BS111 Biology

Prerequisite: None

This course provides students with a general study of human biology and is designed as an introduction to the health care sciences, explaining biological concepts and processes and emphasizing the classification of living things, their unit structures, metabolism, response and reproduction systems. Topics covered include cellular structure and function, human organization, homeostasis, mitosis and meiosis, evolution, and the classification of organisms.

BS122 Chemistry and Biochemistry

Prerequisite: None

This course covers the basic principles of chemistry and their application to various facets of life. It emphasizes the chemical properties of elements, their reactions, and basic organic and biochemistry.

BS131 Physics

Prerequisite: None

Functioning as a basic introduction to the principles of general physics, this course examines Newtonian mechanics, motion, energy, fluids, heat, thermodynamics, vibrations, sound, electricity and magnetism, electronics, light, electromagnetic radiation, nuclear radiation, relativity, and general survey of biophysics.

BS141 Psychology

Prerequisite: None

This class will explore the foundations of psychology and their clinical implications and applications for the Licensed Acupuncturist. This course is designed to provide students with an appreciation of the variety of psychological conditions, basic techniques of assessments and treatment methods, including counseling skills.

BS171 Microbiology and Immunology

Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to equip students with a well-developed knowledge of clinical microbiology and immunology. We will explore the basic structure of microorganisms, modes of transmission, disease manifestations, methods of diagnosis and treatment, and ways the body can defend itself against pathogenic microorganisms. By the end of the class, students will be able to differentiate the etiology and pathogenesis of microorganism -caused disease states and will understand diseases and abnormal states related to all microorganisms discussed in class.

BS181 Fundamental and Clinical Nutrition

Prerequisite: None

This course is an introduction to the study of nutrients essential to human life and well-being. Nutrients are studied relative to their function in metabolism, sources in food, and relationship to health. Students will learn to identify the functions, properties, human requirements, and food sources of essential nutrients and examine the ethics involved in making nutrition recommendations which affect the welfare of individuals, family, and society as a whole. Additionally, the course will explore tools such as the RDA, Food Pyramid and Exchange lists and their role in selecting a nutritionally adequate diet.  The use of vitamins is instructed as well.

BS211-214 Anatomy and Physiology Series (1-4)

Prerequisite: None

The four-part Anatomy & Physiology series provides a survey of the normal structure and functions of the human body, including microscopic and gross anatomy, as well as neuroanatomy.

Part 1: the introduction to body organization, anatomical terminology, basic chemistry and biochemistry, basic cytology and cellular metabolism, as well as an in-depth study of the anatomy and physiology of the skeletal and integumentary systems.

Part 2: joints, the muscular system and the nervous system. Students will be able to explain muscle types and function, identify muscles and their function, describe joints and their associated structures, and identify structures of the nervous system and how the system overall works.

Part 3: the anatomical structures and physiological functions of the endocrine and respiratory systems. The cardiac and circulatory system, blood, and lymph will also be discussed.

Part 4: the anatomical structure and physiological functions of the digestive system, urinary system, fluid and electrolytes, acid-base, reproductive system, pregnancy and genetics. Neurophysiology/neurochemistry are also covered.

BS311-313 Pathology Series (1-3)

Prerequisite: BS211-214

This course will explore the pathogenesis of diseases from a microscopic and macroscopic level. As a survey of the nature of disease and illness, including the microbiology, immunology, psychopathology, and epidemiology of disease, major consideration is given to systemic pathology, surveying the principal disorders of each organ system.

Part 1: focuses disorders of fluid balance, genetics, nutrition, environment and neoplasms, as well as immunity, cell injury, inflammation and repair.

Part 2: focuses on systematic pathology including respiratory, cardiovascular, genitourinary, endocrine and gastrointestinal systems.

Part 3: focuses disorders of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic systems, Kidney and Urinary tract, Male and Female Reproductive system, Endocrine, Neurological and Skeletal systems.