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Online Pathophysiology: Mechanisms of Diseases

BIOL 1030: Pathophysiology Online Class

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This Pathophysiology online class, BIOL 1030, is an introduction to pathophysiology designed especially to meet the needs of students preparing for careers in the health professions. 

This online pathophysiology course focuses on the changes in cellular and systemic physiology that occur in prevalent or important medical conditions. At the cellular level we will cover the responses to tissue injury, abnormal cell growth, and the immune system. From there we will investigate the physiological basis of problems associated with most of the major organ systems. In each case we will discuss the effect upon whole body homeostasis.

BIOL 1030 course outline

Online Pathophysiology: Mechanisms of Diseases will build on your prior knowledge of anatomy and physiology as we explore body functions in altered health conditions. The primary teaching methods will be online lecture slides supplemented with multimedia resources including animations and video tutorials where applicable. Click here to see the Pathophysiology Online Class syllabus

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.


One semester of college level 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

  • Package: Understanding Pathophysiology, 6th Edition bundled with Pathophysiology Online for Understanding Pathophysiology, 6th Edition. Sue E. Huether & Kathryn L. McCance, Elsevier, 2017.I SBN: 978-0323431255 (includes access code with the textbook)
  • If you wish to only purchase a textbook (and forgo the optional online activities), you may choose either the paperback (ISBN 978-0323354097) or the eBook (ISBN 978-0323370486).
  • If you wish to purchase access to the online activities separately, choose Pathophysiology Online for Understanding Pathophysiology, 6th Edition (Access Card for Online Activities Only – for use with BlackBoard) – ISBN: 9780323370530 

The access code you receive from Elsevier will be entered in a Blackboard prompt when you begin your first Learning Activity. You do NOT need an Evolve Course ID and will not be entering this code in Elsevier’s Evolve online learning platform.

Tuition and Fees

Credits: 4
Tuition: $1360
Registration: $25
Total: $1385

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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