Jul 15, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog
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CHEM 1306 - Intro to General, Organic, and Biochemistry

3 credit hours. 3 lecture hours.

Survey course introducing chemistry. Topics may include inorganic, organic, biochemistry, food/physiological chemistry, and environmental/consumer chemistry. Designed for non-science and allied health students.

Survey introductory course in chemistry with an emphasis on health and healthcare. Topics include atoms, atomic structure, compounds, bonding, acid-base chemistry, organic structures and reactions, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, and metabolism.
Measurable Learning Outcomes:
1. Make careful and accurate experimental observations. 
2. Demonstrate proper techniques in handling chemicals and laboratory equipment.
3. Use basic apparatus and apply experimental methodologies in the chemistry laboratory.
4. Interpret laboratory results and experimental data, and reach logical conclusions.

1. Demonstrate critical thinking and deductive reasoning skills relating to obtaining forensic evidence.
2. Describe what equipment can be used for testing various physical items of evidence.
3. Understand limitations involved in forensic sciences and how the past limitations have been alleviated.
4. Articulate how cold-case files have been solved using advances in forensic science.
5. Describe how various unseen physical evidence can be recovered using specialized techniques.
6. Understand the various ways DNA can be used to identify individuals.
7. Describe accuracy, precision, margins of error, and uncertainty as relating to the measurements of crime scene
8. Be aware of various standards and organizations involved in quality assurance, quality control, and proficiency
9. Classify common drugs and their basic mechanisms. 
10. Understand the chemical properties of common household chemicals. 
11. Distinguish between various types of poisons and identify their treatments. 
12. Understand factors affecting rates of decay and the physical properties affecting them.
13. Differentiable between allergens, toxins, and their effects. 
14. Develop an understanding of how various drugs and chemicals impact the body physically and psychologically.
15. Understand how prescription medications work and the effects of their abuse.
16. Demonstrate a working ability to convey complicated scientific knowledge to lay persons.
17. Differentiate molecules by functional groups and how they interact via intermolecular forces.

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