BIOL 2259



Course No. and Title:

BIOL 2259 Clinical Microbiology Online

Credit Value:

Three (3) Credit Hours

Course Description:

This course is an online version of BIOL 2251. Introduction to the fundamental concepts of infectious disease microbiology. Discusses bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa, helminths and arthropods.



Course Instructor:

Dr. Sarah Rigley MacDonald, Biology Instructor

Course Features:

Electronic textbook, full recorded lectures, chapter quizzes, clinical cases and discussion of current topics (Zika virus, Human microbiome, etc)

  • Recorded lectures provide the classroom experience but with complete flexibility in schedule.
  • Tutorials and lectures can be watched multiple times to assist in the comprehension of the material
  • Clinical application of the material will make this course very beneficial for those interested, or currently enrolled, in a medical field.
Course Format: Students complete lecture portion of the course by reviewing assigned chapters, watching the recorded lectures and then completing the timed open book quizzes. Four clinical cases are also completed in the second half of the course in addition to one midterm and final exam.
Course Texts: Burton’s Microbiology for Health Science Sciences 10th ed.
Assignments & Examinations:
8 Open book quizzes 20% (2.5% each)
Midterm exam (online, invigilated)
Day and time determined by student.
Final exam (online, invigilated)
Day and time determined by student.

All mid-term exams and final exams for online courses will be invigilated at an approved time and location. Please refer to the Online Exam Request Form to book.

Time Limit: Six months from the registration date. All assessments (assignments and midterm exams) must be completed prior to writing the final exam, which must be written on or before your designated course end date.

Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable online fee per course. Fees are subject to change by the Board of Governors.
More information on fees for this course.

Methods of Payment:

Once you complete the Apply Now form below, please send payment. Methods of payment accepted:
Cash (Do not send in the mail. Please deliver to the College of Extended Learning, 2nd Level, Wu Centre, UNB Fredericton Campus)
Cheque or money order (Mail to UNB College of Extended Learning, PO Box 4400, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5A3)
MasterCard / VISA / American Express (Please call the College of Extended Learning at 1-866-599-4646  or 506 453-4646 with your credit card number, expiry date, and the name as it appears on the card. Please do not send credit card information via email).

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If you have previously registered in this online course and wish to register again, please contact us at 453-4646 to complete the registration process.