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Introduction to the Biomedical Sciences

1st term
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
4 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
Gundula Bosch

Introduction to Online Learning Course:


Students apply basic anatomy and physiology principles to current public health problems. Students learn through specific reading assignments, individual activities, whole class discussions, short objective tests as well as case studies. Brief, supplementary presentations focus on seminal discoveries and current research topics in the public health field.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the structure and function of the major organ systems of the human body, using the language of the biomedical sciences
  2. Explain how genetic, anatomical and physiological dysfunctions affect individual human health
  3. Discuss examples in which genetic, anatomical and physiological health issues are extrapolated to public health problems of populations
  4. Demonstrate the importance of working together as a multidisciplinary public health team
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation is based on weekly short answer and case study quizzes, discussion participation, summary reports, a concept map assignment as well as a final essay exam.

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.