Course Index

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SCI 102 APPLIED NUTRITION

This course in nutrition is designed for students to acquire a basic knowledge of the elements of nutrition so that informed and appropriate choices can be made resulting in the maintenance or improvement of health for self and others. The content includes times of special need such as energy balance, physical activity, life stages and food safety. It affords the students an overview of the integral part nutrition plays in the health and well being of the individual.

  • Credits: 3.0

SCI 103 COLLEGE CHEMISTRY

This course is an overview of general inorganic/organic and biochemistry with an emphasis on relationship to biological sciences. Includes a laboratory.

  • Credits: 3.0

SCI 105 ALGEBRA

This course is designed for students who need to review basic algebra skills. It covers topics including positive and negative real numbers, solving linear equations and their applications, integer exponents, operations with polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, graphing and equations of lines.

  • Credits: 3.0

SCI 110 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS

This course discusses the major fundamental themes in classical physics of mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, light and modern physics. Includes a laboratory.

  • Credits: 3.0

SCI 116 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

This course will introduce students to terminology used in the health care professions. The origins of medical terms will be studied with an emphasis placed on understanding the suffixes, prefixes, combining forms and root words used in health care terminology. At the end of the course the student will be able to comfortably understand, translate and discuss issues related to their profession using appropriate terminology.

  • Credits: 1.0

SCI 130 ESSENTIALS OF ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I

This course will introduce the students to basic information required for further study and understanding of Anatomy and Physiology, which includes terminology, basic principles of chemistry, physics, embryology and histology. The basic structure and function of the integumentary, the nervous the skeletal, and the muscular systems are emphasized in this course.

  • Credits: 2.0

SCI 135 ESSENTIALS OF ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II

The basic structure and function of the special senses, endocrine, reproductive, cardiovascular, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, and urinary systems are emphasized in this course.

  • Credits: 3.0

SCI 175 COLLEGE MATHEMATICS

This course provides an overview of mathematical concepts. Content will include real numbers, operations applied to real numbers, ratios, proportions, algebraic expressions, logarithms and graphic applications. Course will be completed online.

  • Credits: 1.0

SCI 200 HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

his survey course stresses structure and function of the cell; the integumentary, skeletal, muscle and nervous systems; special senses, endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive systems; as well as necessary aspects of medical terminology, chemistry, histology and embryology. Laboratory experience will include cadaver study.

  • Credits: 5.0

SCI 206 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY/PHARMACOLOGY

This survey course begins with a major focus on cellular function and pathology, including inflammation, infection, immune response, metabolism, and fluid disequilibria. These concepts serve as the foundation for the course as alterations in various bodily functions are examined. Alterations in body fluid and electrolyte homeostasis; fluid acid/base balance; gastrointestinal, urinary, respiratory, cardiac, endocrine and neurological functions are emphasized. The student will be introduced to pharmacological principles of commonly used classes of medications. The various drug classifications and general characteristics of drugs within a class are examined. These characteristics include the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, side effects, adverse effects and drug interactions of common drugs within each class.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites: SCI 200