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 LIFE SCIENCES

  

  

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(312) 850-7337
1900 W. Jackson Blvd.
Room 2401
Chicago, IL 60612
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 Life Sciences

Biology dissection

 MISSION STATEMENT

The Department of Life Sciences (at MXC) provides students with a high-quality education focusing on biological principles and apprising students about current issues in life sciences and healthcare.                           

We understand that teaching practice is never completely under the control of the instructor but exists in the interaction between the instructor and the learner (Teemant & Pinnegar, 2019).                                                  

We value and respect contribution from all learners.                        

We provide rigorous curricula that are rooted in assessment-driven best practices.                        

We foster critical thinking skills through scientific inquires and solving authentic cases.                         

We strive to engage students with meaningful activities, stimulating discussions and impactful research.                       

We cultivate the awareness of global concerns and actions in our local communities.                           

 COURSES OFFERED

BIO 107                        

BIO 113                       

BIO 114                      

BIO 115                      

BIO 116                       

BIO 121                       

BIO 122              

 SAMPLE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:                 

1. Identify the anatomical structures of reproductive organs in women and can explain the physiology.                    

2. Explain and memorize the reproductive cycle of women and men.                   

3. Explain anatomy of mammary glands and diseases of mammary glands.                     

4. Recognize and identify different diseases in women such as endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts, non- STD infections.                    

5. Describe the physiology of female sexuality.                     

6. Differentiate and identify the congenital abnormalities of reproductive organs in women.                     

7. Summarize different stages of pregnancy and explain the complications of pregnancy and labor.   8. Demonstrate knowledge of the latest research in contraceptives and their use.                   

9. Analyze the causes and describe different current treatments for infertility.             

10. Identify the physiological changes that happen during menopause and its treatments available. Discuss the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy for treatment of menopause symptoms.                

11. Discuss the importance of nutrition in women’s physiology and the effects of stress in women’s physiology and mental health.                     

12.Describe the regulation of food intake and body weight and discuss disorders of body image. Discuss skin care.  ​     ​   

 ORGANIZATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS

We also benefit from various partnerships. With the support from MXC health science programs, our students have experienced virtual patient technology in classroom. Rush Medical School has generously sponsored our student visits to their human cadaver lab.                                

 STUDENT GROUPS/ CLUBS

MXC BIOLOGY CLUB                                                                       

The Biology Department provides in-class and out-of-class experiences through the MXC Biology Club.Interested students network with their peers and participate in the following events:                                                  
  • Guest lectures from health professionals, schools, and agencies. 
  • Volunteer work and service learning projects 
  • Meetings to discuss recent journal articles and current events in the scientific community 
  • Professional Development workshops ​​