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Premedical Curriculum


BIOSTATISTICS


This course introduces statistical concepts and analytical methods as applied to data in biomedical sciences. It highlights the basic concepts of quantitative analysis of data and statistical inferences. The various Topics included in this are probability, frequency distributions, central tendency and dispersion; hypothesis testing, confidence intervals for means, variances, and proportions; chi-square statistics; data analysis, and linear correlation. This course enhances the ability of a student to evaluate information critically.

GENERAL PHYSICS


General Physics is the conceptual study of units and dimensions of physical quantities, vectors, kinematics, laws of motion and its applications, work and energy, properties of matter, sound, oscillations, gravitation, fluid mechanics, and thermal physics. In this, the students take part in various experiments dealing with the basic laws of mechanics, vibration, circular motion, fluids, heat, and thermal properties of materials.

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY


In Medical Terminology the necessary context to learn basic rules and elements of medical terms will be taught. It will be based on how to break down and understand medical terms by knowing the meaning of the prefix or suffix. By learning the individual parts of a medical term, students will be able to Interpret the complex medical terms, their definitions, and learn about them thoroughly. Students will be able to recognize medical abbreviations, spell and pronounce basic medical terminology.

GENERAL BIOLOGY


General Biology focuses on teaching students about the concepts and factual knowledge in Biology. Biological principles, organization of living matter, structure and functions of cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body are among the topics that are covered in general biology. It deals with fundamental life processes and concepts common to all living organisms. It is most emphasized on the application of biological principles and concepts in the field of medicine. Lab work is also included in this course.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology — In this course Essential principles of human anatomy and physiology are discussed, including basic chemistry, cell and tissue studies, and an overview of all the body systems. Intended as a survey course for certain allied health and social service curricula, and as a general natural science course. Prerequisite: This Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One.

GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY

General Microbiology introduces microbial life, including morphology, staining, genetics, physiology, and biochemistry of bacteria, archaea, fungi, protozoa, algae, and helminths. The medical significance of these organisms is covered, as is the significance of viruses, prions, and viroid. It is strongly recommended that the student should select one of the following courses prior to taking this course: Biology or chemistry. Laboratory components are also included in this course.

GENERAL CHEMISTRY

General Chemistry provides the students with the fundamental concepts of the chemical processes, enabling students to use chemical concepts in daily living and in the understanding of biochemistry. It helps the students to understand the matter, the nomenclature of chemical compounds, chemical composition and properties of compounds, and modern atomic theory. Atomic structure, chemical bonding; solutions, and gas laws are a part of this course. Topics are developed by a thoughtful integration of laboratory and problem-based instruction.

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY


Organic Chemistry includes basic principles of structure and nomenclature of organic compounds, both aliphatic and aromatic. It highlights the principles of chemical reactions of organic compounds related to the synthesis or degradation of biomolecules in human metabolism. It further covers Saturated hydrocarbons, unsaturated hydrocarbons, Cis-trans isomerism, and addition reactions. There are also various Lab activities that include the use of models for the design of hydrocarbon and isomer structures. Experiments such as purification or separation, physical characterization, reaction types, and synthesis of organic compounds are also part of organic chemistry.

MCAT PREP


The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to evaluate the examinee’s problem-solving, critical thinking, writing skills, and knowledge of science concepts and principles necessary for the study of medicine. Scores are reported in Verbal Reasoning, Physical Sciences, Writing Sample, Social Sciences, and Biological Sciences. MCAT exam scores are considered as part of their admission process by the medical colleges. Almost all U.S. medical schools require applicants to submit MCAT exam scores. Mostly MCAT exam scores that are more than three years old are not accepted by many schools.