Course Information

for Arts&Sci Department

 

Intro Bio w/Lab (BIO 101)

Credits:4

COURSE DESCRIPTION: BIO 101 - Introduction to Biology - is designed to provide students with an introduction to general biology with emphasis on the human model. Topics covered in the course will include cell structure and function, human evolution, anatomy and physiology, genetics, and the human impact on the environment. This course will acquaint students with the fundamental terms, concepts, and principles of human biology as they relate to the individual, society, and the environment. CREDITS: 3 Lecture, 1 Lab: 4 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: None. This course is ideal for students in need of a refresher course prior to enrolling in BIO 111, 112, and 121. NOTE: Students may desire to take this course in fulfillment of the residency requirement or for the pursuit of lifelong learning as discussed in the general education purpose. IMPORTANT: Students desiring to transfer this course to another institution of higher learning are encouraged to check with their respective college or university to verify transfer eligibility.

Structure & Function of Body (BIO 102)

Credits:4

COURSE DESCRIPTION: BIO 102 - Structore and Fuction of The Body - introduces the students to a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology of the human body. The course also describes the structural and functional relationships among the organ systems. CREDITS: 4 Lecture, 0 Lab; 4 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NONE CO-REQUISITES: NONE

Biological Concepts Tut (BIO 110)

Credits:1

COURSE DESCRIPTION: BIO 110 - A Basic Biological Concepts Tutorial - This one-credit course is intended to run parallel with BIO 111 and BIO 112 and will provide support instruction in underlying biological concepts critical to mastery of Anatomy and Physiology. Through models and other contemporary hands-on modes of instruction, the course will focus on basic biological concepts that are fundamental not only for success in A&P, but also for subsequent nursing instruction. CREDITS: 1 Lecture, 0 Lab: 1 Semester Credit PRE-REQUISITES: None C0-REQUISITES: Can be taken only concurrently with BIO 111.

Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab (BIO 111)

Credits:4

COURSE DESCRIPTION: BIO 111 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I - is the first phase of a two-semester course designed to provide students with an understanding of the structure and function of human organ systems. A brief review of biological chemistry will be followed by an introduction to cells and tissues. This information will form the basis for the following course content as it relates to the integumentary, osseous (bone), muscular, and nervous systems. CREDITS: 3 Lecture, 1 Lab: 4 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: None. A course in general biology strongly encouraged •Completion of this course is required for progression into the second semester of the nursing program.

Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (BIO 111L)

Credits:0

Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab (BIO 112)

Credits:4

COURSE DESCRIPTION: BIO 112 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II - continues to provide students with an understanding and knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. The study of the processes underlying human functioning is also incorporated. The course includes integrated study of the autonomic nervous system, the stress response, special senses, blood, and the endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, urinary, digestive, and reproductive systems. The course also includes an overview of heredity, development and genetics. Laboratory exercises are designed to complement topics covered in class presentations. CREDITS: 3 Lecture, 1 Lab: 4 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: BIO 111

Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (BIO 112L)

Credits:0

A&P - Breadth & Movement (BIO 113)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: BIO 113 - Anatomy and Physiology through Breadth and Movement - The purpose of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to review foundations of A&P while also learning basic breathing and relaxation techniques and gentle movement routines. The objective of the course is not only to refresh A&P knowledge for students who are currently taking nursing courses and scored less than 50 on the A&P Review Test, but also to provide an opportunity for any student with less than recent A&P instruction to update their knowledge base. Stress management strategies are embedded in the course syllabus to help the student nurse develop healthy habits that can also be shared with future patients. While the A&P review portion of the course will be taught by a faculty member, instruction on breadth/movement will be given by a certified yoga instructor. A&P content related to all organ systems will be presented in this review of basic concepts; however, the course will have a special focus on those organ systems that are most impacted by breathing and movement. CREDITS: 3 Lecture, 0 Lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: BIO 112.

Microbiology w/Lab (BIO 121)

Credits:4

COURSE DESCRIPTION: BIO 121 - Microbiology - is designed to introduce the student to basic knowledge regarding the morphology and physiology of microorganisms relevant to health care settings and the living environment as a whole. While emphasis is on direct microbe-human interaction, discussion will incorporate aspects from the growing awareness of global microbial transfer and the passage of microorganisms from animals to humans (zoonoses). Methods for infection control will include study of the body’s own immune response, the current spectrum of anti-microbial agents in use and public health strategies that incorporate both. Laboratory exercises will enhance and elucidate topics covered in lecture presentations. CREDITS: 3 Lecture, 1 Lab: 4 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: None Students must complete BIO 121 before beginning second-year nursing courses.

Microbiology Lab (BIO 121L)

Credits:0

Food and Fitness (BIO 160)

Credits:1

COURSE DESCRIPTION: BIO 160 - Food and Fitness - builds upon principles from Human Anatomy and Physiology. This one credit on-line course will prepare students to apply critical thinking and computer-based research skills in assessing their personal food and fitness status. Course modules will advance exploration of contemporary health and wellness issues, by introducing students to Internet and social media resources in order to construct and implement an evidence-based personal food and fitness improvement plan with lifelong benefits. In conclusion, based upon their findings, students will present an informed food and fitness policy recommendation. NOTE: This is intended for the students who need 1 credit hour to complete their BIO courses. Any student can enroll. CREDITS: 1 Lecture, 0 Lab: 1 Semester Credit PRE-REQUISITES: None.

Biology of Food (BIO 180)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: BIO 180 - Biology of Food - focuses on nutrition and related physiological concepts as an introductory course intended to provide an overview of core principles in nutrition, including the role of nutrition in health and metabolism of the human body. Essential roles of nutrients and other dietary food components will be discussed, with attention in conditions such as pregnancy and disease. Emphasis is placed on how specific nutritional states affect the function of body systems. CREDITS: 3 Lecture, 0 Lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: None

Biotechnology (BIO 201)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: BIO 201 - Biotechnology - Molecular biology has revolutionized the way the life sciences are studied. In this course, students will review the structure of DNA and the role of DNA in the formation of proteins, examine the ways gene expression is controlled in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, and explore the ways in which DNA is manipulated and analyzed. CREDITS: 3 Lecture, 0 Lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: BIO 101 or permission of instructor.

Intro to Immunology (BIO 211)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: BIO 211 - Introduction to Immunology - is a dynamic and expansive field of biology. The aim of this course is to introduce students to essential immunological concepts. CREDITS: 3 Lecture, 0 Lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: BIO 101 or permission of instructor.

Intro to Molecular Biology (BIO 212)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: BIO 212 - Introduction to Molecular Biology - Molecular biology has has revolutionized the way the health sciences detect, diagnose, and treat disease. This course provides students with a brief history of molecular biology. The methods employed in the isolation and analysis of DNA will be presented along with a discussion of the ethical and legal ramifications of DNA test results. CREDITS: 3 Lecutre, 0 Lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: None

Core Concepts in Pharmacology (BIO 215)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: BIO 215 - Core Concepts in Pharmacology - is an introductory course intended to provide an overview of core principles in pharmacology, including pharmacodynamics as it relates to the fate of drugs when they interact within the human body. It will include a clinical survey of pharmaceuticals by category with a focus on prominently profiled drugs as they pertain to specific organ systems. The course does not assume a strong background in the natural sciences. In this course, prerequisite science knowledge is reviewed prior to presenting core concepts. CREDITS: 3 Lecture, 0 Lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: BIO 112

Core Concepts in Pharmacology (BIO 215A)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: BIO 215 - Core Concepts in Pharmacology - is an introductory course intended to provide an overview of core principles in pharmacology, including pharmacodynamics as it relates to the fate of drugs when they interact within the human body. It will include a clinical survey of pharmaceuticals by category with a focus on prominently profiled drugs as they pertain to specific organ systems. The course does not assume a strong background in the natural sciences. In this course, prerequisite science knowledge is reviewed prior to presenting core concepts. CREDITS: 3 Lecture, 0 Lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: BIO 112 *The A designation after the Course ID indicates this course is taught in an accelerated format to students already practicing in the RN field, or to student in the Accelerated BSN program and have previously earned a Bachelor's Degree.

Pathophysiology (BIO 300)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: BIO 300 - Pathophysiology - focuses on the mechanisms and concepts of selected pathological disturbances to the human body. Emphasis is placed on how the specific pathological condition effects the functioning of the system involved as well as its impact on all other body systems. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: BIO 112

Pathophysiology (BIO 300A)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: BIO 300 - Pathophysiology - focuses on the mechanisms and concepts of selected pathological disturbances to the human body. Emphasis is placed on how the specific pathological condition effects the functioning of the system involved as well as its impact on all other body systems. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: BIO 112 *The A designation after the Course ID indicates this course is taught in an accelerated format to students already practicing in the RN field, or to student in the Accelerated BSN program and have previously earned a Bachelor's Degree.

Epidemiology (BIO 310)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: BIO 310 - Epidemiology is an introductory course that has a focus on the distribution and determinants of health-related issues in specific populations and the use of this study to control public health problems. This course explores the causes of disease, transmission, screening, incidence, and prevalence of disease and the ethics of developing public policies for disease control. CREDITS: 3 Lecture, 0 Lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: MAT 105 CO-REQUISITES: STAT 201