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Online Healthcare Prerequisite Courses

DeSales offers online courses that are required prerequisites for health-based professional programs at many colleges and universities.

You are welcome to take these courses even if you plan to attend a program at a different university or college. Please check with the specific program and/or university to which you are applying to make sure online courses are accepted for transfer. 

Fall 2019

  • BI155 Microbiology, 4 credits (12 weeks: August 19 to November 9, 2019)
  • BI265 Anatomy and Physiology I, 4 credits (12 weeks: August 19 to November 9, 2019)
  • BI266 Anatomy and Physiology II, 4 credits (12 weeks: August 19 to November 9, 2019)
  • CH108 Physiological Chemistry, 5 credits (12 weeks: August 19 to November 9, 2019)
  • MA111 Probability and Statistics, 3 credits (16 weeks: August 19 to December 7, 2019)
  • PS109 Introduction to Psychology, 3 credits (8 weeks: August 19 to October 12, 2019)

Winter 2020

  • PS109 Introduction to Psychology, 3 credits (3 weeks: December 21, 2019 to January 11, 2020)
  • PS240 Human Development, 3 credits (3 weeks: December 21, 2019 to January 11, 2020) 

 Spring 2020

  • BI155 Microbiology, 4 credits (12 weeks: January 13 to April 4, 2020)
  • BI265 Anatomy and Physiology I, 4 credits (12 weeks: January 13 to April 4, 2020)
  • BI266 Anatomy and Physiology II, 4 credits (12 weeks: January 13 to April 4, 2020)
  • CH108 Physiological Chemistry, 5 credits (12 weeks: January 13 to April 4, 2020)
  • MA111 Probability and Statistics, 3 credits (16 weeks: January 13 to May 2, 2020) 

Summer 2020

  • MA111 Probability and Statistics, 3 credits (6 weeks: May 18 to June 27, 2020)
  • PS109 Introduction to Psychology, 3 credits (6 weeks: May 18 to June 27, 2020)

Tuition

 $508.00 per credit hour, plus lab kit fees if applicable. See course descriptions below for details.

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 aseptic technique in the observation and bio-chemical characterization of microorganisms.  Lab fee. Lab kit fee. 

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. Lab kit fee.

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