Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
CH 104
Course Title:
Allied Health Chemistry I
Credit Hours:
5
Lecture Hours:
40
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
30
Special Fee:
$12.00

Course Description

Introduces general principles of chemistry: atomic structure, mole concept, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, and gas laws. Designed for students in a health science program, e.g. Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technician, Vet Tech, or for a laboratory science elective. This is the first course of a three course sequence. Prerequisites: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Prerequisites/concurrent: MTH 95. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course the students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an emerging ability to use effective written and/or oral communication through the application of allied health chemical concepts and reasoning using the language of chemistry.
  • Demonstrate an emerging understanding of how chemistry impacts the natural and technological environments.
  • Demonstrate an emerging ability to use detailed data collection, analysis and collaborative skills in order to explore allied health chemical principles, critically evaluate models, draw conclusions and communicate results.
  • Demonstrate an emerging understanding of chemical principles and collaborative skills to effectively solve problems encountered in allied health chemistry using appropriate computational and reasoning skills

Course Activities and Design

  1. Active Learning: Problem-solving assignments
  2. Full-class Learning: Recitation exercises
  3. Collaborative Learning: Laboratory activities
  4. Independent Learning: Reading and lecture

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Core Outcome Mapping: Communication - Mapping Level Indicator 1.

Demonstrate a limited ability to use effective written and/or oral communication through the application of allied health chemical concepts and reasoning using language of chemistry.

Core Outcome Mapping: Community and Environmental Responsibility - Mapping Level Indicator 1. 

Demonstrate a limited understanding of how chemistry impacts the natural and technological environments.

Core Outcome Mapping: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving -Mapping Level Indicator 1.  Demonstrate a limited ability to use detailed data collection, analysis and collaborative skills in order to explore allied health chemical principles, critically evaluate models, draw conclusions and communicate results.

Core Outcome Mapping: Professional Competence - Mapping Level Indicator 1. 

Demonstrate a limited understanding of chemical principles and collaborative skills to effectively solve problems encountered in allied health chemistry using appropriate computational and reasoning skills. 

General

  1. Hand in assignments for grading
  2. Participation
  3. Lab reports
  4. Testing

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. MATTER
    1. Define and apply the following terms
      1. mass, weight
      2. Density
      3. specific heat
      4. temperature
    2. Differentiate the following based on cogent characteristics:
      1. elements
      2. compounds
      3. mixtures
      4. chemical changes
      5. physical changes
      6. conservation of energy
  1. MEASUREMENT
    1. Perform calculations based on the following:
      1. dimensional analysis
      2. metric conversions
      3. significant figures
      4. uncertainty in measurement
  2. ATOMIC THEORY
    1. Construct a theoretical model of the atom based on the following:
      1. electrons
      2. protons
      3. neutrons
      4. isotopes
      5. atomic weight
      6. mass number
  3. PERIODIC TABLE
    1. Recognize and recite the following from a periodic table:
      1. electron structure
      2. metals
      3. nonmetals
      4. families
      5. groups
      6. periods of elements
  4. NOMENCLATURE
    1. Determine the proper name or formula of compounds based on the following:
      1. representative metals
      2. transition metals
      3. polyatomic ions
      4. binary covalent compounds
      5. acids and bases
  5. CHEMICAL BONDING
    1. Define the following and use the terms to classify the chemical bonding in a given compound.
      1. ionic bonds
      2. electron dot structure
      3. formulas
      4. covalent bonds
      5. molecular geometry
  6. CHEMICAL REACTIONS
    1. Write the chemical equation for a given reaction
    2. Balance the equation
    3. Classify the type of chemical reaction.
    4. Distinguish between exothermic and endothermic reactions.
  7. CHEMICAL STOICHIOMETRY
    1. Solve mathematical problems using the following concepts
      1. mole ratios
      2. mass-to-mass calculation
      3. mass-to-mole calculation
      4. mass-to-molecule calculation
      5. limiting reagent
      6. percent yield

THE FOLLOWING IS A BRIDGE TOPIC BETWEEN CH 104 AND CH 105. IT MAY BE INTRODUCED IF THE INSTRUCTOR HAS THE TIME.
 

H.  GASES

  1. Explain the application of
    1. Charles' law
    2. Dalton's law of partial pressures
    3. standard conditions
    4. kinetic molecular theory
    5. Solve problems using
    6. Ideal gas equation
    7. Combined gas equation