This one-semester basic chemistry course is designed to provide a survey of the fundamental chemistry of the human body to prepare students for more advanced courses in pharmacology. This course introduces basic principles of atomic and molecular structure, chemical reactions, acids, bases and buffers. It also covers the importance of water and biomacromolecules like DNA and enzymes in the human body. Examples of environmental pollutants and their effects on carcinogenicity, endocrine disruption, and persistent bioaccumulation of compounds like PFAs will be discussed.
HSCI.1010 Anatomy & Physiology I.