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Biochemistry Courses

BCH300 Essentials of Biochemistry

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course covers the biochemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids; enzymes and coenzymes; vitamins and cofactors. Emphasis is placed on metabolic pathways, the interrelationships of nutrients and the relation of metabolic processes to the overall human health.

Prerequisites: BIO201 Biology I

Pre or Co-requisite: CHM311 Organic Chemistry or CHM310 Basic Organic Chemistry

BCH301 Introduction to Biochemistry

[4–0, 4 cr.]

This course covers the study of modern biochemistry concepts in the regulation of the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Enzymes and coenzymes will also be discussed.

Prerequisite: BIO201 Biology I

Pre or Co-requisite: CHM312 Organic Chemistry II

BCH612 Biochemistry: Macromolecular Structure and Function

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course explores a selected number of advanced topics in biochemistry, with readings taken from the current literature. Emphasis on experimental approaches and problem solving. Topics include protein structure-function, protein folding and modification, proteomics and bioinformatics, enzyme kinetics, membrane structure and the study of biosynthetic processes (pathways and their regulation) with a molecular genetic approach.