This program studies the principles of human-applied biology. It deals with such topics as biochemistry, cell structures and functions, body organs, reproduction, genetics, physiology, and anatomy. Also, it emphasizes the changes in the normal body physiology as caused by diseases.
We also offer this program as a bachelor's or Ph.D.
Human Biology Online via distance learning
This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma, or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is an enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. For example: Biochemistry - Bioethics - Bioinformatics - Biology & Life Science - Biotechnology - Botany & Plant Science - Genetics - Marine Biology - Marine Science - Microbiology & Immunology - Molecular Cell Biology - Toxicology - Zoology.
Method of instruction: Distance Learning Higher Education
This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflects your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide.
Students enrolling in this distance education program should be aware that:
Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
Language: Book reading and report writing in another language other than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs, or religion.
Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program.
Duration - Human Biology Online via distance learning
For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies.
Master's Degree - Human Biology Online
Tuition Fee: Min. 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) | Max. 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online: 36- 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Human Biology via distance learning = 45 Academic credits + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Natural Health Science from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example Genetics. + 13 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis).
Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course.
Human Anatomy & Physiology
This course describes the organization and function of the human body. It explores the microscopic structure of its constituent, their interrelationships, and their integration within the body as a whole.
Academic Supervisor: Marcos Mazzuka PetittaHuman Body & Mind
This course examines the human being as an integrated physiological and psychological entity. It covers aspects of the human body's function, development, and care and explores the interaction between body and mind in physiological, clinical, and psychological terms. It also describes the interaction between the human body and mind and their environment and their evolution.
Academic Supervisor: Jean MutabarukaHuman Nutrition
This course examines the properties, functions, requirements, interrelationships, and metabolism of nutrients, and the nutritional needs throughout stages of the life cycle including pregnancy and lactation, infancy, adolescence, and aging. It deals with the socioeconomic, cultural, and psychological influences of food, nutrition behavior, food safety, and biotechnology.
Academic Supervisor: Leonie van HeerdenInfectious Diseases
This course explores the methods used in epidemiology and their application to the critical appraisal of clinical, epidemiological, and health administration for evidence-based management of health care organizations, improvement of the delivery of health services, and for creating health policies. An emphasis will be placed on understanding the relationships between the host, the parasite, and the environment in infectious disease investigations.
Academic Supervisor: Jose W. RodriguezCell Development
This course examines the genetic, molecular, and functional aspects of cellular development. It covers genome structure and function; gametogenesis; informational macromolecules; cell cycle control; gene-regulatory hierarchies in pattern formation, sex determination, cell-cell interaction, signal transduction, and hormone regulation; control of cell lineage and specification of cell type; and methods of genetic manipulation and modification.
Academic Supervisor: Girish Kumar SrivastavaCell Biology
This course provides an integrated study of the structure, function, and interactions of cells, with an emphasis on their molecular composition and dynamics. Topics covered include membrane structure and transport; receptors and channels; protein targeting; cytoskeleton; cell cycle control; signal transduction; programmed cell death; cell adhesion and differentiation.
Academic Supervisor: Jose R. VazquezBiochemical Organic Balance
Every disease, symptom, discharge, and pain indicates a chemical imbalance in the body. A body that is chemically well-balanced will normalize itself. This course focuses on the chemical elements, their structures, and their application, including vitamins, enzymes, proteins, starches, prostaglandins, and minerals found in foods in order to understand the biochemical organic balance from which health and well-being spring.
Academic Supervisor: Jose W. RodriguezHuman Biology
This course discusses the development of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems while integrating molecular biology, genetics, ecology, evolution, and diversity. It specifically covers the biology topics that are of relevance to humans, their health, and sickness. It also describes how the human organism is maintained and healed.
Academic Supervisor: Daniel Scott JanikImmunology
This course describes the immune system, its structure, components, mechanisms, immunological methods, immune response, and inflammation. Special emphasis is given to clinical immunology namely hypersensitivity, atopy, auto-immunity, and immunodeficiency disorders.
Academic Supervisor: Jose W. RodriguezBiological Toxicology
This course explores toxicants; their modes of action; their cellular and molecular targets and the mechanisms by which these latter respond, and their detoxification. It shows biological methodologies and approaches to identify and study cellular targets of toxicants, and the molecular mechanisms used by chemical, physical, and biological agents to produce harmful effects on biological tissues, organ systems, and DNA.
Academic Supervisor: Jose R. VazquezHuman Pathology
This course of pathological processes in the human body focuses on the basic mechanisms and concepts of tissue reaction to injury, degenerative cellular changes, cellular response to the inflammatory reaction, and concepts of immunology. Additionally, pathologic responses of specific body systems to infections and degenerative diseases are stressed.
Academic Supervisor: Daniel Scott JanikTherapeutic Physiology
This course explains the mechanisms of action and interaction of the physiological body systems with pathological and clinical considerations. It presents a system and not a regional approach that facilitates the therapist's focus on the relationship between structures and function.
Academic Supervisor: Ángela Gandaria MarsillíToxicological Pathology
This course evaluates the pathologic responses of cells and tissues to toxic compounds with emphasis on the toxicology of mammalian body systems. It also considers the toxicology of air pollutants and the response of the respiratory system to inhaled gaseous and particulate toxicants.
Academic Supervisor: Daniel Scott JanikEpidemiology
This course reviews the principles of epidemiology and their application to health. It studies the epidemiological factors and the prevention and control of infectious diseases in addition to their occupational and environmental determinants.
Academic Supervisor: Daniel Scott JanikVirologyThis course explores virology at a molecular level including virus replication and the molecular basis for viral pathogenesis; a survey of human and animal viral diseases; and current trends for prevention and treatment of viral diseases.Academic Supervisor: Daniel Scott Janik
Admission requirements - Human Biology
For official admission status at Bircham distance education university; you need to send in a filled out, dated, and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from the website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to our address. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in a PDF Format.
Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the number of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the number of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.