AHS 116. Math for Health Occupations 3 cr.
Principles of math and pharmacology necessary for administration of medications. Prerequisite: CCDM 114N or equivalent.
AHS 120. Medical Terminology 3 cr.
Study of medical terminology as it relates to understanding diseases, their causes and effects, and the terminology used by the medical specialties. Stress is placed on medical terms, their use, spelling, English translation, and pronunciation. Same as NURS 150 and BOT 150.
AHS 202. Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care 3 cr.
Consideration of legal and ethical issues in modern health care delivery.
AHS 220. Special Topics: Essentials of Counseling 1-6 cr.
Topics to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.
AHS 225. Nutrition for Health Occupations 3 cr.
Principles of normal and clinical nutrition for health professions. Prerequisites: high school biology and high school chemistry and CHEM 110G and OEHO 153 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Corequisite: OEHO 154 or consent of instructor.
AHS 250. Spanish for Health Professionals 3 cr.
Spanish for Health Professionals is a 3-credit course geared toward individuals working or majoring in health-related areas. The course focus is on conversation and vocabulary needed for the workplace, and task-based, practical skills.
AHS 255. Human Nutrition 3 cr.
Principles of normal nutrition. Relation of nutrition to health. Course contains greater amounts of chemistry and biology than HNDS 163. Open to nonmajors.
BIOL 101G. Human Biology 3 cr.
Introduction to modern biological concepts. Emphasis on relevance to humans and their relationships with their environment. Cannot be taken for credit after successful completion of BIOL 111G or BIOL 211G. Appropriate for non-science majors. Requires successful completion of BIOL 101GL in order to meet the NM Common Core Area III Laboratory Science requirements.
BIOL 101GL. Human Biology Laboratory 1 cr. (3P)
Laboratory for BIOL 101G. Laboratory experiences and activities exploring biological concepts and their relevance to humans and their relationship with their environment. Corequisite: BIOL 101G.
BIOL 111G. Natural History of Life 3 cr.
Survey of major processes and events in the genetics, evolution, and ecology of microbes, plants and animals, and their interactions with the environment. Appropriate for nonscience majors. Must be taken with BIOL 111L to meet general education requirements.
BIOL 111GL. Natural History of Life Laboratory 1 cr. (3P)
Laboratory experiments, demonstrations and exercises on interrelationships among organisms, biodiversity, processes of evolution, and interaction of organisms and their environment. Corequisite: BIOL 111G.
BIOL 154. Introductory Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr. (3+3P)
Survey of human structure and function (does not replace BIOL 190, BIOL 111G, or BIOL 211G as a prerequisite for advanced courses in biology).
BIOL 211G. Cellular and Organismal Biology 3 cr.
Principles of cellular structure and function, genetics, and physiology of microbes, plants, and animals. Suitable for nonmajors with sufficient chemistry. Must be taken with BIOL 211L to meet general education requirements. Pre/Corequisites: CHEM 110G or CHEM 111G.
BIOL 211GL. Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory 1 cr. (3P)
Laboratory demonstrations, experiments and exercises on molecular and cellular biology and organismal physiology. Must have passed BIOL 211G or be concurrently enrolled in BIOL 211G and BIOL 211L. Corequisite: either CHEM 110G or CHEM 111G.
BIOL 221. Introductory Microbiology 3 cr. (3P)
Principles of isolation, taxonomy, and physiology of microorganisms. Prerequisite: CHEM 112G, equivalent or consent of instructor. Corequisite: BIOL 221L.
BIOL 221L. Introductory Microbiology Laboratory 1 cr. (3P)
A laboratory course to accompany BIOL 221 or BIOL 219. Prerequisite: BIOL 221 or BIOL 219 or concurrent enrollment.
BIOL 225. Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 cr. (3+3P)
The first in a two-course sequence that covers the structure and function of the human body, including terminology of the human gross anatomy, chemistry overview, cell structure, cell physiology (including DNA, protein synthesis and cell division). The organization of cells and tissues and their metabolic and homeostatic processes and regulation are also covered. Physical and chemical operation of organs and systems of the human body include the intergumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Pre/Corequisite: CHEM 110G or CHEM 111G.
BIOL 226. Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 cr. (3+3P)
The second in a two-course sequence that covers the structure and function of the human body. Includes the physical and chemical operation of the organs and systems of the human body, including endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproduction system. Concepts of nutrition, metabolism, energy, fluid and electrolyte balance, heredity pregnancy and human embryonic and fetal development are also covered. Prerequisite: BIOL 225, CHEM 110G, or CHEM 111G.
BIOL 227. Pathophysiology 3 cr.
A study of the structure and function of the human body with specialized emphasis on disease processes. Prerequisite: OEHO 153/BIOL 225. Corequisite: OEHO 154/BIOL 226.
CHEM 101. General Supplemental Instruction I 1 cr.
Collaborative workshop for students in General Chemistry I. Course does not count toward departmental degree requirements. Corequisite: CHEM 111G. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits.
CHEM 110G. Principles and Applications of Chemistry 4 cr. (3+3P)
A survey of the properties and uses of the elements and their compounds. In addition to classical chemistry, attention is paid to the materials from which consumer products are made, to the production of energy, and to environmental considerations. Prerequisite: 3 years of high school math or CCDM 114N.
CHEM 111G. General Chemistry I 4 cr. (3+3P)
Descriptive and theoretical chemistry. Prerequisite: (1) grade of C or better in MATH 120 or a Mathematics Placement Exam Score adequate to enroll in mathematics courses beyond MATH 120; and (2) one of the following: B or better in a second semester high school chemistry course, or grade of at least C in CHEM 100, or an enhanced ACT score of at least 22. CHEM 111G/112 are General Education alternative to CHEM 110G.
CHEM 112G. General Chemistry II 4 cr. (3+3P)
Descriptive and theoretical chemistry. CHEM 111G/112 are General Education alternative to CHEM 110G.
CHEM 210. Chemistry for the Allied Health Sciences 3 cr.
Discussion and application of the established facts and concepts of general organic chemistry and biochemistry to acquire a molecular understanding of a variety of health related issues, from atmospheric ozone holes to human nutrition. Prerequisite: CHEM 110G or CHEM 111G
CHSS 101. Overview of Health and Community Services 3 cr.
Health and community service professions with emphasis on public health, community health education, and environmental/occupational health.
CHSS 216. Ethical and Research ISsues in Human and Community Service 3 cr.
Ethical and legal responsibilities of health personnel with emphasis on research applications. May not receive credit for both CHSS 216 and CHSS 316.
CHSS 299. Service Learning Experience in Human and Community Services 3 cr.
Exploration of contemporary social, civic, economic and ethical problems that require student participation in collaborative efforts within the community. Requires 30 clock hours of community based service for each credit. Graded: S/U. Prerequisites: CHSS 101, HL S 150 and HL S 275 or consent of instructor. Corequisite: HL S 295 or CHSS 216. Contact instructor for approval.
HL S 100. Introduction to Health Science 1 cr.
An overview of professional career opportunities in the realm of health science as well as the functional roles of practice, education, administration, and research. Some field trips will be required.
HL S 150G. Personal Health and Wellness 3 cr.
A holistic and multi-disciplinary approach towards promoting positive lifestyles. Special emphasis is placed on major problems that have greatest significance to personal and community health. Topics to include nutrition, stress management, fitness, aging, sexuality, drug education, and others.
HL S 275. Foundations of Health Education 3 cr.
Role and responsibility of the health educator with emphasis on small group dynamics, oral and written communication skills, building community coalitions and an introduction to grant writing. Taught with HL S 375. Cannot receive credit for both HL S 275 and HL S 375. Prerequisite: Either HL S 100 or HL S 150G, or consent of instructor.
HL S 295. Foundations of Public Health, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics 3 cr.
Principles and major areas of public health, including ecological and total-person concept of health care systems; epidemiological approaches to disease prevention and control; using basic analytical and epidemiological statistics. Taught with HL S 395. May not receive credit for both HL S 295 and HL S 395.
HNDS 163. Nutrition for Health 3 cr.
Nutrition principles and applications to food choices that support health; psychological, economic, and cultural implications of food choices. Open to majors and nonmajors. HNDS 251. Human Nutrition 3 cr.Principles of normal nutrition. Relation of nutrition to health. Course contains greater amounts of chemistry and biology than HNDS 163. Open to nonmajors.