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Genetics (BSC207)



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Learn about Genetics


Future graduates of genetics studies will be able to explain DNA-based biological science in relation to medicine and microbiology, pathology or molecular biology, zoology or botany - really genetics is the foundation for all living sciences. 

The course will give students a broad overview of principles of genetics in science whilst encouraging research about the application of genetics in real world situations. 

Students can develop strong knowledge of inheritance, genes and gene expression, molecular biology and mutations.  A complex subject, condensed into easy to understand lessons - anyone going into to further study in the field will learn a great deal from a general genetics course like this one. 


What the Course Covers

There are ten lessons in this module as follows:

1.    Introduction to Genetics 

Interpret language around genetics.  Discover the history of genetics discoveries to where we are today. 

2.    The Cell and Organelles

Solidify knowledge of cells - including components of cells - which make them function.  Gamete production.  

3.    Interaction between Chromosomes

Understand inheritance and sex determination, genetic mapping and overview of genetic disease. 

4.    Interaction between Genes

Learn about gene expression in heritability (traits and characteristics) and gene interactions.  

5.    Genetic Chemistry (DNA and Chromosomes)

Confidently learn about genetic chemistry and how proteins are made (synthesis) - The Genetic Code!  

6.    Mutations (Genomes and Mutations)

Explain the nature of mutations and explore the amazing ways DNA is repaired by our cells.  

7.    DNA repair and Recombination 

Interpret a simple and concise lesson on DNA repair and DNA combining.  

8.    Developmental Genetics

Variations in genetics - seeing gene mutations in real situations. 

9.    Population Genetics  

Understand what is meant by the 'gene pool', natural selection, genetic drift and more.

10.  Applied Genetics

Uncover genetics in science today and understand how geneticists apply abundant research for improvements in health, agriculture and more.   



Study when, where and however much you want. For most students, the course can be completed with a total of around 100 hours of study; and a commitment close to that may be needed to achieve desired learning outcomes.

Extra Reading

The following books, available through this web site are relevant supplementary reading for this course

  • Cattle Breeds
  • Plant Language
  • Human Biology


Self Assessment Tests are presented throughout the course. These are essentially an automated quiz. When you undertake a "SAT" or "Self Assessment Test", you will be able to see what you got correct, and what was incorrect; and in that way, you can identify your weaknesses.

Assignments are given at the end of each lesson. You should complete this assignment, paying careful attention to follow what is asked of you. It can be just as important to learn to work to specification, as it is to learn about the topic you are studying. Graduates who develop a habit of working to specification, will impress employers, and will be more efficient when self employed.

A Final Exam is offered upon satisfactory completion of all assignments. This is optional. If you choose to apply for and do this exam, you will have the possibility of obtaining a "formal credit" or "Pass Certification" for this course. A fee applies. The exam may be sat under prearranged conditions anywhere in the world. This college will award you a formal transcript, upon successful completion of the exam, as proof of your results.

Recognition and Ethics

This college is a member of the ACS Affiliates Network; a group of colleges from several countries, affiliated with each other through ACS Distance Education.. Courses are developed with input from all of these colleges, aspiring to reflect internationally accepted standards and needs.

A strict "No Plagiarism" and "No fraud" policy exists. Assignments are checked for plagiarism, and assignments will not be deemed to have been completed, if work is not your own original creation, and is found to have been copied from elsewhere. If the person doing the course is discovered to be different to the name enrolled, the enrolment and any results will be recorded as invalid and any fees paid will be forfeited.

Refund Policy

A full refund less expenses (up to 15% of fees applied) is provided to anyone wishing to withdraw from a course, within 2 weeks of enrolment. This does not apply after the first assignment has been submitted and marked; or after the two weeks has expired.


We believe that we have an ethical responsibility to make good use of the fees you pay and the time you invest into an education through our college. To this end, our first priority is always your learning. This comes before issues such as formal accreditations, speculative marketing and bureaucratic processes which all too often add considerable costs to the running of colleges, and take resources away from the provision of more valuable services to the student.

This college focuses on facilitating your learning and support to optimise that learning. We recognise that learning is all about improving knowledge and skills in your long term memory. While some colleges may focus on getting you to pass exams, by committing knowledge to short term memory; we understand that such an approach is not true education, and does little to improve your long term career or business prospects.


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