University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Courses in Biochemistry

BIOC 095 - Introductory Special Topics
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Credits: 1-18.
BIOC 096 - Introductory Special Topics
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Credits: 1-18.
BIOC 185 - Survey of Biochemistry
Broad coverage of biochemical topics suitable for students in the applied health sciences. Prerequisites: CHEM 042 or acceptable coursework in organic chemistry. Cross-listed with: PBIO 185.
Credits: 3.
BIOC 187 - Survey of Biochemistry: Lab
Introduction to techniques and equipment used for the isolation and quantitative analysis of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates and DNA enzymes in biological materials. Pre/co-requisite: BIOC 185. Cross-listed with: PBIO 187.
Credits: 1.
BIOC 191 - Undergraduate Research
Participation in a research program currently being pursued by a faculty member of department. Written report due at end of each semester. Prerequisites: CHEM 031, CHEM 032 or CHEM 035, CHEM 036. Some programs may require additional courses in Biology or Chemistry. Credit as arranged, up to four hours per semester.
Credits: 1-6.
BIOC 192 - Undergraduate Research
Participation in a research program currently being pursued by a faculty member of department. Written report due at end of each semester. Prerequisites: CHEM 031, CHEM 032 or CHEM 035, CHEM 036. Some programs may require additonal courses in Biology or Chemistry. Credit as arranged, up to four hours per semester.
Credits: 1-18.
BIOC 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 1-18.
BIOC 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 1-18.
BIOC 205 - Biochemistry I
enzyme catalysis, biosynthesis, regulation, and information Introduction to chemistry and structure of biological macromolecules; examination of mechanisms of chemical processes in biological systems including transfer. Prerequisite: CHEM 142 or CHEM 144. Cross-listed with: CHEM 205 and MMG 205.
Credits: 3.
BIOC 206 - Biochemistry II
Continuation of Biochemistry I. Biochemistry of nucleic acids; nucleic acid based processes, such as replication and transcription; cellular information transfer, genomics, and proteomics. Prerequisite: BIOC 205. Cross-listed with: CHEM 206, MMG 206.
Credits: 3.
BIOC 207 - Biochemistry Lab
Introduction to biochemical tools, including spectrometry, chromatography, and electrophoresis; natural and recombinant enzyme isolation; assays of DNA-modifying enzymes; computer-based structure/function exercises. Co-requisite: BIOC 205 or BIOC 206. Cross-listed with: CHEM 207, MMG 207.
Credits: 2.
BIOC 212 - Biochemistry of Human Disease
Molecular approach to genetic, metabolic, and infectious diseases; recombinant DNA technology and medicine; molecular biology of cancer. Prerequisites: CHEM 042 or CHEM 141.
Credits: 3.
BIOC 240 - Macromol Struct Prot&Nucl Acid
Introduction to structural biology and macromolecular structure with an emphasis on protein-protein and protein-nucleic acids interactions. Prerequisites: BIOL 001 , BIOL 002; Organic Chemistry; Junior standing recommended. Cross-listed with: MMG 240. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.
BIOC 284 - Biochemistry Senior Seminar
Oral and written presentation of a subject of current biochemical interest. Prerequisites: Audit of BIOC 381. Cross-listed with: CHEM 284, MMG 284.
Credits: 1.
BIOC 295 - Advanced Special Topics
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Credits: 1-18.
BIOC 296 - Advanced Special Topics
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Credits: 1-18.
BIOC 301 - General Biochemistry
Survey for science majors. Chemistry, structure, metabolism, and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids; enzymes, bioenergetics and respiratory processes. Prerequisites: CHEM 141, CHEM 142 or CHEM 143, CHEM 144, and Department permission.
Credits: 3.
BIOC 302 - General Biochemistry
Survey for science majors. Amino acids, nucleic acids,
Credits: 3.
BIOC 305 - Medical Biochemistry
A survey course in human biochemistry, with particular medical students only.
Credits: 3.
BIOC 306 - Medical Biochemistry
A survey course in human biochemistry, with particular emphasis on medical applications. Prerequisite: For medical students only.
Credits: 3.
BIOC 307 - Special Topics in Biochemistry
Areas of biochemistry not treated in concurrent advanced course offerings. Prerequisites: BIOC 301, BIOL 302.
Credits: 1-3.
BIOC 308 - Special Topics in Biochemistry
Areas of biochemistry not treated in current advanced course offerings. Prerequisites: BIOC 301, BIOC 302 or Department permission.
Credits: 1-3.
BIOC 309 - Laboratory Research Rotations
Two sequential research projects in Departmental faculty laboratories, composed of experimental work, an oral presentation, and a written report. First semester.
Credits: 3.
BIOC 310 - Laboratory Research Rotations
Two sequential research projects in Departmental faculty laboratories, composed of experimental work, an oral presentation and a written report. Second semester.
Credits: 3.
BIOC 325 - Data Analysis&Presentation I
Develop graduate level skills in data analysis, reading, writing, teaching and presenting your own work and that of others (Part 1 or 2). Prerequisites: Graduate standing; Enrollment in BIOC 301 and CLBI 301.
Credits: 2.
BIOC 326 - Data Analysis&Presentation II
Develop graduate level skills in data analysis, reading, writing, teaching and presenting your own work and that of others (Part 2 of 2). Prerequisites: Graduate standing; Enrollment in BIOC 301 & CLBI 301.
Credits: 2.
BIOC 351 - Proteins I: Structure&Function
permission. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.
BIOC 352 - Protein: Nucleic Acid Interact
assembly of nucleoprotein complexes will be described using examples from prokaryotes, yeast, viruses, and mammalian cells in culture. Prerequisites: MMG 211 or equivalent; AGBI 201 or BIOC 301; BIOC 302 or equivalent. Cross-listed with: MMG 352. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.
BIOC 353 - Proteins II: Enzymology
General consideration of enzyme nomenclature, purification, assay, kinetics, mechanisms, cofactors, active sites, subunit structure, allosteric and regulatory properties, and control of multienzyme systems. Prerequisites: BIOC 301, BIOC 302, and CHEM 162; Department permission. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.
BIOC 354 - Nucleic Acids II
The study of structure, composition, organization, function, synthesis, and metabolism of nucleic acids and nucleoprotein particles and matrices in eukaryotic organisms. Prerequisites: BIOC 301, BIOC 302.
Credits: 3.
BIOC 370 - Physical Biochemistry
Protein interaction, solubility and fractionation, electrophoresis, sedimentation, phase rule study, diffusion, viscosity, spectrophotometry, and related topics. Prerequisites: BIOC 301, BIOL 302 and CHEM 162, or Department permission.
Credits: 3.
BIOC 372 - Cancer Biology
Overview of cancer biology for health science students. Foundation for cancer research. Lecture format; interdisciplinary viewpoint; outside lectures. Prerequisite: BIOC 301, BIOC 302, or Department permission.
Credits: 3.
BIOC 381 - Seminar
A review of recent developments and current literature in the various fields of biochemistry. Prerequisite: Department permission.
Credits: 1.
BIOC 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Credit as arranged.
Credits: 1-12.
BIOC 392 - Independent Literature Rsch
Reading and literature research culminating in a paper on a topic of current interest in biochemistry.
Credits: 1-12.
BIOC 395 - Special Topics
Credits: 1-12.
BIOC 396 - Special Topics
Credits: 1-12.
BIOC 491 - Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credit as arranged.
Credits: 1-12.

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