Summarise the structure and relevance of DNA
Describe the processes involved in reproduction at a molecular level that result in an individual’s DNA
Describe the key molecules involved in protein synthesis
Explain and compare the different stages of protein synthesis
Summarise the key principles involved in molecular signalling
Every part of the body is made according to a code that is carried in the body’s cells.
This code is called DNA, and knowing how it works is fundamental to understanding how the body regulates itself throughout our lives.
On this course, you’ll get an introduction to the basics of molecular biology, and how DNA code works inside the human body.
You’ll find out what DNA code represents, how it creates proteins inside the body, and what key molecules are involved.
You’ll learn how molecules communicate and interact with each other inside the body.
What are the key molecules involved in molecular biology?
The role of reproduction in producing an individual’s DNA code
What does the DNA code represent?
Using the DNA code to create proteins
How do molecules within the body communicate with one another?
This course is aimed at anyone interested in molecular biology and how DNA code works. Existing knowledge of components of the body is not essential but you may find it useful to complete What is the Body? first if you are completely new to biology.