Feb 02, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog
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CH 112 - Chemistry for Health Occupations

4 Credit(s)

Introduction to atoms, bonding, acid/base chemistry and chemical reactions relevant to biological systems. Topics include metabolic pathways and function and structure of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. Lecture/Recitation. With BI 112, the prerequisite for Anatomy and Physiology BI 231.

Prerequisite: MTH 052  or above with grade of C- or better or pass placement test
Corequisite: BI 112  

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

1. Define and organize the structural levels of particulate matter, from subatomic particles to macromolecules
2. Describe the consequences and origin of water’s polarity and its importance to cellular structure and processes
3. Predict the physical and chemical properties of organic compounds based on structure and functional groups
4. Explain how the structure and chemistry of small precursor molecules contribute to the diversity of biomolecules
5. Analyze, describe and model processes that occur in biochemical reactions, such as redox and acid/base chemistry
6. Outline important metabolic processes that occur in human cells and the associated matter and energy transformations

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