Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience
Version 1 and 2: 39 hours (13 weeks).
Version 1: September 2010 - March 2016. Version 2: April 2016 - Present.
Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: apply the scientific method to support problem-solving techniques; collect and organize data in a systematic manner using graphs and tables; apply basic chemical and molecular principles to the functioning cell; identify the structures and explain the functions of living cells as the basic unit of life; describe the principles of cellular metabolism and energy utilization; describe the structure and growth of bacteria and viruses and their impact on humans; compare and contrast asexual and sexual reproduction; describe the structure and process of replication of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA); describe gene structure and protein synthesis and its relationship to gene expression; explain the principles of Mendelian genetics and patterns of inheritance; discuss advances in biotechnology and genomics and evolution of the genome; discuss Darwin's research and fundamental evolutionary concepts; discuss how populations evolve and describe the concept of biodiversity; describe the organization and specialization of human cells into tissues and organs; describe human histology including basic tissue types, their structure and function; and identify human organs systems and describe their functions.
Version 1 and 2: Major topics include: Fundamental principles of life processes of organisms, Scientific research, Scientific Method, basic concepts in Biochemistry, cell structures and function, metabolism, genetics, molecular genetics, evolution, and animal form and function. The laboratory component of the course reinforces the biological principles through experiments.
Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Biology or Science (2/11). Version 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Biology or Science (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).