understand your own amazing brain

We will look at what your brain is made of, how these components are organized and how they function. This information is helping neuroscientists across the globe understand the brain - and how it is able to do everything from stopping you falling off your bike, to making you feel sad that your football team lost their game, to help you learn how your brain works.... [-]


Course in Exploring Anatomy: the Human Abdomen

FutureLearn
Online Part time 3 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

You will be introduced to the human abdomen and its many complex structures through stimulating discussions on common surgical scenarios and current research. [+]

You will be introduced to the human abdomen and its many complex structures through stimulating discussions on common surgical scenarios and current research. Each week, we will focus on a specific area of the abdomen; starting at the anterior abdominal wall and be able to detail the anatomy of numerous organs including the stomach and liver. Specialists will come together to compare and discuss contrasting surgical techniques. This will help you to apply your understanding of basic anatomy to common clinical scenarios and introduce you to research being undertaken at the University of Leeds.

What topics will you cover? Assess your current knowledge of the basic anatomy of the abdomen. Develop an understanding of the muscles of the anterior abdominal wall, and the functions carried out by the anterior abdominal wall musculature. Consider, research and discuss the basic structure of the peritoneum and its main roles in the body. Consider the different surgical approaches to the condition commonly known as a hernia. Appreciate the various parts of the gastrointestinal tract and their main roles. Appreciate the basic structure of the accessory organs of digestion and spleen, and their main roles. Understand the common clinical problems associated with the gastrointestinal tract and accessory organs of digestion. Understand why and how a section of bowel may be surgically removed. Consider, research and discuss the basic function of the kidneys and suprarenal glands. Explore the muscles of the posterior abdominal wall. Explore the autonomic nervous system and how it supplies the abdominal viscera.... [-]

Course in Discovering Science: Science Writing

FutureLearn
Online Part time 2 weeks November 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Without science writing, science could not really exist. By recording experiments and publishing the results of studies and discoveries, scientists can share their important work, and find an engaged audience. [+]

Why join the course?

Without science writing, science could not really exist. By recording experiments and publishing the results of studies and discoveries, scientists can share their important work, and find an engaged audience. Science writing takes many forms: from press releases to video scripts. You’ll learn about different types of science writing, and look at the factors which you need to consider to write a story. You’ll discover how to gather accurate information and relevant opinions as well as tips on how to conduct a successful interview.

What topics will you cover? Examine the different forms science writing can take, and the sources for finding out about science. Examine the factors to consider when preparing to write your own science story, such as the angle, who your audience is, and why they will be interested in a story. Understand how to structure a narrative. Examine the different components you need to write for news articles, press releases, and blogs, such as the headline for a news article. Understand the importance of balance in a news story and how to achieve it. Explore how to use video stories to communicate scientific information to different audiences. Explore interviewing techniques to use before and during a broadcast. Write a news article, blog post or video script; and review and comment on the work of other learners. What will you achieve? Explain what science writing is and identify different types. Identify how to source examples of science writing and evaluate them. Evaluate how... [-]

IGCSE Biology Course

UK Open College
Online Part time 300 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

This course and its materials are written and developed to closely match the curriculum content of syllabus and will provide you with the information and support you’ll need to take the exams with confidence. [+]

This course and its materials are written and developed to closely match the curriculum content of syllabus and will provide you with the information and support you’ll need to take the exams with confidence.

The materials and accompanying exercises provided will help you to develop the necessary knowledge and confidence to successfully attempt the exams. The key parts of the course which are important in every aspect are planning your studies and practice assessments.

The course will help students understand the following topics:

Acquire knowledge and understanding of biological facts, concepts and principles Develop an appreciation of the significance of biological facts, concepts and principles and the skills needed for their use in new and changing situations Appreciate the importance of accurate experimental work to scientific method and reporting Form hypotheses and design experiments to test them Sustain and develop an enjoyment of, and interest in, the study of living organisms Evaluate, in terms of their biological knowledge and understanding, the benefits and drawbacks of scientific and technological developments, including those related to social, environmental and economic issues. Qualification: IGCSE Biology Accredited: Yes QCF Recognised: Yes Awarding Body: Edexcel Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year Duration: Flexible - Approx 300 Hours - 12 Months Max Support Syllabus ... [-]

Biology-Health Care Program

College of Southern Idaho
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Twin Falls

Biology is the study of life. The Biology-Health Care major is appropriate for students with interests in the following fields: Chiropractic Medicine, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Dietetics, Medical Laboratory Science, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapist Assistant, Physician Assistant, Podiatry, Respiratory Therapy, Speech Pathology/Audiology, Veterinary Medicine. [+]

Biology is the study of life. The Biology-Health Care major is appropriate for students with interests in the following fields: Chiropractic Medicine, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Dietetics, Medical Laboratory Science, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapist Assistant, Physician Assistant, Podiatry, Respiratory Therapy, Speech Pathology/Audiology, Veterinary Medicine. This program of study allows students to develop a strong foundation in biological science and is an entry point for a wide variety of careers. Completion of the program will prepare students to transfer to four year universities and professional programs. Students are encouraged to contact their advisor and future transfer institution for additional information. Sample Career Opportunities: Natural Sciences Managers; Biological Scientists; Life Scientists; Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers.... [-]


Brewing Microbiology

Siebel Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 weeks April 2018 Canada Montreal

To compete against other breweries in the growing international brewing industry, companies need to create beer that exhibits the highest standards of consistency and stability with every batch. [+]

To compete against other breweries in the growing international brewing industry, companies need to create beer that exhibits the highest standards of consistency and stability with every batch.

The Siebel Institute Brewing Microbiology course is designed to provide the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to implement an effective microbiological quality control/quality assurance program in a short 2-week course duration. Whether you are building a QC/QA course for your brewery from scratch or you are joining an established quality control & assurance program, this course will benefit you throughout your career.

Admission Requirements

All students applying for a program, module or course must be of legal drinking age.... [-]


Course Combined Science IGCSE Course (Double Award)

Distance Learning Centre
Online Part time 400 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

The Science IGCSE Course combines the most interesting aspects of IGCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics. This is an ideal introduction for students who require a grounding in elementary science which has become a requirement for many important occupations, such as Teaching, Nursing & midwifery. [+]

The Science IGCSE Course combines the most interesting aspects of IGCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics. This is an ideal introduction for students who require a grounding in elementary science which has become a requirement for many important occupations, such as Teaching, Nursing & midwifery.

IGCSE Science (Double Award) is worth TWO IGCSEs. Written by experienced science teachers and subject specialists, Marion Green, Michael Jones and Philip West, the course provides excellent preparation for the IGCSE Science examinations. Each lesson of the Combined GCSE course begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study.... [-]