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260.600.81 Introduction to the Biomedical Sciences

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
1st term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Gundula Bosch
Course Instructor:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses. For this course, online learning tools will be introduced by the instructor.


Presents basic anatomy and physiology principles, applied to public health situations. Students learn through a group process that utilizes selected reading assignments, active group interaction reinforced by preceptors, and short objective tests with immediate feedback. Supplementary lectures focus on basic biology principles underlying current public health research.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe, in general terms, the structure and function of the major organ systems of the human body, using the language of the biomedical sciences
  2. Discuss examples in which anatomy and physiology topics have been applied to specific, public health-related problems
  3. Demonstrate the importance of working together as a multidisciplinary public health team
  4. Develop a first network of fellow students, faculty and professional colleagues
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on short quizzes, class participation, and a two part final exam. All grades are pass or fail.

Enrollment Restriction:

No restrictions

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This 8 week part-time, online course is offered immediately prior to the first term. Registrants must indicate this course on their FIRST term registrations, NOT their summer registrations.