BIOL 2509



Course No. and Title:

BIOL 2509 Pathophysiology I

Credit Value:

Three (3) Credit Hours

Course Description:

This course is the online version of BIOL 2501. The course introduces students to the study of the disruption of the normal balance of selected systems of the human body by disease and other perturbations. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 2501 and 2509.


Mandatory prerequisites BIOL 1782 or 1789
Pre-advanced standing UNB nursing program students may be omitted from requiring this pre-requisite. Please contact the course instructor directly for confirmation.

Course Instructor:

Dr. Sarah Rigley MacDonald, Biology Instructor

Course Features:

Electronic textbook, interactive quizzing software, recorded tutorials and case studies

  • Recorded lectures and tutorials provide the classroom experience but with complete flexibility in schedule and the added benefit of being able to watch them repeatedly
  • Course software provides multiple ways to study, whether through the E-book, recorded lectures or practice questions
  • Case studies and NCLEX style questions provide valuable learning opportunities for applying the knowledge accumulated
Course Format: Course includes 8 modules that are completed by completing assigned readings, reviewing the lecture slides, watching the recorded lectures and tutorials.
Course Texts: Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States, Hannon, Pooler & Porth, 2010.  First Canadian edition.  Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins Publishers;
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 course exams and/or assignments must be completed by your designated 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.