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  1. 1. 157 CATALOGUE 2010-2012 School of Nursing, Health and Environmental Sciences The School of Nursing, Health and Environmental Sciences offers programmes in a range of distinct disciplines and sub-disciplines. It is the primary provider of postsecondary nursing programmes up to the baccalaureate level in Trinidad and Tobago. In addition, it is the premier provider of professional allied health programmes in critical areas such as radiation therapy, radiological sciences and medical laboratory technology. These programmes and those in the area of environmental studies highlight the benefits of the College’s close partnerships with its industry stakeholders. The School of Nursing, Health and Environmental Sciences comprises four departments: • Nursing • Health Science Technologies • Environmental Studies • Natural and Life Sciences
  2. 2. 158 Mission • To provide the environment and resources for students to transform their innate desires into tangible careers, applicable to the overall development of the nation • To produce confident and competently trained individuals to support key health care policies and initiate change as pioneers in their fields • To embrace research as a core requirement to inform professional practice. Department of Nursing The Department of Nursing, formerly known as the College of Nursing, was established under the National Institute of Higher Education Research Science and Technology (NIHERST) in 1990. Over the twenty years of its existence, the department’s programme offerings have developed from an apprenticeship programme to an associate degree, with two options in general nursing and psychiatric nursing. In 2009, the associate degree programmes were upgraded to bachelor’s level, consistent with international trends in nursing education. The department continues to play a critical role in training for the health sector and remains committed to continuously improving the services offered to its students and industry stakeholders. Programmes The Department of Nursing offers the following degree programme options: Bachelor Degree Programmes Associate Degree Programmes B.Sc. Nursing (General) AS Nursing (General) B.Sc. Nursing (Psychiatric) AS Nursing (Psychiatric) Bachelor of Science - General Nursing (BSN) The Bachelor of Science degree programme in Nursing is suitable for new applicants who want to enter the nursing profession as well as for practicing nurses who wish to upgrade their professional status. The programme has two tracks: general nursing and psychiatric nursing and it is designed to produce nursing professionals who are equipped to function more efficiently and effectively in the constantly changing dynamics of the modern health care environment. Through the curriculum, students develop an in-depth understanding of nursing philosophy, nursing theory and conceptual frameworks that underpin nursing practice. They also acquire critical thinking skills and the ability to engage in evidence-based practice, professional reflection and visioning, thereby ensuring their readiness to make a meaningful contribution to nursing leadership and management in Trinidad and Tobago. Graduation Requirements: B.Sc. - General Nursing To be awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (General Nursing track), students must successfully complete 135 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution:
  3. 3. 159 CATALOGUE 2010-2012 Required courses in the major area of study 66 credits Core curriculum courses 48 credits Support courses 21 credits Total Credits Required for Graduation 135 credits Clinical Competencies: Students are also required to demonstrate competence to function in a clinical environment. To this end, clinical assessments will be undertaken continuously throughout the programme to determine students’ levels of clinical competence. Total clinical hours (Requirement of the Nursing Council) 3280 hours COURSES IN THE MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM COURSES CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. NURS 115 Foundations of Nursing Practice 3 ARTS 119 Foundations of Art and Music 3 NURS 150 Introduction to the Profession of Nursing 3 BUSI 203 Leadership and Ethics 3 NURS 156 Health Promotion and Maintenance 3 COMM 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3 NURS 160 Nutrition I 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3 NURS 211 Nursing Science 3 ENGL 200 Comparative Literature 3 NURS 220 Pathophysiology I 3 ENTP 210 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3 NURS 223 The Childbearing Family 3 ENVH 102 World Issues in Public Health 1 NURS 260 Nutrition and Disease 3 ENVH 121 Environmental Issues and Sustainability 1 NURS 275 Pharmacology in Nursing 3 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3 NURS 295 Epidemiology 3 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3 NURS 306 Health Assessment 4 MATH 116 Contemporary College Mathematics 3 NURS 312 Mental Health 4 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behavior and Diversity 3 NURS 320 Pathophysiology II 3 RELI 205 Comparative Religion 3 NURS 324 Paediatric and Adolescent Care 3 SCIE 121 Foundations of Natural Sciences 3 NURS 334 Adult Nursing 3 SCIE 201 Contemporary Issues in Science 1 NURS 337 Nursing Informatics 3 SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3 NURS 401 Gender Issues in Health Care 3 SPAN 100 Introduction to Spanish 3 NURS 411 Professional Development and Management 3 STAT 120 Fundamentals of Statistics 3 NURS 445 Critical Care Nursing 3 Total Core Curriculum Credits 48 NURS 447 Gerontology  3 NURS 499 Senior Project - Nursing 4 Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 66 SUPPORT COURSES BIOL 171 Structure and Function I 4 BIOL 172 Structure and Function II 4 BIOL 221 Microbiology for Nursing 3 CHEM 121 Bio-chemistry 3 COMM 119 Sign Language 2 COMM 151 Communication in Nursing 2 MATH 108 Dosage Mathematics 3 Total Support Course Credits 21 Career Option: • Nurse Bachelor of Science degree – Psychiatric Nursing Graduation Requirements: B.Sc. - Psychiatric Nursing To be awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (Psychiatric Nursing track), students must successfully complete 136 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution:
  4. 4. 160 Required courses in the major area of study 67credits Core curriculum courses 48 credits Support courses 21 credits Total Credits Required for Graduation 136 credits Clinical Competencies: Students are also required to demonstrate competence to function in a clinical environment. To this end, clinical assessments will be undertaken continuously throughout the programme to determine students’ levels of clinical competence. Total clinical hours (Requirement of the Nursing Council) 3280 hours COURSES IN THE MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM COURSES CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. NURS 115 Foundations of Nursing Practice 3 ARTS 119 Foundations of Art and Music 3 NURS 116 Foundations in Psychiatry 3 BUSI 203 Leadership and Ethics 3 NURS 150 Introduction to the Profession of Nursing 3 COMM 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3 NURS 154 Health Promotion and Maintenance 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3 NURS 160 Nutrition I 3 ENGL 200 Comparative Literature 3 NURS 211 Nursing Science 3 ENTP 210 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3 NURS 220 Pathophysiology I 3 ENVH 102 World Issues in Public Health 1 NURS 224 The Childbearing Family (Psyc.) 3 ENVH 121 Environmental Issues and Sustainability 1 NURS 250 Psycho - Pathophysiology 3 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3 NURS 261 Nutrition and Disease (Psyc.) 3 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3 NURS 276 Psycho - Pharmacology 3 MATH 116 Contemporary College Mathematics 3 NURS 295 Epidemiology 3 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behavior and Diversity 3 NURS 306 Health Assessment 4 RELI 205 Comparative Religion 3 NURS 325 Paediatric and Adolescent Care (Psyc.) 3 SCIE 121 Foundations of Natural Sciences 3 NURS 326 Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing 2 SCIE 201 Contemporary Issues in Science 1 NURS 336 Care of the Mentally Ill Adult 3 SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3 NURS 337 Nursing Informatics 3 SPAN 100 Introduction to Spanish 3 NURS 401 Gender Issues in Health Care 3 STAT 120 Fundamentals of Statistics 3 NURS 411 Professional Development and Management 3 Total Core Curriculum Credits 48 NURS 441 Psychiatric Emergencies 3 NURS 448 Psycho - Gerontology  3 SUPPORT COURSES NURS 499 Senior Project - Nursing 4 BIOL 171 Structure and Function I 4 Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 67 BIOL 172 Structure and Function II 4 BIOL 221 Microbiology for Nursing 3 CHEM 121 Bio-chemistry 3 COMM 119 Sign Language 2 COMM 151 Communication in Nursing 2 MATH 108 Dosage Mathematics 3 Total Support Course Credits 21 Career Option: • Psychiatric Nurse Associate in Applied Science – General Nursing The Associate in Applied Science degree programme is appropriate for persons who wish to enter the nursing profession. This programme has two tracks: general and psychiatric nursing. The main aim of the programme is to prepare nurses with the critical thinking, analytical, evaluation and technology skills and competencies that will equip them to provide quality patient care in any local, regional or international health care setting. It also provides a sound foundation for further studies in nursing or other health science professions. Graduation Requirements: Associate in Applied Science – General Nursing To be awarded the Associate in Applied Science degree in General Nursing, students must successfully complete
  5. 5. 161 CATALOGUE 2010-2012 74 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution: Required courses in the major area of study 37 credits Core curriculum courses 24 credits Support courses 13 credits Total Credits Required for Graduation 74 credits Clinical Competencies: Students are also required to demonstrate competence to function in a clinical environment. To this end, clinical assessments will be undertaken continuously throughout the programme to determine students’ levels of clinical competence. Total clinical hours (Requirement of the Nursing Council) 3280 hours COURSES IN THE MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM COURSES CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. BIOL 221 Microbiology for Nursing 3 COMM 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3 COMM 151 Communication in Nursing 2 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3 NURS 115 Foundations of Nursing Practice 3 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3 NURS 141 Emergency Care 2 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3 NURS 150 Introduction to the Profession of Nursing 3 MATH 116 Contemporary College Mathematics 3 NURS 156 Health Promotion and Maintenance 3 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behavior and Diversity 3 NURS 160 Nutrition I 3 SCIE 121 Foundations of Natural Sciences 3 NURS 220 Pathophysiology I 3 SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3 NURS 223 The Childbearing Family 3 NURS 260 Nutrition and Disease 3 Total Core Curriculum Credits 24 NURS 275 Pharmacology in Nursing 3 NURS 290 Introduction to Adult Nursing 3 NURS 295 Epidemiology 3 SUPPORT COURSES BIOL 171 Structure and Function I 4 Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 37 BIOL 172 Structure and Function II 4 CHEM 121 Biochemistry 3 COMM 123 Sign Language 2 Total Support Course Credits 13 NURS 371 Clinical Experiences (Level I Practical Examination) NURS 372 Clinical Experiences (Level II A Practical Examination) GUIDED ELECTIVE COURSES NURS 372 Clinical Experiences (Level II B Practical Examination) DRAM 101 Drama NC NURS 373 Clinical Experiences (Level III Practical Examination) ARTS 100 Steel Pan Appreciation NC Total Credits Clinical Hours 3280 Career Option: • Nurse Associate in Applied Science – Psychiatric Nursing Graduation Requirements: AAS – Psychiatric Nursing To successfully complete the Associate in Applied Science degree in Psychiatric Nursing, students must complete 77 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution: Required courses in the major area of study 43 credits Core curriculum courses 24 credits Support courses 13 credits Total Credits Required for Graduation 80 credits
  6. 6. 162 Clinical Competencies: Students are also required to demonstrate competence to function in a clinical environment. To this end, clinical assessments will be undertaken continuously throughout the programme to determine students’ levels of clinical competence. Total clinical hours (Requirement of the Nursing Council) 3280 hours COURSES IN THE MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM COURSES CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. BIOL 221 Microbiology for Nursing 3 COMM 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3 COMM 151 Communication in Nursing 2 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3 NURS 115 Foundations of Nursing Practice 3 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3 NURS 116 Foundations of Psychiatry 3 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3 NURS 141 Emergency Care 2 MATH 116 Contemporary College Mathematics 3 NURS 150 Introduction to the Profession of Nursing 3 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behavior and Diversity 3 NURS 156 Health Promotion and Maintenance 3 SCIE 121 Foundations of Natural Sciences 3 NURS 160 Nutrition I 3 SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3 NURS 220 Pathophysiology I 3 Total Core Curriculum Credits 24 NURS 224 The Childbearing Family (Psyc.) 3 NURS 250 Psycho-Pathophysiology 3 NURS 261 Nutrition and Disease (Psyc.) 3 SUPPORT COURSES NURS 276 Psycho-Pharmacology 3 BIOL 171 Structure and Function I 4 NURS 290 Introduction to Adult Nursing 3 BIOL 172 Structure and Function II 4 NURS 295 Epidemiology 3 CHEM 121 Biochemistry 3 COMM 123 Sign Language 2 Total Credits – Required Courses in the Major 43 Total Support Course Credits 13 NURS 371 Clinical Experiences (Level I Practical Examination) NURS 372 Clinical Experiences (Level II A Practical Examination) GUIDED ELECTIVE COURSES NURS 372 Clinical Experiences (Level II B Practical Examination) DRAM 101 Drama NC NURS 373 Clinical Experiences (Level III Practical Examination) ARTS 100 Steel Pan Appreciation NC NURS 236 Psycho - Pathophysiology Total Clinical Hours 3280 Career Option: • Psychiatric Nurse Faculty Profile - Nursing Rupert Jones, Department Chair Senior Lecturer - Nursing M.Phil, B.A, Dip, Cert Research Interest: Nursing education Catherine E Dalrymple Lecturer - Mental/Orthopedic Nursing B.Sc., BA, Cert, RGN, RN, RM Research Interest: Nursing education Steve Mohammed Senior Lecturer – General and Psychiatric Nursing M.Ed., Dip, Cert, RN Research Interest: Nursing education Carolyn Bascombe-McCave Senior Lecturer - Medical/Surgical nursing, gynecology, obstetrics and ICU M.Ed., B.Sc., RN, LM, CCN Research Interest: Nursing education Marina Fraser Lecturer - Nursing, psychiatry and midwifery ASD, B.Sc., Dip, RN Research Interest: Nursing education Shirley Rajkumar Senior Lecturer - Nursing, midwifery Dip, Cert, RN, RM, Research Interest: Maternity and child care Abraham Bremnor Senior Lecturer - Nursing and Psychology MA, , B.Sc, ASD (M.Phil in progress) Research Interest: Nursing education Maureen Giddings-Estwick Lecturer - Nursing M.Ed. RN, LM Research Interest: Nursing education Daisy S. Ramperad-Rattan Senior Lecturer – Nursing, midwifery and research M.Phil, B.Sc., RN, RM, Research Interest: Tobacco control
  7. 7. 163 CATALOGUE 2010-2012 Beryl Brewster Senior Lecturer - General Nursing and health visiting M.Sc., BA, ASD, Dip, Cert, RN, RNT, R.M Research Interest: Nursing education Linda Lewis-Suite Lecturer - Gerontology/clinical nursing RMN, RN Research Interest: Nursing education Henry Sandy Lecturer - Gerontology, medical/ surgical nursing Post cert, RN, AHA, Dip. Research Interest: Nursing education Avril Wilba Carter Clinical Instructor Psychiatric Nursing ASD Research Interest: Nursing education Ruhee Mir-Mohammed Senior Lecturer – Nursing, health sciences M.Sc., B.Sc., Dip, RGN, CCN Research Interest: Nursing education Ynolde Sitahall Senior Lecturer - Nursing M.Sc., Cert, RN Research Interest: Nursing education Department of Health Science Technologies The Department of Health Science Technologies offers certificates, diplomas, associate and bachelor’s degree programmes in the fields of medical laboratory technology, health records science, pharmacy assistant, cytology, radiography, and radiation therapy. The curriculum emphasizes competency-based learning, and students are exposed to the most modern equipment and up-to-date techniques in the laboratory environment, through practical sessions which directly link theory to workplace competencies. Students are also required to complete a clinical internship at approved public and private health care facilities, thereby ensuring that they are ready for the workplace upon graduation. Programmes The Department of Health Science Technologies offers the following degree programme options: Bachelor Degree Programmes Associate Degree Programmes B.Sc. Medical Lab Technology AAS Medical Lab Technology B.Sc. Radiation Therapy B.Sc. Radiography Bachelor of Science – Medical Laboratory Technology Medical laboratory technology is an important sub-discipline within the allied health sciences. The medical laboratory technologist is an important member of the health care team and plays a critical support role in the provision of quality diagnostic laboratory work. Students in the programme acquire knowledge and practical skills in microbiology, haematology, immunohaematology, clinical chemistry, health policy, molecular biology, applied research and clinical appraisal. The curriculum is organized around a sound foundation in the natural and social sciences and develops the cognitive and psychomotor skills needed for clinical pathological testing. Instructional activities are designed to allow students to demonstrate growth, empathy, competence and confidence; to apply scientific principles, and to develop problem-solving skills which will enable them to easily adjust to changes and function effectively as allied health professionals and members of society.
  8. 8. 164 Graduation Requirements: B.Sc. – Medical Laboratory Technology To be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology, students must successfully complete 134 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution: Courses in the major area of study 48 credits Core curriculum courses 48 credits Support courses 38 credits Total Credits Required for Graduation 134 credits COURSES IN THE MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM COURSES CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. COURSE TITLE Cr. HLED 100 First Aid and Occupational Health 3 ARTS 119 Foundations of Art and Music 3 HLED 225 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health 3 BUSI 203 Leadership and Ethics 3 HLED 410 Health Policy 3 COMM 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3 MDLT 120 MLT Orientation 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3 MDLT 121 Medical Terminology 1 ECON 110 Introduction to General Economics 3 MDLT 125 Phlebotomy and Laboratory Techniques 2 ENGL 200 Comparative Literature 3 MDLT 227 Immunology and Serology 4 ENTP 210 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3 MDLT 228 Histology 4 ENVH 121 Environmental Issues and Sustainability 1 MDLT 229 Clinical Chemistry I 4 ENVH 102 World Issues in Public Health 1 MDLT 297 Medical Microbiology I 3 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3 MDLT 298 Medical Microbiology I: Laboratory 4 LIBS 130 Fundamentals of Research 3 MDLT 230 Hematology I 4 MATH 106 Laboratory Mathematics 3 MDLT 231 Immunohematology 4 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behavior and Diversity 3 MDLT 281 Histopathology Internship NC RELI 205 Comparative Religion 3 MDLT 282 Immunology and Serology Internship NC SCIE 201 Contemporary Issues in Science 1 MDLT 283 Clinical Chemistry Internship NC SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3 MDLT 284 Bacteriology Internship NC SPAN 100 Introduction to Spanish 3 MDLT 286 Blood Bank Internship NC STAT120 Fundamentals of Statistics 3 MDLT 287 Hematology Internship NC MDLT 329 Clinical Chemistry II 4 Total Core Curriculum Credits 48 MDLT 340 Hematology II 4 MDLT 371 Research Project - MDLT 3 SUPPORT COURSES MDLT 411 Quality Management in the Laboratory 3 CHEM 134 Survey of Organic and Biochemistry 4 MDLT 455 MDLT Simulated Practicum 3 BIOL 173 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 MDLT 479 Community Project 2 BIOL 174 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3 MDLT 499 Research Proposal Development 2 BIOL 240 Genetics 3 Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 48 BIOL 241 Cell Biology 3 BIOL 362 Genetics and Molecular Diagnostics 3 BIOL 397 Medical Microbiology II 4 Total Support Course Credits 38 Career Options: • Hospital laboratory technician • Research laboratory technician • Sales/Technical representative • Laboratory administrator • Medical technology educator Associate in Applied Science - Medical Laboratory Technology The Associate in Applied Science degree in Medical Laboratory Technology prepares students to become health- care professionals. Graduates work in all areas of the clinical laboratory, including blood banking, chemistry,
  9. 9. 165 CATALOGUE 2010-2012 hematology, immunology, and microbiology. They perform a full range of laboratory tests – from simple prenatal blood tests, to more complex tests . They uncover diseases such as HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and cancer, thus supporting diagnostic prognoses that are critical in the area of health care. Often, the medical laboratory technician is responsible for interpreting and communicating critical patient results to the physician. This programme is currently the required qualification for entry into the profession. Graduation Requirements: AAS – Medical Laboratory Technology To be awarded the Associate in Applied Science degree in Medical Laboratory Technology, students must successfully complete 79 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution: Required courses in the major area of study 28 credits Core curriculum courses 24 credits Support courses 27 credits Total Credits Required for Graduation 79 credits COURSES IN THE MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM COURSES CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. COURSE TITLE Cr. HLED 100 First Aid and Occupational Health 3 COMM 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3 HLED 225 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3 MDLT 120 MLT Orientation 3 ENTP 210 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3 MDLT 121 Medical Terminology 1 RELI 205 Comparative Religion 3 MDLT 125 Phlebotomy and Laboratory Techniques 2 MATH 106 Laboratory Mathematics 3 MDLT 227 Immunology and Serology 4 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behavior and Diversity 3 MDLT 228 Histology 4 SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3 MDLT 230 Hematology I 4 SPAN 100 Introduction to Spanish 3 MDLT 231 Immunohematology 4 Total Core Curriculum Credits 24 MDLT 281 Histopathology Internship NC MDLT 282 Immunology and Serology Internship NC SUPPORT COURSES MDLT 283 Clinical Chemistry Internship NC CHEM 134 Survey of Organic and Biochemistry 4 MDLT 284 Bacteriology Internship NC CHEM 229 Clinical Chemistry I 4 MDLT 286 Blood Bank Internship NC BIOL 173 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 MDLT 287 Hematology Internship NC BIOL 174 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3 BIOL 240 Genetics 3 BIOL 241 Cell Biology 3 BIOL 297 Medical Microbiology I 3 BIOL 298 Medical Microbiology I : Lab 4 Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 28 Total Support Course Credits 27 Career Options: • Laboratory assistant • Medical laboratory technician I • Sales/Technical representative • Laboratory administration • Medical laboratory educator Programme Requirements: Health Science Degree Access Certificate To successfully matriculate into the B.Sc. Radiography or Radiation Therapy programme, students must complete 37 pre-clinical credits with a minimum GPA of 2.5, according to the following distribution:
  10. 10. 166 Foundation courses required for major area of study 13 credits Core curriculum courses 24 credits Total Credits Required for Graduation 37 credits The other requirements for entry into the B.Sc. programmes in Radiological Sciences include completion of 40 hours approved volunteer service, certification in first aid/CPR computer literacy and a recent police certificate of good character. FOUNDATION COURSES for MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM COURSES CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. BIOL 114 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology/Medical Terminology 4 BUSI 203 Leadership and Ethics 3 HLED 225 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health 3 COMM 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3 PHYS 102 Introduction to Physical Principles 4 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3 PSYC 106 Psychology for the Health Professionals 3 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3 MATH 121 Mathematical Methods I 3 STAT 120 Fundamentals of Statistics 3 ECON 110 Introduction to General Economics 3 SPAN 100 Introduction to Spanish 3 Total Credits for Foundation Courses 13 Total Core Curriculum Credits 24 Bachelor of Science - Radiation Therapy The Bachelor of Science degree in Radiation Therapy is designed to prepare the student, through a combination of classroom, laboratory and clinical education, to treat cancer patients by applying ionizing radiation safely and accurately, using a variety of complex techniques and equipment, assessing the physical and emotional needs of patients, while minimizing the effects of cancer and its treatment to patients. Through an integrated curriculum, students learn to analyze, reason, work independently or collaboratively, take appropriate actions in accordance with practice standards and evaluate the care delivered to patients through reflection, critical thinking and research. Students enrolled in this programme are expected to exhibit exceptional professional conduct and communicate effectively. Graduates of this programme are in high demand and qualify for entry level positions as radiation therapists at public and private hospitals and radiation therapy centers. Graduates have the option of advancing in medical radiation dosimetry, education or management. The curriculum is benchmarked against international standards in radiation therapy education and graduates of the programme are eligible to apply through the Board of Radiographers of Trinidad and Tobago, to the Council for the Professions Related to Medicine, for registration to practise in Trinidad and Tobago. Admission to the Programme: Due to occupational safety standards, students must be at least 18 years of age before entering the degree programme. In general, students are admitted to this bachelor’s degree programme after completion of a one (1) year pre-clinical radiological sciences programme called the Health Science Degree Access (HSDA) Certificate. Due to the intensity and rigour of the training in the major area of study, students are encouraged to complete as many college core courses as possible before entering the radiation therapy programme. Achievement of a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in the HSDA certificate programme is required for admission into the bachelor’s degree programme in radiation therapy. Courses in the radiation therapy major require strong competence in math and physics, therefore applicants should have minimum grade ‘B’ or higher in college physics and math courses. Other entry requirements include completion of 40 hours of approved volunteer service, certification in first aid/CPR and computer literacy. Proof of immunizations, medical clearance and a criminal background check are also criteria for selection.
  11. 11. 167 CATALOGUE 2010-2012 Once enrolled in the degree programme, radiation therapy students must achieve a grade of “C” or higher in all radiation therapy major courses to continue in and graduate from the programme. The radiation therapy programme can only be pursued on a full-time basis because of the clinical experiences needed to fulfill course requirements and develop the level of competency necessary for the profession. Graduation Requirements: B.Sc. – Radiation Therapy To be awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in Radiation Therapy, students must successfully complete 136 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution: Courses in the major area of study 97 credits Core curriculum courses 24 credits Support courses 11 credits Elective courses 4 credits Total Credits Required for Graduation 136 credits COURSES IN THE MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM COURSES CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. COURSE TITLE Cr. CTIM 341 CT Imaging 3 ARTS 119 Foundations of Art and Music 3 RADG 213 Basic Anatomic Pathology 3 ENGL 200 Comparative Literature 3 RADG 275 Professional Skills in Radiation Medicine I 3 ENTP 210 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3 RADG 312 Imaging Correlations with Sectional Anatomy 3 ENVH 102 World Issues in Public Health 1 RADG 371 Professional Skills in Radiation Medicine II 3 ENVH 121 Environmental Issues and Sustainability 1 RADG 481 Research Methodology 3 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3 RADG 498 Senior Research Project I 4 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behaviour and Diversity 3 RADG 499 Senior Research Seminar 1 RELI 205 Comparative Religion 3 RADT 222 Radiation Sciences 3 SCIE 201 Contemporary Issues in Science 1 RADT 241 Radiation Physics I 4 SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3 RADT 242 Physics and Instrumentation I 4 Total Core Curriculum Credits 24 RADT 254 Radiation Therapy I 3 RADT 255 Radiation Therapy II 4 RADT 273 Clinical Practice I 3 RADT 274 Clinical Practice II 4 SUPPORT COURSES RADT 295 Treatment Planning I 4 BIOL 176 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 RADT 311 Radiation Protection and Cellular Response 4 BIOL 276 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 RADT 353 Clinical Techniques I 4 PHAR 251 Introduction to Pharmacology for Radiographers 3 RADT 354 Clinical Oncology I by PBL 3 RADT 363 Clinical Practice III 3 Total Support Course Credits 11 RADT 364 Clinical Practice IV 4 RADT 395 Treatment Planning II 4 RADT 454 Clinical Techniques II 3 ELECTIVE COURSES RADT 456 Clinical Oncology II by PBL 3 One of any Imaging or Health Science elective courses 4 RADT 465 Clinical Practice V 3 RADT 466 Clinical Practice VI 5 RADT 467 Clinical Practice VII 2 RADT 493 Treatment Planning III 3 RADT 494 Treatment Planning Lab 4 Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 97 Career Options: • Radiation therapist • With relevant, formal post graduate certification: o Radiation therapy educator o Clinical educator
  12. 12. 168 o Dosimetrist o Brachytherapy technologist o Applications specialist Bachelor of Science - Radiography The Bachelor of Science degree in Radiography is designed to prepare students to operate x-ray equipment, position patients for x-ray procedures, practise radiation safety, produce x-ray images of human anatomy and deliver quality patient care through a combination of classroom, laboratory and clinical education. Through an integrated curriculum, students learn to analyze, reason, work independently or collaboratively, take appropriate actions in accordance with practice standards and evaluate the care delivered to patients through reflection, critical thinking and research. Students enrolled in this programme are expected to exhibit exceptional professional conduct and communicate effectively. Graduates of this programme are in high demand and qualify for entry level positions as radiographers at public and private hospitals and imaging centers. They are also well-prepared to pursue advanced certification in medical imaging specialties such as diagnostic medical ultrasound, nuclear medicine and magnetic resonance imaging, to name a few. The curriculum is benchmarked against international standards in radiography education and graduates of the programme are eligible to apply through the Board of Radiographers of Trinidad and Tobago, to the Council for the Professions Related to Medicine for registration to practise in Trinidad and Tobago. Admission Requirements: Due to occupational safety standards, students must be at least 18 years of age before entering the degree programme. In general, students are admitted to this bachelor’s degree programme after completion of a one (1) year pre-clinical radiological sciences programme called the Health Science Degree Access (HSDA) Certificate. Due to the intensity and rigour of the training in the major area of study, students are encouraged to complete as many college core courses as possible before entering the radiography programme. Achievement of a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in the HSDA certificate programme is required for admission into the bachelor’s degree programme in radiography. Other entry requirements include completion of 40 hours of approved volunteer service, certification in first aid/CPR and computer literacy. Proof of immunizations, medical clearance and a criminal background check are also criteria for selection. Once enrolled in the degree programme, radiography students must achieve a grade of “C” or higher in all radiography major courses in order to be able to continue in and graduate from the programme. The radiography programme can only be pursued on a full-time basis because of the clinical experiences required to fulfill course requirements and develop the level of competency necessary for the profession. Graduation Requirements: B.Sc. – Radiography To successfully complete the B.Sc. in Radiography, students must complete 130 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution: Required courses in the major area of study 88 credits Core curriculum courses 24 credits Support courses 14 credits Elective courses 4 credits Total Credits Required for Graduation 130 credits
  13. 13. 169 CATALOGUE 2010-2012 COURSES IN THE MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM COURSES CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. COURSE TITLE Cr. CTIM 341 CT Imaging 3 ARTS 119 Foundations of Art and Music 3 RADG 201 Fundamentals of Radiological Sciences 4 ENGL 200 Comparative Literature 3 RADG 213 Basic Anatomic Pathology 3 ENTP 210 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3 RADG 245 Science and Instrumentation I 4 ENVH 102 World Issues in Public Health 1 RADG 246 Science and Instrumentation II 3 ENVH 121 Environmental Issues and Sustainability 1 RADG 253 Imaging Procedures I 3 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3 RADG 254 Imaging Procedures II 3 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behaviour and Diversity 3 RADG 260 Clinical Practicum I 3 RELI 205 Comparative Religion 3 RADG 261 Clinical Practicum II 3 SCIE 201 Contemporary Issues in Science 1 RADG 275 Professional Skills in Radiation Medicine I 3 SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3 RADG 312 Imaging Correlations with Sectional Anatomy 3 Total Core Curriculum Credits 24 RADG 331 Quality Assurance in Medical Imaging 3 SUPPORT COURSES RADG 343 Science and Instrumentation III 4 BIOL 176 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 RADG 344 Science and Instrumentation IV 4 BIOL 276 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 RADG 353 Imaging Procedures III 3 MGMT 125 Principles of Management 3 RADG 354 Imaging Procedures IV 3 PHAR 251 Introduction to Pharmacology for Radiographers 3 RADG 363 Clinical Practicum III 4 RADG 364 Clinical Practicum IV 5 Total Support Course Credits 14 RADG 371 Professional Skills in Radiation Medicine II 3 RADG 444 Medical Digital Imaging 3 RADG 455 Imaging Procedures V 3 ELECTIVE COURSES RADG 465 Clinical Practicum V 3 Any one of the imaging of health science electives 4 RADG 466 Clinical Practicum VI 4 RADG 481 Research Methodology 3 Total Elective Credits 4 RADG 498 Senior Research Project I 4 RADG 499 Senior Research Project II - Seminar 1 RADT 222 Radiation Sciences 3 Total Credits Required Courses in the Major 88 Career Options: • Radiographer • With relevant, formal post graduate certification: o CT technologist o MRI technologist o Radiography educator o Clinical coordinator o Health policy specialist o Mammographer o Ultrasonographer o Echocardiographer o Applications specialist Faculty Profile Suzette Thomas Rodriguez Department Chair Senior Lecturer - CT imaging, radiography, science and instrumentation, radiation medicine B.Sc., Dip. Ed, Cert. Kerry Edghill Lecturer - Science and Instrumentation, radiography B.Sc., M.Sc. Research Interest: Science education Collette Reyes-Bivins Lecturer Clinical techniques, radiation therapy B.Sc., ARRT Research Interests: The effect of early cancer detection methods employed in the Caribbean and how it impacts survival rate in cancer patients
  14. 14. 170 Sandra Ashiboe-Mensah Lecturer - Immunology/serology, phlebotomy, organic and biochemistry B.Sc. Research Interests: Immunity to infectious disease Derek Emmanuel Senior Lecturer - Genetics, molecular biology, clinical chemistry PhD, M.Phil., B.Sc. Research Interests: Metabolic anomalies, DNA Testing Florence Ricketts Clinical Cordinator Imaging Procedures DCR, Cert. Dip. Research Interests: Science education Edward Cazabon Senior Lecturer - Histology, hematology, health and health policy B.Sc., DVM, Dip. Path, MRCVS Research Interests: factors affecting student performance and choice of academic career Shashiprabha Mohansingh Clinical Coordinator AASD Research Interests: The effects of gluthione level on HIV positive individuals and gluthione on aging process Ferlin Santiago Lecturer - Immunology/serology, hematology, organic and biochemistry, phlebotomy B.Sc. Research Interests: Phlebotomy, Hematology Wilma Collins Lecturer - Radiography, medical imaging DCR (R+T), Dip.Ed Research Interests: Science education Francis Pierre Lecturer - Hematology B.Sc., ASD Research Interests: Hematology Department of Environmental Studies The Department of Environmental Studies plays a major role in preparing citizens to take on the challenges posed by the complex environmental problems facing local and regional communities. The curriculum is designed to ensure that students have a good balance of theoretical knowledge and practical skills so that they can make informed decisions in the workplace in respect of restorative or preventive action. Graduates-who are readily employed in private enterprises, the industrial sector and state agencies, including the Environmental Management Agency (EMA), Solid Waste Management Company, the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) and several other agencies-are proactive problem solvers who are leading the way in promoting responsible stewardship of the environment.
  15. 15. 171 CATALOGUE 2010-2012 Programmes The Department of Environmental Studies offers the following degree programme options: Bachelor Degree Programmes Associate Degree Programmes B.Sc. Environmental Management AAS Environmental Health B.Sc. Water Resources Management and Technology AAS Environmental Management B.Sc. Water and Wastewater Management Services and Technology AAS Environmental Technology AAS Geographic Information Systems AAS Occupational Safety and Health AAS Water Resources Management and Technology AAS Water and Wastewater Management Services and Technology Bachelor of Science - Environmental Management Environmental management has become a key issue in the pursuit of sustainable development for small island states, with fluctuating economies and fragile natural environments. The purpose of this programme is to produce graduates who are knowledgeable about the complex environmental issues facing society. The curriculum is comprehensive and action-oriented. In addition to being aligned to established standards for best practice in environmental management, students also have an opportunity to conduct research, thereby ensuring that they will be able to make meaningful interventions in the prudent management of our resources, and to promote behaviors that support sustainable development. Graduation Requirements: B.Sc. – Environmental Management To be awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Management, students must complete 141 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 according to the distribution below: Required courses in the major area of study 69 credits Core curriculum courses 48 credits Support courses 24 credits Total Credits Required for Graduation 141 credits COURSES IN THE MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM COURSES CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. COURSE TITLE Cr. ENVS 160 Environmental Studies I 3 BUSI 203 Leadership and Ethics 3 ENVS 217 Disaster Management 3 COMM 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3 ENVS 256 Air Quality Control 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3 ENVS 257 Soil Science 3 ECON 110 Introduction to General Economics 3 ENVS 260 Environmental Studies II 3 ENGL 200 Comparative Literature 3 ENVS 263 Water Quality Control 3 ENTP 210 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3 ENVS 270 Solid Waste Management 3 ENVH 102 World Issues in Public Health 1 ENVS 300 Environmental Ethics 3 ENVH 121 Environmental Issues and Sustainability 1 ENVS 305 Negotiating Environmental Issues 3 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3 ENVS 310 Land Use Management 3 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3 ENVS 316 Tropical Forest and Wildlife Management 3 MATH 117 College Algebra 3 ENVS 318 Hazardous Waste Management 3 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behaviour and Diversity 3 ENVS 413 Energy Efficiency and Conservation 3 ENVS 414 Coastal Zone Management and Technology 3 RELI 205 Comparative Religion 3 ENVS 415 Risk Management 3 SCIE 121 Foundations of Natural Sciences 3 ENVS 420 Sustainable Development 3 SCIE 201 Contemporary Issues in Science 1
  16. 16. 172 ENVS 460 Analysis and Problem-Solving in Environmental Management 3 SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3 SPAN 100 Introduction to Spanish 3 ENVS 462 Human Health and the Environment 3 STAT 120 Fundamentals of Statistics 3 ENVS 465 International Perspectives on Environmental Politics 3 Total Core Curriculum Credits 48 ENVS 499 Senior Research Project – Environmental Studies 3 LAWW 165 Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy 3 SUPPORT COURSES OSHE 245 Occupational Health and Safety Management 3 BIOL 123 General Biology 3 WRMT 200 Wastewater Management 3 CHEM 111 Concepts in Chemistry I 3 Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 69 CHEM 112 Concepts in Chemistry II 3 ECON 230 Introduction to Environmental Economics 3 GEOG 121 Concepts in Geography 3 GISY 172 Intro . to Geographic Information Systems 3 MATH 122 Mathematical Methods II 3 PHYS 102 General Physics I 3 Total Support Course Credits 24 Career Options: • Environmental officer • Compliance officer • Conservation officer • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) officer • Bio-remediation technician • Environmental research officer Associate in Applied Science – Environmental Management Environmental management has become a key issue in the pursuit of sustainable development for small island states with fluctuating economies and fragile natural environments. The purpose of this programme is to educate participants to be sensitive, articulate, knowledgeable and action-oriented about the complex environmental issues facing society. The degree addresses ethical considerations of environmental management-including consideration for all life forms-with a view to creating improved standards of environmental behavior and an appreciation for the importance of prudent management of natural resources, within a sustainable development context. Graduation Requirements: AAS – Environmental Management To be awarded the Associate in Applied Science degree in Environmental Management, students must successfully complete 69 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution: Courses in the major area of study 30 credits Core curriculum courses 24 credits Support courses 15 credits Total Credits Required for Graduation 69 credits COURSES IN THE MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM COURSES CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. COURSE TITLE Cr. ENVS 160 Environmental Studies I 3 BUSI 103 Leadership and Ethics 3 ENVS 217 Disaster Management 3 COMM 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3 ENVT 256 Air Quality Control 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3 ENVS 257 Soil Science 3 ECON 110 Introduction to General Economics 3
  17. 17. 173 CATALOGUE 2010-2012 ENVS 260 Environmental Studies II 3 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3 ENVS 263 Water Quality Control 3 MATH 121 Mathematical Methods I 3 ENVS 270 Solid Waste Management 3 SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3 LAWW 165 Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy 3 SPAN 100 Introduction to Spanish 3 OSHE 245 Occupational Health and Safety Management 3 Total Core Curriculum Courses 24 WRMT 200 Wastewater Management 3 Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 30 SUPPORT COURSES BIOL 123 General Biology 3 CHEM 111 Introduction to Concepts in Chemistry I 3 GEOG 121 Concepts in Geography 3 PHYS 102 General Physics 3 MATH 122 Mathematical Methods II 3 Total Support Course Credits 15 Career Options: • Environmental technologist • Environmental officer • Pollution control officer • Recycling officer • Compliance officer. Associate in Applied Science - Environmental Technology The Environmental Technology programme is designed to provide students with the education and training necessary to advance in the expanding environmental field. The programme affords students a sound foundation in the basic and engineering sciences, with an emphasis on practices related to pollution prevention and control. The curriculum develops students’ understanding of the origin and actions leading to environmental problems, and equips students to formulate appropriate interventions and solutions. Graduation Requirements: AAS – Environmental Technology To be awarded the Associate in Applied Science degree in Environmental Technology, students must successfully complete 66 credits with a minimum of GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution: Courses in the major area of study 30 credits Core curriculum courses 24 credits Support courses 12 credits Total Credits Required for Graduation 66 credits COURSES IN THE MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM COURSES CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. ENVS 161 Environmental Monitoring Techniques I 3 COMM 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3 ENVS 204 Surveying and Drawing 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3 ENVS 256 Air Quality Control 3 ECON 110 Introduction to General Economics 3 ENVS 257 Soil Science 3 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3 ENVS 261 Environmental Monitoring Techniques II 3 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3 ENVS 263 Water Quality Control 3 MATH121 Mathematical Methods I 3 ENVS 270 Solid Waste Management 3 SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3 LAWW 165 Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy 3 STAT120 Fundamentals of Statistics 3 OSHE 245 Occupational Health and Safety Management 3 Total Core Curriculum Courses 24
  18. 18. 174 WRMT 255 Wastewater Engineering 3 Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 30 SUPPORT COURSES BIOL 123 General Biology 3 BIOL 222 Environmental Microbiology 3 CHEM 111 Introduction to Concepts in Chemistry I 3 PHYS 100 Introduction to Physics 3 Total Support Course Credits 12 Career Options: • Air sampling and monitoring technician • Environmental engineering technician • Emergency spill response technician • Field sampling technician • Pollution control officer Bachelor of Science - Water Resources Management and Technology The programme is designed to help students acquire a sound knowledge of specific water-related disciplines and of current and emerging technologies that support modern water resource management operations. The curriculum facilitates an integrated outlook on water resources development and a multi-disciplinary approach to water resources management. In addition to developing the competencies that students need to address current local and international issues in the water industry, the programme offers a strategic, future-oriented perspective on water resources management, thus positioning graduates to be on the cutting-edge of their profession, wherever they may be employed. Graduation Requirements: B.Sc. – Water Resources Management and Technology To be awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in Water Resources Management and Technology, students must complete 138 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 according to the distribution below: Courses in the major area of study 69 credits Core curriculum courses 48 credits Support courses 21 credits Total Credits Required for Graduation 138 credits COURSES IN THE MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM COURSES CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. ENVS 160 Environmental Studies I 3 BUSI 203 Leadership and Ethics 3 ENVS 204 Surveying and Drawing 3 COMM 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3 ENVS 209 Quantitative Methods Applications 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3 ENVS 260 Environmental Studies II 3 ECON 110 Introduction to General Economics 3 ENVS 263 Water Quality Control 3 ENGL 200 Comparative Literature 3 ENVS 300 Environmental Ethics 3 ENTP 210 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3 ENVS 310 Land Use Management 3 ENVH 102 World Issues in Public Health 1 ENVS 414 Coastal Zone Management and Technology 3 ENVH 121 Environmental Issues and Sustainability 1 ENVS 415 Risk Management 3 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3 ENVS 420 Sustainable Development 3 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3 ENVS 460 Analysis and Problem-Solving in Environmental Management 3 MATH 117 College Algebra 3 ENVS 499 Senior Research Project – Environmental Studies 3 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behaviour and Diversity 3 LAWW 165 Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy 3 RELI 205 Comparative Religion 3
  19. 19. 175 CATALOGUE 2010-2012 WRMT 180 Hydrometeorology 3 SCIE 121 Foundations of Natural Sciences 3 WRMT 190 Hydraulics I 3 SCIE 201 Contemporary Issues in Science 1 WRMT 201 Surface Water Hydrology I 3 SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3 WRMT 202 Groundwater Hydrology I 3 SPAN 100 Introduction to Spanish 3 WRMT 203 Drainage and Irrigation 3 STAT 120 Fundamentals of Statistics 3 WRMT 205 Watershed Management and Soil Conservation 3 Total Core Curriculum Credits 48 WRMT 290 Hydraulics II 3 SUPPORT COURSES WRMT 301 Surface Water Hydrology II 3 CHEM 111 Concepts in Chemistry I 3 WRMT 302 Groundwater Hydrology II 3 CHEM 306 Chemistry for Water and Wastewater 3 WRMT 410 Hydrological Database Development 3 ECON 230 Introduction to Environmental Economics 3 Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 69 GEOG 201 Concepts in Geography 3 GISY 172 Intro. to Geographic Information Systems 3 MATH 122 Mathematical Methods II 3 PHYS 102 General Physics I 3 Total Support Course Credits 21 Career Options: • Water analyst/technician • Assistant hydrologist • Water supply technical operator • Hydrological technician Associate in Applied Science - Water Resources Management and Technology The programme essentially comprises the first two years of the B.Sc. degree in Water Resources Management and Technology. Students pursuing the bachelor’s degree programme can exit with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Water Resources Management and Technology, once they have completed the prescribed list of courses below. Graduates will be prepared for technician or technologist entry level positions in the job market such as assistant hydrologists, hydrological technicians and water supply technicians/operators. Graduation Requirements: AAS – Water Resources Management and Technology To be awarded the Associate in Applied Science degree in Water Resources Management and Technology, students must successfully complete 69 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 according to the distribution below: Required courses in the major area of study 39 credits Core curriculum courses 24 credits Support courses 6 credits Total Credits Required for Graduation 69 credits COURSES IN THE MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM COURSES CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. ENVS 160 Environmental Studies I 3 COMM 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3 ENVS 204 Surveying and Drawing 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3 ENVS 209 Quantitative Methods Applications 3 ECON 110 Introduction to General Economics 3 ENVS 260 Environmental Studies II 3 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3 ENVS 270 Solid Waste Management 3 MATH 121 Mathematical Methods I 3 LAWW 165 Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy 3 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behavior and Diversity 3 OSHE 245 Occupational Health and Safety Management 3 WRMT 190 Hydraulics I 3 SOCI 102 Introduction to Study of Society 3 WRMT255 Wastewater Engineering 3 STAT 120 Fundamentals of Statistics 3 WMRT 280 Introduction to Wastewater Operations and Maintenance 3 Total Core Curriculum Credits 24 WRMT 282 Introduction to Wastewater Collection Systems 3
  20. 20. 176 WRMT 284 Wastewater Treatment Process 3 SUPPORT COURSES WRMT 286 Wastewater Planning and Development 3 CHEM 111 Introduction to Concepts in Chemistry I 3 Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 39 PHYS 100 Introduction to Physics 3 Total Support Course Credits 6 Bachelor of Science - Wastewater Management, Services and Technology As our country and region continue along the path of development and diversification, appropriate measures must be put in place to ensure that expansion trends are managed in a sustainable manner. Within this context, there is a critical need for competent professionals who can make effective and efficient use of resources in the provision of adequate wastewater management services. The programme will provide the requisite skills, theory and training for students who work in the field of wastewater management, as well as the ability to implement these skills within the work environment. Graduation Requirements: B.Sc. – Wastewater Management, Services and Technology To be awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in Wastewater Management, Services and Technology, students must complete 141 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 according to the distribution below: Courses in the major area of study 75 credits Core curriculum courses 48 credits Support courses 18 credits Total Credits Required for Graduation 141 credits COURSES IN THE MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM COURSES CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. COURSE TITLE Cr. ENVS 160 Environmental Studies I 3 BUSI 203 Leadership and Ethics 3 ENVS 204 Surveying and Drawing 3 COMM 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3 ENVS 209 Quantitative Methods Applications 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3 ENVS 260 Environmental Studies II 3 ECON 110 Introduction to General Economics 3 ENVS 270 Solid Waste Management 3 ENGL 200 Comparative Literature 3 ENVS 300 Environmental Ethics 3 ENTP 210 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3 ENVS 309 Environmental Quality Assurance 3 ENVH 102 World Issues in Public Health 1 ENVS 415 Risk Management 3 ENVH 121 Environmental Issues and Sustainability 1 ENVS 460 Analysis and Problem-Solving in Environmental Management 3 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3 ENVS 499 Senior Research Project – Environmental Studies 3 MATH 117 College Algebra 3 LAWW 165 Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy 3 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behaviour and Diversity 3 OSHE 245 Occupational Health and Safety Management 3 WRMT190 Hydraulics I 3 RELI 205 Comparative Religion 3 WRMT 255 Wastewater Engineering 3 SCIE 121 Foundations of Natural Sciences 3 WRMT 280 Elements of Wastewater Plant Operation and Maintenance 3 SCIE 201 Contemporary Issues in Science 1 SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3 WRMT 282 Introduction to Wastewater Collection Systems 3 SPAN 100 Introduction to Spanish 3 WRMT 284 Wastewater Treatment Process 3 STAT 120 Fundamentals of Statistics 3 WRMT 286 Wastewater Planning and Development 3 Total Core Curriculum Credits 48 WRMT 288 Advanced Wastewater Treatment 3 WRMT 290 Hydraulics II 3 SUPPORT COURSES WRMT 317 Biological Principles of Water and Wastewater Management 3 CHEM 209 Chemistry for Water and Wastewater Operations 3 WRMT 425 Water and Wastewater Plant Operations and Maintenance 3 CHEM 111 Concepts in Chemistry I 3 GEOG 121 Concepts in Geography 3 WRMT 427 Water and Wastewater Collection Systems 3 MATH 122 Mathematical Methods II 3 WRMT 430 Membrane Technology 3 PHYS 102 General Physics I 3 WRMT 432 Water Resources Management 3 SOBE 335 Introduction to Conflict Management 3 Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 75 Total Support Course Credits 18
  21. 21. 177 CATALOGUE 2010-2012 Career Options: • Assistant hydrologist • Wastewater analyst/technician • Wastewater technical operator • Hydrological technician AAS - Water and Wastewater Management, Services and Technology The programme essentially comprises the first two years of the B.Sc. degree in Water and Wastewater Management, Services and Technology. Students enrolled in the bachelor’s degree programme can exit with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Water and Wastewater Management, Services and Technology, once they have completed the prescribed list of courses below. Graduates will be prepared for technician or technologist entry level positions in occupations such as water supply technical operator, engineering assistant, systems operator and assistant hydrologist. Graduation Requirements: AAS – Water and Wastewater Management, Services and Technology To be awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree in Water and Wastewater Management, Services and Technology, students must complete 63 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 according to the distribution below: Required courses in the major area of study 33 credits Core curriculum courses 24 credits Support courses 6 credits Total Credits Required for Graduation 63 credits COURSES IN THE MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM COURSES CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. CODE COURSE TITLE Cr ENVS 160 Environmental Studies I 3 COMM 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3 ENVS 260 Environmental Studies II 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3 ENVS 263 Water Quality Control 3 ECON 110 Introduction to General Economics 3 LAWW 165 Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy 3 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3 WRMT 180 Hydrometeorology 3 MATH 121 Mathematical Methods I 3 WRMT 190 Hydraulics I 3 SPAN 100 Introduction to Spanish 3 WRMT 201 Surface Water Hydrology I 3 SOCI 103 Perspectives on Contemporary Issues 3 WRMT 202 Groundwater Hydrology I 3 STAT120 Fundamentals of Statistics 3 WRMT 203 Drainage and Irrigation 3 Total Core Curriculum Credits 24 WRMT 205 Watershed Management and Soil Conservation 3 SUPPORT COURSES WRMT 215 Hydrometry 3 CHEM 111 Introduction to Concepts in Chemistry I 3 PHYS 100 Introduction to Physics 3 Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 33 Total Support Course Credits 6 Associate in Applied Science – Environmental Health The programme is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to identify and find solutions for environmental problems that adversely affect the health of communities. Students learn about the operations of efficient health management systems and are kept up to date on scientific advances in the field. In addition, they are made aware of current regional developments in the management of environmental health systems.
  22. 22. 178 Graduation Requirements: To be awarded the Associate in Applied Science degree in Environmental Health, students must successfully complete 72 credits, with a minimum GPA of 2.0 according to the distribution below: Required courses in the major area of study 45 credits Core curriculum courses 24 credits Support courses 3 credits Total Credits Required for Graduation 72 credits COURSES IN THE MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM COURSES CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. ENVH 121 Introduction to Epidemiology 3 BUSI 103 Leadership and Ethics 3 ENVH 122 Vector Control 3 COMM 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3 ENVH 211 Building Science and Construction 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3 ENVH 212 Environmental Health I 3 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3 ENVH 213 Environmental Health II 3 MATH 116 Contemporary College Mathematics 3 ENVH 215 Community Health 3 SOCI102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3 ENVH 220 Food and Food Hygiene I 3 SPAN100 Introduction to Spanish 3 ENVH 221 Food and Food Hygiene II 3 STAT 120 Fundamentals of Statistics 3 ENVH 223 Environmental Health Administration and Legislation 3 Total Core Curriculum Credits 24 ENVH 266 Environmental Health Internship (8 wks) 6 ENVS 217 Disaster Management 3 HLED 110 Health Education and Promotion 3 OSHE 123 Intro. to Occupational Safety and Health 3 OSHE 201 First Aid and CPR 3 SUPPORT COURSES BIOL 113 Anatomy and Physiology 3 Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 45 Total Support Course Credits 3 Career Options: • Environmental health officer • Environmental health educator Associate in Applied Science - Geographic Information Systems The Geographic Information Systems programme allows students to view, understand, question, interpret and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns and trends in the form of maps, reports and charts. The GIS programme integrates hardware, software and data for managing, analyzing and displaying all forms of information. The use of this technology has expanded rapidly and GIS professionals are now in demand in many different types of public and private sector agencies, regionally and internationally. Graduation Requirements: AAS – Geographic Information Systems To be awarded the Associate in Applied Science degree in Geographic Information Systems, students must successfully complete 63 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution:
  23. 23. 179 CATALOGUE 2010-2012 Courses in the major area of study 30 credits Core curriculum courses 24 credits Support courses 9 credits Total Credits Required for Graduation 63 credits COURSES IN THE MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM COURSES CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. ENVS 160 Environmental Studies I 3 COMM 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3 ENVS 204 Surveying and Drawing 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3 GISY 172 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3 GISY 174 Introduction to Remote Sensing 3 MATH 121 Mathematical Methods I 3 GISY 175 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Programming 3 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behavior and Diversity 3 GISY 272 Spatial Database Design 3 SPAN 100 Introduction to Spanish 3 GISY 274 Principles of Cartography 3 STAT 120 Fundamentals of Statistics 3 GISY 276 Geographic Information Applications in the Workplace 3 Total Core Curriculum Credits 24 GISY 299 Senior Project - Geographic Information Systems 3 SUPPORT COURSES LAWW 165 Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy 3 GEOG 201 Concepts in Geography 3 Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 30 ITEC 115 Information Systems Project Management 3 ITEC 130 Program Design 3 Total Support Course Credits 9 Career Options: • GIS technician/technologist Associate in Applied Science - Occupational Safety and Health The programme is designed to meet the local needs in occupational safety and health and to keep students abreast of the changing industrial environment. Students will learn the various methods used in the identification of potential hazards and other major issues associated with challenges in the workplace and develop the necessary skills for the necessary corrective/preventive measures. Graduation Requirements: To be awarded the Associate in Applied Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health, students must successfully complete 71 credits with a minimum of GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution: Courses in the major area of study 44 credits Core curriculum courses 24 credits Support courses 3 credits Total Credits Required for Graduation 71 credits COURSES IN THE MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM COURSES CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. ENVS 217 Disaster Management 3 COMM 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3 ENVS 245 Occupational Health and Safety Management 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3 OSHE 123 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health 3 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3 3 MATH 116 Contemporary College Mathematics 3
  24. 24. 180 OSHE 132 Safety Technology I 3 PSYC103 Understanding Human Behavior and Diversity 3 OSHE 141 Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene I 4 SCIE 121 Foundations of Natural Sciences 3 OSHE 160 Techniques of Safety Management I 3 SPAN100 Introduction to Spanish 3 OSHE 201 First Aid and CPR 3 STAT120 Fundamentals of Statistics 3 OSHE 232 Safety Technology II 4 Total Core Curriculum Credits 24 OSHE 241 Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene II 3 OSHE 260 Techniques of Safety Management II 3 OSHE 290 Legal Aspects of Occupational Safety Management 3 SUPPORT COURSES OSHE 292 Pollution Control and Environmental Impact Assessment 3 BIOL 113 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 3 OSHE 299 Senior Project - OSH 3 Total Support Course Credits 3 Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 44 Career Options: • Occupational safety and health technician • Safety manager Faculty Profile: Glenda Charles Harris Department Chair Senior Lecturer Research Interests: Science education Vanessa Elliot Senior Lecturer – Geographic Information Systems Research Interests: Science education Deryck Pattron Senior Lecturer - Health education, community Health Research Interests: Food and food hygiene Ramona Boodoosingh Senior Lecturer - OSH, Chemistry MSc., B.Sc. Research Interests: Epidemiology, community Health Sochan Laltoo Senior Lecturer - Environmental management M.Sc., B.Sc. Research Interests: Environmental analysis Karen Paul Senior Lecturer - Environmental management Dip. Ed., B.Sc. Research Interests: Techniques in environmental monitoring Dirk Chin Leung Senior Lecturer – Environmental engineering MSc., BSc. Research Interests: Contaminant fate and support, water and wastewater treatment Dereck Mejias Senior Lecturer - Occupational safety, industrial hygiene M.Sc., B.Sc. Research Interests: Industrial hygiene Albert Skair Senior Lecturer - Health education, disaster preparedness RSH, B.Sc. Research Interests: Disaster preparedness and management Department of Natural and Life Sciences The Department of Natural and Life Sciences offers degree programmes in biology, chemistry, physics and geography. The Department also provides support courses for degrees in the health sciences and is responsible for the delivery of core curriculum courses designed to ensure that all COSTAATT students have a sound foundation in the natural sciences.
  25. 25. 181 CATALOGUE 2010-2012 Programmes The Department of Natural and Life Sciences offers the following degree programme options: Bachelor Degree Programmes Associate Degree Programmes B.Sc. Biology AS Biology B.Sc. Geography AS Geography AS Chemistry AS Physics Bachelor of Science - Biology The Bachelor of Science degree in Biology is designed for students who wish to pursue professions directly related, or allied to, biology. The programme is structured to enable students to select from minors in ecology or biomedical sciences. Students who choose the biomedical sciences route will be able to strengthen the required academic foundation for a medical career; while those who elect a minor in ecology will focus on developing solutions to environmental issues. Strong emphasis is placed on the acquisition of research skills to equip students with the requisite competencies for entry level research positions. In addition, this degree covers material appropriate to preparation for: general graduate admissions tests such as the Graduate Records Examination (GRE), medical college admission tests, or entry to professional schools. Graduation Requirements: B.Sc. - Biology To be awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, the student must successfully complete 135 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 according to the following distribution: Courses in the major area of study 75 credits Core curriculum courses 48 credits Elective courses 12 credits Total Credits Required for Graduation 135 credits REQUIRED IN MAJOR COURSES CORE CURRICULUM CREDITS CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. BIOL 121 Fundamentals and Concepts in Biology I (with lab) 4 ARTS 119 Foundations of Art and Music 3 BIOL 122 Fundamentals and Concepts in Biology II (with lab) 4 BUSI 203 Leadership and Ethics 3 BIOL 198 Philosophy of Biology 1 COMM 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3 BIOL 231 Ecology I 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3 BIOL 241 Genetics 3 ECON 110 Introduction to General Economics 3 BIOL 242 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 ENGL 200 Comparative Literature 3 BIOL 256 Microbiology 3 ENTP 210 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3 BIOL 281 Animal Diversity 4 ENVH 102 World Issues in Public Health 1 BIOL 291 Diversity of Green Plants 4 ENVH Environmental Issues and Sustainability 1 BIOL 433 Biology Seminar 1 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3 BIOL 455 Biology Practicum 1 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3 BIOL 473 Animal Physiology 4 MATH 117 College Algebra 3 CHEM 131 General Chemistry I 4 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behavior and Diversity 3 CHEM 132 General Chemistry II 4 RELI 205 Comparative Religion 3 CHEM 204 Organic Chemistry I 3 SCIE 201 Contemporary Issues in Science 1 CHEM 205 Organic Chemistry II 3 SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3
  26. 26. 182 CHEM 208 Biochemistry 3 SPAN 100 Introduction to Spanish 3 CHEM 215 Organic Chemistry I- Lab 1 STAT 120 Fundamentals of Statistics 3 CHEM 216 Organic Chemistry II- Lab 1 Total Core Curriculum Credits 48 PHYS 121 College Physics I 4 PHYS 122 College Physics II 4 ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS (Choose any four courses) MATH 118 Pre-Calculus 3 Biomedical Sciences Option MATH 160 Calculus I 3 BIOL 378 Vertebrate Anatomy 3 SCIE 199 Research Project I 2 BIOL 371 Animal Development 3 SCIE 299 Research Project II 2 BIOL 420 Parasitology 3 SCIE 399 Research Project III 1 BIOL 426 Histology 3 SCIE 499 Research Project IV 1 BIOL 478 Immunology 3 Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 75 Ecology Option BIOL 331 Ecology II: Systems Ecology 3 BIOL 337 Biogeography 3 BIOL 381 Animal Behaviour 3 BIOL 431 Ecology III: Surveys and Methods 3 ENVS 413 Energy Efficiency and Conservation 3 Total Elective Credits 12 Career Options: The degree will be of interest to those aspiring to teach or seek employment as scientists in the biological and environmental sciences. In addition, it is a solid preparation for graduate or professional degrees in areas such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and veterinary science. Associate in Science - Biology The Associate of Science degree in Biology is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the fundamental principles of biology. It aims to foster greater understanding of the need to conserve and protect natural biodiversity, with special emphasis on local and regional ecosystems. As students of this programme increase their understanding of life processes they will develop an appreciation of the importance of responsible lifestyle choices in areas related to nutrition, exercise and safe sexual practices. Graduation Requirements: AS - Biology To be awarded the Associate of Science degree in Biology, students must successfully complete 65 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 according to the following distribution: Courses in the major area of study 41 credits Core curriculum courses 24 credits Total Credits Required for Graduation 65 credits REQUIRED IN MAJOR COURSES CORE CURRICULUM COURSES CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. BIOL 121 Fundamentals and Concepts in Biology I (with lab) 4 COMM 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3 BIOL 122 Fundamentals and Concepts in Biology II (with lab) 4 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3 BIOL 198 Philosophy of Biology 1 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3 BIOL 231 Ecology I 3 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3 BIOL 241 Genetics 3 MATH 117 College Algebra 3 BIOL 243 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behavior and Diversity 3 BIOL 256 Microbiology 3 SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3 BIOL 281 Animal Diversity 4 SPAN 100 Introduction to Spanish 3 BIOL 291 Diversity of Green Plants 4 Total Core Curriculum Credits 24 CHEM 131 General Chemistry I 4
  27. 27. 183 CATALOGUE 2010-2012 CHEM 132 General Chemistry II 4 SCIE 199 Research Project I 2 SCIE 299 Research Project II 2 Total Credits Required for Courses in the Major 41 Career Options: This programme prepares students for transfer into a baccalaureate programme in biology or in a related field of study. These may include baccalaureate degrees in, biochemistry, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, nursing, radiological sciences, environmental health or medical laboratory technology. Graduates may also gain employment at the technician’s level in the areas of laboratory or field work, research, or in teaching. Bachelor of Science - Geography The Bachelor of Science degree in Geography examines the relationship between nature and its influence on human development, including the impact of human activity on natural environments. Students will explore topics in physical and human geography, techniques such as mapping and geographic information systems, as well as qualitative and quantitative research methods for geographers. Students of this programme may opt to pursue minors in tourism, urban planning or natural hazards. Graduation Requirements: B.Sc. - Geography To be awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in Geography, students must successfully complete 126 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 according to the following distribution: Courses in the major area of study 57 credits Courses in the minor area of study (Choose one of three) 21 credits Core curriculum courses 48 credits Total Credits Required for Graduation 126 credits COURSES IN THE MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM COURSES CODE COURSE TITLE Cr CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. BIOL 337 Biogeography 3 ARTS 119 Foundations of Art and Music 3 GEOG 131 Introduction to Physical Geography 3 BUSI 203 Leadership and Ethics 3 GEOG 132 Applied Physical Geography 3 COMM 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3 GEOG 141 Introduction to Human Geography 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3 GEOG 142 Applied Human Geography 3 ECON 110 Introduction to General Economics 3 GEOG 228 Cultural Geography 3 ENGL 200 Comparative Literature 3 GEOG 231 Geography of Agriculture 3 ENTP 210 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3 GEOG 236 Physical Hydrology 3 ENVH 102 World Issues in Public Health 1 GEOG 238 Advanced Geomorphology 3 ENVH 121 Environmental Issues and Sustainability 1 GEOG 241 Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean 3 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3 GEOG 301 History and Philosophy of Geography 3 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3 GEOG 325 Geography of Development 3 MATH 117 College Algebra 3 GEOG 331 Meteorology and Climatology 3 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behavior and Diversity 3 GEOG 334 General Geology 3 RELI 205 Comparative Religion 3 GEOG 336 Humid Tropical Environments 3 SCIE 201 Contemporary Issues in Science 1 GISY 172 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3 SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3 GISY 274 Principles of Cartography 3 SPAN 100 Introduction to Spanish 3 SCIE 199 Research Project I 2 SCIE 299 Research Project II 2 STAT 120 Fundamentals of Statistics 3 SCIE 399 Research Project III 1 Total Core Curriculum Credits 48 SCIE 499 Research Project IV 1 Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 57 MINOR – TOURISM ENVS 310 Land Use Management 3
  28. 28. 184 ENVS 414 Coastal Zone Management and Technology 3 GEOG 429 Historical Preservation in Urban Planning 3 MINOR – URBAN PLANNING GEOG 440 Applied Demography 3 ENVS 310 Land Use Management 3 GEOG 443 Geopolitics & International Relations 3 GEOG 322 Geography of Transportation 3 GEOG 470 Geography of Tourism 3 GEOG 422 Advanced Themes in Urban Geography 3 GEOG 475 Ecotourism - Practice and Management 3 GEOG 429 Historical Preservation in Urban Planning 3 Total Minor Credits 21 GEOG 436 Natural Hazards 3 GEOG 440 Applied Demography 3 GEOG 485 Natural Resources Conservation 3 MINOR – NATURAL HAZARDS Total Minor Credits 21 ENVS 310 Land Use Management 3 ENVS 414 Coastal Zone Management and Technology 3 ENVS 415 Risk Management 3 GEOG 436 Natural Hazards 3 GEOG 440 Applied Demography 3 GEOG 465 Global Climate Change 3 GEOG 485 Natural Resources Conservation 3 Total Minor Credits 21 Career Options: A degree in geography serves as a strong foundation for graduate studies in geography, other social and natural sciences, and for careers in government, journalism, teaching, GIS, cartography, urban and regional planning, and conservation and development work. Associate in Science – Geography The Associate of Science degree in Geography examines major physical and other factors influencing human development. Students explore topics such as climate change, globalization, poverty and disparities in levels of development which are related to geographical phenomena. The approach to instruction allows students to see the world as a laboratory and develop basic research skills. Graduation Requirements: AS - Geography To be awarded the Associate of Science degree in Geography, students must successfully complete 61 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 according to the following distribution: Courses in the major area of study 34 credits Core curriculum courses 24 credits Elective courses 3 credits Total Credits Required for Graduation 61credits COURSES IN THE MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM COURSES CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. GEOG 131 Introduction to Physical Geography 3 COMM 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3 GEOG 132 Applied Physical Geography 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3 GEOG 141 Introduction to Human Geography 3 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3 GEOG 142 Applied Human Geography 3 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3 GEOG 231 Geography of Agriculture 3 MATH 117 College Algebra 3 GEOG 236 Physical Hydrology 3 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behaviour and Diversity 3 GEOG 238 Advanced Geomorphology 3 SCIE 121 Foundations of Natural Sciences 3 GEOG 241 Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean 3 SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3 GEOG 301 History and Philosophy of Geography 3 Total Core Curriculum Credits 24
  29. 29. 185 CATALOGUE 2010-2012 GISY 172 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3 SCIE 199 Research Project I 2 ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS SCIE 299 Research Project II 2 Select any course worth at least 3 credits, for which either, there are no pre-requisites or, they have already been met. Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 34 Career Options: At the end of this programme, students may wish to establish careers in forestry, teaching, real estate, tourism, natural resource management, urban planning, or census data collection and analysis. The programme is also designed to allow students to transfer into baccalaureate programmes in human and physical geography, environmental management and science, water resource management and geology & geophysics, amongst areas. Associate in Science - Chemistry The Associate of Science degree in Chemistry convinces students that the knowledge of chemistry is essential to the understanding of all disciplines, thereby preparing them for any profession that they may pursue in any Biological or Physical science. The interesting applications in this programme will help students to increase their problem-solving skills and to think critically, thereby making them successful in today’s world. The degree integrates all the major areas of Chemistry, placing emphasis on the physical principles, inorganic compounds, biochemistry and analytical techniques. Students graduate with strong practical skills, making them adequately qualified for many professional adventures. Graduation Requirements: AS - Chemistry To be awarded the Associate of Science degree in Chemistry, students must successfully complete 63 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 according to the following distribution: Required courses in the major area of study 39 credits Core curriculum courses 24 credits Total Credits Required for Graduation 63 credits COURSES IN THE MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM COURSES CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. CHEM 131 General Chemistry I 4 COMM 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3 CHEM 132 General Chemistry II 4 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3 CHEM 133 Physical Chemistry 3 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3 CHEM 202 Food Chemistry 3 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3 CHEM 204 Organic Chemistry I 3 MATH 121 Mathematical Methods I 3 CHEM 205 Organic Chemistry II 3 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behavior and Diversity 3 CHEM 208 Introduction to Biochemistry 3 SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3 CHEM 210 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry 4 SPAN 100 Foundations of Spanish 3 CHEM 211 Inorganic Chemistry I 3 Total Core Curriculum Credits 24 CHEM 215 Organic Chemistry I - Lab 1 CHEM 216 Organic Chemistry II - Lab 1 MATH 122 Mathematical Methods II 3 SCIE 199 Research Project I 2 SCIE 299 Research Project II 2 Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 39
  30. 30. 186 Career Options: This programme prepares students for transfer into a baccalaureate programme in Chemistry or a related field. These may include baccalaureate degrees in chemistry, pharmacy, and medical laboratory technology. However, graduates may also gain employment at the technical level in the areas of laboratory or field work, quality control, research, or in teaching. Associate in Science - Physics The Associate degree in Physics is the gateway to the modern world with its technological emphasis producing graduates at all levels of familiarity with physical principles. The Associate degree in Physics is aimed at producing a graduate with a view of the world that will stimulate interest in and care for the environment in relation to the environmental impact of physics and its applications. The degree has a richly detailed and highly developed system of laws and theories, which confers a high degree of mathematical rigour and makes possible quantitative investigation over an extremely wide range of phenomena. Graduates can therefore become confident citizens in a technological world and are able to take or develop an informed interest in matters of scientific import. Graduation Requirements: AS – Physics To be awarded the Associate of Science degree in Physics, students must successfully complete 65 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 according to the following distribution: Required courses in the major area of study 35 credits Core curriculum courses 24 credits Elective courses 6 credits Total Credits Required for Graduation 65 credits COURSES IN THE MAJOR CORE CURRICULUM COURSES CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. CODE COURSE TITLE Cr. MATH 122 Mathematical Methods II 3 COMM 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3 MATH 123 Mathematical Methods III 3 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3 PHYS 151 Mechanics and Dynamics 4 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3 PHYS 152 Waves, Light and Oscillations 4 LIBS 130 Fundamental Research Skills 3 PHYS 153 Electricity and Magnetism 4 MATH 121 Mathematical Methods I 3 PHYS 154 Heat and Thermodynamics 4 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behavior and Diversity 3 PHYS 155 Nuclear and Atomic Physics 3 SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3 PHYS 201 Introduction to Electronics and Microprocessors 3 SPAN 100 Introduction to Spanish 3 PHYS 202 Science of Materials 3 Total Core Curriculum Credits 24 SCIE 199 Research Project I 2 ELECTIVE COURSES SCIE299 Research Project II 2 Select one from below and any other college course for which the prerequisites have been met. Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 35 PHYS 203 Introduction to Geology and Geophysics 3 PHYS 204 Environmental Physics 3 PHYS 205 Medical Physics 3 Total Elective Credits 6 Career Options: This programme prepares students for transfer into a baccalaureate programme in Physics, Engineering or related field. These may include baccalaureate degrees in pure and applied physics, mechanical engineering, electrical
  31. 31. 187 CATALOGUE 2010-2012 engineering, civil engineering, and Telecommunications. However, graduates may also gain employment at the technical level in the areas of laboratory or field work, research, or in teaching. Faculty Profile: Delamae Wilson, Department Chair Senior Lecturer - Biology M.Sc, B.Sc. Research Interests: Microbiology, antimicrobials Nyan Gadspy-Dolly Senior Lecturer-Chemistry Ph.D, Dip.Ed., B.Sc. Research Interests: Chemical education and research, organic catalysis Michelyn Phillips Lecturer - Biology B.Sc. (M.Phil candidate) Research Interests: Human anatomy; immunology, specifically autoimmune diseases. Sheldon Bidaisee Senior Lecturer - Geography M.Sc., B.A., Dip Ed Research Interests: Physical planning and the conservation of historical buildings Risha Kalloo Senior Lecturer - Chemistry M.Phil., B.Sc. Research Interests: Diabetes and metabolism Sanjiv Ramcharan Senior Lecturer – Biology MSc. BSc. (PhD candidate) Research Interests: Environmental pollutants in water and its impact on water quality Patrick Campbell Senior Lecturer – Biology PhD., MSc., BSc. Research Interests: Immunology, HIV Anthony Lalla Senior Lecturer - Chemistry MPhil., B.Sc. (Ph.D. candidate) Research Interests: Pharmacogenetics Saeeda Sattar Senior Lecturer – Biology PhD., BSc. Research Interests: Reproductive Biology Nyron Bovell Senior Lecturer - Biology M.Sc., B.Sc. Research Interests: Animal behaviors and impacts on ecological systems Karen Louison Senior Lecturer - Physics M.Sc., B.Sc. Research Interests: Biomedical engineering; rehabilitation engineering Shireen Seenarine Gajusingh  Senior Lecturer - Chemistry B.Sc. Research Interests: Synthesis, characterization and testing of complexes for anticancer and antiviral properties Karyn David Lecturer - Biology B.Sc. Research Interests: Genetics Patrick Medford Senior Lecturer - Chemistry M.Sc., B.Sc. Research Interests: The retina: the isolation of photoreceptor cell terminals. Anuradha Singh Senior Lecturer - Biology MPhil., B.Sc. Research Interests: Marine biology, animal physiology, crustacean biology Leone De Souza Senior Lecturer - Biology MPhil, B.Sc. Research Interests: Human health and nutrition Jeffrey Mohammed Lecturer- Physics B.Sc. (M.Sc. candidate) Research Interests: Environmental Physics
  32. 32. 188 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS BIOL 090 Introduction to Concepts in Biology I Through this course, students acquire basic knowledge of key biological principles and gain an understanding of the world of biology. Through laboratory and field work, lectures and tutorials, students explore the following topics: the organization of life, ecology, energy transfers, transport in living systems and the structure and function of cells. 3 Credits/ Prerequisite: None BIOL 092 Introduction to Concepts in Biology II Through this course, students acquire basic knowledge of key biological principles and obtain an understanding of the world of biology. Through laboratory and field work, lectures and tutorials, students explore the following topics: reproduction and the principles of inheritance, coordination and control, movement and support, excretion and disease.  3 Credits/ Prerequisite: BIOL 090 BIOL 109 Introduction to Human Biology In this course, students gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of human biology as it relates to the ways in which the human body functions. 3 Credits/ Prerequisites: None BIOL 113 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology This course is designed for persons who have never been exposed to the study of science. Students in this course will gain a fundamental knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. 3 Credits/ Prerequisites: None. BIOL 114 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology with Medical Terminology This course introduces students to the structure of medical terms by means of roots, prefixes and suffixes. It also examines the structure and functions of various organs and systems in the body. Laboratory demonstrations provide students with an appreciation of the various structures in situ. 4 Credits/ Prerequisites: None BIOL 119 Anatomy and Physiology In this introductory course, students focus on musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory, special senses and reproductive systems. They develop an understanding of medical terminology from an analysis of relevant roots, prefixes and suffixes. 4 Credits/ Prerequisites: None BIOL 121 Fundamentals and Concepts in Biology I In this course, students learn how life at the cellular level affects life at the multi-cellular level and develop an understanding of life’s diversity and the principles of taxonomy. They also learn how organisms acquire and process energy and materials through photosynthesis, cellular respiration, and the mammalian respiratory, circulatory and digestive systems. 4 Credits/ Prerequisites: CSEC (CXC)/GCE Ordinary Level pass in Biology (or equivalent) or BIOL 090 and BIOL 092 BIOL 122 Fundamentals and Concepts in Biology II In this course, students learn that movement and support, response to stimuli, control of the internal environment, and reproduction are all complex and vital parts of life. They also gain an understanding of the genetic basis of inheritance--particularly Mendelian genetic inheritance-- and of the ecological concept of an organism as a part of a larger system of other living organisms. 4 Credits / Prerequisites: BIOL 121
  33. 33. 189 CATALOGUE 2010-2012 BIOL 123 General Biology (formerly BIOL 106) Students learn about aspects of sub-organism biology such as cell structure, hormonal control, reproduction, genetics and enzymes. Evolution and the diversity of plants and animals, including plant and animal taxa are also examined. 3 Credits/ Prerequisites: Passing Grade in CSEC (CXC)/GCE Ordinary Level Science Subject or Completion of COMPASS Biology sequence BIOL 136 Principles of Ecology This course focuses on the study of plants and animals in relation to their environments. Students investigate populations, communities, ecosystems, behavioural patterns and the impact of human activities on the environment. 3 Credits/ Prerequisites: BIOL 123 BIOL 171 Structure and Function of the Human Body I This course looks at human physiology and examines the functions of the body in relation to health and disease. 4 Credits/ Prerequisites: CSEC (CXC) Passing Grade in Biology, Human and Social Biology, or BIOL 090 and BIOL 092. BIOL 172 Structure and Function of the Human Body II This course examines the role of organ systems and their processes, in the maintenance of life. Students explore the interrelationships between different organ systems and their homeostatic functions. Students will also be exposed to topics related to cellular function and metabolism. 4 Credits/ Prerequisites: BIOL 171 BIOL 173 Anatomy and Physiology I In this course, students learn about the structure and function of the human body, including the study of cells, tissues and the skeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. MLT students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or higher in this course. 3 Credits/ Prerequisites: CXC passes in Biology, Human and Social Biology or BIOL 090 and 092 BIOL 174 Anatomy and Physiology II In this course, students learn about the structure and function of the gastro-intestinal tract and the reproductive, urinary, nervous and endocrine systems of the human body. 3 Credits/ Prerequisite: BIOL 173 BIOL 176 Anatomy and Physiology I - Radiological Sciences In this course, students learn to interpret and analyze images accurately. They also acquire detailed knowledge of the appendicular skeleton, the skull and vertebral column and the muscular, urinary and reproductive systems. 4 Credits/ Prerequisite: BIOL 114 BIOL 198 Philosophy of Biology Through discourse, debate and reflection, students learn to appreciate science from a philosophical point of view as well as the significance of biology to humanity. This course is designed to be a point of convergence of the history, philosophy and ethics behind traditional and emerging theories and concepts in biology. Students discuss the ethics and challenges involved in the treatment of patients, test organisms and in reporting research. 1 Credit/ Prerequisite: BIOL 121 BIOL 221 Microbiology for Nursing Students in this course study the main cellular and structural features of a diverse range of micro-organisms. They examine the physiology of micro-organisms and the factors that affect their growth. They also explore the pathogenicity and epidemiology of the major infectious diseases which affect the human body. 3 Credits/ Prerequisite: BIOL 171
  34. 34. 190 BIOL 222 Environmental Microbiology (formerly called ENVS 141) The study of terrestrial and aquatic microorganisms and their significance within the context of environmental applications is the focus of this course. Students examine the role of microorganisms in the treatment of soils and water.  3 Credits/ Prerequisite: BIOL 123 BIOL 231 Ecology I In this course, students gain a thorough understanding of the field of general ecology. They learn the language of ecology and design and conduct basic assessments of habitats and communities. They also examine how basic ecological concepts can be used in applied fields such as environmental management and conservation biology. 3 Credits/ Prerequisite: BIOL 122 BIOL 241 Genetics (formerly BIOL 131) Students learn about genetic principles and their application to some commonly occurring phenomena. They study inheritance patterns through carefully designed exercises that allow them to quantify and predict outcomes according to established genetic principles. 3 Credits/ Prerequisites: BIOL 122 or BIOL 174 BIOL 242 Cell Biology (formerly BIOL 132) This course focuses on cells as basic units of living organisms, and on their grouping into tissues and organs. Constituents of cells – water, carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins; fluid mosaic models of membrane structure; movement of substances into and out of cells; enzymes; nucleic acids and their roles are also examined.  This course is designed to meet the needs of MLT students. 3 Credits/ Prerequisite: BIOL 174 BIOL 243 Cell and Molecular Biology (formerly BIOL 133) In this course, students explore the structural and molecular approaches to studying the biology of a cell. They examine the significance, history and philosophy of cell theory and identify the advances in science and technology and their application to genetic variations and possible disorders within cells. 3 Credits/ Prerequisite: BIOL 122. BIOL 256 Microbiology (formerly BIOL 223) This course focuses on pharmacology; methods of microbial control and the importance of micro-organisms to health and industry. It allows students to examine the basic cellular and structural features of a diverse range of groups of micro-organisms. Students will gain an understanding of the principles of microbiology and apply these principles to commonly occurring phenomena. 3 Credits/ Prerequisite: BIOL 122 BIOL 276 Anatomy and Physiology II - Radiological Sciences In this course, students learn about the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, hepato-biliary, respiratory, nervous (including central nervous system) and endocrine systems. They will learn about the physiology of organs and the imaging of their functionality via various modalities in order to be able to interpret and analyze images accurately. 4 Credits/ Prerequisite: BIOL 176 BIOL 281 Animal Diversity Students acquire a thorough understanding of the origin and diversity of animals. They learn the language of zoology, and are able to recognise and describe animals from a variety of phyla. At the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate competence in the classification, relatedness and evolution of animal phyla. 4 Credits/ Prerequisite: BIOL 122
  35. 35. 191 CATALOGUE 2010-2012 BIOL 291 Diversity of Green Plants In this course, students examine kingdom plantae as a continuum of decreasing dependence on water for reproduction and survival. They develop an understanding of the structures and adaptations that allow plants to survive and play a distinctive role in human survival. They also explore the anatomy and biology of green plants with respect to advancements in reproduction and movement away from water. 4 Credits/ Prerequisite: BIOL 122 BIOL 299 Biology Research Project In this course, students acquire the necessary skills to design and implement a biology research project. At the end of the course, students submit a written report and present their data to a panel of lecturers. 4 Credits/ Prerequisites: Recommendation by faculty advisor and completion of a minimum of 49 credits. BIOL 331 Ecology II: Systems Ecology The focus of this course is the study of the ecology of major ecosystems. Emphasis will be placed on tropical systems, a wide variety of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, the regional management of marine resources, and on the factors that lead to dwindling global fisheries. 3 Credits/ Prerequisite: BIOL 231 BIOL 337 Biogeography This course bridges the fields of biology and geography through the study of the distribution of plants and animals across the planet. Students identify and explore how historical, physical, and biological factors affect present and past geographical distributions of individuals, species, communities, ecosystems, and biomes. 3 Credits/ Prerequisites: BIOL 122 or GEOG 132 BIOL 362 Genetics and Molecular Diagnostics In this course, students learn the fundamentals of gene structure, function and transmission; methods of genetic manipulation, regulation and phenotypic difference determination. They also examine the aspects of critical thinking that are fundamental to genetics. 3 Credits/ Prerequisite: BIOL 242 BIOL 371 Animal Development Students examine the basic patterns, processes and mechanisms of animal development in vertebrates. They also explore the processes of fertilization, morphogenesis, organogenesis, and postembryonic developmental phenomena at both the cellular and molecular levels. 3 Credits/ Prerequisites: BIOL 241 and 243 BIOL 378 Vertebrate Anatomy This course is designed to develop an understanding of the interrelationships between the structure and function of the human body in an applied context.  All physiological systems are studied with an emphasis on their functionality, associated diseases and good health practices.  The course also emphasizes a number of basic research principles in anatomy and physiology. 3 Credits/ Prerequisites: BIOL 241 and 243 BIOL 381 Animal Behaviour In this course, students learn methods of observing animal behaviour and techniques for analysing large data sets to observe trends. 3 Credits/ Prerequisites: BIOL 241 and 243 BIOL 420 Parasitology The study of parasites and parasitism is the focus of this course. Students explore the breadth of parasitic agents known to infect wildlife, domestic animals and humans globally as well as the parasitic agents of disease in tropical regions. The course covers the patterns of development of various parasitic agents and the basis

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