Biology I: Basics of Life is one of the courses offered by the Faculty of Education and Languages at Open University Malaysia (OUM). This course is offered to all students taking the Bachelor of Teaching majoring in Science (with Honours) programme.
Episode 1 - Characteristics of Living Things
Episode 1 begins with the variety of life in plants and animals and their characteristics as living things. It also discusses the seven life processes of plants and animals, and basic needs of plants and animals.
Episode 2 - Cell Structure and Organisation
Episode 2 introduces prokaryotes and eukaryotes organisms, the cell structure of plants and animals, and discusses the different types of movement of substances across cell membranes.
Episode 3 - Nutrition and Classes of Food
Episode 3 discusses the types of nutrition, classes of food and a balanced diet. It also discusses food chains and food webs in a habitat, and photosynthesis. Lastly it discusses food technology and a healthy diet.
Episode 4 - Digestive System
Episode 4 discusses on digestion in human and other animals. This topic concludes by discussing excretion in plants.
Episode 5 - Control and Maintenance of Body Fluids
Episode 5 covers control and maintenance of body fluids. It includes a discussion on the lymphatic and circulatory systems, osmoregulation, and body defense system. Lastly, it discusses transport in plants.
Episode 6 - Respiration and Gaseous Exchange
Episode 6 discusses respiration and gas exchanges in both plants and animals.