About this Course
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Basics

...
Reading
6 videos (Total 31 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
Video6 videos
1.2 Nucleus7m
1.3 Classification system4m
1.4 Constructive designs3m
1.5 Habitats4m
1.6 Life cycle5m
Reading4 readings
Supplementary materials: Definition10m
Supplementary materials: Cell Biology10m
Supplementary materials: Phylogenetic tree10m
Supplementary materials: Ecology of protists10m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Quiz6m
Quiz2m
Quiz4m
Quiz4m
Control test15m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Amoeboid protists

...
Reading
5 videos (Total 26 min), 3 readings, 6 quizzes
Video5 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
Reading3 readings
Supplementary materials10m
Supplementary materials: Protistan skeletons10m
Supplementary materials: Pseudopodia10m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Quiz20m
Quiz20m
Quiz20m
Quiz18m
Quiz18m
Control test30m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Flagellates

...
Reading
9 videos (Total 82 min), 7 readings, 6 quizzes
Video9 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
Reading7 readings
Supplementary materials: Axoneme10m
Supplementary materials: Centriole10m
Supplementary materials: kDNA10m
Supplementary materials: Hydrogenosome10m
Supplementary materials: Glycosome10m
Supplementary materials: Haptonema10m
Supplementary materials: VSG10m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Quiz16m
Quiz16m
Quiz16m
Quiz8m
Quiz6m
Control test15m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Apicomplexans

...
Reading
6 videos (Total 37 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
Video6 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
Reading2 readings
Supplementary materials: Apicomplexan morphology10m
Supplementary materials10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Quiz6m
Quiz6m
Quiz8m
Control test20m

Instructors

Avatar

Olga Knyazeva

Postgraduate
Biological faculty
Avatar

Sergei Korsun

PhD Candidate in Biological Sciences
Biological faculty
Avatar

Zlatogursky Vasiliy

PhD Candidate in Biological Sciences
Biological faculty
Avatar

Ilya Udalov

assistent
Biological faculty
Avatar

Vladimir Klimov

assistent
Biological faculty
Avatar

Гранович Андрей Игоревич

доцент, заведующий кафедрой
Кафедра зоологии беспозвоночных

About Saint Petersburg State University

The Saint-Petersburg University (SPbU) is a state university, located in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Founded in 1724, SPbU is the oldest institution of higher education in Russia. At present, there are more than 30 000 students in SPbU studying 398 programmes...

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.