Provide academic tutorial assistance to academic year Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Plus Program (PMPDPP) students, review course assignments and relevant course materials presented in class, and provide members of the PMPDPP staff with appropriate feedback on the progress of participating students.
Excellence in the below course content, good communication and problem solving skills, and high level of responsibility. Express willingness to promote and encourage high academic achievement of students.
Biology I & II: Introduction to taxonomy, phylogeny, evolution of organisms, structure and function of bodily systems to maintain homeostasis, genetics, the cellular basis of life forms, as well as the structures and functions of biologically important molecules. Covers cellular and molecular aspects of operation of bodily systems that are treated more descriptively in Biology I (e.g., kidney function, nerve cell function, muscle contraction, hormone action and cellular recognition in immunity). Also includes microscopy, permeability, molecular modeling, enzyme studies, spectrophotometry, statistics and data analysis.
Genetics: Simple inheritance patterns, cytogenetics, DNA replication, protein synthesis, regulatory mechanisms, genetic engineering and behavioral genetics. Problems of human genetics as related to genetic counseling and genetic engineering. Laboratory experiments illustrate principles of genetics using various organisms. Introduction to statistics and computers as applied to genetics.
Cell Biology: Study of cell morphology and cell physiology, including diversity of cell types resulting from cell specialization, the intracellular and intercellular mechanisms by which cells communicate, reproduce, and develop. Experimental approaches and methodology are emphasized, a well as the cell’s fundamental importance in medicine and disease. Laboratory exercises emphasize experimental design and execution, as well as data collection, analysis and presentation. Quantitative problem solving is emphasized throughout the lecture and laboratory components
Chemistry I and II: Introduction to the principles of chemistry and the chemistry lab, principally for biology and allied health majors.
Organic Chemistry I-II and lab: Principal classes of aliphatic and aromatic compounds. Emphasis on structural theory, reaction mechanisms, organic syntheses. Experimental work emphasizes basic organic laboratory techniques and includes an introduction to qualitative organic analysis and Experimental organic chemistry.
General Physics I-II: Mechanics, sound and heat, elementary electricity and magnetism, optics and elementary modern physics.
Calculus I & II: Real numbers, functions, elements of plane analytic geometry, limits, continuity, derivatives, differentiation of algebraic functions, applications of the derivative, antiderivatives, definite integral and Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Applications using computer software packages. Applications and techniques of integration. Differentiation of trigonometric and exponential functions and their inverses. . Improper integrals, indeterminate forms, polar coordinates and vectors. Applications using computer software packages.
Intermediate Algebra: The real number system, algebraic manipulations, solving equations and inequalities, exponents and radicals, functions and graphing.
Pre-Calculus Mathematics Algebra and Trigonometry: The real number system, functions, polynomial functions and equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions (graphs, applications, identities and equations), analytic geometry. Proficient understanding in the use of Mathematica software and completion of Mathematica assignments.
Statistics for Science Majors: Oriented toward direct applications to research problems in the sciences. Collecting and organizing data, design of experiments, standard distributions, statistical tests and procedures used in hypothesis testing. A discursive treatment of the probability theory necessary to understand statistical tests is included but minimized. Emphasis on statistical inference and developing an awareness of statistical methods in a given situation.
Proficient understanding in the applicable discipline(s).