Prerequisite Science Courses

CCNM offers courses in chemistry, biology and physiology

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Missing a prerequisite course in chemistry, biology or physiology? You can take one, or all, of the courses here at CCNM. Check out our 2017 course calendar (PDF) for dates and timings.

Chemistry I

Credit hours: 3

Course code: SGC101

Course fee: $750

Register here for May 10 - June 28

Register here for Sept. 6 - Oct. 25

Chemistry II

Credit hours: 3

Course code: SGC102

Course fee: $750

Register here for July 5 - Aug. 16

Register here for Nov. 1 - Dec. 13

Biology

Credit hours: 6

Course code: SBI100

Course fee: $1,399

Register here for May 9 - Aug. 15

Register here for Sept. 5 - Dec. 12

Physiology

Credit hours: 6

Course code: SPH100

Course fee: $1,399

Register here for May 11 - Aug. 17

Register here for Sept. 7 - Dec. 14

Each course is delivered in a blended learning style which combines online self-study modules with weekly live interactive online tutorial sessions from 7:30 - 9 p.m. EST (one evening per week) with the course instructor. The passing grade is 60%, and evaluations/assessments will consist of tutorial attendance/participation (5%), one quiz per module (30%), two assignments (20%), one midterm test (15%) taken online, and a final exam (30%) invigilated at CCNM’s testing centre as part of the course, or under the guidance of a suitable invigilator (college/university or secondary school academic professional, librarian, or testing centre) in your local area, costs of which will be the responsibility of the student.

CCNM does not offer a prerequisite course in the humanities. If you're lacking a humanities and/or psychology prerequisite, please contact Student Services at 1-866-241-2266 ext. 245 or info@ccnm.edu for recommendations.

Chemistry I: Foundations of Chemistry (SGC101)

Chemistry I is a three-credit, eight-week introductory course designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of chemistry. The course will emphasize the physical and chemical principles of chemistry relating to matter and its transformations including measurement, atoms and molecules, nuclear chemistry, ions, the mole, reaction stoichiometry, gases, solutions, and acids and bases.

The application of chemical fundamentals to naturopathic medicine is integrated throughout the course, providing students with a unique opportunity to learn chemistry within the context of naturopathic medicine. Incorporation of a virtual laboratory component enhances and re-enforces material covered in the course and allows the student to experience a practical application of chemistry while maintaining the convenience of an online chemistry course.

Prerequisites
Chemistry I or an equivalent course from a recognized university is a prerequisite for Principles of Chemistry II.

Chemistry II: Introduction to Organic & Biological Chemistry (SGC102)

Chemistry II is a three-credit, seven-week introductory course designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of organic chemistry and biochemistry. The course will emphasize the application of organic chemistry and biochemistry principles to the human body and human health, including functional groups of organic chemistry, carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and proteins, metabolic pathways and energy production.

The application of organic chemistry and biochemistry fundamentals to naturopathic medicine is integrated throughout the course, providing students with a unique opportunity to learn chemistry within the context of naturopathic medicine. Incorporation of a virtual laboratory component enhances and reinforces material covered in the course and allows the student to experience a practical application of chemistry while maintaining the convenience of an online chemistry course.

Prerequisites
Chemistry I or an equivalent course from a recognized university is a prerequisite for Chemistry II.

Biology (SBI101)

Biology (SBI100) is a six-credit, 15-week introductory course that will provide students with a solid core foundation in basic and applied human biology. The course will emphasize the molecular and cellular basis of life, biochemical processes, cellular structure and function, and will introduce the structure and function of tissues and organ systems.

The application of biology fundamentals to naturopathic medicine is integrated throughout the course, providing students with a unique opportunity to learn biology within the context of naturopathic medicine.

Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites required for this course.

Physiology (SPH101)

Physiology (SPH100) is a six-credit, 15-week introductory course that will provide students with a solid core foundation in basic and applied physiology. The course will emphasize clinical physiology including mechanisms by which cells and tissues of the body operate to maintain homeostasis, and the integrative functions of the major systems of the human body in health and disease.

The application of physiology fundamentals to naturopathic medicine is integrated throughout the course, providing students with a unique opportunity to learn physiology within the context of naturopathic medicine.

Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites required for this course

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS

Most of the readings and assigned material will come from the required course textbooks:

Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry by Karen C Timberlake (13th Edition). Published by Pearson.

chemistry textbook

 

Biology of Humans: Concepts, Applications and Issues by Goodenough & McGuire (6th Edition). Published by Pearson.

biology textbook

 

Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach by Dee Unglaub Silverthorne (7th Edition). Published by Pearson.

physiology textbook

 

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