General Biology introduces the student to basic concepts and principles of biology from the structure and function of the cell to the organization of the biosphere.  Through this course students will gain an understanding and appreciation for how life originated and developed on earth.  Students will also relate advances in the biological sciences to applications in industry, medicine, and environmental issues.


General Biology introduces the student to basic concepts and principles of biology from the structure and function of the cell to the organization of the biosphere.  Through this course students will gain an understanding and appreciation for how life originated and developed on earth.  Students will also relate advances in the biological sciences to applications in industry, medicine, and environmental issues.


This course is designed to help you understand the principles of Biology. Your first responsibility in this course is to read through the course syllabus and take the course syllabus quiz. Next you will need through the other materials in the introduction section. You will also need to complete the introduction discussion board.

Welcome to Biology Lab! This course is designed to help you understand the principles of biology through laboratory work. Your first responsibility in this course is to read through the course syllabus and take the course syllabus quiz. Next you will need to read through the other materials in the introduction section. You will also need to complete the introduction discussion board. Make sure to read over the lab kit instructions and order your lab kit asap.

Students will identify, describe and discuss the various nutrients essential to promoting growth and maintenance of the human body. Students will learn about the relationship of nutrients as related to food and the ability of the body to utilize it. Students will learn about nutrition at various life stages including pregnancy, infancy, adulthood and late adulthood.

This course focuses on the effect of disorders of selected systems throughout the lifespan and applies the nursing process in meeting basic needs. Health promotion and maintenance, rehabilitation and continuity of care are emphasized. The role of the practical nurse is incorporated throughout.