Duration: 1.5 hours

Statistics are scientific methods employed to gather, organise and analyse data. We can draw conclusions and make inferences based on such analyses. In this course, you'll learn different statistical terms and study the elementary representation of statistical data. The course also covers the important aspects of designing a reliable experiment or test.
Duration: 2 hours

Measures of central tendency, or "location", attempt to quantify what we mean when we think of as the "typical" or "average" score in a data set. The concept is extremely important, and we encounter it frequently in daily life. In this case, you'll learn what they are, and how to apply measures of central tendency to interpreting data and solving research questions.
Duration: 2 hours

Distributions are a way of displaying the chaos of numbers in an organised manner. A frequency distribution is simply a table and often a graph that, at minimum, displays how many times in a set of data each response or "score" occurs. In this course, you'll Learn about statistical distributions, and the application of distributions in processing data.
Duration: 2 hours

ANOVA, or analysis of variance, lets us test significant differences between several independent groups of data. It investigates the difference between the variability within groups and the variability between the means of the groups. In this course, you'll learn how ANOVA works, why it's significant, and how to analyse the difference between two or more groups.
Duration: 2.5 hours

The chi-square test is used to determine if there is a significant difference between expected frequencies and observed frequencies in data. In this course, you'll learn how to work with qualitative data and apply the concept of non-parametric statistics (statistics that aren't dependent on a distribution). Pairs well with the Measures of Central Tendency course.
Duration: 2 hours

A very important part of statistics is describing the relationship between variables. If two variables are correlated, this means that you can use information about one variable to predict the values of the other variable. In this course, you'll learn how to describe the relation between two variables, including material on linear relationships and the coefficient of determination. Essential for people working with data, including marketers, content managers, writers, and people transitioning into science and science-related areas.
Duration: 2 hours

Inferential statistics helps us make general assumptions based on a representative sample. In this course, you'll learn how to use a null hypothesis and alternative hypotheses, test for a mean, and assess significance. Useful for a variety of environmental studies and population sampling, interpreting marketing data, and more.
Duration: 2 hours

Regression is a statistical technique that allows us to examine the relationship predictor variables x and a criterion variable y. In this course, you'll learn about different variables, how to determine a linear relationship between variables, how to make predictions with regression equations, and determine how much error to expect.
Duration: 2 hours

One of the more important probability distributions in statistics is the "normal" distribution. It is also known as Gaussian Distribution. It is used to help interpret data that falls around the mean. In this course, you'll learn about the normal curve, percentiles and standard scores. Useful for early studies scientists and environmentalists, marketers and content managers, and more.
Duration: 1 hour

Understanding scientific language is beneficial to everyone. In this course you'll learn terminology used to describe the body structure (anatomy). You'll also learn how to describe general human anatomical features, including disorders. Includes a comprehensive glossary of common medical abbreviations and acronyms.
Duration: 2.5 hours

To understand plant naming, descriptions, and classification better you need at least a basic foundation in plant structure and morphology. Through such knowledge you can learn to make educated assessments about which family, genus, or species, a plant might belong in. For example, Phlomis tuberosa is a species of Phlomis that has tubers. It is the only species of Phlomis that has tubers, but if you do not know what a tuber is then this is not going to help you!
Duration: 1.5 hours

Algebra is the part of mathematics that is concerned with variables, and uses letters and symbols to represent variables. In this course, you will review the general terminology required for algebra, followed by clear explanations of how to solve common equations. You'll also learn about coordinates and some important geometric concepts.
Duration: 2 hours

In this course, you will learn/review the history of modern genetics; interpret important terminology used in genetics work, specifically relating to areas of study such as plant and animal sciences, conservation of plant and animal species, agriculture, horticulture, veterinary medicine and human health sciences.
Duration: 3 hours

Light is a complex natural phenomenon. From a mathematical perspective, the behaviour of light is similar to the behaviour of waves, which has important implications for our understanding of the world. In this course, you'll learn about3 most important wavelike behaviours of light: reflection, refraction and diffraction. Includes material on the various types of mirrors and lenses.
Duration: 1 hour

In science, energy is the potential an object has for doing work. This is a fundamental principle across all the sciences. In this course, you'll learn about the different types of energy commonly talked about in physics, how this affects the concepts of work and force, and the law of conservation of energy and mass.
Duration: 2 hours

Temperature is defined as a measure of molecular movement. We can measure the temperature of almost any object, and the reading we get will indicate how fast and how much the molecules of that object are moving. In this course, you'll learn about different temperature scales and their use, conversions, thermal equilibrium, and thermal expansion and contraction.
Duration: 2 hours

Chemistry is the science of "stuff". It explores the properties and structure of matter. In this course, you will learn the basics of chemistry, such as the definition of an atom, and how atoms form larger compounds. You'll also learn about elements, the importance of the periodic table, and molecular structure.
The prime purpose for using a t Test is to determine whether the means of two groups show a statistically significant difference. Learn when to use t-test for dependent and independent samples.
Duration: 3 hours

Many disciplines require microorganisms for experiments, testing, learning, and more. In this course, you'll learn the basics of culturing microorganisms in a laboratory setting. Includes material on different media, necessary glassware, and types of sterilisation. Includes step-by-step instructions for a variety of culture methods.
Duration: 1 hour

Immunity is the ability of a plant, animal or human to overcome infection; it is indicated by a failure of pathogen development. In this course, you'll learn the basics of immunity in animals and plants, including the difference between acquired, active, and passive immunity. You'll also cover antigens, antibodies, and important definitions. Includes material on autoimmune diseases. A solid introduction to an important scientific area, accessible to all learners.
Duration: 1 hour

Microscopes allow us to observe things that are too small for the unaided human eye to see. In this course, you'll learn about different types of microscopes and how to prepare samples. Includes step-by-step instructions for the bacterial smear method, followed by additional notes on preparing slides for some plant pathogens.
Duration: 3 hours

Population genetics is the measurement of variability within a population by describing changes in allele frequency for a particular trait over time and the analysis of causes leading to those changes. In this course, you'll learn why population genetics are important, and how this affects different groups of organisms. Includes discussion of genetic variation (with appropriate mathematical models).
Duration: 3 hours

Mutations are changes in the genetic material of an organism. Mutations can cause changes to a single gene (a gene mutation) or initiate changes in the whole chromosome (a chromosomal mutation). In this course you'll learn how mutations occur, and how they can affect an organism. Includes information on cellular repair, damage tolerance, and more.
Course Duration: 4 hours

Distillation is an important action needed in many industry applications. Understanding the basics of distillation supports anyone who is undertaking practical work in labs or in technology centres or departments e.g. school technicians. Distillation is the act of purifying a liquid by using both heating and cooling processes. This snappy course will lead you through an overview of distillation and you will complete it with a confident understanding of processes and equipment. If you need skills in alcohol production, herbs or aromatherapy, food processing or industrial applications such as petrochemical manufacturing or desalination for example, this course would be ideal for you.
Duration: 1.5 hours

In this course you will learn about the relationship between different atmospheric variables and their effect on the earth, such as temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloud formation and classification, solar radiation. Useful for educators, environmentalists, and others interested in preserving the planet.
Duration: 5 hours

Learn about different practical applications of microbiology. Microbiology has applications across several fields, including agriculture, horticulture and food production, food technology and management, environmental microbiology, industrial (mining) microbiology, pharmaceuticals and genetic engineering.
Duration: 3 hours

Bacteria are single-celled organisms that have significant impact on the earth, crop production, animals, humans and more. In this course, you'll learn about the taxonomy, function and significance of a range of different types of bacteria. Includes information on staining techniques and step-by-step instructions for gram stain reaction protocol and acid-fast protocol.
Duration: 2 hours

The atmosphere is the layer of gases surrounding a planet and these gases are different for different planets. In this course you will learn how the atmosphere influences the earth, the relationship between the formation and movement of clouds with different weather patterns and precipitation events. You'll also learn about aerosols and how they affect the environment.
Duration: 2 hours

Each type of climate has its own distinct selection of microclimates. In this course, you will learn to distinguish between the different climate types, understand the concept of microclimates and climate patterns, and explain different influences on each climate type. Includes discussion of a variety of classification systems.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Fungi include a wide range of organisms, ranging from the familiar mushroom through to yeasts. In this course, you'll learn about how a variety of fungi live in symbiosis with plants and discover the characteristics and significance of a range of different types of protists (single-celled organisms) and common helminths (worms).
Duration: 1.5 hours

Taxonomy is the scientific study of living organisms from plants and animals to microorganisms, in order to describe, name and classify them. In this course, you'll learn the conventions of naming, and how to use them to differentiate between different types of microorganisms. Useful for people in the health care sector, plant sciences, or starting out in the biological sciences.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Learn about the scope and nature of microbiology and its potential application to human life and society. Microbiology is the study of tiny living things that cannot be seen by the unaided human eye. This includes both helpful and unhelpful organisms, small animals and plants, bacteria, fungi, viruses and algae. It includes organisms that contribute in a very positive way to our health and well-being, and others that can kill us.
Duration: 3 hours

Learn about the taxonomy, function and significance of a range of different types of viruses. Viruses do not contain all of the components found in other single cell or multicellular organisms. They do contain a DNA module which holds the genetic information of the virus and a protein shell, but they do not contain cytoplasm. Viruses infect and inhabit the cells of a host organism, and act upon cytoplasm within the host’s cells. They can be grown in a laboratory on cultured living cells of other organisms such as human, plant or animal cells, but they cannot be grown alone without living host cells.
Duration: 2 hours

In this course, the student will get an introduction into the world of cosmology and astrophysics. The following will be explained: Introduction into early cosmology, telescopes, the solar system and beyond, distances, and magnitude.
Duration: 3.5 hours

Learn about the concepts used in electrostatics, and how to measure current, voltage and resistance in a circuit. Learn about magnetism, induction, magnetic fields and their applications in the real world.
Duration: 2 hours

This course explains the following concepts and their applications: displacement, velocity, acceleration, speed, linear motion, momentum, force, work, energy, power, Newton’s law, equilibrium.
Duration: 2 hours

There are various components and variables to be measured in the world of physics, the most important ones are time measurement, length measurement, weight measurement, speed measurement, and more. In this course, you'll learn about the fundamentals of physics. Includes material on observation, conversions, and significant figures.
Duration: 2.5 hours

Gain an understanding into the world of nuclear physics and radioactivity. Learn about uses of radioactivity/radiation and understand the dangers and injuries which may result from radioactivity and radiation.
Duration: 2.5 hours

Waves are a form of energy travelling from one place to another. Waves can carry heat (as from the sun) and sound (as when the sound of a drum travels to your ears). In this course, you'll learn about the different types of waves and their properties. Includes formulae and material on the doppler effect.
Duration: 2 hours

In this course you will learn the principles and practice of biochemistry; the characteristics of biochemical molecules and distinguish between different groups of biochemical molecules.
Duration: 2 hours

The amino acids are the simple monomers (units) that make up proteins. With this course, you will learn about the structural characteristics and other properties that differentiate amino acids.
Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours

The attitudes and actions of those who work in the laboratory directly impact their safety and the safety of others.
In this course, you will learn the basic laboratory techniques used in biochemistry and to appreciate the importance of safety in the laboratory.
Duration: 2 hours

An enzyme is a protein that encourages a chemical reaction to take place. With this course, you will learn the structure and dynamics of different types of enzymes, vitamins and hormones.
Duration: 2 hours

Commonly known as sugars or carbohydrates, these are the most common and abundant class of biological molecules in all living organisms. In this course you will learn the structure and dynamics of different types of saccharides and polysaccharides.
Duration: 2 hours

A protein is a polypeptide; a chain of amino acids, linked together by peptide bonds. Due to the different properties of the side chain (-R’) of the individual amino acids in the protein (polarity, acid/base, solubility in water), the long sequence will adopt different shapes. Did you find it interesting? In this course, you learn about the molecular structure of proteins and more.
Duration: 2 hours

Lipids are fats and oils. The term lipid doesn't refer to a structural characteristic of these compounds but to the compound's behavioural characteristics. In this course, you will learn the composition and structure of a variety of lipids and how they are used in membrane structure. Useful for people in the health care and nutrition sector, animal care sector, and more.
Duration: 2 - 3 hours

Nucleic acids are the chemicals that make up genetic material in a living cell. There are two types of nucleic acids: DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and RNA (ribonucleic acid). In this course, you will learn the structure and function of different types of nucleic acids including DNA and RNA.
Duration: 2 - 3 hours

Protein folding is the process by which a protein assumes its functional shape or conformation. With this course, you will learn common protein dynamics including folding, structural evolution and haemoglobin function.
Duration: 2 hours

Traditional forensic science is largely concerned with the gathering and examination of trace evidence for use in court. But evidence and data collection can also be used to create profiles of offenders. With this course, you will learn how assessment and data collection is used in forensic sciences, law enforcement and psychology to profile criminal offenders and provide intelligence.
Duration: 2 hours

We will look at psychological theories of crime in this course. There are also other theories that try to explain crimes, such as biological theories, but our focus here is psychology. With this course, you will learn the theories underlying criminal behaviour in men, women and children.
Duration: 2 hours

Evidence is information which is used to prosecute or exonerate a defendant, plaintiff, or other party in a legal setting. It may be used to link an individual to a crime scene, other place, or set of actions. With this course you will learn how different types of evidence are tested and analysed on site and in the laboratory; how evidence can be used and/or interpreted.
Duration: 2 hours

Ethics comes from the Greek word ‘ethos’. Simply put, it is the study of what constitutes right and wrong.
Learn what ethics is; why it is important in forensic science; the concept of protection of a person or persons within the court system; how ethical issues can influence collection of evidence, use of data and profiling.
Duration: 2 hours

Forensic scientists and crime scene investigators may be called upon to analyse a wide range of crimes. Learn with this course about crime scene investigations, different categories of evidence, and their collection procedures.
Duration: 2 hours

Forensic science is the application of any scientific knowledge to the law. It draws on principles and methods of traditional sciences as well as specific forensic science techniques such as anthropometry, fingerprinting, and blood stain analysis. Learn with this course how to apply forensic science to investigation of crimes and legal process.

Duration: 2 hours

This course is intended to be a broad-based introduction to the work of forensic scientists and the role of forensics in related fields. Learn the fundamentals of forensic science and its various offshoots.
Duration: 2 hours

In order for scientific evidence to be admissible in court it must meet certain standards. Not only must the evidence actually prove something, but it must be concerned with an issue that is relevant to the particular crime. With this course you will learn how evidence is presented in court and issues surrounding eye witness testimonies.
Duration: 2 hours

Although many people who commit crimes do so with full control of their mental processes, there are others who have mental health issues. With this course you will learn the link between mental health disorders and criminal behaviour.
Duration: 2 hours

Given the broad array of sciences involved in forensics there are many specialist offshoots. With this course you will learn the roles of individuals working in specialist forensic sciences and the services they provide; the difference between civil and criminal court.