Stories of cell death and malfunctions in apoptosis – Teaching resource

This online course provides examples of why we need apoptosis. Students explore why it is important in embryonic and foetal development, its role in the female reproductive cycle, how it is necessary to keep cell numbers in balance and its importance to ensure we destroy cells that present a threat to the body. For each example provided students consider what might occur if there is a malfunction in apoptosis and whether this will lead to disease.

This resource compliments another of our online courses titled “Discovering how apoptosis works”.

The course has an estimated duration of 80 minutes.

Students can access the course at Students > Online courses

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