Summer Courses

Popular Summer Courses at Baptist College

BIO 201 A&P I  (4 credits)Anatomy and Physiology I  The study of the structure and function of cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body including but not limited to the chemistry of living organisms, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and integumentary systems. Three hours lecture, two hours lab per week.

BIO 202  A&P II (4 credits)Anatomy and Physiology II  The study of the structure and function of systems in the human body with emphasis on the digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, urinary, endocrine, reproductive, and immune systems. Three hours lecture, two hours lab per week.  Prerequisite: BIO 201.

BIO 205 Microbiology (4 credits) - The study of the biology of micro-organisms and their significance to human health with emphasis on microbial structure and function, pathogenicity, control, and chemotherapeutic agents. Three hours lecture, two hours lab per week.

BIO 301 Pathophysiology (3 credits) - The physiologic pathology of selected diseases and dysfunctions observed in humans. Development of a knowledge base of current concepts and common conditions observed in health care settings. Prerequisites: BIO 201, BIO 202.

BIO 320 Cross Sectional (2 credits) -   This course is designed to teach anatomy recognition via diagrams and human sections using imaging modalities such as CT, MR, PET and Sonography. The focus of the course will be the major systems of the body with an emphasis on anatomical relationships and pathological changes. The content serves as a foundation for further study within the imaging modalities. Prerequisites: BIO201, BIO 202

BIO 350 Genetics (3 credits) - This is a study of the fundamental principles of heredity including the molecular mechanisms by which cellular processes impact eukaryotic cells. Topics include introduction to molecular genetic techniques and genomics, in depth study of structures and chromosomes, the regulation of gene expression, and abnormal regulatory processes that lead to disease. Prerequisites: BIO 110, BIO 120 or BIO 201, 202.

BIO 390 Immunology (3 credits) - This course presents an overview of all major aspects of the field of immunology. This branch of science deals with the innate and adaptive mechanisms the body uses to fight infectious disease and prevent its recurrence. It also covers recognition of foreign or altered cells unrelated to microorganisms such as cells or organs received during transplantation. This course will cover the cells involved, their site production, how they proliferate and respond to foreign antigens. The proteins produced by cells in response to infection and the chemical signals that affect their production are also covered. Some other topic areas included are transplantation serology, hypersensitivity and allergies, hereditary and acquired autoimmune disorders, and vaccines. Prerequisite: BIO 205 or permission of the instructor.

CHE 125 General Chemistry II (4 credits) - A study of kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibrium, free energy, electrochemistry, and transition elements. Intermolecular forces, molecular geometry, properties of mixtures and compounds, and organic compounds will be discussed. Three hours of lecture, two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CHE 115.

MAT 110 College Algebra (3 credits) -   The study of basic algebraic skills, principles, and applications. Includes equations in two variables, relations/functions with graphing techniques, and theory of polynomial equations.

MAT 211 Statistics (3 credits) - A study of descriptive statistics with an introduction to inferential statistics. Topics include data organization, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, normal distributions, hypothesis testing, correlations, and analysis of variance.

MAT 240 Elements of Calculus (3 credits) - Introductory study of selected topics of calculus, including limits, differential and integral calculus, and their applications. Prerequisite: MAT 110 or ACT mathematics score of 22 or higher.

PHY 315 Physics II (4 credits) - The socialization and education of various providers; the provider-patient relationship; and disparities in the study of electrical potential, current and resistance, magnetic forces and fields in addition to various aspects of optics. There will be a focus on modern physics that will include the atom, nuclear physics, radioactivity and forms of radiation. Principles are tested and reinforced in the laboratory sessions. Three hours lecture, three hours weekly laboratory. Prerequisite: PHY 305.

HSC 350 Perspectives in Epidemiology (3 credits) - An introduction to the basic concepts, principles and methods of epidemiologic research and analysis, including outbreak investigations and the role of epidemiology in public health. The course will include a focus on how social interactions, past and present, yield differences in health outcomes between persons within a population. Prerequisites: ENG 101, MAT 211, SOC 201

ENG 101 English Composition I (3 credits) - Principles of composition with emphasis on analysis of various expository rhetorical modes and production of essays which exhibit effective content, organization, and style. Development of editing and critical thinking skills.

ENG 102 English Composition II (3 credits) - Principles of composition with emphasis on analysis and argumentation, including development of library skills, research methodology, synthesis of ideas, and appropriate documentation of source material as applied to the formal research paper. Prerequisite: ENG 101.

ENG 103 Writing for Health Care Prof. (1 credit) - This course introduces students to writing for the health care profession, the organization of scientific papers, and the basics of American Psychological Association (APA) documentation. Prerequisite: ENG 102.

ENG 104 Medical Writing (1 credit) - This course provides an introduction to medical writing, its various genres, and forms of medical research. Prerequisite: ENG 102

HSC 104 Baptist College Experience (1 credit) - Assist students in the transition to academic life at Baptist College. Focuses on their personal and academic growth and development, Ensures they have knowledge of College resources and are introduced to roles and responsibilities of the Baptist College Healthcare Team.

HSC 105 Baptist College Online/Completion Experience (1 credit) - Assists students in online/completion programs in the transition to academic life at Baptist College of Health Sciences. Focuses on their personal, academic, and professional growth and development. Ensures they have knowledge and training for use of College resources, and understand the roles and responsibilities of the Baptist College Healthcare Team.

HSC 301 U.S. Health Care Systems (3 credits) - The study of economic and financial issues arising from the unique nature of health care. Topics include the role of government in health care, legal and regulatory issues unique to health care, reimbursement and reform issues, quality improvement initiatives, and the impact of a dynamic health care system on patients, payers and providers including nursing and allied health professionals. Health care costs and outcomes in the United States are contrasted with those of other industrialized countries.

NUT 101 Fundamentals of Nutrition (3 credits) - A study of basic principles of human nutrition with emphasis on nutrients, food sources and their function in the body, and human nutrition requirements throughout various phases of the life cycle.

PHI 301 Biomedical Ethics & Values (3 credits) - Study of ethical issues and values related to contemporary medical practices, biological innovations, and the impact of scientific and technological advancements. Emphasis on the critical analysis of human values and basic ethical positions which guide people’s lives.

PSY 201 General Psychology (3 credits) - An introduction to general psychological theories and methods as applied to an understanding of humans interacting with the environment. Topics include personality, emotion, sensation, perception, learning, conditioning, and psychological evaluation.

PSY 301 Human Growth & Development (3 credits) - Examination of the biopsychosocial aspects of development of the individual across the life span. Growth and development of the physical body, motor skills, intellectual skills along with emotional and social behavior.

PSY 320 Abnormal Psychology (3 credits) - A study of the basic concepts of the development and definition of psychopathology with an emphasis on the causes and types of abnormal phenomena, mental hygiene, and therapeutic methods. Prerequisite: PSY 201.

SOC 201 Medical Sociology (3 credits) - An examination of the diverse social, cultural, political, and economic context of medicine and health and illness processes. Topics include defining medical care and health care; social and cultural determinants of; health processes, outcomes, and the distribution of disease; health and illness behaviors; the organization of medical care delivery; distribution of health and medical resources. Prerequisite: ENG 102

SOC 310 Sociology of Aging (3 credits) - An examination of aging as a social process rather than simply a biological one. Topics include understanding the diversity of the aging population; examining beliefs, norms, and values regarding aging and how these impact the aging experience; and exploring aging and ageism as they relate to areas of social stratification including family, employment, income, housing, and health and illness. Prerequisite: ENG 102


Additionally a variety of elective courses in Communication, Religion and Literature are offered every summer trimester.