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Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Basics of Biology

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and NPTEL via Swayam

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In the current MOOCs course I have put effort to discuss different aspects of biology for engineer graduate students. The course will discuss in detail about human physiology and that will help the student to understand the working principles of different process as well as mechanism of different types of diseases. It will help student to understand the general biology as well as they may be able to integrate their engineer skills to take-up and solve challenging questions related to daily life. By the end of this course, student will be able to understand:1. Basics of biology and different types of organisms in universe.2. Understanding different types of cells and their structure and functions.3. Molecular Cell biology and mechanism of different cellular processes. 4. Human physiology and disease biology.INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any intrested learnersPREREQUISITES: None.INDUSTRY SUPPORT:Basic course for 1st Yr BTech students


Week 1:Introduction to BiologyWeek 2:Origin of Life and EvolutionWeek 3:Cells in biologyWeek 4:Molecules of the Life (Part 1)Week 5:Molecules of the Life (Part 2)Week 6:Basics of Cellular Processes (Part 1)Week 7:Basics of Cellular Processes (Part 2)Week 8:Human Physiology (Part 1)Week 9:Human Physiology (Part 2)Week 10:Human Physiology (Part 3)Week 11:Cellular HomeostasisWeek 12:Summary and Conclusions

Taught by

Prof. Vishal Trivedi


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