Course Information

for General Education Department

 

Dummy class (0001)

Credits:0

Introduction to Computer Technology (AH 103)

Credits:1

Students practice fundamentals of integrating coursework and software applications in a networked Windows environment. For students with little or no Windows/applications experience.

Medical Terminology (AH 104)

Credits:1

Students are presented with information intended to facilitate understanding of basic medical terminology. This is accomplished through the use of word building principles combined with basic principles of anatomy and physiology. The acquired knowledge will enable the student to communicate effectively with the interdisciplinary team and may be applied in the didactic or clinical setting.

Introduction to Statistics (AH 200)

Credits:3

Human Diversity in Healthcare (AH 201)

Credits:1

AH 201 is a one credit multidisciplinary course designed to expose all of the students at Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences to different cultural approaches to healthcare delivery at the point of service. Major cultural groups most often encountered and their perspectives on medicine, disease, death, dying, and other pertinent issues will be the focus of the course.

Medical Terminology II (AH 204)

Credits:2

Medical Ethics and the Law (AH 230)

Credits:3

This course focuses on a study of ethical questions arising in health care today. Students will also be introduced to basic legal terms, scenarios and practice situations that will test their critical thinking ability. A summative project, such as a classroom debate, will be required to successfully complete the course.

Anatomy & Physiology I (BI 151)

Credits:4

Students acquire thorough knowledge of microscopy functions, using the scientific method to examine several human body systems, including cell structures and functions, human tissues, the skin, bones, and the skeletal system, joints and muscles, the nervous system and sense organs, plus an overview of the endocrine system.

Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (BI 151 Lab)

Credits:0

Anatomy & Physiology II (BI 152)

Credits:4

Students acquire thorough knowledge of microscopy functions, using the scientific method to examine several human body systems, including the endocrine system, the cardiovascular system, the lymph/immune system, the respiratory system, the digestive system and related nutrition concepts, the urinary system and related water and electrolytes concepts, the reproduction system and related human development concepts.

Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (BI 152 Lab)

Credits:0

Microbiology (BI 200)

Credits:3

Students receive a thorough introduction to the anatomy, physiology, cultivation and control of microorganisms, the human immune system, and interactions between humans and microorganisms.

Microbiology Lab (BI 200 Lab)

Credits:0

Pathophysiology (BI 300)

Credits:3

Physiological response to disease, stress, and the environment are studies. Pathophysiological processes are analyzed in view of current research. Prerequisite: BI 151 and BI 152 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Introduction to Immunology (BI 306)

Credits:3

An introduction to the study of immune system physiology, including the nature of antigens, immunoglobulin structure and function, innate and adaptive immunity, cell mediated and humoral immunity, and immune system response to disease. Common laboratory analyses utilizing immunological testing principles are included.

Chemistry (CH 100)

Credits:3

Students receive a thorough introduction to the principles governing the systematic behavior of matter, with emphasis on atomic theory, chemical bonding, and chemical reactions. Students conduct scientific experiments and perform mathematical calculations in order to interpret resulting chemical data.

Chemistry Lab (CH 100 Lab)

Credits:0

Oral Communications (COM 100)

Credits:3

Students demonstrate proficiency in oral communications through the study of rhetorical theories, principles, and strategies.

Writing Skills (ENG 099)

Credits:3

Through in-class workshop and individual tutorials in written communications, students demonstrate mastery of basic composition skills. Enrollment based on appropriate placement test score.

English Composition (ENG 100)

Credits:3

Students demonstrate techniques of effective written expression. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement test score.

Expository Writing (ENG 200)

Credits:3

This course introduces the theory of expository writing; practice in writing non-fiction with clarity and conciseness. APA format will also be addressed.

Art Appreciation (FA 200)

Credits:3

College Seminar (FYS 101)

Credits:1

Government & Politics in the US (GOVT 100)

Credits:3

This course provides an introduction to the theory, constitutional basis, functions and government structures of the US political system. Emphasis is placed on the national level of politics and linkages with state and local governments, with particular emphasis on Missouri. Current issues in domestic and foreign policy are discussed.

American History II (HST 105)

Credits:3

Students acquire a thorough overview of U.S. history, including the cultural and ethical effects of U.S. policies on U.S. society.

Mathematics for Healthcare Professionals (MAT 101)

Credits:3

College Algebra (MAT 150)

Credits:3

Students demonstrate understanding of functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, and binomial theorem.

Health and Nutrition (NUT 200)

Credits:3

Students demonstrate knowledge of the nutrient groups, their functions in nourishing the body, and the application of this knowledge to individuals.

Medical Nutrition Therapy (NUT 300)

Credits:1

Study of how health care providers meet the needs of diverse groups through medical nutrition therapy

Psychology (PSY 100)

Credits:3

Students examine human behavior and experience from a psychological perspective, applying psychological principles in order to demonstrate understanding of human behavior.

Life Span Development (PSY 200)

Credits:3

The course is a broad overview of human development across the lifespan, with an emphasis on the interactions between the individual and his or her environment. Domains of development (e.g., personality or cognition) will be traced through the lifespan.

Sociology (SOC 102)

Credits:3

Through a series of lectures, projects, and group discussions students analyze the impact of society and culture on human social behavior.

Global Awareness & Social Diversity (SOC 300)

Credits:3

This course increases familiarity with cultural diversity in the US and globally. It devotes attention to such issues as religious, racial, and socioeconomic diversity.

Span for Health Care Professionals (SPN 200)

Credits:3

A beginning Spanish course to give healthcare students the opportunity to acquire and learn the vocabulary and grammar along with appropriate cultural understandings sufficient to carry out and understand simple communication attempts, both written and oral, with Spanish-speaking patients/clients and their families. No prior study of Spanish required.