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Physics I: Lecture and Lab
PHYS 1010: (Available Fall ’17)
- Veterinary medicine
- Dental medicine
- Physical therapy
- Physician assistant
A hands-on modeling approachPhysics I emphasizes a modeling approach to the principles of physics. Modeling instruction emphasizes hands-on observations, data collection and analysis so students may construct mental physical models describing the world around them. Students will then practice their understanding through extensive written and online homework problems supported by video lectures and extensive readings. The accompanying text provides applications of mechanics to a variety of biomedically-rich examples reinforced by online homework activities.
PHYS 1010 course outlineStudents will test their understanding through online quizzes before taking exams. UNE’s online Physics I class, PHYS 1010, provides an in-depth examination of basic mechanics including the study of motion (kinematics), interactions and forces (dynamics), energy, impulsive forces (collisions), circular motion, and fluids. Click here to see the full physics for the health professions course outline.
Developed for your successThe laboratories have the same learning objectives as UNE’s on-campus introductory college level physics courses for pre-health science majors. The labs have been developed specifically to meet the requirements for successful entry into the health profession, in particular to pass the physical science portion of entry exams such as the MCAT.
How does the laboratory work?Students receive a state-of-the-art handheld device that contains a variety of instruments to perform experiments and collect data. Following the course instructor’s introduction for the laboratory, the student sets up the appropriate lab experiment and undertakes the experiment. The student will develop mental models from the hands-on activities. The student starts by making a prediction and obtains experimental data relevant to that prediction by making measurements in real time. The student analyzes the data obtained, draws conclusions and makes applications. A quiz concludes each unit.
How are laboratories graded?Students will participate in graded discussion boards, complete the online homework and take quizzes. The is a midterm exam and a final exam.
What happens if a student has a problem with an experiment?Discussion boards can be used for communicating and troubleshooting with classmates and online videos are also available for reference. Additionally, students can contact their instructor for assistance.
A list of laboratory experiments
- Constant velocity particle
- Constant acceleration particle
- Free particle
- Constant force particle
- Constant force and Restoring force particles
- Impulsive force particle
- Center seeking force
Complete at your own paceWorking at the pace typical for a four semester hour course, the average student will complete this online Physics I class 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.
PrerequisitesStudents will need a minimum of one semester of college-level Algebra and background knowledge in Trigonometry.
To learn more about the technical requirements for this and other Post-Baccalaureate courses, click here.
Required course materials
Tuition and Fees
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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
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