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Online Medical Biochemistry

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This is a one-semester online graduate-level course designed for individuals who need first semester biochemistry as a prerequisite to apply for admission to a program in the health professions.

Graduate programs that may require a CHEM 1005, Medical Biochemistry class, include:

  • Medicine
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Dental medicine
  • Nursing
  • Physical therapy
  • Physician assistant

CHEM 1005 course outline

Medical Biochemistry is a four credit hour course designed to lay the foundation for other basic and clinical medical sciences. The goal of this course is to learn the core concepts of biochemistry that apply to human health and disease and to cite specific examples of their application. You will be able to analyze and evaluate the most common biochemistry cited in medical literature. Furthermore, these basics will facilitate further learning in biochemistry and the health sciences. Click here for the Medical Biochemistry course outline. More detailed readings are available on Blackboard.

Complete at your own pace

The typical student will complete the course in approximately 16 weeks. Many students are nontraditional students who have elected an online course for flexibility. Since the course is self-paced, you may complete the course in less than 16 weeks.

Course prerequisites

One semester of college level biology, and one year of chemistry that includes one semester of organic chemistry. All prerequisite courses must have been completed successfully within the past seven years.

Technical Requirements

To learn more about the technical requirements for this and other Post-Baccalaureate courses, click here.

Required course materials

CHEM 1005 required course materials

Marks Basic Medical Biochemistry: A Clinical Approach
Leiberman and Marks
Wolters Kluwer
4th Edition

Visit the UNE Bookstore to order your course materials.

Tuition and Fees

Credits: 4
Tuition: $1260
Registration: $25
Total: $1285
The cost of the materials is not included in this total.


Exam Procedures

  1. Online Proctoring 

    For instructions on how to take your exams online, visit Online Learning's ProctorU site.

  2. On Campus Proctoring

    Alternatively, students may take the exam at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine's Campus in Biddeford, Maine. Please contact us for information at COMDistance@une.edu or 207-602-2494. For a detailed Exam Policy please see course syllabus.


Enrollment online anytime

You may enroll at any time via our self-service registration portal. Please keep in mind that courses start on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Payment is due in full at the time of registration.  Your official start date is the date that the course opens, and you will have 16 weeks from that date to complete your course.  

Courses start on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month

You must be registered for your class by 12:00 noon EST on the Monday before the class starts. See the UNE Academic Calendar for more details. 

Assistance with registration

If you have any questions or need help with registering for your class, please call an Enrollment Counselor at 1-855-325-0894 or email prehealth@une.edu.

If you intend to use VA Benefits or Tuition Assistance, please do not use the self-registration portal. Please call 1-855-325-0894 to be directed to the appropriate office for assistance.

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