Pre-Med Courses


Pre-Med Courses

Students who need to complete specific pre-requisites for admissions to medical or other health-degree programs at universities or colleges of their choice can now enroll in any or all of these our pre-medical courses. Students should always check the admission requirements of the degree program they wish to apply for; acceptance of transfer credits is at the discretion of the receiving institution. All pre-medical courses are offered online in eight-week sessions.

 

Courses with lab are hands-on, with lab kits sent to students’ homes from Science Interactive. Science Interactive helps university-level educators develop and deliver online lab science courses. Each kit comes equipped with everything students need to conduct rigorous scientific experiments from the comfort of their own homes.

Courses

Biology is the discipline studying the complex nature of organic life, including bio-molecular structures and functions that have evolved in equally complex and regulatory processes of cells, organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems. In this course, students learn about the most important concepts involved in those mentioned above. Specifically, students learn about the science of living organisms. Therefore, students in this course explore biological concepts, such as the chemical foundation of life, cellular structure and functions, metabolism, reproduction, genetics, evolution and relevant theories, biological diversity and classification, plant structures and functions, animal structures and functions, and a general overview of the ecosystem. Toward the end of this course, students will learn about essential techniques and safety practices in the laboratory in preparation for their future courses. Overall, this course develops a depth and breadth of knowledge and understanding about the interconnectedness and unity in biology that makes it a cohesive discipline.

 

Learning Outcomes 

  • Critically discuss how all living organisms evolve from a common ancestor, focusing on processes encompassing natural selection and genetics.
  • Thoroughly explain why biological systems need reductionist and broad-based, integrative perspectives.
  • Summarize using relevant theories the processes of evolutionary adaptations and how these have resulted in anatomical and physiological differences between the key taxonomic groups of organisms.
  • Describe the chemical basis of cell biology and discuss the DNA properties of cell biology.
  • Perform a comparison and contrast between protein structure and functions and cellular membrane structure and functions.

 

Course Tuition Fees: $500

Lab Kits                   : $105

In this course, students explore the evolution and biodiversity of particular living organisms in the plant and animal kingdoms. Students will learn about the various studies on plants to explore diversity, structure, and the physiology of absorption, transport, and photosynthesis. In addition to these, students study the structures and life cycles of invertebrate and vertebrate animals. As this course remains a second course to General Biology I, it introduces students to the basic principles of biology, precisely that of microbial, plant, and animal biology. Overall, students will learn various concepts that include the biological diversity of bacteria, archaea, protists, and fungi, different plant structures and functions, different animal forms and functions. Toward the end of this course, students will learn about safety techniques in the laboratory. Through the two General Biology courses, Charisma University seeks to provide students with the tools for becoming life-long learners in the rapidly expanding field of biology.

 

Learning Outcomes 

  • Comprehensively discuss the general attributes of the domains and kingdoms of living organisms.
  • Explain the similarities and differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms.
  • Critically analyse the characteristics of selected taxonomic groups of fungi, protists, bacteria, animals, and plants concerning how they evolved and their evolutionary relationships.
  • Discuss the fundamental molecular and cellular processes and how they are conserved across the majority of biological systems, indicating biological unity and, at the same time, diversity of organisms, communities, and ecosystems.

 

Course Tuition Fees: $500

Lab Kits                      : $105

From the real world to laboratories, cell and molecular biology has far-reaching impacts on everything: from the human body to health and diseases to the environment. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the world of cell and microbiology. First, students are introduced to the fundamental factors that comprise all living organisms. Next, students will learn about all living organisms and how these organisms’ internal systems function. This course also discusses how living organisms co-exist and deal with external factors. Later, in this course, students are introduced to more complex topics in the chemistry of living things, such as atomic and molecular structures, pH, macromolecules, energetics, enzymes, and enzymes’ pathways. Moreover, this course covers cellular structure and functions, encompassing the differences between prokaryotes and eukaryotes, eukaryotic organelles, biological membranes, as well as how cells communicate with each other. Discussions will also cover nucleic acids such as mitosis and meiosis, DNA structure and replication, RNA transcription and translation, and gene regulation. Lastly, students also learn about DNA technology, viruses, Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics, and Darwin’s evolution theory and its applications.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the four classes of macromolecules, their monomers, as well as their roles in cells, and make a comparison and contrast between these four classes of macromolecules.
  • Discuss prokaryotic binary fission, eukaryotic cell cycle, as well as the differences and roles of mitosis and meiosis.
  • Explain and identify DNA structure and replication using visual tools, DNA transcription, translation, and gene expression.
  • Solve problems and explain solutions using Mendelian genetics, with attention to multiple alleles and X-links and the Laws of Segregation and Independent Assortment.

 

Course Tuition Fees: $500

Lab Kits                   : $270.82

This course introduces students to general chemistry, with a laboratory component.

This course covers measurements, dimensional analyses, chemical structures, chemical formulas and equation writing, stoichiometry, periodicity, theories on bonding, gases, and the First Law of Thermodynamics. Specific topics discussed in this course aside from measurements are the basic properties and states of matter, chemical reactions and solutions, chemical stoichiometry, periodicity of elemental properties, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular structures, and properties of gases. Students are also introduced to thermodynamics and descriptive chemistry. For the laboratory component, students conduct experiments to understand the theoretical principles discussed in lectures. For the laboratory component of this course, students are also introduced to the scientific method, particularly experimental design, and data collection and analysis, and prepare laboratory reports.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Comprehensively discuss the fundamental characteristics of matter.
  • Explain the classifications of matter, compounds, and chemical reactions.
  • Critically discuss the fundamental nuclear and electronic structure of atoms.
  • Utilize basic apparatus in applying experimental methodologies used in the chemistry laboratory, demonstrating safe and appropriate handling of laboratory equipment and chemicals.

 

 

Course Tuition Fees: $500

Lab Kits                   : $100

This course is a continuation of General Chemistry I from the preceding semester. Topics covered in this course are chemical equilibrium, phase diagrams and spectrometry, concepts about acid bases, thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibria, electrochemistry, oxidation-reduction reactions, nonmetal coordination, and nuclear chemistry. For the laboratory component of this course, basic experiments will be undertaken to understand the lectures’ theoretical principles better. Students will be required to document their activities in a laboratory notebook and prepare and submit experiment results.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the attributes of liquids and solids, including phase diagrams and spectrometry.
  • Critically analyse the respective significance of intermolecular interactions and forecast trends in physical properties.
  • Determine the properties of bases and salts and solve problems pertinent to their quantitative associations.
  • Through laboratory experiments, determine chemical reactions and their mechanisms, and the temperature on rates of reactions.

 

 

Course Tuition Fees: $500

Lab Kits                   : $100

This is an introductory physics course. Through this course, students will explore various concepts and models for explaining topics in mechanics, encompassing motion, force, and energy for systems that range from the microscopic to the astronomical. Students will also learn how to apply algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus in solving basic problems in Physics. Other relevant topics explored in this course are kinematics and dynamics of particles; momentum, work, energy; gravitation; and circular, angular, and harmonic motion.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the fundamental physical laws and principles governing and providing meaning to the universe.
  • Critically discuss the fundamental physical quantities and associated units of measure and differentiate between primary and derived and vector and scalar quantities.
  • Explain the fundamental concepts and phenomena pertinent to kinematics and dynamics, as well as relative mechanics.
  • Correctly interpret graphical representations of physical quantities and their interdependence.

 

 

Course Tuition Fees: $500

Lab Kits                   : $130

This course is a continuation of General Physics I with Lab, where students explore physics principles through algebra and trigonometry. Through this course, students learn about the principles and applications of electricity, magnetism, wave motion, and optics, and nuclear physics, encompassing harmonic motion, mechanical waves and sound, physical systems, the behavior of light, and other electric laws, using a problem-solving approach. For the laboratory component, students learn concepts and principles pertinent to force and motion, work and energy, gravity, rotation, electric charges and currents, resistance, capacitance, magnetism, and electromagnetic induction, optics, and nuclear radiation. The laboratory component is designed, so students learn by applying experimental procedures, techniques, and equipment.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Thoroughly discuss the basic concepts of electricity and electromagnetism, such as electrostatic potential energy, electrostatic potential, potential difference, magnetic field, induction, and Maxwell’s Laws.
  • Explain the nature of electrical forces and electrical charges and their relationships with electrical current.
  • Apply thermodynamics principles in a discussion of different scenarios.

 

Course Tuition Fees: $500

Lab Kits                   : $132

This course is an introduction to Organic Chemistry with Laboratory divided into two parts. The first part is lectures and discussions covering fundamental principles of organic chemistry, the encompassing topics of organic molecules and their structure, bonding, properties, and reactivity of organic molecules, and properties and behavior of organic compounds. The second half of the course is dedicated to organic synthesis and mechanisms, including practical studies on covalent and ionic bonding, nomenclature, stereochemistry, structure and reactivity, reaction systems, functional groups, and synthesis simple molecules. Logical problem solving is integral to this course, while for the laboratory component, heavy emphasis is given to safety, proper handling, and waste disposal of chemicals. To conclude the course, exploring benzene and its derivatives is undertaken in a natural progression after studying conjugated dienes.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the laws, theories, and general principles of chemistry discussed in class.
  • Apply chemistry skills to new situations.
  • Thoroughly understand chemistry through technological advancements.
  • Utilize chemical principles in the laboratory setting.

 

Course Tuition Fees: $500

Lab Kits                   : $225

This second course focuses on organic chemistry’s reactions, covering organic functional groups, from alcohols to amino acids. Discussions also address classic synthesis reactions, as well as named reactions. This course has two parts: lectures and discussions. For the lecture and discussions, advanced organic chemistry principles are explored, encompassing the structure, properties, and reactivity of aliphatic and aromatic organic molecules, and properties and behavior of organic compounds and their derivatives. Emphasis is placed on organic synthesis and mechanisms. Laboratory activities supplement discussions on organic chemistry’s advanced principles, including covalent and ionic bonding, nomenclature, stereochemistry, structure and reactivity, reaction systems, functional groups, and simple molecule synthesis. Laboratory exercises encompass experiments mainly to illustrate the technique and experiments for performing synthesis and analysis and exercises to demonstrate the application of theory. A strong emphasis is given on safety in the laboratory, appropriate handling, and waste disposal of chemicals.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Thoroughly explain the principles, laws, and theories of chemistry covered in this course.
  • Interpret chemical reactions, including changes in color and temperature, precipitate formation, and gas evolution.
  • Harness data generated from the laboratory to achieve sound conclusions about chemical phenomena.
  • Meaningfully link laboratory activities with theories, principles, and models learned in class.
  • Collection and interpretation of results relative to thermodynamics and sound.

 

Course Tuition Fees: $500

Lab Kits                   : $225

This course is the first of a two-course sequence. Through this course, students learn the structure and functions of human biology, such as cellular, tissue, and organ functions in the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and special senses systems. This course emphasizes the interdependent relationships between systems and regulating physiological functions necessary for maintaining homeostasis. The laboratory component of this course is a hands-on learning experience so that students can explore the components of the human system and basic physiology. The systems explored in the laboratory are the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and special senses. Overall, this course seeks to provide students with an in-depth understanding of anatomy and physiology, particularly the human body’s structures and functions.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Harness accurate anatomical terminology for identifying and describing structures and functions of major organs of each system covered.
  • Critically discuss and demonstrate the interdependent relationships between molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ functions in each system.
  • Thoroughly explain the interdependencies and interactions between the said systems.
  • Discuss the contributions of individual organs and systems in maintaining homeostasis.

 

Course Tuition Fees: $500

Lab Kits                   : $126

This course is the second part of a two-course sequence and explores the structure and function of the human body, with attention to cells, tissues, and organs of the endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. The focus of this course is the interdependent relationships between systems and the regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis. Overall, this course seeks to provide students with an in-depth exploration and understanding of structure and function of the human body. This course also emphasizes normal and pathological conditions.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Use the correct anatomical terminology to identify and describe the structure and functions of all major organs of each system covered in class.
  • Thoroughly discuss the interdependent relationships between the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ functions in each system.
  • Discuss the interdependencies and interactions of the systems.
  • Locate and identify anatomical structures in the laboratory through the appropriate utilization of laboratory equipment, including microscopes, dissection tools, physiology data acquisition systems, and virtual simulations.

 

Course Tuition Fees: $500

Lab Kits                   : $126

 

This course explores the principles of microbiology, encompassing metabolism, structures, functions, genetics, and phylogeny of microbes. Through this course, students will also study the interactions between microbes, hosts, and the environment. Laboratory activities are designed to reinforce microbiology principles, encompassing metabolism, structures, functions, genetics, and phylogeny of microbes. The laboratory component of this course also explores the interactions between microbes and hosts and the environment. Overall, through this course, students become familiar with the concepts, principles, and theories of science relative to microbiology.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Critically discuss the impacts of microorganisms on humans, agriculture, the environment, ecosystems, and energy.
  • Analyse the distinctive structures, capabilities, and genetic information flow of microorganisms.
  • Compare and contrast the life cycles and structures of various types of viruses.
  • In the laboratory, apply scientific reasoning in investigating questions and utilize scientific tools, including microscopes and laboratory equipment for collecting and analyzing data.

 

Course Tuition Fees: $500

Lab Kits                   : $126

This course explores the fundamentals of hereditary both in a lecture setting and a laboratory setting. The course focuses on three genetics fields, namely, Mendelian or transmission genetics, molecular genetics, and population/evolutionary genetics. It must be noted that these three areas of genetics could be interdependent. Discussions will be on the ways through which (a) genetic materials are replicated and passed on; (b) contains information resulting in a phenotype, and (c) alter. Recent evidence will also be discussed. Genetics is a broad field, which means that not all relevant materials can be covered in this course. Consequently, concentrations will be on the said fundamentals. Overall, students will gain a piece of foundational knowledge and problem-solving skills for genetics problems.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Thoroughly explain the nature of inheritance and genetic materials and how these lead to phenotype, variations in genetics, and relationships between these concepts.
  • Harness the classical, molecular, and population concepts of genetics in analyzing data and solving novel genetics problems.
  • Competently design and undertake genetics experiments and participate in generating and evaluating genetic knowledge.
  • Engage with peers concerning the impacts and use of genetics and genetic information in society.

 

Course Tuition Fees: $500

Lab Kits                     : $138

This course explores the fundamental principles of biochemistry, developing students’ appreciation and understanding of biological networks. Through this course, students will understand the biochemical processes in the context of chemical principles and the significance of research design and application in investigating questions and problems in biochemistry. Because biochemistry continually evolves and touches upon different areas of cell biology, this course also introduces students to the study of molecular biology.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Thoroughly describe the synthesis of proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, and carbohydrates and their respective roles in metabolic pathways.
  • Critically analyse the structural relationships of genes and proteins with functions, from bacteria to eukaryotes, through genomic methods based on evolutionary relationships.
  • Harness current and relevant biochemical and molecular techniques for planning and undertaking experiments.
  • Critically analyse recent primary literature, including assessing experimental techniques, the use of controls, and hypothesis testing.

 

Course Tuition Fees: $500

Lab Kits                   : $198.83