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Version Effective: 1st of November, 2022
Version Effective: 1st of November, 2022

PDC113641 - Biology - Genetics and DNA

Course Details

Course Summary

Biology is the study of life on Earth and all living organisms on the planet. This online micro-credential will introduce you to both the language and theory of modern biology covering a range of topics including genetics, DNA structure and function, the cell cycle, cell division, mitosis, meiosis, heredity, cell differentiation and tissues.

Students who successfully complete the set of 6 micro-credentials* developed from the unit BIOL40108, Introductory Biology, (which forms part of the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03), may be eligible for credit transfer, pending all other entry requirements to the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03 are being met, as automatic entry will not apply.

*Includes the following micro-credentials:

  1. PDC113639 Biology – Understanding Cells
  2. PDC113641 Biology – Genetics and DNA
  3. PDC113643 Biology – Organ Systems
  4. PDC113648 Biology - Taxonomy
  5. PDC113651 Biology – Ecology and Sustainability
  6. PDC113652 Assessment Module_Biology Essentials

This online micro-credential provides a creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Our micro-credentials are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What is a Digital Badge?


Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements

Our micro-credentials are available for anyone to access. You do not have to be a CQUniversity student. 


Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
  • International
Fees
Full Fee $324
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

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Study Area
  • Science and Environment
  • Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • Education Support
  • General Education and Training

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Students who successfully complete the set of 6 micro-credentials* developed from the unit BIOL40108, Introductory Biology, (which forms part of the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03), may be eligible for credit transfer, pending all other entry requirements to the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03 are being met, as automatic entry will not apply.

*Includes the following micro-credentials:

  1. PDC113639 Biology – Understanding Cells
  2. PDC113641 Biology – Genetics and DNA
  3. PDC113643 Biology – Organ Systems
  4. PDC113648 Biology - Taxonomy
  5. PDC113651 Biology – Ecology and Sustainability
  6. PDC113652 Assessment Module_Biology Essentials

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details, including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Micro-credential

20 hours online self-paced learning.

Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.

  • Online
No units are associated with this course


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Recognise the structure and function of nucleic acids, the processes of DNA replication and the synthesis of proteins in eukaryotic cells
  2. Define the cell cycle, mitosis and meiosis
  3. Identify heredity patterns using Punnett squares
  4. Identify the three germ layers and what they differentiate into
  5. Identify the main tissue types in the human body and plants.

Assessment

Online Quiz

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