Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Lecture/discussion presentation of alterations in homeostasis, alterations in cellular function; and diseases of the immune, muscular, skeletal, integumentary, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, urinary, and reproductive systems. Prerequisites: BI 231 and 232. BI 233 is either a prerequisite or may be taken concurrently. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 40831

From the Instructor:
Biology 241 is a course in Pathophysiology. It is designed for pre health care students or for practicing nurses, doulas, EMT's etc. While you have spent 14 or more years of your education learning what is normal, in this course you will learn what goes wrong in the functioning of the human body. The course is split into 10 modules that are each graded. Each module includes videotaped lectures, quizzes each week that are taken on line, a chapter or two to read from the textbook ESSENTIALS OF HUMAN DISEASE, 2ND EDITION, BY LEONARD V. CROWLEY, on line videos on various subjects, and weekly discussion groups that I think you will find interesting. The discussion groups are required and graded for participation and quality. The course is full term and runs for ten weeks plus final exam week. (even in summer) This course used to be required for the PCC nursing school as a prerequisite. It is no longer required but is taught during the first year of nursing school. Many other nursing schools around the country do require a Pathophysiology course as a prereq.
Course Specific Requirements:
You need the textbook, Essentials of Human Disease. You need high speed internet access that gives you good video reception. You will need to be punctual each week (actually, each week you'll have ten days to get that week's work done) and you'll need to devote some time to this course. You can do everything from home, except the midterm and final exam which need to be proctored. You may take those either out here at Rock Creek in the A and P lab in open lab hours, during my office hours, or at any other college's testing center or at any of the PCC's 4 testing centers. If you are from out of the area, it will be your responsibility to arrange arrangements at a testing center at a nearby college.
Web Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the Technical Requirements for this delivery mode.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learners:
Before you take your first online class at PCC, you must complete the start guide for online learners. The start guide will help you decide if online classes are right for you. Once you complete the start guide, you will be eligible to register for online classes. To learn more, go to http://www.pcc.edu/osg
To register, you need the CRNs (ex. 22398) of your selected classes.
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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
40831 WEB » - 21-Sep-2015 thru 12-Dec-2015
Instructor: Hal R Sessions
Notes: On-campus exams requrired Date & Time TBA
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact Rock Creek