Distance Learning Course of 7 Lessons
In this distance learning course, you will be introduced to biochemistry, which is the study of the chemical processes which take place in living cells.
People are sometimes deterred from studying this subject by the thought of the chemistry and physics on which it is based. This course aims to show that it is quite possible to achieve an understanding of some of the fundamental concepts in biochemistry without building on a basis of pure science.
The approach will be practice related, with an emphasis on selected areas of the subject which can help to improve understanding of the provision of care to patients and clients. No prior knowledge of the subject is assumed.
Tuition & Fees
1: The Cell as a Small Business
Fit for its purpose
Design and manufacture
2: Cellular Machine Tools
Blueprints from the nucleus
The ribosomes – workstations for protein manufacture
Assembling the raw materials
Problems in protein manufacture
3: The Cellular Machinery
The nature of proteins
4: Importing Raw Materials
Food as raw materials
Taking apart and rebuilding
The route to the factory
The factory gates
5: The Power Supply
The need for energy
The fuel supply
Mitochondria – cellular ‘power stations’
6: Packaging and Transport
A second look at protein manufacture
Packaging and sorting proteins
7: Quality Control
Keeping control of a small business
Methods of controlling cellular activity
Hormones as external controllers
Integrating all the cell’s activities
On completion of your course, you will receive two qualifications:
Qualification 1: Biochemistry Diploma
Biochemistry Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.
Qualification 2: Biochemistry Certificate of Completion
Biochemistry Certificate of Completion issued by eLearn Canada college.
With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor’s role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.
You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.
This course is an online course. With online study you have access to your entire course from the start of your studies. You can access your course materials, and submit all of your question papers to your personal tutor, online from anywhere in the World using your unique student account.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependent upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 – 2 hours of study to complete each question paper. The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 105 hrs.
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrollment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
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