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BHS 301 Biology for the Health Sciences (3 Credits)

This course is for students pursuing careers in the health sciences. Review biology as it pertains to the study of the health sciences-health professions, health care administration, health promotion, and public health-and as a science relevant to human health and disease. Develops knowledge of the terms of the concepts central to the mystery of life; microbes and cell structure; body skeletons, muscles, physiological functions; basic ecology and the environment; plants and animals, including humans; etc. Highlights these topics for the study in the health sciences.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain basic scientific practice and the relationship of science to evidence-based, scientific decision-making in the health sciences.
  • Define major scientific terms (with application to the health sciences).
  • Recognize and demonstrate the relevance of biology to study in the health sciences--health professions, health care administration, health promotion, and public health.
  • Critically review professional journal articles in the health sciences for the illustration of course concepts.