BIOL - Biology

BIOL 5223 - Ecology

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

(BIOL 1104 with D or better and BIOL 2204 with D or better) or (BIOL 1304 with D or better and BIOL 2204 with D or better)

Description: 

The course will analyze the biotic and abiotic factors that influence or limit distributions of organisms. Emphasis will be placed on population and community biology, including evolution, genetics, behavior, models of population growth, species interactions and community structure. Metabolic and energy relationships at the ecosystem level also will be explored. Examples will be drawn from all domains and kingdoms of organisms.

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BIOL 1223 - Introduction to Forestry

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Description: 

This course is designed to familiarize students with the sustainable management of New York hardwood forests. Students are introduced to the history of forests and forestry practices in North America and New York State, as well as basic tree biology, silvicultural systems, and forest management. Major emphases are placed on practical management strategies for maintaining and developing wood lots and farm forests for a variety of desired outcomes, including lumber, fuel, aesthetics, erosion control, and wildlife habitat.

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BIOL 1133 - Marine Biology

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Description: 

This course focuses on the biology of organisms residing in the sea, from the diversity of planktonic communities to marine megafauna, taking into consideration the ecological principles that govern marine life. The course aims to provide a solid educational background in basic and applied marine biology. Emphasis will be placed on marine environment issues and the adaptive and evolutionary mechanisms of organisms that allow them to occupy marine habitats.

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BIOL 6403 - Advanced Pathophysiology

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

BIOL 2504 with grade D or better or BIOL 2214 with grade D or better

Description: 

This Internet-based course examines abnormal human physiology in a clinical context, with intent to develop specific intellectual skills related to nursing and other allied health professions. Pathophysiology is considered from a systemic perspective, with emphasis given to cellular abnormalities, disruptions of homeostasis, infectious disease, inflammation, and disorders of the blood, immune, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, neurological, musculoskeletal, integumentary, renal, genitourinary, and reproductive systems.

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BIOL 5254 - Principles of Microbiology

Credits: 
4
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

BIOL 2204 with grade C or better or BIOL 2504 with grade C or better) or (VETS 2013 with grade C or better or VETS 2014 with grade C or better or VETS 1203 with grade C or better or VETS 1214 with grade D or better) or (BIOL 1104 with grade C or better or BIOL 1404 with grade C or better)

Description: 

A survey of microorganisms, their structures, physiology, and identification, with the various medical and non-medical implications in our daily lives. Topics include prokaryotic cell structure and function; biochemical processes; physical and chemical factors that affect cell growth; classification and identification; and physical and chemical methods of control. A major portion of the course deals with the pathogenic properties of microorganisms and the body’s defense mechanisms including the functions of the immune systems.

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BIOL 4900 - Directed Study

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
1
2
3
4
Description: 
Elective courses for students interested in advanced work in the biological sciences on problems in their special field of interest. Enrollment limited in order to allow each student the opportunity to pursue his/her field of special interest.
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BIOL 6534 - Genetics

Level: 
Upper
Credits: 
4
Prerequisites: 

BIOL 1104 with C or better or BIOL 1304 with C or better or BIOL 1404 with C or better or VETS 1214 with C or better

Course Attributes: 
Course attributes: Gen Ed - Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Science
Description: 

A study of heredity and the gene from the perspective of the individual, the cell, and the population. The human species will be emphasized along with the recent advances in biotechnology.  Laboratory work includes Drosophila breeding, polymerase chain reaction, and DNA electrophoresis.

Lab Fee - $13

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BIOL 4404 - Emergency Medical Technology

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
4
Description: 

This course requires active participation in the field of Emergency Medical Services (ambulance, rescue squad, hospital, etc.) and permission of the instructor. The fundamentals of emergency medical care are presented in accordance with the New York State EMS Code. Emphasis is placed on the theory and practice of pre-hospital emergency care. Successful completion of the course requires attendance at all sessions and achievement of a passing grade in all evaluation phases as required by the New York State Department of Health.

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BIOL 4403 - Pathophysiology

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 

(BIOL 2504 with C or better or BIOL 2214 with C or better) and (MEDR 1133 with C or better and MEDR 1132 with C or better)

Course Attributes: 
Course attributes: Gen Ed - Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Science
Description: 

A study of disruptions of normal physiology, the processes that bring about these disruptions, and the various ways in which disruptions manifest themselves as symptoms, signs, physical findings, and laboratory findings. The course will explore the pathophysiology of genetic diseases, hypersensitivity and autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases, neoplasia, diseases due to physical and chemical agents, disturbances of fluid and electrolyte balance, and endocrine dysfunction.

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BIOL 4401 - First Aid

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
1
Description: 
An introductory course dealing with the ways to handle first aid situations. Included are measures to be taken in treating shock, bleeding, fractures, poisonings, and drug overdoses. Emphasis is placed on preparing individuals to handle common household emergencies, and recognizing and treating cardiac arrest and choking victims. Completion of the course leads to certification in standard first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
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