10 Credits - Meets UC/CSU subject “d” Requirement
Description: Medical Chemistry is an alternative to Chemistry in Earth’s System and is the first course in the Biomedical Pathway. Therefore, all of the standards covered in Chemistry in Earth’s System will also be covered in Medical Chemistry in addition to content related to the medical and biotechnology fields. The focus of this course will be to identify solutions to various health issues through foundational chemistry concepts such as molecular structures, gas laws, concentration, thermochemistry and stoichiometry. Students will investigate and apply chemistry and biotechnology concepts to address issues related to essential human needs. Students will learn how to figure out a patient’s medication dosage, create an IV solution, fight infections using the appropriate medications, measure breathing rates of athletes, measure toxicity in blood, in addition to studying water quality in our community. This is a laboratory based class.
Requested competency code:
- Lab Science