2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Oct 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog
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CHEM 160 - Chemistry for the Health Sciences

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FA, SP. This survey course is specifically designed for those planning for a health care major, including nursing or other allied health science careers that require a chemistry course. The fundamental concepts of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry are presented with an emphasis on the chemical nature of biological systems. Topics such as molecular bonding and structure, equilibrium chemistry, and chemical reactivity are illustrated by acid/base reactions and redox reactions are presented in a biological context such as membranes, enzymes, buffers, and cellular energy metabolism. Issues regarding the ethics and stewardship of health also will be discussed. Prerequisite: high school chemistry. Corequisite: CHEM 160L .



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