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Discipline: Degree: AS - Public Health - S0428
Course Name Course Number
Biology for Majors BIOL 4
  • Students will have the ability to form a hypothesis, collect data, conduct statistical analysis, and interpret data.
  • Students will be able to examine the chemical organization and structure of cells, and relate these to cellular processes including transport, synthesis and cell reproduction.
  • Students will be able to apply principles of the scientific method in experimental situations and demonstrate explain the purpose and expected outcomes of laboratory experiments.
  • Students will be able to evaluate experimental results in the laboratory and explain why these may differ from expected results.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast the components of the organizational hierarchy within the biosphere.
  • Students will be able to describe the structure of DNA, its mechanism of replication and the implications of this process on inheritance, evolution and biodiversity.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast the processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration, and explain the significance of the similarities and differences between the two processes.
  • Students will be able to integrate the principles of ecology to explain relationships within the biosphere and human impact on the planet.
  • Students completing this project will be able to demonstrate the ability to show the relevance of biology on their daily lives.
Biology for Majors - Honors BIOL 4H
  • Students completing this project will be able to demonstrate the ability to show the relevance of biology on their daily lives.
  • Students will have the ability to form a hypothesis, collect data, conduct statistical analysis, and interpret data.
  • Students will be able to examine the chemical organization and structure of cells, and relate these to cellular processes including transport, synthesis and cell reproduction.
  • Students will be able to apply principles of the scientific method in experimental situations and demonstrate explain the purpose and expected outcomes of laboratory experiments.
  • Students will be able to evaluate experimental results in the laboratory and explain why these may differ from expected results.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast the components of the organizational hierarchy within the biosphere.
  • Students will be able to describe the structure of DNA, its mechanism of replication and the implications of this process on inheritance, evolution and biodiversity.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast the processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration, and explain the significance of the similarities and differences between the two processes.
  • Students will be able to integrate the principles of ecology to explain relationships within the biosphere and human impact on the planet.
Contemporary Health Issues BIOL 5
  • Students completing an assignment in Area E courses will demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing their lifelong personal well-being.
  • Students will be able to identify patterns of disease and disability in the U.S.
  • Students will be able to describe the components of a behavior modification program.
  • Students will be able to examine the effects of stress on physical and mental health.
  • Students will be able to identify the benefits of prenatal care and testing.
  • Students will be able to describe risk reduction strategies for preventing sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Students will be able to evaluate the interaction between fitness and nutrition and chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer.
  • Students will be able to describe the effects of psychoactive drugs on multiple body systems.
  • Students will be able to identify risk factors for intentional and unintentional injuries.
  • Students will be able to synthesize the interaction of multiple environmental hazards.
  • Students will be able to analyze problems in health care delivery in the U.S.
  • Students will be able to compare and evaluate elements of a nutritionally healthy diet.
  • Students will demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing their lifelong personal well-being.
Cultural Anthropology ANTH 5
  • Students will be able to analyze how anthropological knowledge and insights can be applied to current societal issues, and then be extrapolated to an analytic evaluation of humanity's future.
  • Students will be able to analyze the key methodological practices of cultural anthropology, with its major focus on pursuing ethnographic research through fieldwork.
  • Students will be able to relate how the processes in any cultural system operate by analyzing the integrated, synergistic nature of all such systems.
  • Students will be able to recognize the diversity of human cultures by contrasting comparative ethnographic information from a significant variety of world societies.
  • Students will be able to critically evaluate the dynamics of culture change (both voluntary and involuntary), and apply this knowledge to understanding the complexities of culturally heterogeneous societies.
  • Students will be able to assess the historical development of anthropology as a Western academic discipline, giving particular attention to the significant contributions and perspectives of women, minority and non-Western cultural anthropologists.
  • Students will be able to examine the basic conceptual framework which structures the anthropological study of humanity, identifying the crucial distinctions between ethnocentrism and the practice of cultural relativism.
  • Students will be able to recognize the immense scope of the multi-faceted discipline of anthropology and explain the relationships between its basic areas of inquiry: physical anthropology, cultural anthropology, linguistics and archaeology.
Elementary Statistics Math 110
  • Using bivariate data, students will be able to determine whether a significant linear correlation exists between two variables and determine the equation of the regression line.
  • Using sample statistics from one or more samples, students will be able to test a claim made about a population parameter.
  • Students will be able to use sample statistics to develop a confidence interval for population parameters
  • Students will be able to determine descriptive statistics from a sample
Elementary Statistics -Honors Math 110H
  • Students will be able to determine descriptive statistics from a sample.
  • Using sample statistics from one or more samples, students will be able to test a claim made about a population parameter
  • Students will be able to use sample statistics to develop a confidence interval for population parameters
  • Using bivariate data, students will be able to determine whether a significant linear correlation exists between two variables and determine the equation of the regression line.
General Biology - GE BIOL 1
  • An advisory prereq of READ 100 has been added to Bio 1 course outline. It is currently in the queue for review by Ed Design.
  • Describe how the systems of the human body interact to maintain homeostasis.
  • Assess how population and community dynamics are affected by ecological interactions.
  • Summarize the various types of evidence used to examine evolutionary principles.
  • Evaluate how life forms duplicate, maintain control, and exhibit hereditary patterns.
  • Compare and contrast the processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in terms of energy transformation in cells.
  • Relate cell structure and physiology.
  • Classify the molecules of living systems and apply basic principles of chemistry to their interaction.
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area B courses will evaluate the impact of science on their daily lives
  • Can students answer general questions about community and population ecology and natural selection after completing a related activity in lab?
  • Explain why evolution is the most all-encompassing scientific explanation for the history of life and the similarities in biochemistry and physiological processes among living things.
Human Anatomy ANAT 35
  • Students will be able to master muscle anatomy and give the name location, origin and insertion of muscles.
  • Students will be able to master the anatomy of the Human Skeletal System including names of bones, whether a paired bone is from the left or right side of the body, and diagnostic features of bones.
  • Students will be able to recognize and describe the fundamental classes of tissues and distinguish between tissue types within each class.
  • Students will be able to sequence pathways of movement and flow in such organ systems as circulatory, nervous, reproductive, digestive and respiratory systems.
  • Students will be able to review the organization of each organ system and describe and define its components.
  • Students will be able to locate and describe the major organs of the mammalian body.
  • Students will be able to describe the structure of organs at the histological level.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate accurate dissection technique and identification of important muscles, viscera, blood vessels and nerves in the cat, and structures of the sheep brain, eye and heart.
  • Students will be able to identify bone markings and their normal variations on human specimens.
Human Physiology ANAT 36
  • Determine the number of ATP produced in the complete aerobic respiration of either a triglyceride, a simple sugar, or any combination thereof.
  • Collect and analyze ECG data.
Introduction to Epidemiology PUBH 22
  • Students will calculate probabilities and conditional probabilities of health-related events from a list off current topics
Introduction to Global Public Health PUBH 26
  • Students will identify cultural and socioeconomic factors affecting access to health care
Introduction to Immunology MICR 26
  • Students will be able to analyze and evaluate various immunological assays as to their utility for a particular application.
  • Students will be able to evaluate the nature and efficacy of physical and chemical barriers of the innate immune response.
  • Students will be able to describe the role of antigen presenting cells in eliciting an effective immune response to bacterial and viral infection.
  • Students will be able to validate the role of typing and cross-matching in solid organ transplantation.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast direct and indirect methods of identifying antibody bound to antigen.
  • Students will be able to interpret the results of laboratory tests utilizing the following techniques; ELISA, Western Blot, and immunoradial diffusion
  • Students will be able to formulate an hypothesis for the treatment of insulin dependent diabetes mellitus using immunotherapy based on an understanding of immune system structure and function.
  • Students will be able to describe the use of antibodies in identifying specific antigen in tissue slides.
  • Students will be able to examine the structure of the five classes of immunoglobulins and evaluate the role of the specific and nonspecific structural regions relative to immune function.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast innate and adaptive immunity.
  • Students will be able to evaluate the contributions of B and T lymphocytes in the specific immune response.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast MHC Class I and II and their respective roles in the presentation of intracellular and extracellular antigen.
Introduction to Nutrition Science NF 25
  • Students completing NF 25 - Introduction to Nutrition Science will be able to demonstrate mastery of course material by planning a diet that meets or exceeds standards of nutritional adequacy.
  • Students completing NF 25 – Introduction to Nutrition Science will utilize a computerized database to evaluate personal diet records.
Introduction to Public Health PUBH 24
  • Students will be able to describe how incidence of disease differs from disease prevalence.
  • Students will be able to discuss the role of public health in emergency preparedness.
  • Students will be able to describe how ethics influences health policy.
  • Students will be able to discuss the relationship of public health with the development of health policy.
  • Students will be able to identify a minimum of 5 contributions to improving the health of the public that are a direct result of health education and information and analyze their effectiveness.
  • Students will be able to evaluate the contributions of history in the development of our current public health system.
  • Students will be able to describe the expanding role of public health occupations in the 21st century.
  • Students will Identify, assess, and utilize credible information resources on current community health issues, such as the internet, social media, media outlets, and libraries.
Introduction to Sociology SOC 1
  • Students will identify the role of culture and socialization in the development of one’s beliefs, opinions, and values.
  • Students will apply sociological research to distinguish the interrelatedness of various social institutions and the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will identify and apply the main sociological theoretical frameworks to analyze social stratification based on race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality or other social groups.
Introduction to Sociology - Honors SOC 1H
  • Students will apply sociological research to distinguish the interrelatedness of various social intuitions and the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will identify and apply the main sociological theoretical frameworks to analyze social stratification based on race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality or other social groups.
Introductory Human Physiology ANAT 10B
  • Compare and contrast normal physiology and pathophysiology observed in specific disease states.
  • Demonstrate the ability to describe key interactions between organ systems including acid/base regulation, fluid balance, and metabolic regulation.
  • Explain the mechanisms of cellular, cardiopulmonary, neuromuscular, sensory, digestive, renal, and reproductive physiology, and the regulation of these mechanisms.
  • Acquire laboratory-generated data and perform statistical analyses within the framework of the scientific method.
  • Evaluate case studies by applying physiological principles on a molecular, cellular, organ, and systems level.
  • Predict the outcome of laboratory exercises according to concepts, principles, and laws discussed in the course.
Introductory to Human Anatomy ANAT 10A
  • Sequence functional pathways in organ systems such as circulatory, nervous, digestive, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and reproductive systems.
  • Use anatomical regions and directional terms to describe positions and relative positions in the human body.
  • Describe the structure of the major organs of the human body at the tissue level.
  • Review the organs/structures in each organ system and describe the components of each.
  • Describe the functional classes of tissues, and distinguish between tissue subtypes.
  • Locate and describe the major organs of the human and cat.
  • Identify and describe structures of the eukaryotic cell.
  • Identify and locate major bone markings on all human bones and determine which side of the body a bone belongs to.
  • Identify body cavities and their contents.
Microbiology MICR 22
  • Perform aseptic transfer techniques and interpretations of laboratory results.
  • Demonstrate how to properly use the compound light microscope, as well as know its parts, their functions, how to safely transport and clean it.
  • Analyze, using student’s own experimental design, effective hand washing.
  • Explain the basic features of every group of microorganisms.
  • Apply physical and chemical methods of controlling microorganisms.
  • Describe the physiology and genetic processes of microorganisms.
  • Demonstrate safe handling and proper hazardous waste disposal procedures for microorganisms and chemicals used.
  • Perform basic microbiology lab procedures using appropriate PPE required for this laboratory course.
  • Diagnose specific diseases on the basis of symptoms and laboratory test results.
  • Explain the dynamics of host-parasite interaction.
Pathophysiology ANAT 38
  • Students will evaluate the potential etiologies of disease and identify modifiable risk factors
Principles of Microbiology MICR 1
  • Students will evaluate the role of culture methods and selective and differential culture media in identifying microorganisms
  • Students will be able to prepare smears, perform staining procedures and record microscopic observations.
  • Students will be able to identify an unknown bacterial organism based on results of lab procedures performed and through a miniaturized multitest system; compare findings of these two methods.
  • Students will be able to evaluate physical, chemical and chemotherapeutic agents.
  • Students will be able to evaluate the level of contamination in water, milk, specific food products.
  • Students will be able to perform quantitative plating and turbidity measures to determine the number of bacteria present in a culture sample.
  • Students will be able to describe and accurately draw various microbes based on microscopic observations.
  • Students will be able to perform a molecular separation technique (gel electrophoresis) and identify a DNA source using DNA fingerprinting.
  • Students will be able to observe bacterial transformation by plasmid DNA and describe an acquired phenotypic trait of the transformed cells.
  • Students will be able to describe the structures/functions of external and internal components of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
  • Students will be able to draw standard growth curves for bacterial cultures and explain factors affecting bacterial growth.
  • Students will be able to Describe characteristics of selected pathogens, and the diseases caused by each.
  • Students will be able to describe the role of genes, chromosomes, mutations and human manipulation in heredity of prokaryotic cells.
  • Students will be able to contrast the metabolic processes of fermentation and aerobic metabolism, noting cycles involved, energy production and end products.
  • Students will be able to outline the general characteristics of viruses, prions, and viroids.
  • Students will be able to evaluate the best method to control microbes in various settings (chemical, physical or chemotherapeutic agents).
  • Students will be able to describe the course of infectious diseases, including the interactions with host defenses.
  • Students will be able to identify the fundamental concepts of immunity, immunization, immune deficiencies and immunological testing.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate aseptic technique and safe handling of microbial cultures
Public Health and Bioethics PUBH 28
  • Students will describe how ethics and the law have an impact on various health professions
Public Health Microbiology PUBH 29
  • Students will relate climate change and water quality to the emergence of microbial diseases
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences PSYC 10
  • Using SPSS software, correctly input data, analyze data, and interpret output for descriptive statistics, t tests, correlation, and one-way analysis of variance.
  • Perform and evaluate descriptive (e.g., mean, median, mode, variance, standard deviation) and inferential (e.g., Pearson correlation, t tests, z test, and one-way analysis of variance) statistics.