Course Description

UWindsor Prep Biology is a non-credit online course that reviews grade 12 concepts and to ensure students are prepared for Biology at the University of Windsor. Through a series of online lectures, virtual labs, assignments and case studies you will learn about biochemistry, metabolic processes, molecular genetics, homeostasis and population dynamics.

Take this refresher if you are registered in the following UWindsor academic courses:

  1. BIOL-1101 Cell Biology or
  2. BIOL-1111 Biological Diversity

UWindsor Prep Biology is ideal for students who are starting in the Faculty of Science and majoring in Biology, Forensics, Economics, Environmental Science and Chemistry. Any other student who would like to enhance their knowledge of Biology or who is required to take BIOL 1101 and BIOL 1111 as a part of their degree program would also benefit from taking this refresher.

Topics covered in the course include:


i) Cellular Structures & Function
ii) Macromolecules

Metabolic Processes

i) Thermodynamics
ii) Cellular Respiration

iii) Photosynthesis

Molecular Genetics

i) DNA Replication

ii) Protein Synthesis

iii) Biotechnology


i) Human Systems

ii) Feedback Mechanisms

Population Dynamics

i) Population Growth

ii) Earth’s Sustainability

Course Outline

Participants can expect to complete a combination of assignments, virtual labs, case studies and quizzes throughout the 10 days of learning.  Daily online participation is required. Upon completion students will be awarded a grade of complete or incomplete.


No textbook is required. This course will be offered through Blackboard Collaborate.

Blackboard Requirements

All course details can be accessed through Blackboard. A link will be provided through email and you will have access the first day of class.

Please activate your UWinID. Your UWinID and password are needed to access Blackboard. If you have any issues, please contact continue@uwindsor.ca.

Blackboard.uwindsor.ca works best with Google Chrome. You can also use Firefox or Safari. It is suggested that you avoid using Internet Explorer. There is a “Navigating Your Online Course” module and technical tutorials that you can review for a brief orientation to Blackboard once you log in. Feel free to review the full Blackboard preferred system requirements.


Successful completion of SBI4U (Grade 12U Biology) is recommended.

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