Ecology is the foundation of the life sciences.

Ecology is the study of the relationship between living organisms and their environment. Throughout the Introduction to Ecology course you will learn about the various populations of plants and animals and how they inhabit their ecosystem.  You will determine what it takes to conserve an ecosystem and the problems that many face from the consequences of human activities on the environment.

The course is self-paced to suit your lifestyle.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Online & Correspondence
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Ecosystems and Populations
  2. The Development of Life
  3. Animals, Parasites and Endangered Species
  4. Fungi, Tundra, Rainforests and Marshlands
  5. Mountains, Rivers and Deserts
  6. Shallow Waters
  7. Ecological Problems
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • To identify the components of an ecosystem and how they interact.
  • Discuss the basis of the Theory of Evolution and those elements of science which influenced the theory.
  • To discuss the existence of animals in the ecosystem.
  • To discuss the presence of plant life in a range of ecological situations
  • To discuss the ecological features of mountains, rivers and deserts.
  • To discuss the ecological features of shallow water regions and coral seas.
  • To discuss the ecological implications of human activities on the environment.