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1 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 157

2 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 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: 158

3 Required courses in the major area of study Core curriculum courses Support courses Total Credits Required for Graduation 66 credits 48 credits 21 credits 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: 159

4 Required courses in the major area of study Core curriculum courses Support courses Total Credits Required for Graduation 67credits 48 credits 21 credits 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 160

5 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 Core curriculum courses Support courses Total Credits Required for Graduation 43 credits 24 credits 13 credits 80 credits 161

6 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 3 NURS 156 Health Promotion and Maintenance 3 SCIE 121 Diversity 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 Carolyn Bascombe-McCave Senior Lecturer - Medical/Surgical nursing, gynecology, obstetrics and ICU M.Ed., B.Sc., RN, LM, CCN Research Interest: Nursing education Abraham Bremnor Senior Lecturer - Nursing and Psychology MA,, B.Sc, ASD (M.Phil in progress) Research Interest: Nursing education Catherine E Dalrymple Lecturer - Mental/Orthopedic Nursing B.Sc., BA, Cert, RGN, RN, RM Research Interest: Nursing education Marina Fraser Lecturer - Nursing, psychiatry and midwifery ASD, B.Sc., Dip, RN Research Interest: Nursing education Maureen Giddings-Estwick Lecturer - Nursing M.Ed. RN, LM Research Interest: Nursing education Steve Mohammed Senior Lecturer General and Psychiatric Nursing M.Ed., Dip, Cert, RN Research Interest: Nursing education Shirley Rajkumar Senior Lecturer - Nursing, midwifery Dip, Cert, RN, RM, Research Interest: Maternity and child care Daisy S. Ramperad-Rattan Senior Lecturer Nursing, midwifery and research M.Phil, B.Sc., RN, RM, Research Interest: Tobacco control 162

7 Beryl Brewster Senior Lecturer - General Nursing and health visiting M.Sc., BA, ASD, Dip, Cert, RN, RNT, R.M Research Interest: Nursing education Avril Wilba Carter Clinical Instructor Psychiatric Nursing ASD Research Interest: Nursing education Linda Lewis-Suite Lecturer - Gerontology/clinical nursing RMN, RN Research Interest: Nursing education Ruhee Mir-Mohammed Senior Lecturer Nursing, health sciences M.Sc., B.Sc., Dip, RGN, CCN Research Interest: Nursing education Henry Sandy Lecturer - Gerontology, medical/ surgical nursing Post cert, RN, AHA, Dip. 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 B.Sc. Medical Lab Technology B.Sc. Radiation Therapy B.Sc. Radiography Associate Degree Programmes AAS Medical Lab Technology 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. 163

8 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 Core curriculum courses Support courses Total Credits Required for Graduation 48 credits 48 credits 38 credits 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 healthcare professionals. Graduates work in all areas of the clinical laboratory, including blood banking, chemistry, 164

9 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 Core curriculum courses Support courses Total Credits Required for Graduation 28 credits 24 credits 27 credits 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: 165

10 Foundation courses required for major area of study Core curriculum courses Total Credits Required for Graduation 13 credits 24 credits 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. 166

11 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 4 RADT 465 Clinical Practice V 3 elective courses 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 167

12 o o o Dosimetrist Brachytherapy technologist 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 168

13 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 4 RADG 466 Clinical Practicum VI 4 electives 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 169

14 Sandra Ashiboe-Mensah Lecturer - Immunology/serology, phlebotomy, organic and biochemistry B.Sc. Research Interests: Immunity to infectious disease 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 Wilma Collins Lecturer - Radiography, medical imaging DCR (R+T), Dip.Ed Research Interests: Science education Derek Emmanuel Senior Lecturer - Genetics, molecular biology, clinical chemistry PhD, M.Phil., B.Sc. Research Interests: Metabolic anomalies, DNA Testing Shashiprabha Mohansingh Clinical Coordinator AASD Research Interests: The effects of gluthione level on HIV positive individuals and gluthione on aging process Francis Pierre Lecturer - Hematology B.Sc., ASD Research Interests: Hematology Florence Ricketts Clinical Cordinator Imaging Procedures DCR, Cert. Dip. Research Interests: Science education Ferlin Santiago Lecturer - Immunology/serology, hematology, organic and biochemistry, phlebotomy B.Sc. Research Interests: Phlebotomy, 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. 170

15 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 AAS Environmental Technology 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 Core curriculum courses Support courses Total Credits Required for Graduation 69 credits 48 credits 24 credits 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 1 171

16 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 Core curriculum courses Support courses Total Credits Required for Graduation 30 credits 24 credits 15 credits 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 3 172

17 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 Core curriculum courses Support courses Total Credits Required for Graduation 30 credits 24 credits 12 credits 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

18 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 Core curriculum courses Support courses Total Credits Required for Graduation 69 credits 48 credits 21 credits 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 3 174

19 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 GEOG 201 Concepts in Geography 3 Career Options: Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 69 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 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 Core curriculum courses Support courses Total Credits Required for Graduation 39 credits 24 credits 6 credits 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 3 175

20 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 Core curriculum courses Support courses Total Credits Required for Graduation 75 credits 48 credits 18 credits 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 3 HIST 210 History of Trinidad and Tobago 3 Management 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 3 OSHE 245 Occupational Health and Safety Management 3 Diversity 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 WRMT 425 Biological Principles of Water and Wastewater Management Water and Wastewater Plant Operations and Maintenance 3 CHEM 209 Chemistry for Water and Wastewater Operations 3 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

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