Medium of instructions English
Mode of learning Self study
Mode of Delivery Video and Text Based
Learning efforts 2-4 Hours Per Week
The Sex from molecules to elephants course is being imparted by edX and IsraelX. This course will provide the learners with knowledge about sexual reproduction amongst different organisms, from animals, corals, fish, insects, spiders to birds and mammals. Participants will be given tools to understand sexual reproduction and its mysteries.
Participants will be introduced to the organisms in their native habitats such as the ancient bacteria living in thermal geysers in Yellowstone national park and the great mammals roaming in the African savannah. They will also learn about the history of life on earth and its present state. This course covers the concepts of meiosis, heredity, the fundamental molecular event that is regarded as the basis of sex, fertility cycle, germ cell development amongst male and female, the variability of sex determination amongst the animal kingdom, and fertilization. They will also understand primitive plants, plant evolution, and their influence on animal development and the environment.
Complete online learning
Free course accessibility
12 weeks of learning
Certification by edX and IsraelX
2-4 hours of weekly learning
Course instructors from Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- Case studies
- Video transcript
Course and certificate fees
Type of course
Following are the fee details for the Sex from molecules to elephants course:
Candidates can access the course for free however, they have to pay an amount of Rs.3,706 /- to upgrade and receive a course certificate.
Fee details for Sex from molecules to elephants course
Course certification fees
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Who it is for
This course is beneficial for:
candidates who wish to learn and pursue their career in Biology and Life Science
Certification Qualifying Details
The participants will get the certificates for this programme Sex from molecules to elephants course by edX after making the fee payment and thereafter completing the programme successfully.
What you will learn
Participants of the Sex from molecules to elephants course will gain knowledge about the following:
Learn about the eukaryotic cell and the plant and animal kingdoms.
Acknowledge the principles of evolution and heredity.
Understand the concept of meiosis and germ cell generation.
Learn about sex determination.
Grasp the female-male conflict and how it shapes behaviour and form.
Acknowledge the fundamentals of embryonal development.
Understand how plant evolution has affected animal development.
Filling the form
Candidates looking forward to enrolling for the Sex from molecules to elephants course are required to pay heed to these steps:
Step 1: Refer to the given URL for the course website https://www.edx.org/course/sex-from-molecules-to-elephants
Step 2: Select the enroll button given on the webpage.
Step 3: Sign in with edX to continue further.
Step 4: After the candidates sign-in, they will be provided audit access to the course.
Step 5: As the course is archived currently, candidates can learn from the course material but for the course certificate, they should enroll in a future session.
From the eukaryotic cell to biodiversity
Heredity and evolution
Meiosis and gametogenesis
Male and/or female
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How it helps
The Sex from molecules to elephants course will enable the participant to learn about the sexual reproduction of diverse organisms. They will understand the various concepts related to sexual reproduction among the plants, animals, and how their evolution has influenced the environment. This course will help the participants to explore several career prospects and opportunities. Professionals will be able to pursue this course with ease as it is a self-paced course and they do not have to comply with any fixed schedule or deadlines. They can learn at any point in time from any suitable place according to their feasibility. 24/7 accessibility has been given for the convenience of the participants. The discussion forum has also been provided to make the learning process fun and interactive. They can solve their doubts over the discussion forums. They will be given a course completion certificate by edX which can be included in the resume and shared on various platforms by the participants. It will highlight their skills and accomplishments, inviting more opportunities. It will add value to their work profile. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to further pursue higher studies or develop their careers in biology and life sciences.
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