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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. 

DeSales Online Courses

Visiting student? It’s easy to get started.*

The first step is to fill out this brief visiting student application

*A visiting student is someone who is enrolled in courses at another college or university who plans to take a limited number of courses at DeSales University and then return to their home institution. 

Note: If you are already a DeSales student, please register through WebAdvisor in MyDSU

Apply for classes as a visiting student


 $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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