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Online Medical Biochemistry

CHEM 1005: Online Biochemistry Course

UNE Aca­d­e­m­ic Cal­en­dars | UNE Aca­d­e­m­ic Cat­a­log | Tech­ni­cal Require­ments

This is a one-semes­ter online Bio­chem­istry 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: Online Biochemistry 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 online Bio­chem­istry course syl­labus. More detailed read­ings are avail­able on Black­board.

Complete at your own pace

The typ­i­cal stu­dent will com­plete this online Bio­chem­istry 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 few­er 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


  • Basic Med­ical Bio­chem­istry: A Clin­i­cal Approach
    Leiber­man and Marks, 4th edi­tion

Note: the text­book asso­ci­at­ed with this course avail­able elec­tron­i­cal­ly through the UNE Library. You will need to login using your UNE email to gain access but oth­er­wise the full ver­sion of the 4th Edi­tion is there as a resource. Click on the link below.

Tuition and Fees

Cred­its: 4
Tuition: $1400
Reg­is­tra­tion: $25
Total: $1425

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. 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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