PNUR 113

PNUR 113 - Human Anatomy and Physiology (Online)
Pre-PN Biology Certificate
This course is an overview of the structure and function of the body systems. Various health promotion strategies that work toward optimal function of these systems are discussed.
Only offered by Distance Education

Admission Requirements:  
A minimum grade of 67% in a Grade 12 biology course which includes human anatomy and physiology or an equivalent Provincial Level Adult Basic Education Biology course. However, students with a minimum grade of 80% in Biology 11 or an equivalent Advanced Level Adult Basic Education Biology course may take Biology 12 as a corequisite.


Q:  Who is this course for?

A: This course is an admission requirement for the Practical Nursing (PN) program.

Q:  When should I take this course?

A: If you are applying to the Practical Nursing program you should take the PNUR 113 course as soon as possible, even if you haven’t yet received confirmation of conditional acceptance.  If you start the PNUR 113 course late and haven’t successfully completed it by the deadlines, you will not be admitted to the Practical Nursing program.

Q:  How do I apply?

A:  Apply online or obtain an application form from any campus.  When applying, the title of the course is Pre-PN Biology Certificate.   Return completed applications to Admissions, 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 4X8, or to any Okanagan College campus:

Q:  The calendar description shows that this is a 52 hour course but how many hours will it take to complete when you include homework?

A: 150 – 200 hours over a 14 week period.

Q:  How much is the course?

A:  Please check the fee section in the Calendar for tuition and ancillary fees.  Students must also  purchase an online text - details can be found in Moodle after registration.

Q: Where do I get my textbook?

A: Students can purchase access to an electronic version of the textbook once they have enrolled in the course and received their student ID number.  Directions to purchase this e-textbook this can be found on Moodle. The textbook is Memmler's The Human Body in Health and Disease, 13th Edition by Barbara J. Cohen and Kerry Hull if you wish to purchase a new or used copy through Amazon or other suppliers.

The ISBN is 9781451192803.  

Q:  When can I start?

A:   There are 3 start dates per year (September, January, May)

Q: Where do I get my textbook?

A:  Students can purchase access to an electronic version of the textbook once they have enrolled in the course and received their student ID number.  Directions to purchase this e-textbook this can be found on Moodle. 

Q:  Is there any online content and is a computer required?

A:  Yes, the entire course requires computer access to Okanagan College’s course management system - Moodle.  Even if you are delayed in picking up your materials, please go online right away to get started.  You will require your student ID number in order to log into Moodle.  Go to to log in and then click on the Moodle image.  Although you can download the course material to your computer, you will require reliable internet access in order to complete the many online activities, quizzes, and especially tests.

Q:  When and where do I write the final exam?

A:    Final Exams are also carried out online through Moodle.  You must write them within 14 weeks of your enrolment date, but it is also important that you meet specific deadlines for admission into the Practical Nursing Program.

For September start, you must write by August 15th.

For January start, you must write by December 10th

Q:  Do I need to arrange for invigilation of the final exam?

A:    The final exam along with the midterms, are taken through Moodle (unsupervised) at your own pace within the timeframe of the course.  If you are taking this course for entrance into a program other than Okanagan College's, and a supervised exam is a requirement, please arrange supervision of your exam by completing the 'Request for Supervision of Exam' form found in your Student Handbook.

Q:  Who can I contact if I have questions?

A:  There is a tutor assigned to your course and their contact information will be provided to you when you pick up your materials.  For any other questions not related to course content, please contact the Distance Education Department at:

Q:  Where do I find more information about the Practical Nursing Program?

A:  For more information on the Practical Nursing program, please click on the following link: