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Approx. 16 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Basics

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 31 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
6 videos
1.2 Nucleus7m
1.3 Classification system4m
1.4 Constructive designs3m
1.5 Habitats4m
1.6 Life cycle5m
4 readings
Supplementary materials: Definition10m
Supplementary materials: Cell Biology10m
Supplementary materials: Phylogenetic tree10m
Supplementary materials: Ecology of protists10m
5 practice exercises
Quiz6m
Quiz2m
Quiz4m
Quiz4m
Control test15m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Amoeboid protists

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 26 min), 3 readings, 6 quizzes
5 videos
2.2 Main structural components of ameboid cell. Mineral skeleton4m
2.3 Ameboid design6m
2.4 Physiology of amoeboid protists6m
2.5 Reproduction and life cycles3m
3 readings
Supplementary materials10m
Supplementary materials: Protistan skeletons10m
Supplementary materials: Pseudopodia10m
6 practice exercises
Quiz20m
Quiz20m
Quiz20m
Quiz18m
Quiz18m
Control test30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Flagellates

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 82 min), 7 readings, 6 quizzes
9 videos
3.2 Diversity of flagellates7m
3.3 Eukaryotic flagellum7m
3.4 Functions of flagellum6m
3.5 Cell surface5m
3.6 Cytoskeleton and compartments13m
3.7 Feeding: heterotrophs and autotrophs17m
3.8 Reproduction and life cycle5m
3.9 Life cycle of African trypanosomes14m
7 readings
Supplementary materials: Axoneme10m
Supplementary materials: Centriole10m
Supplementary materials: kDNA10m
Supplementary materials: Hydrogenosome10m
Supplementary materials: Glycosome10m
Supplementary materials: Haptonema10m
Supplementary materials: VSG10m
6 practice exercises
Quiz16m
Quiz16m
Quiz16m
Quiz8m
Quiz6m
Control test15m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Apicomplexans

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 37 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
6 videos
4.2 Morphology5m
4.3 Motility3m
4.4 Eimeria life cycle9m
4.5 Life cycle in Eugregarinida8m
4.6 Life cycle of the malaria pathogen6m
2 readings
Supplementary materials: Apicomplexan morphology10m
Supplementary materials10m
4 practice exercises
Quiz6m
Quiz6m
Quiz8m
Control test20m

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