This book is intended for students who are preparing for careers in health fields such as nursing, physical
therapy, podiatry, medical technology, agricultural science, public health, and nutrition. The chemistry
courses taken by these students typically include material covered in general chemistry, organic chemistry,
and biochemistry, compressed into a 1-year period. Because of this broad requirement, many students feel
overwhelmed. To help them understand and assimilate so much diverse material, we offer the outline of
these topics presented in the text that follows.