Course Index

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SCI 240 PRINCIPLES & CONCEPTS OF NUTRITION

This course in nutrition is designed for students to gain knowledge of the basic elements of nutrition and nutritional needs in all age groups, meal planning, food economics and client teaching. Consideration of the cultural and psychological influence of nutrition emphasizes the psychosocial components of humans and adequate nutrition maintenance for health. Students learn the role of good nutrition and how it applies to self, family, client and the community. It will provide students with basic knowledge, to enable students to gain an understanding of the role which nutrition plays in the health and well being of an individual.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: SCI 103

SCI 265 INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY

This course is designed to introduce students to pharmacological principles of prescription and over the counter (OTC) medications. The various drug classifications and general characteristics of drugs within a class are examined. The course also focuses on analysis and understanding of the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, side effects, adverse reactions and drug - drug and food - drug interactions of prototype and commonly used drugs within each class.

**For Accelerated BSN students: class extrends over the whole semester, rather than 8 weeks.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: SCI 103, SCI 225, SCI 226 Prerequisite/Co-requisite: SCI 315

SCI 280 MICROBIOLOGY

This course is a study of the principles and application of microorganisms and their relationship to various disease processes. Includes a laboratory.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: SCI 103

SCI 315 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

This course begins with a major focus on cellular functions and pathology, including inflammation, infection, immune response, metabolism and fluid disequilibrium. 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; genetic disorders, carcinogenesis, nematologic, gastrointestinal, urinary, respiratory, cardiac, endocrine, neurological, musculoskeletal functions are emphasized.

**For Accelerated BSN students: class extrends over the whole semester, rather than the first 8 weeks.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: SCI 103, SCI 225, SCI 226, SCI 280

SSC 325 APPLIED ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH

Evidence-based practice is an important component of effective clinical management. This course allows students to develop skills in applied statistics and research while learning to critically examine healthcare information from a variety of sources, including but not limited to professional journals, governmental reports and public media.

  • Credits: 3.0

SSC 101 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

This course is designed to merge science with a broad human perspective and to engage both the mind and the heart. It sets forth the principles and processes of psychology and is sensitive to student‘s needs and interests. It helps students gain insight into the important phenomena in everyday life, to feel a sense of wonder about seemingly ordinary human processes and to see how psychology addresses issues that cross disciplines.

  • Credits: 3.0

SSC 215 LIFESPAN PSYCHOLOGY

Determined by major The LifeSpan perspective involves several basic contentions: development is life-long, multidimensional, multi-directional, plastic, historically embedded, multi-disciplinary and contextual. Three imperative developmental issues are explored: maturation and experience, continuity and discontinuity and stability and change. Students study how humans develop and how they become who they are.

  • Credits: 3.0

SSC 235 THE SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE

This course explores the ways in which human beings make and remake the meaning of their social world through the production of culture. It employs sociological methods to explore the construction of the dominant, white subculture in the United States. The same methodologies are employed to examine the construction of subcultures in the United States, including those based on race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation.

  • Credits: 3.0

SSC 360 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS

This course is designed to introduce students to the methods used in organizing, summarizing, analyzing and interpreting quantitative information. Emphasis is placed on the application of statistical methods and on the interpretation of statistically significant data. Specific techniques for measuring the degree of relationship between variables encountered in research are presented. The course is limited to research designs involving no more than two variables.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: Determined by major

SSC 370 PRINCIPLES OF RESEARCH

This course is designed to assist the student in developing an understanding of the research process in qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods designs. The student learns to selectively apply the steps of research and to critically analyze research studies culminating in formal, oral and written projects.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: Determined by major