Jun 13, 2024  
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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CH 105 - Chemistry for the Health Sciences

Covers those aspects of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry that pertain to human biochemistry. The concepts of acids, bases, pH solutions and dispersions, gas behavior, the fundamental organic functional groups and reactions, and the major bio-chemical classes and cycles are studied. Laboratory exercises encourage observation and critical-thinking skills through the use of open-ended exercises that enable the students to design, implement, and draw conclusions from their own experiments. Laboratory and unit assignments encourage independent thought through research and writing assignments.

Prerequisites & Notes
This is a five credit course which must be completed in six months.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 14 Units

Interactivity: None

Final Assessment: Proctored Final Exam

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Effectively utilize concepts used in chemistry.
  • Organize your observations and present the data obtained from the laboratory exercises.
  • Gain insight in the use of the scientific method as it is applied to scientific exploration.
  • Use library and Web research to solve problems and encourage critical-thinking skills.

Credits: 5

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