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Online Microbiology for Health Professions

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Online microbiology is a one-semester course with a virtual laboratory designed to meet the microbiology prerequisite for students who are applying for admission to health profession programs. Most students taking this course will have an undergraduate degree. Online microbiology will emphasize the concepts that are a necessary groundwork for courses the student will take in their professional studies.

Topics covered in Microbiology for the Health Professions include:

  • The history of microbiology
  • Microbial morphology and physiology
  • Bacterial metabolism
  • Genetics and ecology
  • Classification microorganisms

Online microbiology course outline

The course will emphasize medically important Eubacteria and protists. The virtual laboratory provides a review of procedures used to isolate and identify microorganisms, including biochemical tests, molecular biology, and serological techniques. VirtualUnknown Microbiology can be previewed at www.intuitiveinc.com. See the full course outline for online microbiology for the health professions.

Registering for the lab

Online microbiology is designed for the student to take just the lecture (BIOL 1020) for 3 credits, or the lecture and lab (BIOL 1020L) for 4 credits. Students who only need the microbiology lecture have the option to take lecture only (BIOL 1020) for three credits. You will need to specify during registration that you would like to take the four-credit lecture and lab course , or the three-credit lecture only class. This course is not offered in a lab-only format. Learn more about the laboratories that accompany Online Microbiology for Health Professions »

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.

Prerequisites

One semester of college-level biology, preferably college-level anatomy or physiology, must be completed before registering for this course. 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

BIOL 1020 required course materials:

Microbiology: A Human Perspective
Eugene W. Nester et.al.
McGraw-Hill
7th Edition 2012

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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