BIO 118 Medical Terminology 2 hours
Prerequisites: None; Term: Fall, Winter
This course is designed for students with an active interest in the medical and paramedical fields. The course provides the student with the fundamental principles needed to understand medical vocabulary. The student will learn to use the techniques of word building with an emphasis on spelling, pronunciation and the meanings of medical terms.
BIO 150 Biology I: From Molecules to Cells 4 hours
Prerequisites: Completion of developmental and foundation courses; Term: Fall, Fee: yes.
Biology 150 is a course which, together with Biology 151, is designed to give the student a broad experience in the biological sciences. This course emphasizes the cellular and molecular aspects of biology. Science majors, including many health professionals, are the intended audience. Laboratory included.
BIO 267 Clinical Anatomy and Physiology 4 hours
Prerequisites: Completion of developmental and foundation courses, BIO 150; Term :Winter; Fee: yes.
This course is a study of human anatomy and physiology with virtual human cadaver labs as well as other hands on selected labs. Topics include: tissues and the following systems: integumentary; skeletal and articular, muscular, digestive; blood, cardiovascular and lymphatic circulatory, endocrine, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, nervous, and their major diseases. This class is not for general education, it is specifically for science majors and minors.
BIO 321 Microbiology 4 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 150, one semester of college chemistry; Term: Fall; Fee: yes. Offered alternate years
Microorganisms with emphasis on bacteria and viruses, form, structure, reproduction, genetics, physiology, metabolism and identification, disease, transmission and control. Lab included. Written lab reports required.
CHM 130 Chemical Science 4 hours
Prerequisites: Completion of developmental and foundational courses and ENG 107; Term 1; Fee yes. General Education
A descriptive and mathematical look at chemistry. Conceptual development and problem solving are emphasized.
Introduction of concepts of chemistry, language and theories for general and organic chemistry. Study of atomic theory,
acid-base theories, mole concept and biological molecules. Lab included.
CHM 230 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry 4 hours
Prerequisites: CHM 130; Term 2; Fee: yes;
Brief survey of organic and biological chemistry, emphasizing applications to human physiology. CHM 201 may not be
used for major or minor credit in chemistry or biology.
MTH 103 Health Science Mathematics 3 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 099; Term 1
Applies basic mathematical skills in calculations required for the usual dosage determinations, as well as solution
preparations using weight, metric, household, and apothecary systems. Discussion on applying ratio and proportion,
allegations, and business calculations in pharmacy operations.
PHL 126 Persons and Values 3 hours
General Education option. Prerequisites: None. Offered every term.
Introduction to philosophy by way of a critical examination of some classic problems that shape human experience, which
may include issues concerning the nature of reality, human knowledge, the nature of the self, the nature of justice, and the
nature of the good.
PHL 225 Ethics 3 hours
Prerequisites: LS 105, ENG 108.
Introduction to normative moral philosophy through a survey of the major positions and thinkers in the history of ethics.
The course also examines how these ideas and theories can be adapted to address the ethical dilemmas that confront
persons and societies today.
PHL 228 Ethics in the Health Professions 3 hours
Prerequisite: LS 105 or equivalent
Survey of basic ethical considerations in contemporary issues in the health care professions. Case studies highlight the
legal and moral aspects of patients’ rights, care of the newborn, quality of life, geriatric care and transplant surgery.
PSY 321 Introduction to Life-Span Psychology 4 hours
Prerequisites: PSY 205
A survey of principal cognitive, social and behavioral processes that operate across the lifespan.
HSC 320 Nutrition in Nursing Practice 2 hours
Prerequisite: Admission into the Science and Mathematics Department or permission of instructor.
Presents knowledge and skills necessary to determine nutritional needs, status, and habits throughout the life span and
health- illness continuum.
NRS 227 Pathophysiology 3 hours
Prerequisite: BIO 150, BIO 267; NRS 220 and admissions into the Science and Mathematics Department.
Presents biological and physiological functional deviations that can occur throughout the life span
HSC 408 Pharmacology in Nursing 3 hours
Prerequisite: BIO 150; BIO 267; NRS 227
Presents pharmacological rationale and interventions in health and illness. Includes implications for specific drugs.
ISC 312 Junior Seminar: Speaking and Writing in Science 3 hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing in the major, ENG 312; Term 2; Fee: yes
A writing-intensive course designed to expose the student to scientific writing, the origins of scientific writing, and the
scientific format of a research paper. The student will learn how to prepare and interpret data for the Results section of a
paper, write the Abstract/Conclusion, Introduction, Discussion, Methods, and References sections of a scientific research
paper. In preparation for their senior research project, students will learn how to do a literature research survey. In
addition, students will present their paper orally.
HSC 388 Cooperative Field Experience 1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing, biology major, departmental approval;
Term: 1, 2, summer
Supervised work experience in activity related to an area of specialization. This is planned in consultation with advisor,
co-op supervisor and employer. Recording, reporting and evaluation of experience will be required.
HSC 491 Independent Study 1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor; biology major or minor; Junior status;
Term: 1, 2
Opportunity to earn credit for the independent study of a course not listed in the catalog as a specific offering. By
ISC 496a Senior Seminar: Library Research 2 hours
Prerequisite: senior standing, HSC 312; Fee: no; Term 1
Investigation of a significant health science problem with the direction of a faculty member. Develop research proposal,
perform the trial run on experiments. Use of computer for informational searches, data analysis, and word processing; oral
presentations and final research paper required.
ISC 496b Senior Seminar: Laboratory Research 2 hours
Prerequisite: senior standing, HSC 496a; Fee: yes; Term 2
Investigation of a significant health problem with the direction of a faculty member. Develop experimental procedures,
perform the planned experiments. Collect and present data in appropriate forms. Use of computer for informational
searches, data analysis, and word processing; oral presentations and final research paper required.