General Education Courses – Math & Science

BIO 010 – Anatomy & Physiology Review

Credits: 0

A self paced online review course includes the study of DNA, cells, histology, genetics, fluids and electrolytes, acid-base balance and the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, endocrine, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, lymphatic and immune. Chapters on the special senses, the aging process and radiochemistry are also included.

Pre-Requisites: Completion of Anatomy and Physiology I and II at an accredited college with a grade of C or better.
Co-Requisites: None


BIO 020 – Microbiology Review

Credits: 0

A self paced online review course that includes the study of microorganisms, their basic morphology, cultivation, metabolism, genetics, and lifestyle.  Infectious diseases are studied with an emphasis on bacteria, viruses and fungi.  Laboratory tests are reviewed as well as the control of microbiology.  Epidemiology and public health issues are included in the study of disease.

Pre-Requisites: Completion of Microbiology at an accredited college with a grade of C or better.
Co-Requisites: None


BIO 100 – Introductory Biology

Credits: 3

An introduction to the fundamental principles of biology concerning the cellular and chemical basis of life, involving cell structure and function, growth, genetics and reproduction. It is intended for students with little or no background in biology.

Pre-Requisites: Pre-requisite: Satisfactory score on Math Proficiency Tests or a grade of C+ or
better in MAT 001 and MAT 002
Co-Requisites: None


BIO 101 – Concepts of Microbiology

Credits: 3

An introduction to the concepts of microbiology, this course explores the role of microorganisms in disease and health.  It covers the structure, function, growth and transmission of viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoans, and helminths as well as vectors of pathogenic agents.  It is intended for students with little or no background in biology.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


BIO 102 – Introductory Epidemiology

Credits: 3

The introduction to epidemiology covers basic methods for infectious disease epidemiology and case studies of important disease syndromes. This course provides discussion of epidemiologic topics, methods, measure of disease occurrences, common types and sources of data, problems unique to the study of health and the environment, education on issues of environmental exposures and their human health effects.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


BIO 112 – Introductory Genetics/Genomics

Credits: 2

This course provides an introduction to the organization of the human genome and basic principles of inheritance in humans. Course content includes an overview of cells and development, organization of the human genome, chromosome structure and function, gene structure and function, genes in pedigrees and populations, and epigenetics with its implications for genetic variation on health.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


BIO 115 – Human Biology

Credits: 4

An introduction to the anatomy and physiology of various systems of the human body. It includes an introduction to chemical and cellular concepts and introduces medical terminology to the study of the human body. The course also recognizes ethical and legal standards in science. This course is designed for students with a limited science background.

Pre-Requisites: Satisfactory score on English Proficiency Test (reading comprehension and sentence skills) or a grade of C+ or better in ENG 099.
Co-Requisites: None


BIO 116 – Introduction to Pathophysiology

Credits: 3

This course is designed to promote the understanding and application of fundamental disease processes and disabilities.  General concepts of disease, including etiology, morphology and clinical significance are discussed.  These concepts are applied in a systems oriented approach to disease processes, and concepts of human genetics will be covered.

Pre-Requisites: None
Co-Requisites: BIO 117, HRS 104, HRS 109


BIO 117 – Introduction to Pharamcology

Credits: 3

This course introduces the student to the study of drug action-absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, drug classifications, most commonly prescribed drugs, matching drugs to common conditions and matching drugs to lab findings.  Formulary descriptions and use are included.

Pre-Requisites: None
Co-Requisites: BIO 116, HRS 104, HRS 109


BIO 201 – Nutrition

Credits: 3

An examination of the principles of nutrition science including nutrient interactions, digestion, absorption, sources of nutrients, weight control, treatment and prevention of diseases and inborn errors of metabolism.  Contemporary nutrition issues and individual nutrition analysis are also included.

Pre-Requisites: BIO 100 or permission of the instructor and eligibility for ENG 101.
Co-Requisites: None

 


BIO 211 – Anatomy and Physiology I

Credits: 4

A study of the structure of cells, tissues, and organ systems, their functional interrelationships and control mechanism. Course and laboratory work includes the study of DNA, cells, histology, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and cardiovascular systems. Laboratory periods provide practical experience in understanding these concepts. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory period per week.

Pre-Requisites:  ENG 101 and a minimum grade of C+ in high school biology and chemistry or equivalent within the past five years or a C+ or better in BIO 100 and CHE 100 within the past five years.
Co-Requisites: None


BIO 212 – Anatomy and Physiology II

Credits: 4

A continuation of BIO 211. Course and laboratory work includes the study of genetics, fluids and electrolytes, acid-base balance and the endocrine, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, lymphatic and immune systems. The special senses of eye, ear, taste and smell are also covered. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory period per week.

Pre-Requisites: BIO 211, ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


BIO 235 – Microbiology

Credits: 4

An introduction to the study of microorganisms, their basic morphology, cultivation, metabolism, and genetics. Infectious diseases are considered. Emphasis is placed on the bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Laboratory work stresses sterile technique, microscopic, cultural, and biochemical characteristics, and control of microorganisms. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory period per week.

Pre-Requisites: BIO 211, ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


BIO 331 – Human Disease: Pathophysiology for Allied Health Professionals

Credits: 3

This course studies basic physiological systems and underlying system dysfunctions associated with human disease processes across the life span. Relationships between etiologic agents and their consequence to human form and function are stressed. Critical thinking processes integrating symptoms, treatment and prognosis are applied to physiological perspectives. This course is designed for allied health majors.

Pre-Requisites: BIO 211 and BIO 212
Co-Requisites: None


BIO 334 – Pathophysiology

Credits: 3

This course is designed to promote the understanding and application of fundamental disease processes in clinical settings. General concepts of disease, including etiology, pathogenesis, morphology, and clinical significance are discussed. General pathophysiology concepts include: cell injury, necrosis, inflammation, wound healing, and neoplasia. These concepts are applied in a systems-oriented approach to disease processes affecting musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, renal, nervous, gastrointestinal, immune, hematological, and endocrine systems.

Pre-Requisites: BIO 211, BIO 212, and BIO 235
Co-Requisites: None


BIO 411 – Genomics

Credits: 2

This course will focus on providing students with a fundamental understanding of human genetics and its role in pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of disease. Students will be introduced to basic concepts in human genetics that contribute to an understanding of healthcare problems, as well as apply knowledge of inheritance and immunogenetics in predicting the possible effect of genetics on disease processes. This course will also discuss the ethical, social, political and economic impact of selected genetic diseases, DNA-based genetic diagnosis, and gene therapy.

Pre-Requisites: BIO 211 and BIO 212
Co-Requisites: None


CHE 100 – Introductory Chemistry

Credits: 3

An introduction to important concepts, theories and laws in inorganic, organic and biochemistry. The course is designed to include the chemical concepts that are important to the understanding of biological
and physical processes. It is intended for students with little or no background in chemistry

Pre-Requisites: Satisfactory score on Math Proficiency Tests or a grade of C+ or better in MAT 001 and MAT 002.
Co-Requisites: None


EVS 100 – Environmental Health Science

Credits: 3

This course is an overview of some of the most important and current challenges to human health from environmental and occupational risk factors. There is an emphasis on the understanding the worsening environmental health impacts of industrialization and the effects of globalization.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


EVS 150 – Environmental Studies

Credits: 3

This course is an overview of the major scientific concepts that underlie the environmental problems that are encountered today.  An overview of human impact on the quality of the environment is studied.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


HPR 101 – Introduction to Health Promotion

Credits: 3

This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the field of health promotion, which includes efforts to improve the health of a population. Current and future issues in health promotion are discussed.

Pre-Requisites: None
Co-Requisites: None


HPR 102 – Introduction to Nutrition

Credits: 3

This course covers the nutritional concepts used to maintain good health and the measures required to sustain wellness through the use of foods. The psychosocial role of nutrients and diet in health, as well as various nutritional modalities, are stressed.

Pre-Requisites: None
Co-Requisites: None

HPR 103 – Environmental Health Assessment

Credits: 3

Exploring the relationship between the external environment and health, topics including toxic hazards, air, water and soil pollution, and industrial wastes and pollution, students relate these topics with the associated social and legal problems which impact environmental health.

Pre-Requisites: None
Co-Requisites: None


HPR 105 – Health, Illness and Culture

Credits: 3

In this course the relationship between health and various cultural forces and social stressors in both rural and urban living is studied. Primitive, folk and scientific methods of healthcare in a variety of cultures are discussed.

Pre-Requisites: None
Co-Requisites: None


HPR 303 – Alternative Therapies in Healthcare

Credits: 2

This course will offer an introduction to diverse health care systems and practices in the field of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). The four domains will include: whole medical systems; mind-body medicine; biologically-based practices; and manipulative and body-based practices. The concepts to be reviewed include but are not limited to meditation, spirituality, herbals, probiotics, acupuncture, aromatherapy and therapeutic touch. The goal of this course is to provide a working knowledge of alternative healthcare to the radiologic science professional to be utilized in the provision of healthcare to individuals, families and communities across the lifespan.

Pre-Requisites: None
Co-Requisites: None


HPR 305 – Teaching in a Clinical Education Setting

Credits: 2

This course is intended for clinical instructors/supervisors/mentors that are or are planning on working in healthcare settings where students and/or new graduates may be assigned. The course will focus on teaching and learning, supervising and evaluating.

Pre-Requisites: None
Co-Requisites: None


HPR 325 – Cancer Survivorship

Credits: 3

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of healthcare providers to increase their effectiveness in cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care.

Pre-Requisites: None
Co-Requisites: None


HPR 427 – Global Health Studies

Credits: 3

This course is structured around major global health challenges, including maternal health, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, malaria diarrheal disease, nutritional deficiencies and obesity and existing policies pertaining to these diseases. Each topic will be discussed and policy recommendations will be developed that take into account budgetary, political, and social constraints. An introduction to the methodology and analytical tools used by economists will be covered. Economic theory, policy and history will be examined with major emphasis placed on macroeconomics and microeconomics.

Pre-Requisites: None
Co-Requisites: None


INF 100 – Keyboarding and Word Processing

Credits: 3

An introductory keyboarding and word processing course which teaches students how to enter data and prepare documents on computers. Letters, memorandums, reports and statistical tables are covered, with emphasis on speed and accuracy.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


INF 101 – Introduction to Information Systems

Credits: 3

An introductory course which presents the functions of computer hardware and software. The functions of computer systems and basic concepts are taught, such as number systems, flow charts and programming logic, and application software. Provides knowledge and understanding necessary to communicate effectively and intelligently in today’s microcomputer-driven environment.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


INF 102 – Fundamentals of the Internet

Credits: 3

This course is an introduction to the technology of the Internet. Students will utilize and analyze a web browser, various search engines and develop a web page.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


INF 105 – Computer Literacy

Credits: 1

This online self-paced course provides a broad overview of information literacy concepts. It introduces skills for locating, using, and evaluating all types of resources and includes information on the legal and ethical uses of information.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


MAT 140 – College Algebra

Credits: 3

Topics include concepts of functions: numeric, algebraic, and graphic techniques as applied to the following functions: polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic; complex numbers; applications; systems of equations; and basic concepts of statistics.

Pre-Requisites: Satisfactory score on Math Proficiency Test or a grade of C+ or better in MAT 001 and MAT 002.
Co-Requisites: None


MAT 212 – Statistics

Credits: 3

This course is designed to assist the student to develop an understanding about illness and diseases that are frequently diagnosed or treated in ambulatory healthcare settings. A sequential approach, examining each body system is utilized. Emphasis is placed upon the description, etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, treatment, prognosis and preventive measures.

Pre-Requisites: MAT 140
Co-Requisites: None


MED 105 – Medical Terminology

Credits: 3

This course offers an introduction to medical terms through an analysis of their construction including prefix, suffix, root, connecting and combining forms. The student acquires an understanding of medical meanings applicable to the structure, function, and diseases of the human body. Abbreviations and their appropriate usage are represented.

Pre-Requisites: None
Co-Requisites: None

 


MED 200 – Illness and Disease

Credits: 3

This course is designed to assist the student to develop an understanding about illness and diseases that are frequently diagnosed or treated in ambulatory healthcare settings. A sequential approach, examining each body system is utilized. Emphasis is placed upon the description, etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, treatment, prognosis and preventive measures.

Pre-Requisites: BIO 115, MED 105
Co-Requisites: None


PHY 101 – Elements of Physics

Credits: 4

An introductory, non-calculus course, incorporating basic laws of motion and energy, properties of matter including the gaseous state, principles of electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic radiation, and properties and principles of nuclear radiation. Three hours lecture and one three-hour laboratory period per week.

Pre-Requisites: MAT 140
Co-Requisites: None


General Education Courses – Math & Science
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