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 320 INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY

This course is designed to introduce students to pharmacological principles.  The various drug classifications and general characteristics of drugs within a class are examined.  The course also focuses on complete analysis of pharmacokinetics and drug interactions.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    SCI 103, SCI 225, SCI 226 Prerequisite/Corequisite: 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, the nutrient needs in all age groups, and client teaching.  Consideration of the cultural and psychological influences of nutrition emphasizes the psychosocial components of humans and adequate nutrition maintenance for health.  Students will have the opportunity to learn the role of good nutrition and how it applies to self, family, client, and the community.  It provides students with basic knowledge enabling them to gain an understanding of the integral role that nutrition plays in the health and well-being of others.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: SCI 103

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 will introduce students to basic information required for further study and understanding of Anatomy and Physiology, as well as for the study of all health care related subjects.  Terminology that is specific to the medical field is introduced.  Basic principles of chemistry, physics, embryology, developmental biology and histology are reviewed/introduced in both the classroom and laboratory settings.  Students are introduced to the eleven body systems.  This course then focuses on enabling students to learn and understand the Anatomy (structure) and Physiology (function) of the Integumentary, the Nervous, the Skeletal, and the Muscular Systems.   Laboratory experience will include cadaveric study.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites:

    High school 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: PRINCIPLES & PRACTICE

Structure and function of the cell, and the nervous, skeletal, muscle systems, special senses; circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, endocrine, reproductive systems, as well as necessary aspects of chemistry, physics, embryology, and histology are stressed in this course. Laboratory experience will include cadaver study.

  • Credits: 5.0

SCI 199 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Independent study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study in an area that is of special interest. A maximum of six credit hours may be earned through independent study.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0

SCI 198 DIRECTED STUDY

Directed study credit can be earned for professional and arts and sciences coursework. Directed study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study when there is a deficiency in course requirements; it is determined by the Program Director of the department in which a student is majoring. Arts and sciences course work is determined by faculty responsible for each course and approved by the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0

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