SRJC Course Outlines

10/27/2021 11:48:20 AMCHEM 60 Course Outline as of Fall 2008

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CHEM 60Title:  CHEM ALLIED HEALTH  
Full Title:  Chemistry for the Allied Health Sciences
Last Reviewed:11/28/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum5.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum5.00Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total7.00 Contact Total122.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 262.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
Untitled document
Basic concepts of general, organic and biological chemistry. Satisfies the requirements of nursing and related majors that require one semester of chemistry.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Eligibility for MATH 150B

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Basic concepts of general, organic and biological chemistry. Satisfies the requirements of nursing and related majors that require one semester of chemistry.  
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Eligibility for MATH 150B
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:C
Natural Sciences
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B1Physical ScienceFall 1981
 B3Laboratory Activity  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
Untitled document
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Recognize the structures and functional groups of lipids,
carbohydrates, proteins and nucleic acids.
  2. Apply an understanding of organic reactions.
  3. Demonstrate the appreciation of the importance of solution
     properties in medicine.
  4. Analyze bulk properties of gases from a molecular scale perspective.
  5. Relate intermolecular forces to physical properties of substances.
  6.Interpret and draw molecular geometries, structures and
     isomerism in three dimensions.
   7. Calculate quantities related to concentrations of solutions.
   8. Use moles and mole ratios to calculate quantities in reactions.
   9. Assemble and handle lab equipment effectively.
 10. Develop skills of observation and lab notebook maintenance.
 11. Interpret observations using chemical principles.  

Topics and Scope
Untitled document
I.    Atomic Theory
     a. Structure of the atom
     b. Organization of the periodic table
     c. Ions
     d. Mole concept
II.   Laboratory measurements and calculations
III.  Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
     a. Ionic compounds
     b. Covalent compounds
     c. Organic structures and functional groups
     d. Isomerism and stereochemistry
IV.   Chemical Reactions
     a. Balancing reactions
     b. Basic organic reactions
     c. Simple acid-base reactions
     d. Le Chatelier's principle
V.    Matter and Energy
     a. Gases, liquids and solids
     b. Qualitative atomic theory of gases
     c. Intermolecular forces
VI.   Solutions
     a. Measures of concentration
     b. Diffusion, osmosis and dialysis
     c. pH and buffers
VII.  Biological Chemistry
     a. Lipids
     b. Carbohydrates
     c. Amino acids and peptides
     d. Proteins
     e. Nucleic Acids
     f. Metabolism
Lab material will be chosen each semester to supplement or reinforce most
of the topics above.
Sample Labs:
1.  Measurements, Metric System and Conversions
2.  Lewis Structures and Molecular Geometry
3.  Reactions and Observations
4.  Gases
5.  Stoichiometry
6.  Diffusion, Osmosis and Dialysis
7.  Solutions
8.  Lipids
9.  Acids, Bases and Buffers
10. Carbohydrates
11. Amino Acids
12. Enzymes
13. Lab Skill Evaluation  

Assignments:
Untitled document
1. Weekly reading and study (averaging 1 chapter)
2. Weekly chapter exercises (averaging 20 problems)
3. Weekly laboratory reports
4. Previewing upcoming laboratory experiments and completing any pre-lab
exercise
5. Semester exams, 3-5 midterms plus a final  

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
15 - 35%
Lab reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
1 - 10%
Chapter exercises
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
1 - 5%
Lab skill evaluation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
60 - 80%
Multiple choice, completion, short essay, midterm and/or final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 5%
Class and laboratory participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
Untitled document
General, Organic and Biological Chemistry: An Integrated Approach,
by Kenneth W. Raymond, 1st Ed., Wiley, 2006
Foundations of General, Organic and Biochemistry,
by Katherine J. Denniston and Joseph J. Topping, 1st Ed., McGraw-Hill,2007
Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic and Biological Chemistry,
9th Ed., by Karen C. Timberlake, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005
Laboratory Manuals:
Laboratory Manual for General, Organic and Biological Chemistry,
by Karen C. Timberlake, Pearson Benjamin Cummings, 2007
Exploring Chemistry: Laboratory Experiments in General, Organica and
Biological Chemistry, 2nd Ed., by Julie R. Peller, Pearson Prentice Hall,
2004  

Print PDF