Pathophysiology Lecture & Lab Course Overview

  • BIOL 1030 is a four-credit lecture/lab online pathophysiology course. This course focuses on the changes in cellular and systemic physiology that occur in prevalent or important medical conditions. At the cellular level, we will cover the responses to tissue injury, abnormal cell growth, and the immune system. From there we will investigate the physiological basis of problems associated with most of the major organ systems. In each case, we will discuss the effect upon whole-body homeostasis. This course will build on prior knowledge of anatomy and physiology as we explore body functions in altered health conditions.

           *This course is considered an upper level undergraduate course (300 level or above).

Pathophysiology Lecture & Lab Course Outcomes

  • Explain the concept, classification, etiology of disease states and imbalances. 

  • Analyze how health deviations alter normal physiology. 

  • Describe the alterations in cells, tissues, and organs that occur with disease and how they affect the body functions.
  • Describe the clinical manifestations of diseases and the most commonly used tests and procedures to diagnose them. 

  • Discuss the most frequent complications of diseases and their prognosis.
  • Set the pathophysiological foundation for treatments.

Pathophysiology Lecture & Lab Course Prerequisites

  • One semester of college-level anatomy (ANAT 1005)
  • One semester of college-level physiology (PHSL 1010)
  • One semester of college-level medical terminology (MEDT 1000)

    * Please note these prerequisites are highly suggested and support course preparedness and success. We recommend having completed the listed prerequisites before enrolling and within the past seven years.

How do exams work?

All exams are taken online. Major exams are required to be proctored online through ProctorU. For instructions on how to take your exams online, visit UNE Online’s ProctorU site. Please note exams must also be proctored with the UNE-approved external webcam.


How do labs work?

Students will conduct four dissection experiments utilizing an at-home lab kit purchased in your course and organized by topic. These dissections will focus on foundational anatomy and physiology, identifying normal anatomical structures and functions in order to reinforce course learning.

Tuition & Fees

BIOL 1030: Lecture/Lab


  • Credits: 4
  • Tuition: $1,760
  • Registration: $30
  • Total: $1,790*

*Total payment is due in full at the time of registration. The cost of the materials is not included in this total.

Required course materials

  • Mandatory External Webcam and Whiteboard for Proctored Exams
  • Textbook
    • Grossman SP, C. Porth’s Pathophysiology: Concepts of altered health states. 9th ed. Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2014.
  • Lab Materials
    • All lab materials are purchased through your course. Please be aware that costs vary for each course and can range from $100- $500+.
As a Reminder

Complete at Your Own Pace within 16 weeks

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Courses Typically Begin Every Two to Three Weeks

Working at the pace typical for a four-semester hour course, the average student will complete this online course in approximately 16 weeks. Many students have elected an online course for the sake of flexibility. Since the course is self-paced, you may be able to complete the course in less than 16 weeks.

You may enroll for a course at any time through our self-service registration portal. Payment is needed in full at the time of registration.

You must be registered for your class by 12:00 noon EST the Monday before the class starts. Your official start date is the date that the course opens and you will have 16 weeks from that date to complete your course.


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