CHEM 32 Introduction to Medical Chemistry (4)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Basic concepts of inorganic and organic chemistry, biochemistry, and physics as they apply to the chemistry and physics of the human body.
Open to all students. No previous chemistry or physics required. Satisfies the requirements of nursing and related majors that require one semester of chemistry. Also satisfies the recommended prerequisite for PHYS 12
and MB 12. Students preparing to enroll in CHEM 101A
or 103A should enroll in CHEM 40
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Apply chemical principles to the solution of problems relevant to health fields, including (but not limited to) solution concentration and behavior, chemical quantities and reactions, functional group identification and reactivity, and the chemical behavior and physiological roles of major classes of biomolecules.
- Outcome 2: Demonstrate knowledge of chemical nomenclature and structure sufficient to locate and interpret information on the physical and chemical properties (including physiological effects) of biologically relevant chemicals in standard reference sources.
- Outcome 3: Demonstrate critical thinking skills through the solution of problems requiring synthesis of multiple concepts, including problems requiring written explanations.
- Outcome 4: Apply standard laboratory techniques to the solution of problems in chemical identification and analysis, including data analysis and presentation.