BIO 503 Systems Biology (Graduate)

This course investigates the major principles and concepts of biological systems, including the fundamentals of mathematical and physiological modeling, a detailed analysis of gene, protein, and metabolic systems, as well as the application of systems biology in health and medicine.



Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Summarize the basic organization of cells into tissues.
  2. Describe how cellular pathways modulate gene expression.
  3. Explain the mechanisms by which the cell produces energy.
  4. Describe the role of microfilaments, microtubules, and intermediate filaments in cell organization and/or movement.
  5. Explain the basic structure and function of the nervous system.
  6. Describe the mechanisms by which the body protects itself from invading organisms.
  7. Summarize the genetic basis of cancer, how tumor cells develop, and metastatic cancers spread.
  8. Describe a disease, how it develops, what body systems it affects, and how the disease is treated.
  9. Prepare a biology lesson plan based upon one the key concepts covered in this course.

Note: This course is designed for those seeking the credentials required by many regional accrediting bodies in order to be able to teach advanced placement, concurrent early college, and undergraduate college Biology courses.

Prerequisite: A bachelor’s degree with a Biology major or must be state certified to teach Biology at a secondary school level.

Prerequisite Courses: Undergraduate coursework must include a C level or higher in Introductory Biology, Introductory Biology Lab, General Chemistry, and General Chemistry Lab.

Related Offerings:
BIO 504 Genetics (Spring 2020 & Late Spring 2021)
BIO 501 Biological Chemistry (Summer I 2020)
BIO 505 Human Physiology (Summer II 2020)
BIO 502 Cell Biology (Fall 2020)
BIO 503 Systems Biology (Late Fall 2020 & Fall I 2021)
BIO 506 Microbiology (Spring 2021)

Indiana Wesleyan University

Instructor: TBD

Contact: Julie Rennison, Ph.D

Credit Hours: 3

Date: 8/24/2021 – 10/18/2021

Location: Online

Teacher Level: Grade 9-12