This course offers a comprehensive study of anatomy and physiology in a condensed timeline. Topics covered range from anatomical terminology, chemistry, cell structure and function, tissues, and the integration, organization, and control of the human body systems. This diploma-level study is suitable for admission to Health Care programs and may be considered for advanced standing.
Prerequisite: Grade 11 College or University Biology is recommended.
NOTE: This course has mandatory group work.
Chemistry 1 is a PreHealth Advanced course that will enable the learner to develop a foundation in the fundamental concepts of general chemistry. The learner will qualitatively and quantitatively study and explore the following areas of chemistry; the nature and structure of matter, the interactions of matter, and the states of matter. Topics covered will include atomic structure, ionic and covalent bonding, chemical reactions, gas laws, solutions, and acids and bases. The emphasis will be on understanding the underlying chemical concepts and principles, and applying them to a diversity of practical systems.
Chemistry II is a PreHealth Advanced course that will enable the learner to build upon the foundation of the fundamental concepts of chemistry covered in Chemistry I. The learner will apply the concepts from Chemistry I to the study of organic chemistry and biochemistry. The focus is on the understanding of the chemical basis of life. Topics covered will include hydrocarbons, derivatives of hydrocarbons, and biochemistry. Connections are regularly made between the principles of organic and biochemistry covered in this course and the content of Human Biology I and II. Special emphasis will be placed on the application of these concepts to the health and biosciences. Prerequisite: Pre-Health Advanced Chemistry I.