The Biology of Bugs, Brains, and Beasts

Description

Improve your understanding of some of the key concepts in A level biology and discover what’s involved in higher level study.

Duration :  3 weeks

Weekly study : 4 hours

100% online : Learn at your own pace

Unlimited : $23.33/month

Prepare for university study with this online biology course

Are you a student in sixth form and thinking of studying at university? On this course, you will use innovative research to enhance your understanding of basic biological concepts taught in A level biology. You will also be introduced to university-level material so you can get a sense of what it’s like to study biosciences at the University of York.

Over three weeks, you will take a fascinating look into bugs, brains and neuroscience, and the interaction of animals with the environment. You will also discover what makes the University of York a unique place to study.

What topics will you cover?

  • Bugs (microorganisms and the biochemistry of life)
  • Brains (neuroscience: learning and memory)
  • Beasts (interaction of animals with the environment – ecology and conservation)

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the ubiquity and importance of microbes
  • Explore the biological basis of learning and memory
  • Describe how species interact in biological communities, considering their wider habitat and the influence of humans

Who is the course for?

This course is for school students in sixth form or Year 11 that are considering applying to university, as well as anyone interested in biology.

Who developed the course?

University of York

The University of York combines the pursuit of academic excellence with a culture of inclusion, which encourages everyone – from a variety of backgrounds – to achieve their best.

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