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Online Prerequisites for Health Professions

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Health Prerequisite Offerings

Overview

The 10-week courses are designed with students’ goals in mind. The instructor-led courses are delivered using a facilitated teaching approach to engage students and encourage interaction and participation. Courses are competitively priced and available online in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

All students pursuing a health-based education can now take the following instructor-led prerequisites all online and get a taste of Hopkins Nursing.

  • Biostatistics
  • Human Growth and Development Through the Lifespan
  • Nutrition
  • Microbiology with virtual lab
  • Anatomy with virtual lab 
  • Physiology with virtual lab

For a full list of required courses for our bachelor's in nursing program, visit the bachelor's prerequisite webpage.

Virtual labs are accepted at Hopkins Nursing, but not everywhere. Check your university requirements for prerequisite courses. 

Why Hopkins?

  • Offered by a #1 ranked School of Nursing--a place where exceptional people discover possibilities that forever change their lives and the world
  • An introduction to the excellence of a Johns Hopkins education
  • Competitively priced within the marketplace
  • Health-focused perspective delivered through a facilitated teaching approach (participatory, interactive, engaging)
  • Instructor led, online convenience
  • 10 week format
  • Registration & Tuition

    Registration

    All prerequisite courses are available in the summer, fall, and spring semesters.

    Download Registration Form (Important update for Human Growth & Development and Nutrition)

    Please indicate your desired semester of enrollment and submit form to sonregistrarsoffice@jhu.edu or fax it to 410-614-7087. 

    • Fall 2014:  September 2 - November 7 (Important update below)
      • NEW! To accommodate demand for the Human Growth & Development and Nutrition courses, new sections of each will start September 15 and conclude on November 21. Enrollments will be added to the September 15 section of the courses automatically as of 8/25/14.

    • Spring 2015:  January 26 - April 3 (Registration is now open)
    • Summer 2015:  June 1 - August 7

    Questions? Contact the Registrar's Office

    Students are encouraged not to enroll in more than three courses per semester and not more than two lab courses per semester. Anatomy is to be taken prior to Physiology.

    Tuition

    • $1050 per 3 credit course
    • $1400 per 4 credit course
    • $50 additional fee for lab courses, paid directly to vendor

    Tuition charges are due at registration, payable via credit card or check through Students Accounts.  View course refund policy.

  • Anatomy with Lab (NR.110.204)

    Course Description

    This course will introduce components and structures of the human body at the level of gross and microscopic anatomy.  Students will learn organ localization in the body and structural features comprising the different body systems.  The body systems covered will include the skin, heart, lungs, and brain, among others.  Upon completion, students will have an understanding of normal healthy anatomy that will prepare them for professional health programs. This course includes a virtual laboratory component designed to compliment lecture topics. (4 credits). 

    Required Textbook

    The textbook for this course will be used for both the Anatomy and the Physiology courses. 

    Saladin, K. Anatomy & Physiology: The Unity of Form and Function (2014)  ISBN:1259419452 / 9781259419454

    Purchase Textbook

    This custom bundle includes a print copy of the text book, access to an online version of the text book, and access to resources within McGraw-Hill Connect. If you prefer only access to the online text book and Connect Plus, additional information will be forthcoming once the course begins. 

  • Biostatistics (NR.110.202)

    Course Description

    An introduction to the basic concepts of statistical ideas and methods. Equips students to carry out common statistical procedures and to follow statistical reasoning in their fields of study. (3 credits)

    Course Outcomes

    1. Summarize and interpret data visually through appropriate statistical graphs.
    2. Describe density curves and the properties of the normal distributions.
    3. Examine correlations and linear relationships of explanatory and response variables.
    4. Describe sampling distributions and the central limit theorem.
    5. Discuss statistical inference using confidence intervals and tests of significance.
    6. Explain the differences among various statistical techniques and identify an appropriate technique for a given set of variables and research questions.

    Required Textbook

    Moore, D., Notz, W., & Fligner, M. (2012). Essential Statistics. (2nd ed.). New York, NY: W.H. Freeman and Company. ISBN-10: 1429255684 ISBN-13: 978-1429255684

  • Human Growth and Development Through the Lifespan (NR.110.201)

    Course Description

    An overview of major concepts, theories, and research related to human development through the lifespan-from the prenatal period to the end of life. (3 credits)

    Course Outcomes

    1. Analyze theoretical and conceptual frameworks and research findings related to human development through the lifespan.

    2. Apply theoretical models and research findings of human development and functioning to health and illness behaviors through the lifespan and within a variety of biological, environmental, social and cultural contexts.

    Required Textbook

    Berk, L. (2013). Development Through the Lifespan. 6th Ed. Pearson. ISBN-10: 0205957609 ISBN-13: 978-0205957606

  • Microbiology with Lab (NR.110.203)

    Course Description

    Introduces the core concepts and basic principles in microbiology, examining microorganisms and how they interact with humans and the environment. The course includes a virtual laboratory component designed to complement lecture topics. The course content provides the foundation of general microbiology necessary for students who are interested in applying to health profession programs (4 Credits). The lab fee is $49.95 payable to our lab partner.

    Course Outcomes

    1. Describe and differentiate among the broad classes of microorganisms, including bacteria, protozoa, fungi, helminthes, and viruses.
    2. Describe in appropriate terminology the structure, function and characteristics of prokaryotes, eukaryotes and viruses. 
    3. Explain the metabolic processes necessary for microbe survival, focusing on the different methods of energy acquisition.
    4. Describe ways microbes can cause infection and pathology in humans and apply this understanding to infection prevention and control in healthcare settings.
    5. Identify strategies employed by antimicrobial drugs and how they specifically target certain pathogens and apply this understanding to antimicrobial treatment, drug resistance and interaction with host.
    6. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in common laboratory procedures.

    Required Textbook Custom Bundle

    Cowan, M. K. (2014). Microbiology: a systems approach (4th ed.) with McGraw-Hill Connect Plus. ISBN-10: 1259336190 ISBN-13: 9781259336195

    This custom bundle includes a print copy of the text book, access to an online version of the text book, and access to resources within McGraw-Hill Connect. If you prefer only access to the online text book and Connect Plus, additional information will be forthcoming. 

    Purchase Textbook

    Required Virtual Lab

    Information will be provided at the beginning of the course about how to register with our virtual lab partner. The fee for the virtual lab is $49.95, payable to the virtual lab vendor. 

  • Nutrition (NR.110.200)

    Course Description

    A review of human nutrition science and fundamentals including changing individual and family needs, food choices, safety, prevention of chronic disease and nutrition-related public health. (3 credits)

    Course Outcomes

    1. Know the six classes of nutrients and explain their role as it relates to promoting optimal health, information on food labels, and the accuracy of statements made in popular media about nutrition.
    2. Relate the importance of good nutrition to different stages in human development and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle.
    3. Determine, compare and contrast the nutritional value of current eating habits to current recommendations and propose modifications to reduce the risk for developing chronic diseases.
    4. Identify strategies to eating a healthy diet in different cultural and environmental settings.

    Required Textbook

    Sizer, F., & Whitney, E. (2013). Nutrition: Concepts and controversies. (13 ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. ISBN-10: 1133603181 ISBN-13: 978-1133603184.

  • Physiology with Lab (NR.110.205)

    Course Description

    This course will introduce the functions of several human body systems.  Students will learn how each part within a body system works together to seamlessly accomplish tasks.  We will also discuss regulation of organ function, a critical component of physiology.  After an introduction on electrolytes, the physiologic processes we will cover include cardiovasculature, lymphatics, and digestion among others.  Upon completion, students will have an understanding of normal healthy anatomical function that will prepare them for professional health programs. This course includes a virtual laboratory component designed to compliment lecture topics. (4 credits). 

    Required Textbook

    The textbook for this course will be used for both the Anatomy and the Physiology courses.

    Saladin, K. Anatomy & Physiology: The Unity of Form and Function (2014)  ISBN: 1259419452 / 9781259419454

    Purchase Textbook

    This custom bundle includes a print copy of the text book, access to an online version of the text book, and access to resources within McGraw-Hill Connect. If you prefer only access to the online text book and Connect Plus, additional information will be forthcoming once the course begins.

    Course Notes

    Students are to take this course after taking an Anatomy Course, e.g., NR 110.204. While it it permissible for students to take this course concurrently with NR 110.204, students should do so with caution due to the combined workload of both courses.

    Please note that if you've taken an Anatomy & Physiology I combined course at another institution, you should seek and complete an Anatomy & Physiology II combined course. 

Apply and Register

Download Form

Submit via e-mail or fax (410-614-7087).

Format

All courses are available completely online.

Quick Start Guide

Course Dates

Fall 2014
Sept 2 - Nov 7
Sept 15 - Nov 21 (HG&D/Nutrition only)

Spring 2015
Jan 26 - April 3

Summer 2015
June 1 - August 7

Contact Information

Professional Programs
learn@jhu.edu

Tuition

$350 per credit

 

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