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Course Description

This course examines the fundamental concepts underlying biomedical science, including the structure and function of biomolecules, such as proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids, and DNA, as well as the structure and function of cellular components, such as membranes, vesicles, organelles, and the cytoskeleton. This course is designed for students who may have previously studied biology but need a refresher on the main concepts in biomedical science as well as students without a science background who wish to gain a foundation in basic biological mechanisms.

Credentials:

This course may apply toward the Biomedical Sciences Curiosity interdisciplinary badge.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the characteristics of the major cellular macromolecules Explain the structure and function of major cellular components Build and hone critical thinking skills

Textbook Information

There is a required textbook for BIOL 101 that can be purchased through FAES or on your own. The name of the book is Essential Cell Biology 5th ed. (paperback). The fee for the book is $168.00. If you would like to purchase the book through FAES, please register for the section that includes the book. Upon receipt of payment and fulfillment of your book order, your book can be picked up at the FAES Bookstore in Building 10 on the NIH campus in Bethesda.

If you are unable to pick up the book at the FAES bookstore and would like the book mailed to you, please contact FAES at (301) 496-7976 or registrar@faes.org. There is a $10 charge for mailing the book.

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Section Title
Foundations in Biomedical Science I
Type
Online Asynchronous
Dates
Jun 15, 2022 to Aug 02, 2022
Delivery Options
Fee (Includes Tuition and Technology Fee)
Eligible Discounts Can Be Applied at Checkout credit (2 Credits) $625.00
Potential Discount(s)
Available for Academic Credit
2 Credit(s)
Section Title
Foundations in Biomedical Sciences I (WITH REQUIRED BOOK)
Type
Online Asynchronous
Dates
Jun 15, 2022 to Aug 02, 2022
Delivery Options
Fee (Includes Tuition and Technology Fee)
Eligible Discounts Can Be Applied at Checkout credit (2 Credits) $793.00
Potential Discount(s)
Available for Academic Credit
2 Credit(s)
Section Materials
  • Textbook (Mandatory) Essential Cell Biology by Alberts B. W. W. Norton 5 edition $161.00 ISBN 9780393680379 FAES Bookstore
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