Describe and identify the basic components that make up cells, tissues and organs within the body, and explain their function
Describe the key molecules that make up the human body and compare their structure and function
Summarise the structure and relevance of DNA and describe the processes involved result in its production
Describe the key molecules involved in protein synthesis and compare the different stages of this process
Explain the importance and types of communication between different components of the body, and summarise the key principles involved
Describe the importance of homeostasis and synthesise examples of when and how this process is used in the body
Develop your knowledge of the human body and earn 10 credits from the University of Aberdeen
The Understanding the Body program consists of three short online courses that look at the workings of the human body. The program focuses on the different structures, components and systems that work together to keep us alive and healthy.
Accessible for free on desktop, tablet or mobile, the three courses can be taken in any order, although it’s recommended that you start with the What is the Body? course.
What Is the Body?
Get an introduction to the different structures and functions that make up the human body.
How Does the Body Use DNA as a Blueprint?
Get an introduction to the basics of molecular biology, and how DNA code works.
What Drives the Body?
Get an introduction to the different components and systems in the body that keep us alive and healthy.