Course Index

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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 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 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 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 

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 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 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 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 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 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