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Natural Sciences

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Science photoLoma Linda University School of Allied Health Professions offers a variety of natural science college level courses for students preparing to enter into one of our healthcare related programs.

Courses are taught by highly qualified LLU faculty with years of experience in preparing students for careers in various health-related professions. Taking introductory natural science courses is a great way to prepare for future courses taught within our health-related degree programs by some of the same professors. Most courses are taught in the evenings for the convenience of working professionals who want to further their education.

Because of space limitations, priority enrollment is given to students who are planning to pursue a degree program at Loma Linda University. Others will be accommodated pending space availability. These courses are extremely popular and you are encouraged to apply early!

Biology

AHCJ 241 - Microbiology (2.5 units 1230-4pm Fri) - Winter

History, classification, morphology, growth, control, transmission, and pathology of selected bacteria, viruses, fungi, rickettsia, and parasites. Host defenses against microbial pathogens, including specific and nonspecific immunity.
Pre-requisite - College level chemistry course (AHCJ101); 1 of 2 course sequence; Informational Flyers: Wi16seq
Tuition*: $275.00/unit; Lab Fee: $75.00; Textbook: TBA *this course is not aid eligible (private loans, military and employer benefits still applicable)
 

AHCJ 242 - Microbiology (2.5 units 1230-4pm Fri) - Spring
History, classification, morphology, growth, control, transmission, and pathology of selected bacteria, viruses, fungi, rickettsia, and parasites. Host defenses against microbial pathogens, including specific and nonspecific immunity.
Pre-requisite - AHCJ241; 2 of 2 course sequence, Informational Flyers: Wi16seq
Tuition*: $275.00/unit; Textbook: TBA *this course is not aid eligible (private loans, military and employer benefits still applicable)
 
AHCJ 250 - Anatomy and Physiology I (5 units 6-930pm) - Every Qtr.
A 5-unit course covering structure and function of: cells; primary tissues; the integument; osseous tissue and the skeletal system; muscle tissues and skeletal muscles; as well as an introduction to the nervous system.
No Pre-requisite; 1 of 2 course sequence; Sample Syllabus; Informational Flyers: Fa15seq, Wi16seq, Sp16seq, Su16seq
Tuition*: $275.00/unit; Textbook: $304.00 *this course is not aid eligible (private loans, military and employer benefits still applicable)
 
AHCJ 251 - Anatomy and Physiology II (5 units 6-930pm) - Every Qtr.
A 5-unit course covering the organization and functions of the central and peripheral nervous systems and the visceral organ systems.
Pre-requisite AHCJ 250; 2 of 2 course sequence; Sample Syllabus; Informational Flyers: Fa15seq, Wi16seq, Sp16seq, Su16seq
Tuition*: $275.00/unit; Textbook: $304.00 *this course is not aid eligible (private loans, military and employer benefits still applicable)

Chemistry

AHCJ 101 - Introductory Chemistry (4 units 6-9pm) - Fall
Basic survey of matter, energy, and measurement. Includes atoms and molecules; chemical bonding; chemical reactions and reaction rates; gases, liquids, and solids; solutions and colloids; acids and bases; nuclear chemistry.
Pre-requisite - High school algebra or equivalent; 1 of 3 course sequence; Informational Flyers: Fa15seq
Tuition*: $275.00/unit; Textbook: TBA *this course is not aid eligible (private loans, military and employer benefits still applicable)
 
AHCJ 102 - Introductory Organic Chemistry (4 units 6-9pm) - Winter
Introduces the study of compounds that contain carbon. Covers alkenes, alkynes, and aromatic compounds; alcohols, phenols, ethers, and halides; aldehydes and ketones' carboxylic acids and esters; amines and amides.
Pre-requisite - AHCJ101 or equivalent; 2 of 3 course sequence; Informational Flyers: Fa15seq

Tuition*: $275.00/unit; Lab Fee: $75.00; Textbook: TBA *this course is not aid eligible (private loans, military and employer benefits still applicable)
 
AHCJ 103 - Introductory Biochemistry (4 units 6-9pm) - Spring
Introduces the chemistry of living systems, including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids; enzyme chemistry; bioenergetics, carbohydrate, lipid, and protein metabolism; biosynthetic pathways; protein synthesis; chemical transmitters and immunoglobulins; body fluids, nutrition, and digestion.
Pre-requisite - AHCJ101, AHCJ102 or equivalent; 3 of 3 course sequence; Lab Fee Required; Informational Flyers:  Fa15seq
Tuition*: $275.00/unit; Lab Fee: $75.00; Textbook: TBA *this course is not aid eligible (private loans, military and employer benefits still applicable)
 

Mathematics

MATH 111 - College Algebra (4 units, Monday 6-8pm - Online) - Summer *New Course*
A study of the properties of the real and complex number systems, linear and quadratic equations, factoring, exponents, inequalities, and polynomials. Course emphasizes functions (algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic). A TI-83 (highly recommended) or other graphing calculator with comparable features is required. This course does not apply toward a mathematics major or minor. Students will enroll through Loma Linda University for course content and instruction provided online by the Division of Science and Mathematics of Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Grades will be filed with and transcripts will be provided by Loma Linda University.
Pre-requisite: Intermediate Algebra (C or Higher) or Math Placement; Sample Syllabus
Tuition*: $275.00/unit (4 units); Textbook/ Learning Materials $50.00; Math Placement (if needed) $68.00 *this course is not aid eligible (private loans, military and employer benefits still applicable)
For assessment and enrollment contact ge@llu.edu
 

Physics

AHCJ 111 - Introductory Physics (4 units 6-9pm) - Summer & Winter
Focuses on mechanics and properties of matter and heat; emphasizes concepts.
No Pre-requisite; 1 of 2 course sequence, Informational Flyers: Fa15seq, Su15seq
Tuition*: $275.00/unit; Textbook: TBA *this course is not aid eligible (private loans, military and employer benefits still applicable)
 
AHCJ 112 - Introductory Physics (4 units 6-9pm) - Fall & Spring
Focuses on sound, light, electricity and magnetism, atomic and nuclear physics, and relativity; emphasizes concepts.
Pre-requisite - AHCJ111; 2 of 2 course sequence, Informational Flyers: Fa15seq, Su15seq
Tuition*: $275.00/unit; Textbook: TBA *this course is not aid eligible (private loans, military and employer benefits still applicable)

Statistics

AHRM 354 - Statistics for the Health Professional (3 units Tu 10-1150am & Th 1-250pm) - Spring

Fundamental procedures in collecting, summarizing, analyzing, presenting, and interpreting data. Measures of central tendency and variation, probability, binomial and normal distribution, hypothesis testing and confidence intervals, t-tests, chi-square, correlation, and regression. Introduction to SPSS statistical package for computer data analysis. 

No Pre-requisite (a general math assessment is required during the first week of class)
Tuition: Degree Rate or $684.00/unit; Textbook: TBA; SPSS Software: $39.99
 
AHRM 475 - Health-Care Research and Statistics (4 units) - Fall & Spring Online, Spring On-campus (M&W 3-450pm)
Statistical methods presented in the context of health-care research. Rationale for research questions, definition of populations, roles of variables, reliability and validity of research tools, common research designs, internal and external validity of research designs. Descriptive statistics, confidence interval, hypothesis testing concepts, t-tests, chi-square tests, correlation and regression, Interpretation of computer output. Evaluation of health-care literature.
No Pre-requisite (a general math assessment is required during the first week of class)
Tuition: Degree Rate or $684.00/unit; Textbook: $147.35; SPSS Software: $39.99
 
These course sequences are accepted prerequisites for allied health, nursing, and public health programs at Loma Linda University and are transferable to other colleges and institutions.