Biology

Course Descriptions

Animal Care and Management

ACM 90     Cr 6
Animal Care and Management Internship

This will be a 500-hour hands-on experience for students who successfully complete the prerequisite courses. The internship will provide valuable opportunities through which students will be able to put into action the practices that they learned in the classroom. Students will focus on procedures and specific applications relating to basic veterinary care, feeding and nutrition, animal handling, animal housing, and sanitation procedures.

Prerequisites: BIO 15 and BIO 47 Corequisites: CurrentTextBook:

Biology

BIO 11     Lect 2   Lab 4   Cr 4
General Biology I

Chemical basis of life; cellular structure, function and reproduction; photosynthesis and cell respiration; human anatomy and physiology; plant structure and function.

Prerequisites: MTH 03 or MTH 05, and RDL 02 and ENG 02 if required

BIO 12     Lect 2   Lab 4   Cr 4
General Biology II

Continuation of BIO 11 with emphasis on plant and animal development; Mendelian and molecular genetics; evolution; animal and plant diversity; and ecology.

Prerequisites: BIO 11

BIO 15     Lect 2   Lab 4   Cr 4
Zoology

The diversity of the animal kingdom with emphasis on ecology, behavior, and phylogeny (with medical and economic implications for humanity).

Prerequisites: BIO 11

BIO 18     Lect 4   Cr 4
Human Biology

A physiological study of the skeletal, muscular, integumentary, digestive, nervous, circulatory, excretory, respiratory, endocrine and reproductive systems of the human body; special senses.

Prerequisites: RDL 02 and ENG 02 if required

BIO 21     Lect 3   Lab 3   Cr 4
The Human Body

Anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, digestive, nervous, circulatory, excretory, respiratory, endocrine and reproductive systems of the human body; special senses.

Prerequisites: RDL 02 and ENG 02 if required.

BIO 22     Lect 2   Cr 2
Medical Terminology

Acquaintance with medical concepts, medical terms and scientific principles; various ailments and diseases; tests used in their analyses; treatments and therapeutic techniques for alleviation and cure. Required for Medical Office Assistant Program.

Prerequisites: RDL 02 and ENG 02 if required.

BIO 23     Lect 3   Lab 3   Cr 4
Human Anatomy and Physiology I

An integrated lab-lecture method for the study of the structure and function of the human organism. Includes basic chemistry, cellular anatomy and physiology, tissues, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems. Required for Allied Health Career Programs.

Prerequisites: MTH 03 or MTH 05, and RDL 02 and ENG 02 if required.

BIO 24     Lect 3   Lab 3   Cr 4
Human Anatomy and Physiology II

An integrated lab-lecture method for the study of the structure and function of the human organism. Includes cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems.

Prerequisites: BIO 23. Required for health career students.

BIO 28     Lect 3   Lab 3   Cr 4
Microbiology and Infection Control

Introduction to microbial structure, function and reproduction. Introduces the medical aspects of bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, virology, serology, immunology, epidemiology, and infection control. Required for Allied Health Career Programs.

Prerequisites: BIO 23 and BIO 24 or permission of department chairperson.

BIO 43     Lect 2   Lab 4   Cr 4
Microbiology

Introduction to basic microbiological concepts, including microbial structure, physiology, metabolism, genetics, growth and ecology; and applied microbiology.

Prerequisites: BIO 12 or BIO 24 and CHM 18.

BIO 44     Lect 2   Lab 4   Cr 4
Diagnostic Microbiology

Advanced study of microorganisms with emphasis on diagnostic techniques for identifying pathogens. Included are morphological, cultural, biochemical, serological methods, and antibiotic testing.

Prerequisites: BIO 43 and departmental approval.

BIO 46     Lect 1   Lab 3   Cr 2
Clinical Techniques for Medical Personnel I

Introduction to the physicianÂ’s office, medical records, measurement of vital signs, electrocardiograph, preparation of the exam room and medical instruments, x-ray and radiograph methods.

Prerequisites: BIO 18 or BIO 21, and BIO 22.

BIO 47     Lect 1   Lab 3   Cr 2
Clinical Techniques for Medical Personnel II

Clinical laboratory techniques for a medical office laboratory including sterilization and disinfection techniques, analysis of blood, urine and microbiology specimens. Use and care of the microscope and other laboratory instruments.

Prerequisites: BIO 18 and BIO 22; or BIO 21 and BIO 22; or BIO 11.

BIO 50     Lect 2   Lab 2   Cr 3
Biology, Bioethics and Law

Basic concepts on structure and function of the human body in conjunction with legal definitions and decisions, and ethical interpretations concerning biological/medical technology. Course includes material on contraception and sterilization, abortion, genetics, DNA manipulations, artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, surrogate motherhood, death and dying, human experimentation, organ transplantation.

Prerequisites: RDL 02 and ENG 02 if required

BIO 52     Lect 3   Lab 3   Cr 4
Immunology

Principles of humoral and cellular immunity. Immunological techniques for identification of infectious diseases and immune disorders; introduction to immunohematology (blood cell antigens) and tissue typing.

Prerequisites: BIO 12 and CHM 18 and departmental approval.

BIO 55     Lect 3   Cr 3
Genetics

A survey of the major principles and concepts of the science of heredity. The course reviews classical Mendelian and non-Mendelian genetics. It covers modern genetics including the molecular basis of heredity, gene regulation, developmental genetics, population genetics and biotechnology.

Prerequisites: BIO 12.

BIO 81     Lect 3   Lab 3   Cr 4
Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology

Basics of clinical laboratory science, focusing on human physiology and diagnostic testing.

Prerequisites: BIO 11, CHM 17 and departmental approval. Corequisites: CHM 18.

BIO 82     Lect 2   Lab 4   Cr 4
Clinical Hematology & Coagulation

Principles and practice of clinical laboratory techniques in hematology and coagulation: complete blood count, normal and abnormal smears, sedimentation rate and coagulation studies. Emphasis on both manual and automated techniques, principles and diagnostic implications.

Prerequisites: BIO 12, BIO 81 and CHM 18 and departmental approval.

BIO 83     Lect 2   Lab 4   Cr 4
Clinical Chemistry

Basic principles of clinical chemistry and quality assurance. Clinical chemistry tests: glucose, renal function tests, serum proteins, hepatic profile, electrolytes, enzymes, and therapeutic drug monitoring. Emphasis on manual techniques, chemical principles and diagnostic implications.

Prerequisites: BIO 81, CHM 18 and MTH 13 and departmental approval.

BIO 84     Lect 1   Lab 4   Cr 3
Clinical Instrumentation

Principles of operation, maintenance, calibration and quality control of clinical laboratory instrumentation (e.g., spectrophotometers, ion-specific electrodes, electrophoresis and chromatography systems, cell counters). Clinical significance of abnormal findings will be discussed.

Prerequisites: BIO 83 and departmental approval.

BIO 90     Cr 4
Clinical Internship

One thousand hours of clinical laboratory training in a hospital laboratory. Placement for training is limited and cannot be guaranteed.

Prerequisites: of all other requirements and department approval.

BIO 91    Rec 1   Lect 2   Cr 3
Biomedical Research I: Simulated Research/Symposium

Scientific method and diverse symposium experiences. Students learn how to review scientific literature, evaluate research papers, write a scientific paper, present papers and design experiments. The symposium experience consists of visits to research laboratories, on-campus seminars with leading scientists and a national science conference

Prerequisites: Admission to the REAP Program.

BIO 92     Cr 300 hrs
Biomedical Research II: Participatory Research

Students have the opportunity to be part of a research team by working with leading scientific researchers in well-known research laboratories.

Prerequisites: BIO 91 and admission to the REAP Program.

    
BOTANY

Enrollment in Botany is limited to students in the Ornamental Horticulture curriculum or with special permission of the department. Offered at the New York Botanical Garden. See curriculum advisor: Ms. Rebeca Araya.

    
FLORISTRY

Enrollment in Floristry is limited to students in the Ornamental Horticulture curriculum with special permission of the department. Offered at the New York Botanical Garden. See curriculum advisor: Ms. Rebeca Araya.

    
GARDENING

Enrollment in Gardening is limited to students in the Ornamental Horticulture curriculum or with special permission of the department. Offered at the New York Botanical Garden. See curriculum advisor: Ms. Rebeca Araya.

    
HORTICULTURE

Enrollment in Horticulture is limited to students in the Ornamental Horticulture curriculum or with special permission of the department. Offered at the New York Botanical Garden. See curriculum advisor: Ms. Rebeca Araya.

    
INTERIOR LANDSCAPING

Enrollment in Interior Landscaping is limited to students in the Ornamental Horticulture curriculum or with special permission of the department. Offered at the New York Botanical Garden. See curriculum advisor: Ms. Rebeca Araya.

    
LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Enrollment in Landscape Design is limited to students in the Ornamental Horticulture curriculum or with special permission of the department. Offered at the New York Botanical Garden. See curriculum advisor: Ms. Rebeca Araya.
 

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