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This course consists of a general introduction to organic and biological chemistry. The structure and reactivity of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids will be described, and then the cellular metabolism of these compounds will be covered. Also discussed will be digestion, acid-base balance, and fluid and electrolyte regulation. The laboratory work consists of experiments designed to illustrate the topics covered in lecture. (Prerequisites: CHEM 1117 and one of the following: BIOL 1110, BIOL 1217, or BIOL 1220). (4 C/3 lect, 2 lab).
This course is the second semester of an in-depth study of general chemistry. Topics cover basic terminology and chemical principles pertaining to the areas of basic organic chemistry, solutions, reaction kinetics, gaseous and solution equilibria, acid-base chemistry, solubility products, thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction reactions and nuclear chemistry. (Prerequisites: CHEM 1127 or equivalent). (4 C/3 lect, 3 lab).
This course is part one of the two-semester Anatomy and Physiology sequence. The course focuses on cell structure and function, tissues, chemistry as it relates to biological function, metabolism, and major organ systems including the integumentary system, muscular and skeletal systems, cardiovascular system and blood and lymphatic and immune systems. (Prerequisites: High school chemistry or CHEM 1101 or equivalent, and high school biology or BIOL 1101 or BIOL 1107 or BIOL 1110 or equivalent. College-level reading and writing skills, and MATH 0098 or equivalent). (4 C/3 lect, 2 lab). MNTC: Goal 2/Critical Thinking, Goal 3/Natural Sciences.
This course is part two of the two-semester Anatomy & Physiology sequence This course covers the nervous, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, and reproductive systems. (Prerequisites: BIOL 1217, MATH 0098 or equivalent, and college-level reading and writing skills. Co-Requisite: CHEM 1117). (4 C/3 lect, 2 lab). MNTC: Goal 2/Critical Thinking, Goal 3/Natural Sciences.
This course is a study of the diversity of plants and animals including the anatomical and physiological study of select organisms. Students study the evolutionary history of biological diversity and the diversity of life. The structure and function of organisms are compared. Key adaptations to survival among organisms from bacteria and protists to plants, fungi, and animals are addressed. Labs will investigate diversity of organisms in form and function, addressing key adaptions to survival of selected organisms. (Prerequisites: High school chemistry or CHEM 1101 or equivalent, and college level reading and writing, and MATH 0098 or equivalent. Co-Requisites: BIOL 1220 or equivalent). (4 C/3 lect, 2 lab).
This course will introduce the building of medical words including prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms from Greek and Latin word parts and the rules for connecting them to form medical terms. Special emphasis is placed on spelling, pronunciation, and definition of medical words. A foundation is created for the continued development of a medical vocabulary. (Prerequisites: BTEC 1001, D2L Online Tutorial, or the instructor's permission is required when the course is offered online. College-level reading and writing skills: Appropriate score on RCTC placement test or completion of appropriate developmental course with grade of C or better.) (2 C/2 hrs per wk).
This is an introductory microbiology course covering the following topics: prokaryotic cell structure, metabolism, growth, genetics, pathogenesis; viruses; the eukaryotic microbes, fungi and protozoa; epidemiology, control of microbial growth, specific and nonspecific immunity and immune disorders. (Prerequisites: BIOL 1217 or BIOL 1220 or equivalent college course and CHEM 1117 or CHEM 1127 or equivalent college course). (4 C/3 lect, 2 lab). MNTC: Goal 2/Critical Thinking, Goal 3/Natural Sciences.
This course is for all students interested in a semester survey of organic chemistry. Students will get an overview of atoms, molecules, structures, bonding, nomenclature. Functional groups to be covered include hydrocarbons, alcohols, ethers, amines, carbonyl compounds and their derivatives. Recommended entry skills/knowledge: College level reading and writing skills and working knowledge of intermediate algebra. (Prerequisites: CHEM 1117 or Mayo MLT or CHEM 1127 and CHEM 1128). (4 C/4 lect, 0 lab).