Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience
Version 1 and 2: Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks). Distance/Hybrid: Varies.
Version 1: September 2010 - March 2016. Version 2: April 2016 - Present.
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.
Topics covered are: the scientific method, chemical basis of life, cell structure and metabolism, cellular reproduction, genetics and transfer of genetic information from genes to protein, the molecular basis of cancer.
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).