Program Plan

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Catalog 2014-15: AS.PHSC

Catalog 2013-14: AS.PHSC

Pre-Health Sciences
Core Courses 
4.0 credits BIOL-224: Microbiology
This course is an introductory survey of microorganisms including bacteria, protists, fungi and viruses. The course is not limited to the study of pathogenic species and will include taxonomy, ecology, microbial physiology, and genetics. Course includes 1 credit hour lab component.
Prerequisites: BIOL-121. High school biology within the last three years may be accepted.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits BIOL-253: Human Anatomy & Physiology II
Physical and chemical operation of the organs and systems of the human body, including endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive. Basic concepts of metabolism, energy, fluid and electrolyte balance, heredity and human development. Course includes 1 credit hour lab component.
Prerequisites: Biol-252
Offered: ALL
4.0 credits BIOL-253: Human Anatomy & Physiology II
Physical and chemical operation of the organs and systems of the human body, including endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive. Basic concepts of metabolism, energy, fluid and electrolyte balance, heredity and human development. Course includes 1 credit hour lab component.
Prerequisites: Biol-252
Offered: ALL
Science Electives (Choose 13 credits from the following:) 
3.0 credits HLTH-118: Intro to Nutrition
Nutrition includes the biochemistry of the essential nutrients, nutritional needs within the life cycle, nutritional status assessment of individuals and populations, food policies and regulatory agencies, nutritional aspects of disease, and current nutritional issues. This course prepares students to become sophisticated consumers of nutrients and nutrition information.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits HITP-110: Medical Terminology
This course presents the study of the language of medicine, focusing on prefixes, suffixes, word roots and their combining forms. This course includes word construction, spelling, usage, comprehension and pronunciation. Students are provided with information regarding anatomy, symptomatology, pathology, and diagnostic/surgical procedures. Open to all SJC students.
Prerequisites: (RDNG-095 OR RDNG-096) or appropriate Reading Accuplacer score.
Offered: ALL
6.0 credits PNUR-110: Nurse Aide Certification
This course prepares students with skills required in the care of the sick and infirm under the supervision of an RN (Registered Nurse), LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse), or other health professional in nursing homes, hospitals, home care agencies, and skilled care facilities. The course classroom, college skills lab, and clinical experience in local health care facilities meets the requirements to apply for the State Certification Examination upon completion in accordance with the Omnibus Reconciliation Act.
Prerequisites: (RDNG-050 OR RDNG-096) and MATH-050 or appropriate Reading and Math Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits PNUR-111: Nursing Foundations
Nursing Foundations will offer prospective nursing students a nursing focused education such as a beginning understanding in: -Nursing, History, Education, and Organizations -Roles of the nursing/levels of licensure -The nursing process as applied to health care delivery -Medication administration/calculations, and -Pre-nursing skills in the simulation labs as well as off-site clinical experiences.
Prerequisites: (RDNG-095 OR RDNG-096), ENGL-095, and MATH-095 (minimum grade C) or appropriate Reading, English and Math Accuplacer Scores.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits PTAP-116: Musculoskeletal Focus for PTA & OTA
Enrollment restricted to prospective PTA and OTA students only. Basic anatomy as well as Origin, Insertion, Action and Nerve of the musculoskeletal system including identification of anatomical bony landmarks. Introduction to osteokinematics and arthrokinematics.
Prerequisites: Take BIOL-112.
Offered: FASP Faculty Permission Required
The following Biology class or higher 
4.0 credits BIOL-122: Introductory Biology II
An introduction to dynamic processes of living things, and includes local natural history, population genetics, ecology and evolutionary dynamics. Course includes 1 credit hour lab component.
Prerequisites: MATH-095 , (RDNG-096 or RDNG-113), and ENGL-095 or appropriate Math, Reading, and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
The following Chemistry class or higher 
4.0 credits CHEM-111: General Chemistry I
Part one of the general study of chemistry, including scientific and dimensional analysis, metathesis and redox reactions, thermochemistry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, gases, liquids, and solids. For engineering and pre-professional majors. Course includes 1 credit hour lab component.
Prerequisites: MATH-115 or appropriate Accuplacer Math Score. CHEM 110 with a C or better or high school chemistry with a grade of B or better in the last 4 years.
Offered: FASP

For more information, please call Lance Myler at (505) 566-1638. Or send an email to mylerl@sanjuancollege.edu.