Course Index

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SCI 116 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

This course will introduce students to terminology used in the healthcare 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 healthcare 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

SCI 225 HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I

This course introduces students to basic information required for further study and understanding of Anatomy and Physiology, as well as further study of all healthcare related subjects. Terminology that is specific to the medical field is introduced. Basic principles of chemistry, physics, embryology, developmental biology and histology are reviewed. This course focuses on enabling students to learn and understand the anatomy (structure) and physiology (function) of the integumentary, nervous, skeletal, and muscular systems. Laboratory experience will include cadaver study.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites: High school or college chemistry

SCI 226 HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II

The structure and function of the special senses, along with the endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems are stressed in this course. Laboratory experience will include cadaver study.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites: SCI 225

SCI 230 PHARMACOLOGY I

This foundation course will introduce students to the current scientific, legal and regulatory environments of modern pharmacotherapeutics. The pharmaceutic, pharmacokinetic, and   pharmacodynamic phases of drug action will be discussed with an emphasis on how these actions are related to the interaction of drug molecules with specific target proteins (receptors) in the body. The students will consider how these interactions lead to therapy, side effects, adverse effects, and potentialThis foundation course will introduce students to the current scientific, legal and regulatory environments of modern pharmacotherapeutics. The pharmaceutic, pharmacokinetic, and   pharmacodynamic phases of drug action will be discussed with an emphasis on how these actions are related to the interaction of drug molecules with specific target proteins (receptors) in the body. The students will consider how these interactions lead to therapy, side effects, adverse effects, and potentially harmful drug interactions.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    SCI 103, SCI 225, SCI 226, SCI 280

    Prerequisites/Co-requisites: SCI 315, NRS 100

SCI 235 PHARMACOLOGY II

This course will provide students the opportunity to apply pharmacology principles from SCI 230 Pharmacology I. There will be a focus on major drug classifications and how pharmacological agents affect the body systems. Specific clinically important pharmaceutical agents will be discussed using pharmacological principles that apply to patient education and care. The course will also emphasize drug interactions, side effects, adverse effects and contraindications of various pharmaceutical agents.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    SCI 230