Natural Science (806)
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806-108 Applied Anatomy and Physiology
This course builds on a basic knowledge of skeletal, muscle and nervous systems and presents an in-depth study of their structure and functions. The integration of these systems to produce motion is studied. Critical thinking skills are encouraged as to analyze the relationships of these systems to normal movement, posture and gait. The development of observation and palpation skills is emphasized. Independent study of the pathophysiology of the major body systems is also included.
806-110 Forensic Science (Criminalistics)
Forensic Science is a course designed to provide students of law enforcement with an appreciation of the capabilities and limitations of scientific analysis of crime scene evidence. All functions of a basic crime lab are discussed with emphasis on relating methods of analysis to the proper collection and packaging of evidence. Laboratory exercises are designed to expand upon and reinforce lecture material.
806-112 Principles of Sustainability
Prepares the student to develop sustainable literacy, analyze the interconnections among the physical and biological sciences and environmental systems, summarize the effects of sustainability on health and well-being, analyze connections among social, economic, and environmental systems, employ energy conservation strategies to reduce the use of fossil fuels, investigate alternative energy options, evaluate options to current waste disposal and recycling in the U.S., and analyze approaches used by your community to promote and implement sustainability.
806-118 Metal Science
This is a one-semester course in basic physics and metallurgy principles for the Technical College student. The course reviews accuracy and precision of measurements, introduces calculations with units and conversions within and between systems of measurements, formula rearranging, and applications in problem solving. Basic topics include properties of matter, metallurgy, material properties, material testing, force, motion (linear and circular), energy, power, and simple machines. The topics of heat, electricity, and magnetism are also introduced in the class. Emphasis is placed on the application of the laws and principles of physics to practical problems found in the machine shop and industry.
806-134 General Chemistry
Covers the fundamentals of chemistry. Topics include the metric system, problem-solving, periodic relationships, chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, properties of water; acids, bases, and salts; and gas laws.
806-139 Survey Of Physics
This course emphasizes understanding basic physics concepts through laboratory investigation and applications. Topics include kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, power, temperature, heat, waves, electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, optics, and atomic and nuclear physics.
This course is designed to acquaint the students with basic concepts of physics and their applications. Topics covered include algebra (a review), measurement, motion, forces, work, energy, power, simple machines, heat, and electricity. Laboratory exercises are designed to expand upon and reinforce lecture material.
806-152 Technical Science II
This course is a continuation of Technical Science I with a study of heat, wave motion and sound, light and optics, and an introduction to electricity and magnetism. Sufficient mathematical treatment is given to the materials so the student can apply the principles in a quantitative manner. The laboratory work includes computer-aided study and the appropriate experiments to illustrate the application of the physical principles.
806-154 General Physics 1
Presents the applications and theory of basic physics principles. This course emphasizes problem-solving, laboratory investigation, and applications. Topics include unit conversion and analysis, vectors, translational and rotational kinematics, translational and rotational dynamics, heat and temperature, and harmonic motion and waves.
806-172 Basic Nutritional Science
This course provides an introduction into the science of nutrition. Basics concepts related to digestion and metabolism are presented. The significance of carbohydrates., lipids, proteins and vitamins to the human ogranism are discussed. The relationship of proper nutrition to selected pathological conditions throughout the human lifecycle is presented. The concept of sustainability and environmentally - conscious food production introduced.
806-175 General Pathophysiology
This introductory course in pathophysiology covers topics related to alterations of homoeostasis and the associate pathophysiological processes. The major emphasis will be on the physiological factors that underlie disease states. Course studies include the processes involved that generate illness; signs and symptoms of commonly occurring illness states and effects of disease processes on the cell. Review of normal homeostatis mechanisms is included. Study of the fundamental processes in relation to the pathophysiological processes can enable the students to apply this knowledge to clinical situations.
806-177 General Anatomy and Physiology
Examines basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology as they relate to health sciences. Using a body systems approach, the course emphasizes the interrelationships between structure and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization of the entire human body. It is intended to prepare health care professionals who need to apply basic concepts of whole body anatomy and physiology to informed decision-making and professional communication with colleagues and patients.
806-179 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
Advanced Anatomy and Physiology is the second semester in a two-semester sequence in which normal human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. Instructional delivery within a classroom and laboratory setting. Experimentation within a science lab will include analysis of cellular metabolism, the individual components of body systems such as the nervous, neuro-muscular, cardiovascular, and urinary. Continued examination of homeostatic mechanisms and their relationship to fluid, electrolyte, acid-base balance and blood. Integration of genetics to human reproduction and development are also included in this course.
806-186 Introduction to Biochemistry
Provides students with skills and knowledge of organic and biological chemistry necessary for application within Nursing and other Allied Health careers. Emphasis is placed on recognizing the structure, physical properties and chemical reactions of organic molecules, body fluids, and acids. Additional emphasis is placed on biological functions and their relationships to enzymes, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and DNA.
806-189 Basic Anatomy
Examines concepts of anatomy and physiology as they relate to health careers. Learners correlate anatomical and physiological terminology to all body systems.
806-194 Survey of Anatomy and Physiology
This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of human anatomy, physiology, diseases, and terminology to assist with the transcription and coding of medical documents.
This course examines microbial structure, metabolism, genetics, growth and the relationship between humans and microorganisms. Disease production, epidemiology, host defense mechanisms and the medical impact of microbes in the environment, industry, and biotechnology are also addressed.
806-199 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry
A one semester course covering the fundamental aspects of inorganic and organic chemistry. Topics include lab safety, measurement, elementary problem solving, atomic structure, periodicity, chemical bonding, types of chemical reactions, properties of water, acid, bases, and salts, types of solutions and calculations of concentrations, gas laws, oxidation-reduction concepts, ionization, pH and buffers, hydrocarbons, types of organic compounds and functional groups, biochemical compounds including lipids, carbohydrates, proteins, and nucleic acids.
806-315 Applied Science
This one semester course in basic physics principles reviews accuracy and precision of measurements and introduces calculations with units and conversions within and between systems of measurements. Formula rearranging and applications to problem solving are reviewed. Basic physics topics such as properties of matter, mechanical principles of force, motion (linear and circular), energy, power and machines, heat, electricity, and magnetism are also studied. Emphasis is placed on the applications of the laws and principles of physics to practical problems. The use of vectors is demonstrated in forces, velocities, and electrical transformers.
806-333 Aviation Physics
This is a one-semester course in basic physics principles for aviation maintenance technicians. It includes a review of the units of measurement and conversions along with the properties of fluids. Mechanics (linear motion, equilibrium, energy, power, circular motion and machines), heat (temperature scales, specifi c heats and transfer), along with sound (wavelength, frequency, speed and intensity) are included. Special emphasis is given to problems applying these principles to the particular area of technology.