Online Prerequisites Courses for Health-Based Professional Programs

The ACCESS program at DeSales University now offers online courses that are required prerequisites for health-based professional programs.

Please check with the specific program and/or university to which you are applying to make sure online courses are accepted for transfer. 

Winter of 2018

  • PS109 Introduction to Psychology, 3 credits (3 weeks: December 23 to January 13, 2018)
  • PS240, Human Development, 3 credits (3 weeks: December 23, to January 13, 2018)

Spring 2018

  • BI155*, Microbiology, 4 credits (12 weeks: January 15 to April 7, 2018)
  • BI265*, Anatomy and Physiology I, 4 credits (12 weeks: January 15 to April 7, 2018)
  • BI266*, Anatomy and Physiology II, 4 credits (12 weeks: January 15 to April 7, 2018)
  • CH108*, Physiological Chemistry, 5 credits (12 weeks: January 15 to April 7, 2018)
  • MA111, Probability and Statistics, 3 credits (16 weeks: January 15 to May 5, 2018)

Summer 2018

  • MA111, Probability and Statistics, 3 credits (6 weeks: May 21 to June 30, 2018)
  • PS109 Introduction to Psychology, 3 credits (6 weeks: May 21 to June 30, 2018)

Tuition

  •  $474.00 per credit hour plus lab kit fees if applicable, (see course descriptions below for details)

Contact:
Michael Yergey, Advisor
Michael.Yergey@desales.edu  
215-361-3514

The following course descriptions are not yet listed in the catalog 

BI-155 Microbiology (online)
Credits: 4.00  Prerequisites: BI-151, CH-104 or CH-107 or CH-108  Not open to students that have taken BI-254.
The biology of microorganisms.  Emphasis is on morphology,  physiology, biochemistry, role in disease and classification of microorganisms (especially bacteria).  Online laboratories and/or at-home laboratory kits emphasizes asceptic technique in the observation and bio-chemical characterization of microorganisms.  Lab fee. Lab kit fee $379.90.

BI-265 Anatomy and Physiology I (online)
Credits: 4.00  Prerequisites: none
First of a two online course sequence studying the structure and function of the human  body.  This course studies cells and tissues followed by a study of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.  A series of online laboratories support the learning of course concepts.  Not open to students who have completed BI-355/356. Lab fee.

BI-266 Anatomy & Physiology II (online)
Credits: 4.00  Prerequisites: BI-263 or BI-265
A continuation of BI-265.  This online course studies the special senses, followed by the study of the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.  A series of online laboratories support the learning of course concepts.  Lab fee. 

CH-108 Physiological Chemistry (online)
Credits: 5.00  Prerequisites: none
Preparation for the study of the molecular basis of life.  General, organic and biochemical topics will be presented.  Topics include the structures and properties of atoms and molecules, organic structure and functional groups, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acid biochemistry. Online laboratories and/or at-home laboratory kits reinforce course material. Lab fee.

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