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Online Medical Biology II
This online course is a four semester hour course delivered at a distance and includes a virtual laboratory component. It is designed for individuals with a baccalaureate degree who need a second semester of biology as a prerequisite to apply for admission to health professions’ programs.
Graduate programs that may require BIOL 1011: Online Medical Biology II may include but are not limited to:
- Physical therapy
- Physician assistant
- Nurse anesthesia
- Veterinary medicine
- Dental 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 – considered in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, pharmacology, and physiology – which the student will encounter in their professional studies.
A conceptual approach
To achieve this goal, the 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.
Emphasis on health sciences applications
The Online Medical Biology II course content considers principles of evolution as related to biological thought, surveys the six kingdoms and population biology – placing an emphasis on health sciences applications – and discusses several “special topics” relevant to human biology.
Click here to see the full course outline for Online Medical Biology II.
Enroll anytime, finish 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 it’s flexibility. For added convenience, students may enroll at any time. Since the course is self-paced, you may complete the course in less than 16 weeks.
BIO 1010 (Medical Biology I) must be completed before registering for this course. All prerequisite courses must have been completed successfully within the past seven years.
To learn more about the technical requirements for this and other Post-Baccalaureate courses, click here.
Required Course Materials
BIOL 1011 Required Course Materials
Biology, 3rd Edition eBook
Robert Brooker, Eric Widmaier, Linda Graham and Peter Stiling
Visit the UNE Bookstore to order your course materials.
Tuition and Fees
The cost of the materials is not included in this total.
Online Proctoring Center
For instruction on how to take your exams online, visit Online Learning's ProctorU site.
Written Proctored Exam
Students may take the exam at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine's Campus. Please contact us for information at COMDistance@une.edu or (207) 602-2494. For a detailed Exam Policy please see course syllabus.
Enrollment online any time
You may enroll at any time via our self-service registration portal. You will be required to submit payment 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. Upon registration you will receive an emailed receipt for payment, followed within 24 hours by a "next steps" email. If you have any questions, please call your student support specialist at 1-855-325-0894.
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.