Biology Nuclear Medicine Technology Sample Schedule/Paradigm A guide for completing your Biology Nuclear Medicine Technology major+ More The paradigm below is one example of how this major may be completed. Students may use their elective credits to explore other majors or to enroll in skill-building courses in mathematics, reading, writing and/or study skills. With planning, students may use these credits to complete a minor, enroll in a practicum or internship, or study abroad. Freshman Year - Fall LCT140 First Year Seminar 3 E120 English Composition 3 B110/111 Botany & Zoology I & Lab (Area NS) 4 C131/133 General Chemistry I & Lab (Area NS) 4 M151 OR Calculus I 4 M148 Calculus/Precalculus I Credits: 18 Freshman Year - Spring ID160 Artscore 2 B120/121 Botany & Zoology II & Lab (Area NS) 4 C142/144 General Chemistry II & Lab (Area NS) 4 M149 Calculus/Precalculus II (if needed) 4 General Education Content Area/Oral Communication Requirement 3 Credits: 17 Sophomore Year - Fall LCT225 Perspectives (may be taken spring semester) 3 B305 Human Anatomy 4 P210/202 Introductory Physics I & Lab (Area NS) 4 General Education Content Area 3 General Education Content Area 3 Credits: 17 Sophomore Year - Spring B313 Physiology 4 P211/212 Introductory Physics II & Lab 4 General Education Content Area 3 General Education Content Area 3 General Education Content Area 3 Credits: 17 Junior Year - Fall LCT375 Global Issues (may be taken spring semester) 3 C321 Organic Chemistry I 4 PH346 OR Ethical Issues in Science 3 PH343 Contemporary Ethical Issues (Area MT) B450 Radiation Biology 3 Elective 3 Credits: 16 Junior Year - Spring LCT475 Capstone 3 B392 Biometrics 3 CS102 Introduction to Computer Applications 3 P350 Radiation Physics 3 Elective 3 Credits: 15 Other recommended electives (courses which may be especially helpful are indicated by an asterisk): B409 Biochemistry B311 Cell Biology B312 Molecular Biology *B435 Immunology C322 Organic Chemistry II C341 Analytical Chemistry I *ED156 First Aid and CPR *B306 Medical Terminology This program is designed for students who desire to enter a clinical school in Medical Technology after three years at Saint Mary’s University. Students who are planning a three-year sequence plus one at a clinical school must plan carefully to ensure completion of the general education area requirements as well as 30 upper division credits by the end of their junior year. Students interested in this area can also major in Biology and apply to clinical schools after four years at Saint Mary’s University. Modifications of the core to suit the particular demands of the clinical school of your choice can be made with the approval of your advisor and upon consultation with the Director of Allied Health. Students who intend to major in Biology and acquire a Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Mary’s University prior to entering a clinical school must complete the following sequence of courses in their junior and senior years: B301 Ecology or B310 Genetics B492 Experimental Planning B493 Biology Research and Thesis It is the responsibility of the student to complete all major and university requirements. Please refer to the university catalog for additional information regarding this major. Course title and content is subject to change. Not all courses are offered each semester or year. Please consult with your major advisor for the most current information. Students enrolled in the Lasallian Honors Program should consult the program director for the appropriate sequence of courses. Course descriptions + More (From the 2011-13 Catalog) A. Biology Core All of the following: (Either M148 and M149 or M151) C131 - General Chemistry I (3 credits) This course covers the fundamental principles upon which the study of chemistry is based. Stoichiometry, atomic structure, molecular structure, chemical bonding, behavior of gases, kinetic molecular theory, properties of solutions, chemical reactivity and thermochemistry are included. Three hours of lecture per week. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: M151 placement, or M149, or minimum grade of C in M148 with concurrent enrollment in M149; concurrent with C133. Students who complete C131/C133 may not enroll in C110. C133 - General Chemistry I Laboratory (1 credit) This laboratory is an inquiry-based approach to understanding the process of doing chemistry. Each week, as a team member with a specific role working for a consulting company, the student receives a letter from a ﾓchemical clientﾔ requesting the solution to a chemical problem. It is the responsibility of the team to design a solution, collect data, and report the results to the client in report form. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: concurrent with C131 C321 - Organic Chemistry I (3 credits) Organized by chemical functional groups and reaction mechanisms, this course presents both classical and modern theories of organic chemistry while rigorously exploring chemical structure reactivity relationships. The fundamentals of nomenclature, physical properties, chemical structure, stereochemistry, organic-reactions, mechanisms, synthesis, purification, and compound characterization are emphasized. Biological, medical, and familiar real-world examples are discussed in the context of organic chemistry. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: C131/133 and C142/144; concurrent with C323 C323 - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1 credit) This laboratory complements the lecture segment of the course by demonstrating and utilizing the concepts learned in the classroom to acquire, isolate, and characterize desired organic reaction products. In this laboratory, students become familiar with the equipment, glassware, techniques, and expertise required to implement the chemistry proposed on paper, to optimize it, and to communicate it to the chemical community. A practical context for the developed chemical intuition is provided. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: C131/133 and C142/44; concurrent with C321 M148 - Calculus with Precalculus I (4 credits) This course, followed by M149, provides a two-semester sequence that covers the material of a traditional Calculus I course along with built-in coverage of precalculus topics. Topics in M148 include: solving equations, functions, classes of functions (polynomial, rational, algebraic, exponential, logarithmic), right triangle trigonometry, angle measure, limits and continuity, derivatives, rules for derivatives. Credit is not granted for this course and M151 or courses equivalent to college algebra and college trigonometry. Prerequisite: mathematics competency satisfied. M149 - Calculus with Precalculus II (4 credits) This course completes the two-semester sequence that begins with M148, and together with M148 provides a two-semester sequence that covers the material of a traditional Calculus I course along with built-in coverage of precalculus topics. Topics in M149 include: trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, rules for derivatives, applications of derivatives, and definite and indefinite integrals. Credit is not granted for this course and M151. Prerequisite: M148. M151 - Calculus I (4 credits) This course provides an introduction to the differential and integral calculus. Topics include: the concepts of function, limit, continuity, derivative, definite and indefinite integrals, and an introduction to transcendental functions. Credit is not granted for this course and M148 and M149. Prerequisites: departmental placement or courses equivalent to college algebra and college trigonometry. B. All of the following: B450 - Radiation Biology (3 credits) The effects of radiation, particularly ionizing radiation, on molecules, cells, tissues, and the whole organism are studied. A brief background of the nature, sources and absorption of radioactive energy is presented. Some emphasis is also placed on the understanding and use of modern instrumentation and techniques available for biological research and fluorescence analysis. The class meets for three lectures weekly. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: B110/111 and B120/121. B310 is strongly recommended. C142 - General Chemistry II (3 credits) This course includes the study of the chemistry of redox reactions, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium theory, electrochemistry, chemical dynamics, organic chemistry, phase behavior and solution chemistry. Three hours of lecture per week. Offered spring semester. Prerequisites: minimum grade of C in C131/133 and concurrent with C144. C144 - General Chemistry II Laboratory (1 credit) This laboratory is an inquiry-based approach to understanding the process of doing chemistry. Each week, as a team member with a specific role working for a consulting company, the student receives a letter from a ﾓchemical clientﾔ requesting the solution to a chemical problem. It is the responsibility of the team to design a solution, collect data, and report the results to the client in report form. Offered spring semester. Prerequisites: minimum grade of C in C131/133 and concurrent with C142. CS102 - Business Computer Applications (3 credits) This course provides in-depth coverage of Microsoft Excel and Access in the context of business applications. Excel topics include formulas and functions, charting, large datasets, pivot tables and what-if analysis. Access topics include relational database concepts, database design, basic query construction, and report generation. This course combines on-line and hands-on learning. Prerequisite: AC222 for business majors. P201 - Introductory Physics I (3 credits) This course is the first half of a two-semester introductory, calculus-based, physics course for all students planning to enter one of the scientific professions. It covers the fundamental principles of mechanics, oscillations, and fluid mechanics. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: M149 or M151 (M151 may be concurrent) and concurrent with P202. P202 - Introductory Physics I Laboratory (1 credit) One three-hour laboratory is held each week covering topics studied in the lectures. Offered fall semester. Concurrent with P201. P211 - Introductory Physics II (3 credits) This course is the second half of a two-semester introductory, calculus-based, physics course for all students planning to enter one of the scientific professions. It covers the fundamental principles of waves, physical and geometrical optics, and electricity and magnetism. Offered spring semester. Prerequisites: P201/202; concurrent with P212. P212 - Introductory Physics II Laboratory (1 credit) One three-hour laboratory is held each week covering topics studied in the lectures. Offered spring semester. Concurrent with P211. P250 - Introduction to Radiation Physics (3 credits) The course includes the study of radioactive decay (the interactions of ionizing radiation with matter), characteristics of alpha, beta, and gamma radiation, nuclear instrumentation, dose calculations and dosimetry, production and use of x-rays, nuclear statistics, and radiation safety. Offered in alternate spring semesters. Prerequisites: P211/212 (may be concurrent). C. One of the following: PH305 - Health Care Ethics (3 credits) This course provides a survey of some of the specific issues in health care ethics that are faced today by patients, providers, insurance companies and other constituencies in the health care arena. Such issues include: access ﾗ how are limited resources to be allocated? Informed consent - what information must patients possess in order to make reasonable and informed decisions about their health care? What compensatory obligations do providers have in the realm of informed consent? Funding ﾗ should the quality of health care vary by the means of the payer? Death ﾗ what is death? Also, should a patient have the right to choose the time and means of his or her death? Procedures and technologies ﾗ are all possible procedures and technical interventions morally defensible? PH343 - Contemporary Ethical Issues (3 credits) The course examines critically the foundations of ethical or moral judgments on vital issues such as abortion, birth control, capital punishment, civil disobedience, divorce, drug-use, ecology, euthanasia, homosexuality, marriage, pre-marital sex, suicide, segregation, stealing, truth: acquiring-revealing concealing, technology, war, and work. PH346 - Ethical Issues in the Sciences (3 credits) This course provides non-science as well as science majors the opportunity to examine key issues in the sciences in the light of major ethical theories. Among the issues to be examined are: abuses and uses of nuclear energy, behavior control and psychosurgery, chemical wastes and the environment, computerized files of personal information, computerization and depersonalization, experimentation with human subjects and animals, genetic engineering and screening, reproductive techniques, organ transplants, physician-patient relationships, and euthanasia. D. Section D or E Clinical Training (minimum 32 semester credits) E. Section D or E All of the following: (Either B301 or B310) Recommended elective courses; B306 and B435 may be especially helpful: B409 - Biochemistry with Laboratory (4 credits) The principal concepts of biochemistry are the focus of this course. The major themes include the relationship between the three-dimensional structure of proteins and their biological function and the chemistry and metabolism of biologically important macromolecules including proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. Offered spring semester. Prerequisites: B110/111, B120/121, C321, and C322 (C322 may be concurrent with consent of instructor). B412 - Molecular Biology with Laboratory (3 credits) An analysis of the regulation of cellular metabolism at the molecular level is the core of this study. The major themes include the biochemistry of DNA, RNA and protein synthesis and the regulation of gene expression in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. The laboratory component incorporates genetic engineering techniques. The class meets for two lectures and one three-hour lab weekly. Offered fall semester. Also offered as C412. Prerequisites: B110/111, B120/121, B310, B311 and C321 (B311 and C321 may be concurrent with consent of instructor). C322 - Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory (4 credits) A continuation of C321/323, this course builds upon the fundamentals presented in C321/323. It is organized by functional groups and reaction mechanisms, while integrating this knowledge into chemical synthesis. Additional topics include aromaticity, NMR and IR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, carbonyl chemistry, synthetic strategy, and advanced C-C bond forming reactions. Offered spring semester. Prerequisite: minimum grade of C in C321 and C323 CO156 - CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid (1 credit) This course is designed to prepare students as American Red Cross professional rescuers, those whose duty to act in cases of breathing or cardiac emergencies. Completion of this course authorizes the student as an American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer for one year and fulfills most CPR/AED requirements for health professionals and lifeguard certification programs.