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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • BIOC-B 500 Introductory Biochemistry (3 cr.) Structures of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. Basic principles of enzyme catalysis, protein synthesis, intermediary metabolism and nutrition.
  • BIOC-B 509 Medical Biochemistry (6 cr.) Introduction to biochemical terminology, methods, and concepts in a framework relevant to the practice of medicine. Principal topics include structures and reactions of the major classes of biological molecules, protein structure and function, enzymology, metabolism of biological molecules, biosynthesis of macromolecules, regulation of cellular activities, and introductory hematology. Demonstrations, case studies, and clinical correlation conferences are presented during laboratory sessions.
  • BIOC-B 523 Medical Biochemistry (5 cr.) The chemistry and reactions of constituents of living matter, including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, vitamins, coenzymes, and minerals; the chemistry and regulations of the reactions and processes of whole organisms; endocrinology; enzymology; nutrition; intermediary metabolism; and biomedical mechanisms in selected disease states.
  • BIOC-B 800 Medical Biochemistry (3 cr.) Biochemistry for medical students. Structure and function of biological molecules, regulation of cellular processes by nutrients and hormones, biochemical and molecular basis of disease. Designed to develop the knowledge base for Competency III "Using Science to Guide Diagnosis, Management, Therapeutics and Prevention."
  • BIOC-B 800 Biochemistry (5 cr.) Macromolecules, enzymes, bioenergetics, intermediary metabolism, nutrition, metabolic control systems, and endocrinology. Lectures and problem-based learning.
  • MCHE-C 580 Medical Biochemistry (3 cr.) The objectives of C580 are mutli-fold: 1) to learn the structures of medically important molecules and their functions in health and disease, 2) to learn basic molecular and cell biology and how these relate to medicine, 3) to fulfill competencies for problem solving and for effective communication.