Undergraduate Course Catalog 2012-2013

General Information

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Total Credit Hours: 164-172
Major Credit Hours: 65

This is a 3+4 program in which students will earn a BS in Biology and a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree in 7 years instead of 8 years. The first three years of the program consist of a minimum of 90 credit hours after which the student applies to EITHER the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine or the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University. If accepted, students complete the 4th year at the podiatric college, which allows them to earn a BS in Biology from Lewis University. The 4th year also serves as the first year of the professional program in podiatric medicine.

A grade of "C" or better must be earned in a prerequisite course in order to advance to the next course in the sequence.

Biology majors may take a Biology class only two times. If the student has not achieved a minimum of a "C" after the second attempt, the student may not repeat the class.

The Biology Department will award 3 hours of credit for our general education class 02-100 (Introduction to Biology) when students have received a score of 4 or 5 on AP tests. We do not award any credit for major classes based on AP scores.

It is the policy of the Biology department to support with letters of recommendation for professional school applications only those students who have achieved a cumulative and science GPA of 3.25 by the time they complete 02-355 Biochemistry I Molecular Biochemistry with Clinical Correlates and have no withdrawals in their records. In the event that a student has his/her request for letters of recommendation denied, he/she has the right to petition for reconsideration with the understanding that there is no guarantee that the petition will be successful. Acceptance into any professional school is solely determined by the admissions committees of that school. All faculty members have the right to decline a request to write a letter of recommendation for any student.

A student entering this program must have an ACT composite score of 23.

I. Core Courses (65)
02-110 General Biology I (4)
02-111 General Biology I Lab (1)
03-110 General Chemistry I (4)
03-111 General Chemistry I Lab (1)
02-115 General Biology II (4)
02-116 General Biology II Lab (1)
03-115 General Chemistry II (4)
03-116 General Chemistry II Lab (1)
13-200 Calculus I (4)
13-211 Calculus for the Life Sciences (4)
02-220 Genetics (4)
02-221 Genetics Lab (1)
02-224 General Microbiology (4)
02-226 General Microbiology Lab (1)
03-220 Organic Chemistry I (4)
03-221 Organic Chemistry I Lab (1)
03-225 Organic Chemistry II (4)
03-226 Organic Chemistry II Lab (1)
02-320 Biostatistics (3)
02-335 Advanced Clinical Physiology (3)
02-336 Case Studies in Human Physiology (1)
02-355 Biochemistry I- Molecular Biochemistry with Clinical Correlates (3)
02-356 Biochemistry I Lab (1)
17-200 College Physics I (4)
17-201 College Physics I Lab (1)
17-205 College Physics II (4)
17-206 College Physics II Lab (1)

II. Students admitted to the podiatry programs in this manner will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree from Lewis University at the successful completion of their first year of study at these institutions. The courses to be transferred back to Lewis University are:

Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (62)
BSC 111 Human Anatomy (8)
BSC 112 Human Cell and Tissue Biology (6)
BSC 113 Medical Biochemistry (6)
BSC 114 Medical Genetics and Embryology (3)
PMD 113 Medical Ethics (1)
PMD 114 Principles of Medical Research (1)
PMD 115 Podiatric Medical Practice Seminar (1)
BSC 124 Lower Extremity Anatomy (8)
BSC 125 Neurobiology (3)
BSC 126 Human Systems Biology (6)
BSC 128 Medical Microbiology & Immunology (6)
GMD 121 Physical Assessment & Diagnosis (3)
PMD 116 Podiatric Medical Practice Seminar (1)
ORT 131 Biomechanics I (3)
ORT 132 Rehabilitative Medicine (2)
PMD 132 Lower Extremity Assessment & Diagnosis (2)
PMD 133 Introduction to Medical Imaging (1)
CLI 101 Introduction to Patient Care (1)

Scholl College of Podiatry at Rosalind Franklin University (70)
MCBA 500A, B & C Clinical Anatomy (10)
PBBS 502A & B Biochemistry (7)
PBBS 503A & B Structure and Function (11)

PBBS 504 Neuroscience (5)
PBBS 505A & B Microbiology and Immunology (7)
PBBS 506A & B Lower Extremity Anatomy (8)

PAPB 501 Understanding and Implementing Clinical Research (1)

PAPB 502 Biomechanics (6)
PMED 502A & B Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (4)

PMED 503 Podiatric Clinical Skills and Reasoning I (3)

HMTD 500 Interprofessional Healthcare Teams (1)
HMTD 501 Culture in Health Care (1)

MCUR 502A, B & C Essentials of Clinical Reasoning I (6)

III. The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by the successful completion of the following courses that contain strong writing components: General Biology Labs I and II and General Microbiology Lab.

IV. Consult the program fact sheet for the sequence of general education courses (37)