Physiological Chemistry I

Course Search > Health Sciences > HSCI.2510

Course No: HSCI.2510-011; SIS Class Nbr: 1373; SIS Term: 3040
Course Status: Open

Course Description

This course provides a foundation in basic chemistry for students majoring in the Health Sciences. Basic concepts covered include: properties of matter, energy, atomic and molecular structure, isotopes and radioactivity, chemical bonding, chemical formulae and reactions. Quantitative aspects of chemical processes, chemical equilibrium and the behavior of gases, including blood gases and their transport are discussed. Properties of water and solutions are studied and include units of concentration, osmosis, osmolality, and physiological fluid and electrolyte balance. The chemistry of acids, bases and buffers is reviewed with emphasis on physiological buffer systems. Quantitative aspects, acid/base balance, compensatory mechanisms and elementary diagnosis are discussed. The chemistry of inorganic trace elements and their physiological roles are investigated. Concepts of organic chemistry are introduced, including the structure and function of carbon, isomerism and the properties and selected reactions of the major functional groups important in human biochemistry.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: Co-Req: HSCI 2530 Physiological Chem Lab I; HSCI 1020 A& P II and College of Health Sciences major or Nutrition Minor.
  • Special Notes:
  • Section Notes: Virtual Classroom Course
  • Core Codes: VRCL
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Javier Horta
  • UMass Lowell Bookstore

When Offered & Tuition

  • M,W-Th | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT
  • Summer 2021: May 17 to Jun 28
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1020
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented in this catalog. However, the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies reserves the right to implement new rules and regulations and to make changes of any nature to its program, calendar, procedures, standards, degree requirements, academic schedules (including, without limitations, changes in course content and class schedules), locations, tuition and fees. Whenever possible, appropriate notice of such changes will be given before they become effective.

Register for this Course

New Students

If you have not already applied and been accepted to a program.
Register Online

Current Students

If you have applied, been accepted to and are currently enrolled in a program.
Register with SIS Self-Service

Additional Registration Information


Email our Advising Center for assistance or call 800-480-3190.