All living things are made up of cells – plants, animals and you, of course! Understanding cell biology is critical for anyone keen to work with living things, and this course provides a sound introduction that will enhance your knowledge base for a career in biology, biochemistry, health sciences or animal studies.
The Certificate of Cell Biologyis an online program that will introduce you to both plant and animal cells, their structure, and how they function.
In this professional development course, you will explore the chemical composition, protein structure and membranes of cells and study DNA, genes and chromosomes.
You will also learn about cell division, the cell cycle and tissue formation, the intracellular compartments of cells, and how cells communicate.
On completion of this course, you will have gained a solid introduction to cell biology which will not only provide work opportunities that go way beyond just pure science but help you understand your body in a whole new light!
Unit 1 - Introduction to cells and their structure
What is a cell
history of cell biology
Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
Cell shape and size
The nucleus and the nucleolus
Euchromatin and heterochromatin
The animal cell / parts of the animal cell
Unit 2 - Cell Chemistry
Unit 3 - DNA, chromosomes and genes
Telomeres and telomerase
Greg Mendel’s genetic experiments
Phenotype and genotype
Hereditary modifications in plants
Unit 4 - Cell Division, Mitosis and Meiosis
Unit 5 - Cell membrane
Structure of cell membranes
movement of molecules through cell membranes
Osmosis and filtration
Nutrient and waste exchange in animal cells
Mediated and non-mediated transport
Unit 6 - Protein structure and function
Primary, secondary and tertiary structure
Unit 7 - Protein synthesis
Protein synthesis overview
Function of ribonucleic acid in protein synthesis
Initiation; elongation; termination
Unit 8 - Food, energy, catalysis and biosynthesis
Breakdown of food molecules in an aerobic system
Energy production pathways
Biosynthesis of cell molecules;
Mitochrondria and chloroplasts
Unit 9 - Intracellular compartments, transport and cell communication
When you study with Australian Online Courses you will be assessed using a competency-based training method. Competency-based training focuses on a learner’s ability to receive, respond to and process information to achieve a competency result. As such, skills-based and knowledge assessments are geared towards attainment to meet industry-defined standards.
Assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, including short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.
Professional development for those who want to gain a new perspective for understanding life and work with living things.