Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the Course!

  • 2

    All About the PCAT

    • Overview

    • Sections, Timing, and Question Types

    • 2022 PCAT Test Dates

    • PCAT Scoring

  • 3

    Biological Processes: Cell/Micro-/Molecular Bio. + Genetics/Evolution

    • Topic 1 Course Guide Enzymes

    • Topic 1 Video: Enzymes

    • Topic 1 Review Text: Enzymes

    • Topic 1 Quiz: Enzymes

    • Topic 2 Course Guide for Video A Intro to Bioenergetics

    • Topic 2 Course Guide for Video B Glycolysis

    • Topic 2 Course Guide for Video C Citric Acid Cycle

    • Topic 2 Course Guide for Video D Oxidative Phosphorylation and the ETC

    • Topic 2 Course Guide for Video E Gluconeogenesis and Glycogen

    • Topic 2 Review Text Links: Bioenergetics

    • Topic 2 Review Text Book: Deep Review of Bioenergetics

    • Topic 2 Quiz A: Videos A-D Material

    • Topic 2 Quiz II: Video E Material

    • Topic 3 Course Guide Eukaryotic Cells

    • Topic 3 Review Text: Eukaryotic Cells

    • Topic 3 Quiz: Eukaryotic Cells

    • Topic 4 Course Guide Prokaryotic Cells

    • Topic 4 Review Text: Prokaryotic Cells

    • Topic 4 Quiz: Prokaryotic Cells

    • Topic 5 Course Guide Viruses

    • Topic 5 Review Text: Viruses

    • Topic 5 Quiz: Viruses

    • Topic 6 Course Guide Cell Cycle and Mitosis

    • Topic 6: Mitosis Summary Diagrams (larger format)

    • Topic 6 Review Text: The Cell Cycle and Mitosis

    • Topic 6 Quiz: Mitosis

    • Topic 7 Course Guide: Meiosis

    • Topic 8 Course Guide Genetics and Evolution

    • Topic 7: Meiosis and Meiosis versus Mitosis Summary Diagrams (larger format)

    • Topic 7 Review Text: Meiosis

    • Topic 7 Quiz: Meiosis

    • Topic 8 Review Text: Genetics, Inheritance and Evolution

    • Topic 8 Quiz: Genetics and Evolution

    • Quiz Instructions

    • Biology Comprehensive Quiz-LONG

    • Biology Comprehensive Practice-QUICK (10 randomly-selected questions, ~10-15 minutes)

  • 4

    Chemical Processes: General Chemistry

    • Periodic Table Resource File

    • Topic 1 Course Guide: Atomic and Electronic Structure (use for notes during the video)

    • Topic 1 Video Lesson: Atomic and Electronic Structure

    • Topic 1 Review Text: Atomic and Electronic Structure

    • Topic 1 Quiz

    • Topic 2 Course Guide: The Periodic Table (use for notes during the video)

    • Topic 2 Video Lesson: The Periodic Table

    • Topic 2 Review Text: The Periodic Table

    • Topic 2 Quiz

    • Topic 3 Course Guide: Covalent Bonds and Representations (use for notes during the video)

    • Topic 3 Video Lesson-The Covalent Bond

    • Topic 3 Review Text: Covalent Bonds

    • Topic 3 Quiz

    • Topic 4 Course Guide: Bonding Models, VSEPR, and Hybridization (use for notes during the video)

    • Topic 4 Video Lesson: Bonding Models

    • Topic 4 Review Text: Bonding Models: VSEPR and Hybridization

    • Topic 4 Quiz

    • Topic 5 Course Guide: Stoichiometry (use for notes during the video)

    • Topic 5 Video Lesson Stoichiometry

    • Topic 5 Review Text: Stoichiometry

    • Topic 5 Quiz

    • Topic 6 Course Guide: Ions, Solubility, and Colligative Properties (use for notes during the video)

    • Topic 6 Review Text: Ions, Solubility, and Colligative Properties

    • Topic 6 Quiz

    • Topic 7 Course Guide: Thermodynamics and Equilibria

    • Topic 7 Video Lesson: Thermodynamics and Equilibria

    • Topic 7 Review Text: Thermodynamics and Equilibria

    • Topic 7 Quiz

    • Topic 8 Course Guide: Acid-Base Equilibria and Titrations

    • Topic 8 Video Lesson Acid: Base Equilibrium and Titrations

    • Topic 8 Review Text: Acid-Base Equilibria and Titrations

    • Topic 8 Quiz

    • Topic 9 Course Guide: Gases and Gas Laws

    • Topic 9 Video Lesson: Gases and Gas Laws

    • Topic 9 Review Text: Gases and Gas Laws

    • Topic 9 Quiz

    • Topic 10 Course Guide: Kinetics

    • Topic 10 Review Text: Kinetics

    • Topic 10 Video Lesson: Kinetics

    • Topic 10 Quiz

    • Topic 11 Course Guide: Atomic and Nuclear Chemistry

    • Topic 11 Video Lesson: Nuclear Chemistry

    • Topic 11 Review Text: Atomic and Nuclear Chemistry

    • Topic Quiz 11

  • 5

    Chemical Processes: Organic Chemistry

    • Periodic Table -open in a new window and refer to as needed

    • Topic 1 Organic Review Text: Stereochemistry

    • Topic 1 Course Guide: Stereochemistry

    • Topic 1 Video: Stereochemistry

    • Topic 1 Quiz: Stereochemistry and Isomerism

    • Topic 2 Organic Review Text: Subst. and Elim. of RX

    • Topic 2 Course Guide-Subst and Elim of RX

    • Topic 2 Video Subst and Elim on RX

    • Topic 2 Quiz: Subst. and Elim. Reactions of RX

    • Topic 3 Organic Review Text: Alcohols, Ethers and Epoxides

    • Topic 3 Course Guide Part A: Alcohols

    • Topic 3 Video A: Alcohols

    • Topic 3 Course Guide Part B-Ethers Epoxides and Practice Problems

    • Topic 3 Video Part B-Ethers and Epoxides

    • Topic 3 Quiz: Alcohols, Ethers and Epoxides

    • Topic 4 Organic Review Text: Alkenes and Alkynes

    • Topic 4 Course Guide: Alkenes and Alkynes

    • Topic 4 Video: Alkenes and Alkynes

    • Topic 4 Quiz; Alkenes and Allynes

    • Topic 5 Organic Review Text: Aromatics

    • Topic 5 Course Guide-Aromatics

    • Topic 5 Video: Aromatics

    • Topic 5 Quiz: Aromatic Compounds

    • Topic 6 Organic Review Text: Aldehydes and Ketones

    • Topic 6 Course Guide: Aldehydes and Ketones

    • Topic 6 Video: Aldehydes and Ketones

    • Topic 6 Quiz: Aldehydes and Ketones

    • Topic 7 Organic Review Text: Carboxylic Acids

    • Topic 7 Course Guide: Carboxylic Acids

    • Topic 7 Video: Carboxylic Acids

    • Topic 7 Quiz: Carboxylic Acids

    • Topic 8 Organic Review Text: Carboxylic Acid Derivatives

    • Topic 8 Course Guide-Carboxylic Acid Derivatives

    • Topic 8 Video: Carboxylic Acid Derivs

    • Topic 8 Quiz: Carboxylic Acid Derivatives

    • Topic 9 Organic Review Text: Spectroscopy

    • Topic 9 Course Guide: Spectroscopy

    • Topic 9 Video: Spectroscopy

    • Topic 9 Quiz: Spectroscopy

    • Organic Quick Review Quiz Instructions

    • Periodic Table - open in a new window for reference during the quiz

    • Quick Review Organic Quiz (10-15 min, 10 random Q from Q Bank)

  • 6

    Chemical Processes: Biochemistry

    • Periodic Table Resource File

    • Topic 1 Course Guide (Videos A and B): Amino Acids and Proteins

    • Topic 1 Review Text Intro. to Amino Acids

    • Topic 1 Video A: Intro. to Amino Acids

    • Topic 1: Reading for more Review!

    • Topic 1 Video B: Amino Acids and Proteins

    • Topic 1 Quiz (Video A Material): Intro. to Amino Acids

    • Topic 1 Quiz (Video B Material): Amino Acids and Proteins

    • Topic 2 Course Guide: Lipids

    • Topic 2 Video: Lipids

    • Topic 2 Review Text Lipids

    • Topic 2 Quiz: Lipids

    • Topic 3 Course Guide: Structure of Nucleic Acids

    • Topic 3 Video: Structure of Nucleic Acids

    • Topic 3 Review Text Links: Structural Aspects of Nucleic Acids

    • Topic 3 Quiz: Structural Aspects of Nucleic Acids

    • Topic 4 Course Guide: DNA Replication

    • Topic 4 Video: DNA Replication

    • Topic 4 Review Text Links: DNA Replicaiotn

    • Topic 4 Quiz: DNA Replication

    • Topic 5 Course Guide: RNA and Transcription

    • Topic 5 Video: RNA and Transcription

    • Topic 5 Review Text Links: RNA and transcription

    • Topic 5 Quiz: RNA and Transcription

    • Topic 6 Course Guide: Translation

    • Topic 6 Video: Translation

    • Topic 6 Review Text: Translation

    • Topic 6 Quiz: Translation

    • Amino Acid Abbreviations Review Sheet

  • 7

    Quantitative Reasoning

    • Topic 1 Course Guide-Basic Math Review

    • Topic 1 Quiz: Basic Math

    • Topic 2 Quiz: Algebra

    • Topic 3 Quiz: Probability and Statistics

    • Topic 4 Quiz: Precalculus

    • Topic 5 Quiz: Calculus

  • 8

    Critical Reading

    • PCAT Critical Reading: Strategies and Structures

    • Instructions for Critical Reading Practice Passages 1-4

    • Critical Reading: Practice Passage and Solutions 1

    • Critical Reading: Practice Passage and Solutions 2

    • Critical Reading: Practice Passage and Solutions 3

    • Critical Reading: Practice Passage and Solutions 4

    • Full Critical Reading PCAT Section and Solutions

    • Instructions for Full Critical Reading PCAT Section

    • **RC Quiz Resource File-Chapter Full Section

    • **Quiz Answer Entry and Submission Window

    • **RC Solutions File-RC Chapter Full Section

  • 9

    Writing Section

    • PCAT Writing: Strategies and Structures

    • PCAT Writing Practice 1

    • PCAT Writing Practice 2

    • PCAT Writing Practice 3

    • PCAT Writing Practice 4

    • PCAT Writing Practice 5

    • PCAT Writing Practice 6

    • PCAT Writing Practice 9

    • PCAT Writing Practice 10

  • 10

    Discussion Boards

    • PCAT Writing Discussion Board

    • PCAT Biological Processes Discussion Board

    • PCAT Chemical Processes Discussion Board

    • PCAT Critical Reading Discussion Board

    • PCAT Quantitative Reasoning Discussion Board