Course Description

This course continues the exploration of the fundamental concepts underlying biomedical science, including DNA replication, transcription, translation, signal transduction mechanisms, apoptosis, the cell cycle, and cancer. 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 and is a continuation of Foundations in Biomedical Science I.

Learner Outcomes

  • Trace the flow of genetic information at the intracellular level, from DNA to protein
  • Summarize the cell cycle
  • Analyze examples of cell cycle dysfunction
  • Build and hone critical-thinking skills


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

Textbook Information

Textbook Required:

Essential Cell Biology (5th Edition, 2018) by Bruce Alberts
ISBN: 9780393680379  |  $165.00

Note: Please remove the textbook at checkout using the appropriate discounts if you do not wish to purchase it.


The above course(s) or permission from the instructor. If you are unsure that you meet the prerequisite requirements, please contact registrar@faes.org and provide information about your course of interest and background knowledge.

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Section Title
Foundations in Biomedical Science II
Online Asynchronous
Aug 31, 2022 to Oct 18, 2022
Fee Includes All Costs
Eligible Discounts Can Be Applied at Checkout credit (2 Credits) $943.00
Available for Academic Credit
2 Credit(s)
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