Genetics is an area of science that is advancing perhaps more rapidly than any other, with each advancement offering us a fresh insight into our species. It is a relatively young science but one that has had an immeasurable effect upon human lives over the last 100 years. The potential of genetic research in many areas of life, from health to transport, is overwhelming.
Covering all the fundamental facets of genetics, including the biological construction of genes and how they work, how dominant and recessive genes influence the inheritance of particular inherited traits, and the importance of chromosomes, this course will provide you with an introduction to the scientific subject that has taught us the most about the origins of humankind.
This course provides an ideal stepping stone for anyone wanting to study biology, zoology, human sciences, and many other science subjects at university. It takes a more in-depth look at this fascinating field than most students will have had the chance to study at school. This more detailed approach is aimed at anyone seeking to pursue their study of genetics at university and beyond.
This courses consists of 4 X interactive lectures - audio recordings with accompanying presentation material - each taking approximately 1 hour to complete. Our unique, on-demand, interactive delivery system means that students are able to start instantly and work through material at their own pace. The interactive format ensures that the learning process is engaging and enjoyable, with regular quizzes and exams to enable students to check that they are following the topics covered. This courses is available to start instantly online through Udemy – once you’ve chosen the course you want to take, you can get started straight away.
How Does it Work?
The course is broken down into tutorials, which is an interactive presentation accompanied by an audio lecture that takes around 1 hour to complete. Each tutorial is broken down into its major topics, chapters, which are navigated via tabs at the top of the screen. This ensures that course content is broken down into bitesized educational units that are easy to digest, and also means that content is easily navigable at the pace of the student.
Why Take this Course?
This course is ideal preparation for students thinking of studying biochemistry, medicine, and related subjects at university.
A brief introduction to help you get the most out of your interactive learning experience with ORA Prep
This tutorial will take a look at the basic units of genetics, genes themselves, and explore what they are composed of and how they actually work. In particular, this tutorial will explore DNA, the hereditary molecule that allows us to pass on genetic information to our offspring.
This tutorial will explore how genes work together and are passed on from one generation to the next. The concepts of dominant and recessive genes will be introduced alongside how they influence the expression of certain traits. The tutorial will end by taking a look at how geneticists use pedigrees to trace the inheritance and expression of genes across families.
This tutorial will consider how genes behave in large numbers – how they interact with one another as they are copied onto chromosomes. It will then discuss how chromosomes behave and how allele frequencies change in the wild in response to environmental pressures, before moving on to take a brief look at cell biology, population genetics, and quantitative genetics.
This final tutorial will explore how genes act together in complex systems. It will consider the complex ways in which genes interact, and how they regulate the expression of other genes. Finally, the tutorial will take a look at the recent sequencing of the human genome and the implications that this has for modern medicine and social policy.
ORA Prep offers a wide range of exciting and intellectually stimulating courses and programmes designed to offer an insight into university subjects. The aim is to support students applying to university, primarily those applying to UK institutions, though students can take our courses for general interest.
Our e-courses consist of recorded, high quality lectures and accompanying presentation material. Regular quizzes and exams ensure that students stay on top of the material and check their progress. Our courses are short, typically composed of 4 tutorials that each take between 30-40 minutes to complete, and are available instantly online – once you’ve chosen the course you want to take, you can get started straight away.