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Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 099 Introduction to Health Sciences

2 credits
This course provides an introduction to the types of content common to the biological science classes required for entry into many healthcare programs. This course increases students’ readiness for these courses through the use of oral and written assignments developed in the context of the health sciences.

Prerequisites: ABED 046 .

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • List and describe key anatomy and physiology and medical terminology concepts and master essential vocabulary in terms of spelling, pronunciation, and word use
  • Apply knowledge of word parts (prefixes, roots, and suffixes) to understand and infer the meaning of medical terminology
  • Increase reading skills and comprehension of healthcare-related content
  • Identify and summarize main ideas in healthcare context readings
  • Apply reading strategies (such as scanning, skimming, and guessing meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary) to health science texts
  • Write paragraphs summarizing healthcare-related readings
  • Identify the educational and career pathway for desired occupational goal
  • Navigate relevant websites and select, evaluate, and use information