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GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

SCIENCE: ALLIED HEALTH (AH); BIOLOGY (BIO); CHEMISTRY (CHEM); PHYSICAL SCIENCE (PHYS) AND NATURAL SCIENCE (SCI)

AH 106 (3 credits)
Introduction to Healthcare
Addresses the core competencies needed by all health care professionals. Topics common to all health care professions such as communication, infection control, environmental safety, controlling health care costs, professionalism in the workplace, patient assessment and interview, medical chart review, and basic life support are presented. Medical math, written communication, lifestyle management, customer service and tips for securing and maintaining employment are also covered. Emphasis is placed on the importance of developing the thinking skills and human compassion necessary to a career in health care.

AH 111 (2 credits)
Medical Terminology
An introduction and overview of the medical language frequently encountered by a student in the Allied Health Curriculum, with an emphasis on the basic essential information found in the patient's chart. The students will learn by interaction, writing assignments, identifying medical terms commonly found in healthcare. Case studies will be used as a template to help the student better understand the medical terminology.

BIO 120 (3 credits)
Human Biology
This course will introduce the student to human biology. The students will learn the concepts and science behind the internal workings of the human organism. This course will cover topics such as chemistry, physics, anatomy & physiology, and how these subjects relate to the study of human biology.

BIO 250 (4 credits)
Human Anatomy and Physiology
This course will begin with an introduction to cells and tissues. The basic organ systems will be reviewed. Particular attention will be focused on the cardiovascular, pulmonary, musculoskeletal and nervous systems. The laboratory portion will provide an understanding of organ system appearance and their interrelation and identification. (As this is a required course for Respiratory Care students, preference will be given to them with regards to registration.)
Prerequisite: CHEM 101

BIO 251 (2 credits)
Basics of Microbiology and Infection Control
This course will identify the basic definition and description of microorganisms, their identifiable morphology, staining characteristics, and growth requirements. Human infections, particularly those associated with respiratory disorders, will be reviewed. Infection control methods and Standard Precautions will be discussed. Diagnostic procedures for isolating and identifying human infectious agents will be mentioned, particularly as they relate to respiratory disorders. (As this is a required course for Respiratory Care students, preference will be given to them with regards to registration.)
Prerequisite: CHEM 101

CHEM 101 (3 credits)
Basic Chemistry
This course will include the definition of matter, the elements, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, and liquid mixtures. A section of the course will review important inorganic molecules such as water, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and electrolytes important to the human body. An introduction to organic molecules will define carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. A section on clinical chemistry will discuss fluid and electrolyte balance, acid-base balance, nutrition and metabolism, carbon dioxide production, oxygen consumption, and transport. (As this is a required course for Respiratory Care students, preference will be given to them with regards to registration.)

PHYS 100 (2 credits)
Application of Physics
This basic physics course will define the states of matter, units of measure, and concepts such as force, stress, pressure, work, compliance, elastance, wall and surface tension, temperature, thermodynamics, and heat exchange. Also included will be an extensive section on gas laws, gas mixtures, humidity and water vapor, gases in solution, and conversion of gas volumes. The laws governing the flow of gases and other liquids will also be reviewed. Included will be techniques for measuring pressure, volume, and flow as they occur in the practice of respiratory care. (As this is a required course for Respiratory Care students, preference will be given to them with regards to registration.)
Prerequisite: MATH 121

PHYS 106 (3 credits)
Physics in Every Day Life
Brief overview of physics. Includes motion, work, power, energy, and properties of matter, sound, and light. Electrodynamics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics.Basic mathematical and algebra skills utilized.

PHYS 111 (3 credits)
Strength of Materials
Relationships between external forces applied to an engineering structure and resulting action of member. Provides basis of engineering design. Not a course in design.
Prerequisites: MATH 126 and MATH 136; or
MATH 131 and MATH 141; or instructor permission.

PHYS 116 (4 credits)
Principles of Physics I
Statics, kinematics, dynamics, work, power, energy, and the properties of matter. English and metric systems used. Laboratory assignments made for the laboratory period. Three class periods and two laboratory periods per week.
Prerequisites: MATH 126 and MATH 136; or MATH 131 and MATH 141; or instructor permission.

PHYS 121 (4 credits)
Principles of Physics II
Thermodynamics, wave energy, strength of materials, electricity, magnetism, and nuclear energy. Laboratory assignments are made for the laboratory period. Three class periods and two laboratory periods per week.
Prerequisite: PHYS 116

PHYS 202 (2 credits)
Application of Physical Principles in Respiratory Care
This basic physics course will define the states of matter, units of measure, and concepts such as force, stress, pressure, work, compliance, elastance, wall tension and surface tension, temperature, thermodynamics and heat exchange. Also included will be an extensive section on gas laws, gas mixtures, humidity and water vapor, gases in solution and conversion of gas volumes. The laws governing the flow of gases and other liquids will also be reviewed. Included will be techniques for measuring pressure, volume and flow as they occur in the practice of respiratory care.

SCI 106 (3 credits)
Ecology
Interrelationships between the environment and culture. Different facets of environmental issues. Comprehensive treatment.

SCI 206 (3 credits)
Advanced Ecology
Interrelationships between the environment and society.
Analysis of contemporary ecological concerns.

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