Biological Clinical Science (BCS)

(BCS) Biological Clinical Science

Course Information Cr Hrs
BCS-102 Introduction to Biological Clinical Sciences

This course is designed to give students with a limited science background an introduction to the Biological Clinical Sciences. This course will review basic concepts in science study skills, biology, chemistry and anatomy and physiology. An introduction of lab techniques will be given.

BCS-115 Survey of Anatomy and Physiology

This course is a survey of the structures and functions of the human body. Students will study both the anatomy and physiology of the human body.

BCS-132 Allied Health Nutrition

This course is a survey of human nutrition for Pre-Allied Health majors.  Students will study the different nutrients found in food, food grouping systems, the human digestive system, body weight maintenances, immunity and disease prevention, nutrition through lifespan, and food processing technology.  Students will also study the different dietary requirements for disease treatment.

BCS-145 Anatomy and Physiology I

This course is the first in a two-semester sequence. The course will introduce the survey of structures and functions of the human body. This course will cover the following topics: biological chemistry, homeostasis, cell structure and function, cell division, tissues, integumentary system (skin), skeletal system and muscle structure.

BCS-146 Anatomy and Physiology II

This is the second course in a two-semester sequence to follow BCS 145. This course will provide further study of the structure and function of the human body. Topics will include the following body systems:  nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, immune and digestive. Laboratory activities will give students the ability to see and synthesize materials presented in lecture. A cat cadaver will be dissected.

 Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in BCS 145.
BCS-165 Human Anatomy

The focus of this course will be microscopic and macroscopic examination of the human body structures and systems.  Students will evaluate the integration of the various systems within the entire body.  The laboratory will provide an opportunity for identification and evaluation of representative human models and slides, and dissection of comparable mammalian organ systems.

BCS-200 Microbiology

This course entails a study of the structure, growth, control, classification and identification of microorganisms. In the laboratory students will learn basic aseptic techniques and become familiar with common laboratory procedures. Current issues in Microbiology, particularly issues in clinical Microbiology will be emphasized.

 Prerequisite: C or better in BCS 115, BIO 160, BCS 146 or BCS 205. Concurrent enrollment in BCS 146 or BCS 205 is allowed.
BCS-205 Human Physiology

This course will examine the organization and function of the human body as a whole and the interrelationships of the various systems. The laboratory will teach the fundamental techniques necessary for the study of life processes. Laboratory activities will give the students an opportunity to illustrate principles presented in lecture.

 Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in BCS 165 and a grade of "C" or better in CHM 101.
BCS-210 Pathophysiology

This is a survey course that studies the changes in normal anatomy and physiology of the human body. Disease processes are studied and the disruption of homeostasis is emphasized. Also included is the correlation between the pathology of the disease process and clinical signs and symptoms of the disease.

 Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in BCS 115, BCS 146 or BCS 205.