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Online Medical Biology I

BIOL 1010 Online

2015/16 Academic Calendar | 2015/16 Academic Catalog | Technical Requirements

This online course is four semester hours and includes a virtual laboratory component. This lecture and lab course is designed for individuals who need a semester of biology as a prerequisite to apply for admission to a program in the health profession. 

Graduate programs that may require BIOL 1010: Online Medical Biology I may include but are not limited to:

  • Graduate programs in dietetics
  • Nursing
  • Physical therapy
  • Physician assistant
  • Nurse anesthesia
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Dental medicine
  • Medicine

The overall goal of this online course is to provide the student interested in the health professions with an introduction to biology that emphasizes the concepts that will be important for, and provide the basis for, the topics the student will encounter in their professional studies. Topics considered include biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, pharmacology, and physiology. 

A conceptual approach

To achieve this goal, this human biology course emphasizes a conceptual approach to the principles of biology. The student is encouraged to learn factual material within a conceptual framework in order to achieve an understanding of basic biological theory. By doing so, they will be able to apply this material to their further studies. Numerous examples, largely relating to human biology and especially to human health and disease, are provided to encourage this process.

BIOL 1010 course outline

The Online Medical Biology I course content considers cell structure and function, metabolism, mitosis and meiosis, inheritance patterns and molecular biology. Click here to see the syllabus.


Each student enrolled in the Online Medical Biology I Lab must purchase Lab Kit 1622, “Custom General Biology Version 1” from eScienceLabs. This custom lab kit contains all of the materials you will need to perform the labs for your courses. The student performs experiments and writes up the laboratory just as they would on campus.

How to order your lab kit:

  • Go to
  • Create a user account (or log in)
    • University is “University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine”
  • Click “”HAVE A CODE?” link on top right of the home page, or go to
  • Enter code: KIT1622
  • Click “Submit”
  • Click “Add to Cart” 
  • Click “Go to Checkout” and check out

Allow 6-10 business days for delivery. 

Once you receive your lab kit in the mail:

  • Go to
  • Click “”HAVE A CODE?” link on top right of the home page, or go to
  • Enter your unique redemption code, found on the underside lid of your box
  • Click on “STUDENT” tab in navigation menu at top of the page
  • Scroll down to “KIT RESOURCES” to access your digital lab manual

Getting help from eScience Labs

You can contact the eScience Labs office M-F from 8am–5pm Mountain Standard Time, at 1-888-ESL-KITS , for after hours or weekend help, please email at

What happens if a student messes up an experiment?

Messing up an experiment is an inevitable part of the learning process, so lab kits generally contain enough chemicals and supplies to perform each experiment twice.

Complete at your own pace

Working at the pace typical for a four semester hour course, the average student will complete the online 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.


There are no prerequisites for this distance course, Online Medical Biology I.

Technical Requirements

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

Required Course Materials


  • Biology
    Widmaier, Graham and Stiling, 3rd edition, Brooker

The text for this course is an ebook with homework assignments as part of your purchase. You can buy access to these at the bookstore or after you have enrolled in the course, you can buy it directly from the publisher by clicking on the first homework link. If you purchase it from the bookstore, it will ask for a course website. Simply go to the blackboard site and click on the first homework link. You can then enter your access code there.

Note: for students planning to enroll in Medical Biology II following this course, the same book and homework system will be used. The access that you purchase for Medical Biology I will last for one calendar year so that if you complete both courses within this time frame, you will NOT need to purchase any additional text materials for Medical Biology II.

Lab Material 

The cost of the laboratory materials is not included in the laboratory fee and must be purchased by the student directly from the supplier, eScience Labs. The lab pack includes a lab manual and basic supplies needed to perform all of the experiments that will accompany this course. You should plan on ordering your lab kit once you have registered for the course. Please do not order the lab kit until you are certain that you will stick with the course. Information for ordering your lab kit is available here:

Tuition and Fees

Credits: 4
Tuition: $1320
Registration: $25
Total: $1345

The cost of the materials is not included in this total.

Exam Procedures

All exams are taken online. Major exams are required to be proctored. For instructions on how to take your exams online, visit Online Learning's ProctorU site.

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, email, or view the online FlexReg course registration tutorial

If you intend to use VA Benefits or Military 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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