Programs in the Department of Biological Sciences

310 - Biology - BS

AY 2012-2013 Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students will identify the organization of cells, multi-cellular systems, and cellular processes.

2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles of molecular genetics, mechanisms of genetic modification, and mechanisms of heredity and adaptation.

3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles of evolution, interactions between populations and their environment, and mechanism of adaptation.

4. Students will classify organisms in a manner consistent with perceived evolutionary histories.

5. Students will competently apply current technology and scientific methodologies to collect, analyze, and interpret quantitative and qualitative data.

6. Students will effectively communicate data and scientific principles in written and oral form.

315 - Biology Education - BS

AY 2012-2013 Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of how students learn science by planning multiple lessons using a scaffolding approach  to reach students at all learning levels.

2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles of evolution based on characteristics of populations.

3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles of molecular genetics, mechanisms of genetic modification, and mechanisms of heredity and adaptation.

4. Students will design and conduct scientific research then effectively communicate the results.

5. Students will design safety protocols for a science lab.

6. Students will classify organisms and interpret the relationship of organisms with each other and their environments.

7. Students will identify the organization of cells and life processes.

366 - Pre-Nursing - AS

AY 2012-2013 Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students will recognize aseptic technique.

2. Students will interpret data.

3. Students will describe and differentiate the functions of body tissues, organs, and systems.

4. Students will examine physiological problems and formulate solutions.

5. Students will state the meaning of the core prefixes and roots and suffixes used in anatomy.

6. Students will identify human cells, tissues, and organs.

7. Students will recognize and describe relationships between anatomical structures.

8. Students will interpret assays for differentiating microorganisms.

565 - Allied Health Sciences - AS

AY 2012-2013 Student Leearning Outcomes

1. Students will list and describe the principles of public health.

2. Students will identify human cells, tissues, and organs.

3. Students will recognize and describe anatomical relationships.

4. Students will describe and differentiate the functions of body tissues, organs, and systems.

5. Students will formulate solutions to physiological problems.

570 - Medical Technology - BS

AY 2012-2013 Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students will competently analyze and interpret scientific data.

2. Students will demonstrate applications of microbiology, chemistry, immunology, and physiology in the medical technology clinical labs.

3. Students will interpret assays for differentiating microbial organisms.

4. Students will be able to examine physiological problems and formulate solutions.

5. Students will apply knowledge of immunological processes to solve problems.

6. Students will apply principles of molecular genetics, mechanisms of genetic modification, and mechanisms of heredity to solve problems.

575 - Respiratory Care - AAS

AY 2012-2013 Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students will operate equipment commonly used in respiratory care procedures.

2. Students will perform and evaluate common clinical respiratory procedures.

3. Students will identify structures of the respiratory system and recall their functions.

4. Students will apply gas laws in a variety of situations.

5. Students will recognize the logarithmic nature of the pH scale and identify regions as acidic, basic or neutral.