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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Basics

6 videos (Total 31 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
6 videos
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
3 hours to complete

Amoeboid protists

5 videos (Total 26 min), 3 readings, 6 quizzes
5 videos
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
4 hours to complete

Flagellates

9 videos (Total 82 min), 7 readings, 6 quizzes
9 videos
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
2 hours to complete

Apicomplexans

6 videos (Total 37 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
6 videos
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

Instructors

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Olga Knyazeva

Postgraduate
Biological faculty
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Sergei Korsun

PhD Candidate in Biological Sciences
Biological faculty
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Zlatogursky Vasiliy

PhD Candidate in Biological Sciences
Biological faculty
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Ilya Udalov

assistent
Biological faculty
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Vladimir Klimov

assistent
Biological faculty
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Granovitch, Andrei

Professor, Head of Department
Dept Invertebrate Zool

About Saint Petersburg State University

Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет (СПбГУ) — старейший вуз России, основанный в 1724 году. Университет сегодня — научный, образовательный и культурный центр мирового значения, неизменно входящий во все международные рейтинги вузов. В номинации взаимодействие с работодателями QS Graduate Employability 2018 СПбГУ занимает 20 место среди 400 ведущих вузов мира и является лучшим в России. В настоящее время СПбГУ реализует 418 образовательных программ, включающих самые современные направления подготовки и специальности. Сертификат об успешном окончании представленных онлайн-курсов дает 5 дополнительных баллов при поступлении на программы магистратуры и аспирантуры СПбГУ. St Petersburg University is the oldest university in Russia, founded in 1724. The University today is a world-class research, educational and cultural centre which is always included in all international rankings of world universities. St Petersburg University was ranked 20th in QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2018 among 400 leading universities in the world and is the best in Russia. At present, St Petersburg University offers 418 academic programmes, including the most advanced areas and fields of study. The certificate of successful completion of offered online courses gives five additional points when applying for master’s and doctoral programmes at St Petersburg University....

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