BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

General Biology

Health and Disease



$ 579.00

Instructor: Kim Leslie O'Neill
Credits: 3.00

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An overview of the living world and how it functions and adapts in the context of human health and disease.

Course Content:

Unit 1: What is life?
Unit 2: DNA and Transcription
Unit 3: Translation and Protein Synthesis
Unit 4: Lipids, Membranes, Cells, and Energy Acquisition
Unit 5: Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis
Unit 6: Cell Communication
Unit 7: Cell Structure and Introduction to Disease
Unit 8: Cell Division and Replication
Unit 9: Techniques in Molecular Biology
Unit 10: Genomes and DNA Repair
Unit 11: Genetic Variation
Unit 12: Evolution
Unit 13: Immunology
Unit 14: Health and Disease

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.


Due to the nature of this course’s learning outcomes, the exams are only available in a paper format. Please plan for shipping time.

   No Materials required for this course!