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Chemistry for Allied Health Professions

College Science Prerequisites, Course Description, and Textbooks

Chemistry for Allied Health Professions (CHEM150) – Prerequisites

High School Diploma or equivalent, and General Chemistry 1 or introductory college level General Chemistry.

Chemistry for Allied Health Professions (CHEM150) – Course Description

Chemistry for Allied Health Professions (CHEM150) requires eight weekends to complete. The accelerated chemistry classes are held on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30am – 4:30pm.
(5 Semester Units, includes lab)

This 5-unit semester equivalent chemistry course, designed for students majoring in health sciences professions, and in particular Nursing, combines the fundamentals of organic chemistry and biochemistry as applied to the health professions. The course is focused on the chemistry of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen containing compounds and examines the structures, properties, nomenclature, reactivity and, in some cases, synthesis of simple organic molecules. The structures and functions of biological macromolecules and common biochemical pathways are also examined as well as their relationship to human health. Introductory general chemistry is a prerequisite for students who will take the course. This course is designed to meet the requirements for pre-nursing curricula and other Allied Health professions majors.

Chemistry for Allied Health Professions (CHEM150) – Textbooks

Lecture – Timberlake, K. (2009). General, organic, and biological chemistry: structures of life. 3rd. ed. San Francisco: Prentice Hall.
ISBN: 0136054544

Lab – Timberlake, K. (2006). Laboratory manual for general, organic, and biological chemistry. San Francisco: Prentice Hall.
ISBN: 0805349049

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