General, Organic and Biochemistry for Health and Related Science I

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Course Description:
This course consists of selected topics, specifically designed for a health-related major, with practical application of the chemical concepts of matter, atoms, measurement, bonding, reactions, pH, etc. The organic and biochemistry portion will introduce carbon chemistry and biomolecules and their roles and functions in living organisms. Three hours lecture per week.


Course Details


Eligibility for MAC 1105.



Travis Bates


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Online Educational Resource: 'The Basics of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry,' published by Saylor Academy

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course.



Assignment/course outline:

Throughout the semester, we will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to Chemistry and the Scientific Method
  • Measurements and Calculations
  • Matter and Energy
  • Chemical Foundations: Elements, Atoms, Ions
  • Nuclear Chemistry
  • Ionic and Molecular Compounds
  • Chemical Quantities and Reactions
  • Gases
  • Solutions
  • Acids and Bases and Equilibrium
  • Introduction to Organic Chemistry


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Area 2 - Natural Science: Explore the Nature of Science

The purpose of the study of the natural sciences component in the core curriculum is to enable the student to understand, construct, and evaluate relationships in the natural sciences, and to understand the bases for building and testing scientific theories.

NS-1 Recognize appropriate scientific terminology

NS-2 Apply scientific principles or concepts 

NS-3 Solve real-world problems using scientific knowledge


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Make use of the language and terminology of chemistry

Demonstrate a working knowledge of the fundamental concepts in chemistry

Differentiate between competing theories that explain chemical concepts such as Arrhenius acids and Brønsted-Lowery acids.

Solve problems relating to chemical concepts

Interpret data from chemical experiments graphically or numerically

Identify how technology is used in chemical processes


NS-1, NS-2, NS-3

NS-2, NS-3

NS-1, NS-2, NS-3

NS-1, NS-2, NS-3

NS-1, NS-3

Tests, Quizzes, Cumulative Final, Homework


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Lecture/Teacher facilitated:

The teacher will be leading class discussions on the material contained in the text during each class period using visual aids including PowerPoint presentations, which students have access to via Canvas.


The students will be responsible for solving homework problems,  and forming group study sessions outside of class.

ACE Lab tutors:

Student tutors are available in the lab to provide individualized help. Hours can be found posted each semester on the lab door and/or via the web site.


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